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.

Fish and clips: the Utah restaurant where waiters carry guns in their kilts

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

Scottish Kilt Shop’s Brand Ambassador Rewards Program

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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

Hunting and Camo Kilts

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Camouflage is a pattern on clothing intended for use when hunting in the wilderness. Made for a variety of climates, the purpose of camouflage is to keep yourself largely invisible to those beings of which you are currently hunting. ... Read full article

Fall Fashions - Plaid's Not Just For Kilts

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

The Special Relationship Between Ireland and Scotland

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

How to Look Your Best in Highland Dress

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

What Do Men Wear Under The Kilt?

by Idalia Luczak on

'An Irishman goes to the local pub to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, like he does every day, and gets wasted out of his mind. He stumbles outside when the bartender tells him that he's had enough, but he can barely walk. ... Read full article

Tartan For Christmas - The Santa Claus Tartan

by Caitrin Stewart on

He might be famous for his bright red suit, but should Santa want a change of style this festive season, then there's a group of people just waiting to kit him out with a brand new look. ... Read full article

The Pros of Men's Kilts and Trousers

by Raymond Devance on

Scottish men point out that real men should put on kilts! As opposed to what our generation has to say. Of course, not only men but a majority of women love wearing pants.... Read full article

Be Like a Celebrity, Start Wearing Kilts

by Matthew Sorrow on

Kilts are one of the most famous Scottish items. Because of them Scotland became famous too. What's important kilt isn't typical male piece of cloth, it can also be worn by women. ... Read full article

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