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.

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

What is a Leather Kilt?

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Modern-day kilts have evolved from the classic plaid wool and cloth garments that were worn centuries ago. Today, kilt designers are creating styles out of unique materials that appeal to modern gents. ... 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

Are Kilts in Style Now?

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One of the oldest and most timeless fashion staples, kilts are fine, elegant garments for men that come in a number of different patterns, materials and styles to choose from. From the denim, utility, tartan and hybrid kilts.... 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

Scottish Outfits – which should I use?

by Duncan MacCalman on

Jacket style is paramount in defining the smartness of your outfit, and deciding what type of jacket to wear, and working out which type of sporran, tie or hose complement your chosen style can sometimes become very stressful for the new kilt wearer!... Read full article

The Solid Colored Kilt

by Matthew Newsome on

In many peoples’ minds, if it is a kilt it must be tartan. I have a friend who for years insisted to me that if it was not tartan, it was not a kilt — it was a skirt! ... Read full article

Scottish Wedding Accessories

by Mark L Byrd on

Whether you're looking to create a full Scottish theme for your wedding, or just want to add a few distinctive and carefully chosen Celtic touches, you'll need the right accessories to help create the look you're after. ... Read full article

The Power Of Kilts

by Idalia Luczak on

Kilts, as we know them, were adapted from 16th century Highland garments that are believed to have been heavily influenced by the clothing worn by the Vikings and Normans that conquered the British Isles in the 8th Century.... Read full article

A Guide to Kilt Outfits

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Kilts are a rich part of Scottish heritage. They are perhaps the most iconic and memorable thing about Scotland for those who live outside of the country, as it is commonly thought that this garment originated in the country.... Read full article

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