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.

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

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

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

Kilt and tartan – facts and myths

by Heather MacCain on

As Scotland is a nation rich in history and steeped in long-held traditions, it can be difficult sometimes to discern the legends and myth from the truth. ... Read full article

Choose the Kilt for Yourself

by Matthew Sorrow on

Buying kilt is a big decision. Kilts are usually worn by men but sometimes also women choose them. Although men is this group which choose kilts mostly.... Read full article

What To Wear Under Your Kilt

by Anna Murray on

Buying a new kilt is a really important investment, as you will want to look your best whenever you wear it, especially as you're likely to get lots of attention. ... 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

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

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

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