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.

The Pros of Men's Kilts and Trousers

by Raymond Devance on

Scottish men point out that real men should put on kilts! As opposed to what our generation has to say. Of course, not only men but a majority of women love wearing pants.... Read full article

Kilt Dance

by Idalia Luczak on

Words 'Scotland' and 'dance' for many immediately conjure up mental pictures of swinging kilts. These aren't just cliches: since the 18th century, dance has always had an important place at all levels of Scottish society.... Read full article

Are You Sure You Want to Wear a Kilt to Work?


When it comes to work wear for an auto repair shop, a construction site or another rugged blue collar trade, you may think of coveralls or jeans as being the usual garb.... 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

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

Buying Traditional Kilts

by Ryan Maxey on

Kilts are a very special item of clothing that have a status above and beyond other items like shirts and trousers. The reason for this is that first of all a kilt is something that for a long time has been used mostly for ceremonia.... Read full article

A Kilt is More than Just a Skirt for Men!

by Rufus Steele on

The Kilt has been the target of many a joke and ribald comment for more years than it can probably remember! ... Read full article

Is It Offensive for Non-Scots to Wear Kilts?


Kilts are associated with Scottish and Irish heritage and have a long tradition as a part of Celtic culture. For Irish and Scottish gents, kilts can be a way to show off pride for their nationalities.... 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

Contemporary Kilt Alternatives

by Heather MacCain on

With a spate of recent good weather in the UK, Scotland has been basking in some of the nicest summer weather we’ve enjoyed for a number of years!... Read full article