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: A Breezy Path to Gender Equality

by Catherine Martin on

A Scottish solution to boring men’s fashion.... 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

Scottish Kilts - A Must Have for Highland Games


Highland games are becoming more and more popular across the United States, and if you're planning to attend one you don't have to fret about what to wear. ... Read full article

Tips for Wearing a Kilt for a Scottish Wedding


Even if you've never donned a kilt before, you may be considering sporting one for your wedding if you're of Scottish heritage. After all, there's no better way to complete a Scottish wedding theme than with a classic tartan kilt. ... 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

Tartan vs Plaid - Is There a Difference?

by Kathleen Stone on

All tartans are plaid, but not all plaids are tartan.” ~ Scot Meacham Wood, House Beautiful... Read full article

Early History of the Kilt

by Matthew Newsome on

The kilt . . . an ancient and noble garment . . . remnant of the early Celtic race of Caledonia. ... 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

Kilt Measuring Guide - How to Measure For a Kilt

by Caitrin Stewart on

A well-made kilt will last you a lifetime. Made from the finest of materials, and made to your measurements, a quality kilt will be suitable for many occasions. That is why it is so important to get your measurements right before you order.... 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