21st Century Kilts


Howie Nicholsby's 21st Century Kilts offer a unique take, and are a fitting homage, to a traditional Scottish style. The use of original textiles, ranging from leather, gold and purple denim, camouflage, to pinstripe offer something different to those fond of this age old item. 21st CENTURY KILTS were borne in 1996 and launched in 1999 at London Mens Fashion Week.

Howie Nicholsby Owner 21st Century Kilts Scotland, Welcome to our life 2012 Video Editor, Frank Herold


48 Thistle Street Edinburgh, EH2 1EN
United Kingdom

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5 Reviews
Alice W.

When some music awards came to Edinburgh a couple of years back (sorry about being vague, I think it was MTV) obviously Vin Diesel and the likes had to show their appreciation of being in our wonderful country by wearing kilts. I'm using Vin as the example here as I remember him having an iconic leather one. All of the Kilts in question were made by Howie of 21st Century Kilts who strongly believes that they shouldn't just be a formal item and every Scot should have one as part of a versatile wardrobe. Enough novelty and let's make men 100 times more attractive.

April 2017

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Lindsay O.
Updated review.

Updated review. Well their website estimate of 6-8 weeks for a bespoke outfit is proving to be a little tardy. 14 weeks and counting and still eagerly awaiting the finished product. (Granted this included over the Christmas period) The initial perfect service has waned a little. I'm sure it will be fantastic once it is here........getting a little eager to see the finished product.

April 2017

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Sarah-Jane B.
Ooooh La La!

21st Century Kilts is a wonderful boutique that's furnished with lovely wooden cabinets, old photos and retro furniture. As the name implies however, the clothes are very 21st century with lead designer Howie creating gorgeous men and womens kilts. There's traditional kilts in wool, tweed and tartan but the thing that customers can't get enough of is their more playful denim, pinstripe, linen, pvc and leather kilts. To add icing on the cake, 21st Century Kilts stock and sew kilts in a variety of styles and lengths from traditional and hipster to full length kilts that go from the hip to the ankle. They also offer a variety of different buttons, horns, buckles and finishes - making it a rather unique and fun boutique.

April 2017

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