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.

Quick Look at The History of The Kilt

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

How To Sew a Kilt - A Short Introduction

by Matthew Sorrow on

Every real fun of Scottish culture should have at least one kilt in his collection. They are usually being bought in some good stores with that kind of garments. Every real fun of Scottish culture should have at least one kilt in his collection. The... Read full article

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR KILT

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Just like any important item, a kilt is an investment and it deserves to be taken care of. Not only do you want your kilt to look its best so that you, in turn, do too... Read full article

Look Sexy and Unique With Hybrid Kilts at Burning Man

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Burning Man is right around the corner. What are you going to wear? This year, you can stand out and feel cool and comfortable in a hybrid kilt that's made just for you by the Scottish Kilt Shop. ... 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

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

What’s So Special About Wearing a Kilt?

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What’s So Special About Wearing a Kilt? Kilts are a long-running tradition for Scotsmen. Not only is kilt wearing a huge part of the Scottish people's culture and heritage.... Read full article

So You Want to Buy a Modern Men's Kilt

by Daron Thomas on

Now that you have decided to finally make the decision to own your first modern kilt, there are many factors to consider. What type of fabric should you choose?... Read full article

Kilt Pattern | Which Kilt Pattern Should I Choose?

by Jack C Wood on

If you don't know much about Scottish history and tradition you would be forgiven in thinking that kilt patterns were purely aesthetic. ... Read full article

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