Articles in Kilts

kilts are knee-length non-bifurcated skirt-type garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century. Since the 19th century, it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland, or with Celtic heritage even more broadly. It is most often made of woolen cloth in a tartan pattern.

Although the kilt is most often worn on formal occasions and at Highland games and sports events, it has also been adapted as an item of informal male clothing in recent years, returning to its roots as an everyday garment.

Particularly in North America kilts are now made for casual wear in a variety of materials. Alternative fastenings may be used and pockets inserted to avoid the need for a sporran.

After the Kilt Sniggers - Comes the Tartan Question

by Rufus Steele on

I want a kilt - can I have it in Tartan? Simple answer is yes. The same as anything you buy for sustained use, you have a few choices to make. But nothing too taxing. ... Read full article

Contemporary Kilt Alternatives

by Heather MacCain on

With a spate of recent good weather in the UK, Scotland has been basking in some of the nicest summer weather we’ve enjoyed for a number of years!... Read full article

Scottish Wedding Accessories

by Mark L Byrd on

Whether you're looking to create a full Scottish theme for your wedding, or just want to add a few distinctive and carefully chosen Celtic touches, you'll need the right accessories to help create the look you're after. ... Read full article

Tartan TEXTILE DESIGN

by Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica on

Tartan, cross-checkered repeating pattern (or “sett”) of different coloured bands, stripes, or lines of definite width and sequence, woven into woolen cloth (sometimes with silk added). ... Read full article

Hands off our kilts: Scots bid to copyright their national dress

by MARK HUGHES on

To Scotland, it is as important as Parmesan is to Italy and champagne is to France. Now the national dress, the kilt, could soon get the same type of brand protection as its European counterparts.... Read full article

Kilts and Scottish National Dress

by Lauchtane on

This lens is intended to provide information about the Kilt and its origins as well as to provide a guide on how it should be worn. ... Read full article

How Kilts Are Made? – Kilt Construction

by Duncan MacCalman on

The creation of that famous Scottish garment, the clan kilt, is a bit of a mystery to most people outside of Scotland – and for many of those living in Scotland also!... Read full article

Measuring for a Kilt

by Heather MacCain on

As we get closer to the Christmas period, many Scots will be thinking of investing in a wool kilt for their loved ones, or for themselves. ... Read full article

Kilt accessories – details that matter

by Heather MacCain on

As we have previously discussed the importance of jacket and sporran styles in determining the formality and meaning of your Scottish kilt outfit.... Read full article

How To Sew a Kilt - A Short Introduction

by Matthew Sorrow on

Every real fun of Scottish culture should have at least one kilt in his collection. They are usually being bought in some good stores with that kind of garments. Every real fun of Scottish culture should have at least one kilt in his collection. The... Read full article

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