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.

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

How the Military Saved the Scottish Kilt

by David S Duncan on

The kilt in its modern form which we all know and love, would not have survived if it were not for the military. ... Read full article

Scottish Clans and Their Tartans

by John Salter on

The clan system probably developed after the Romans left Britain around 410 AD and was mainly based in the Highlands and Islands of the country we now know as Scotland.... Read full article

What is a Kilt?

by Agust Hauksson on

The Kilt is a very old garment that has been around for many years. It is a noble item that came from the early Celtic race of Caledonia. It is argued that the Kilt came from Ireland instead of the Scottish origin.... Read full article

Why Scottish men are sexy... or are they ?

by Arietha on

It was supposed to be a lazy day of sightseeing. A whisky distillery in the morning, lunch at an old mill and then back to our 13th-century castle accommodation in the evening.... Read full article

Tartan Day April 6 - How To Celebrate The Scottish Holiday

by Patty Inglish on

April 6th is National Tartan Day in America and you can celebrate by researching your family history and finding whether you have any Scottish - or Irish - heritage. Both the Irish and the Scottish have tartans. They both have bagpipes as well. ... Read full article

The Solid Colored Kilt

by Matthew Newsome on

In many peoples’ minds, if it is a kilt it must be tartan. I have a friend who for years insisted to me that if it was not tartan, it was not a kilt — it was a skirt! ... Read full article

Early History of the Kilt

by Matthew Newsome on

The kilt . . . an ancient and noble garment . . . remnant of the early Celtic race of Caledonia. ... Read full article

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