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.
by Joanna Walters on
The first things you notice are the smell of freshly fried cod and the fact that the men serving it up are wearing kilts. It’s only afterward that you notice the waiters are carrying not just trays of food – but pistols, too.... Read full article
Are you ready to get your own custom-made kilts delivered straight to your door at little--and sometimes no--cost to you? ... Read full article
by Andrew Stratton on
Fashion trends come and go- season in and season out- new colors, styles and fabrics find their way into department stores and boutiques. Before you head to choose your new wardrobe of fall fashions, you need to know what's hot and what's not. ... Read full article
by Anna Murray on
There are many links between Ireland and Scotland and the two countries have developed a close relationship. In this article I'm going to explore the historical and cultural links that lie at it's heart. ... Read full article
by Rauncie Kinnaird on
Do you know the proper way to wear each piece of Highland Dress? Kilt Hose (socks) should be 2-3 fingers below the knee cap. There should be consistent length on the individual's sock turnover, which should be about 3-4 finger widths. ... Read full article