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.
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
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
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
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