Our Semi Traditional Kilt is made from the best “non wool” tartan fabric available: a 12 oz Polyester Viscose material that is woven in the UK. This fabric is very hard wearing, has Low Pill™ technology to resist pilling and is Teflon® coated to resist stains. It also holds a crisp pleat and is easy to iron.
The Semi Traditional Kilt is great for the budget minded customer who wants to wear his kilt in a traditional manner. It’s also good for the customer who has a wool kilt and wants something less expensive or lighter weight for wearing to the pub or outside in the summer months. It will look good in both casual as well as formal settings. From sporting events and concerts to highland games, dinners or weddings, this kilt will see you through a great variety of events in style. Wear it any time you wish to dress more authentically... or wear it with a T Shirt! The Semi Traditional kilt provides a multitude of wardrobe options in one quality garment.
Measuring for your kilt: We would ask that you measure carefully for our kilts. Since these are custom made to fit the measurements provided, you will need to be sure of the exact sizing. We will not refund in the case of mistakes in measuring. Detailed measuring instructions can be found in the "Measuring Instructions" tab below this text.
A Traditional kilt is worn higher than your pants, just above the belly button (for larger customers, just above the WIDEST part of your belly). This is where the top of the kilt will sit.
DO NOT HOLD YOUR STOMACH IN. You’ll only going to get a kilt that's too small. Just relax and stand "at ease".
Make sure to use a good sewing tape measure. If you don't have a sewing tape measure, you can use a leather belt to measure. Wrap it around you, mark it and then lay it flat on a metal tape measure to get the measurement.
The tape measure should be snug – as snug as you will be wearing the kilt.
*Note: It will probably be 2 to 4 inches more than your pants size. This is common.
*TIP: BIG guys with large bellies may want to wear the kilt around the naval, as it gives a more flattering appearance.
With the same tape measure, measure around the absolute largest part of your rear.
Take this measurement a little LOOSELY. You should be able to slide a finger between the tape measure and your body when you measure.
This is your HIP measurement. In most cases, it's about 4-6 inches larger than the waist measurement.
If possible, it’s best to take this measurement wearing shorts and a form fitting shirt. There are 3 different ways to measure length:
1) With assistance
2) With bath towel assistance3) Without assistance
1) Length Measurement with assistance
Stand tall with your back straight. Do NOT look down or bend over as this will change the length measurement. Just stand tall and face forward.
Have the other person measure down the SIDE of your leg. On your side, put the "0" end of the tape measure at the top of where your kilt will be (the same height you took your waist measurement from). Measure from that point down the side of your body to the middle of your knee.
The number on the tape that is right where the bottom edge of the kilt will be is the length.
2) Length Measurement with bath towel assistance
Take a bath towel and FOLD IT so that it is 24" long.
Wear a pair of shorts, so you can see your knees and stand roughly 10 feet back from a full length mirror. Hold the towel up to your waist, putting the top of the towel at the spot you took the waist measurement… just above the belly button.
If the 24" length hits below your knee, shorten the towel by folding another inch or two, so that the bottom edge hits you square in the middle of the kneecap.
If the 24" length hits above your knee, lengthen the towel by unfolding an inch or two, so that the bottom edge hits you square in the middle of the kneecap.
3) Length measurement without assistance
Kneel on the floor with your back straight. You're going to measure down the SIDE of your leg to the floor.
From the top of where your kilt will be (the same height you took your waist measurement from), measure down the side of your body to the floor down the side of your leg. It's easier to put the "0" end of the tape measure barely touching the floor and the numbered end at the top.
SUBTRACT 1" FROM THIS MEASUREMENT to have the kilt sit at the middle of the knee.
Use the following chart for reference. These are typical height / length measurements.
If you need assistance measuring, please do not hesitate to contact us: 800.368.8633 or Rocky@USAKilts.com
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- great product Kiltic pride
Price Value QualityI am so happy I got this kilt. no fuss easy to wear. great product for an affordable price. (Posted on 10/16/2016)
- Love it! nundocp
Price Value QualityI love, love, love my new semi traditional in the Irish American tartan. (I hold dual American and Irish citizenship, so it's for real.) The kilt came before I expected. I'm sure I will wear it often and with pride. (Posted on 9/9/2016)
- Couldn't be happier with it! Rick Bowman
Price Value QualityI received my kilt a few days ago and couldn't be happier with it!! I have 2 other wool kilts and needed a "utility" one---this is a fine product and a GREAT VALUE! Highly recommended! (Posted on 6/21/2016)
- Check your measurment MB
Price Value QualityI ordered a 21" long, and in all fairness a representative called me back to confirmed based on my height. But the overall length of the kilt is actually shy of 20" (to account for hem??) which makes it a tad short. I was planning on wearing at the navel but will have to contend to wearing "pants" style. Still a fantastic product. (Posted on 5/18/2016)
- Anderson tartan Anderson
Quality Price ValueBest quality ive purchased. I will definitely be ordering more kilts from here. (Posted on 4/16/2016)
- Excelant Rcc
Price Value QualityVery high quality. Came in half the promised time. Can't thank you enough. (Posted on 2/17/2016)
- very good corky
Price Value Qualityreceived items all in excellant shape very quick delivery thank you (Posted on 2/8/2016)
- Sharp very sharp Gregor
Value Quality PriceI have two other USA Kilts both are the casual kilts. This step up was well worth it. Sharp bloody sharp. (Posted on 1/14/2016)
- Positive Clan Review. Sam P
Price Value QualityReceived numerous compliments on my semi traditional kilt with my clan's tartan at the Stone Mountain Highland Games. Met with my clan's N. American president and numerous clan members from Scotland and the U.S. and the Scotland/American Veterans Association. Received multiple compliments on my kilt. Will be entertaining my clan chief, wearing my kilt, at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in 07/16. (Posted on 10/28/2015)
- Awesome Kilt! Mike W
Price Value QualityUSA Kilts did an excellent job! Great craftsmanship. Placing an order for my new 8 yard soon! (Posted on 10/13/2015)
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- 5 to 7 Yards of 12 oz. PV material woven in the UK
- Available in over 100 stock tartans
- Teflon® coated for stain resistance
- Low Pill™ technology
- Machine washable
- Holds a crisp pleat and is easy to iron
- Individually tailored to your measurements
- Top Stitched (stitches visible on close inspection)
- 1” Pleats
- “One thread margin of error” on lining up the pleats
- Proper tapering down the fell to conform to body shape
- 100% Machine Sewn
- Good, but slightly reduced “swing” due to yardage used
- 3 real leather straps and strong cast buckles
- 2 belt loops on back