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.

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

What is the Steampunk Style Kilt?

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Steampunk is a style that, over recent years, has gained incredible popularity. It has its roots in Victorian science fiction, and the entire aesthetic of the style of dress is based on this question: how would the world have looked.... Read full article

Tartan Wedding Favour Ideas

by Kath Anderson on

Traditionally, Brides often give their wedding guests a little treat or wedding favour in exchange for a wedding present given to the happy couple as a wedding gift. ... Read full article

Scottish Clans and Their Tartans

by John Salter on

The clan system probably developed after the Romans left Britain around 410 AD and was mainly based in the Highlands and Islands of the country we now know as Scotland.... Read full article

Tartan for Ladies

by Heather MacCain on

It's easy, when confronted by the wealth of unique and striking traditional dress for Scottish men, to forget that ladies also appreciate the opportunity to show off their Scottish heritage! ... 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

Kilts for Men - What Is It About A Man in A Kilt?

by Jack C Wood on

"A man in a kilt is a man and a half" This old Scottish saying has passed down through the generations and is as relevant today as it was back then. ... Read full article

Quick Look at The History of The Kilt

by Matthew Sorrow on

Highland dress and the tartan are among the most powerful, romantic and dramatic of all the symbols of Scotland. ... Read full article

How To Make Kilt Pleats Pattern | Scottish Kilt Pleated Skirt

by Christabel Evans on

Kilt pleat skirt is one of the most common worn pleated skirt called scottish kilt. Kilt can be worn by both men and women, although women wear it as fashion skirt styles more than men. ... 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

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