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.

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

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

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

What a Scot really wears under his kilt

by PAT MACADAM on

The uninhibited, boasting American is legendary. Our American neighbours work at patriotism and jingoism. They preach, teach and dramatize it. Alongside proud Americans are reticent residents of Canada. ... 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

Kilts: A Breezy Path to Gender Equality

by Catherine Martin on

A Scottish solution to boring men’s fashion.... Read full article

As Men in Kilts Franchise Grows, Women (In and Out of Kilts) Are Key

by Kate Taylor on

Working in a male-dominated industry is the norm for many women in franchising. Working in an industry dominated by men wearing kilts? Only the norm for one unique Vancouver, Canada-based window cleaning franchise.... 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

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

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

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