WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 5, 8 AND 10 YARD KILT?
We offer a range of kilt models to suit all budgets and occasions. The simple explanation is the higher the yardage, the more pleats you'll have at the back of your kilt (each pleat is also deeper with more tartan to work with). It has nothing to do with your size or shape. More pleats create a highly impressive 'swing' effect. Here's a comparison of all three kilt models we offer:
5 Yard Casual Kilt - More suitable for casual wear or hiking. However, a casual kilt can be dressed up for formal occasions with one of our kilt jackets if you're on a budget. This kilt includes two waist straps and buckles.
8 Yard Dress Kilt - The traditional kilt model, suitable for formal occasions such as weddings. Dress kilts can also be worn casually, for example with just a shirt or top. The dress kilt includes three straps & buckles, two at the waist and one ar the hip. Construction-wise, this kilt is a big step up from our casual kilt model and designed to be incredibly durable. This garment will last you a lifetime, provided it's looked after properly.
10 Yard Prestige Kilt - A superior kilt! Whilst the construction is identical to our dress kilt above, the extra yardage allows us to craft even more pleats into the finished garment to give you a show-stopping 'swish'!
Unlike many other companies, we do not charge extra for larger gents where more tartan material or time is required to make your kilt. Just submit your measurements and we'll do the rest!
MY FUNCTION IS OVER A YEAR AWAY, SHOULD I WAIT AND ORDER CLOSER TO THE TIME?
The majority of our kilt orders are for weddings, so this is a very common question and something we handle on a regular basis. If you're confident that you'll be the same size when the wedding comes around then feel free to order as soon as possible. Our kilts allow for 1.5 inches of adjustment either side of your actual waist as standard, plus we can alter your kilt for a small charge if required.
If you're likely to fluctuate in size, we'd still recommend that you order ASAP to reserve the tartan needed to make your kilt and sizes can be confirmed 6-8 weeks before your function (don't forget to provide the date of your function). Tartan cloth takes months to weave and return to stock, so you don't want to be weeks away from your wedding when all of our cloth is reserved for other customers! Once you place your order, your price is fixed which means you won't be affected by any future price increases either. You can do this online, over the phone or in-store.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVEN'T MEASURED MYSELF CORRECTLY?
We provide detailed, easy to follow measuring guides for all of our kilts. Under each measurement, you'll find a small 'Help?' button which explains exactly how to record that particular size. You can also see more in-depth measuring guides by clicking here. The same guides have been available to customers just like you for many years, in that time we've only had a handful of instances where a customer had mismeasured... And we sell quite a few!
However, if your kilt doesn't fit quite right when it arrives it can be altered for you. You can return your kilt to us and we will arrange this for a small charge, or you can get this done at a local tailor if you live overseas. Ensure your local tailor is familiar with kilts, this is very important.
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