630 W Nickerson St Unit C Seattle, 98119 , United States

Damn Near Kilt

630 W Nickerson St Unit C Seattle, 98119 , United States

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Here at Damn Near Kilt ‘Em our tastes run a little astray from conventional wisdom. Despite people's diverse backgrounds and different interests, we believe there's a few things we can all agree on.

Here at Damn Near Kilt ‘Em our tastes run a little astray from conventional wisdom. Despite people's diverse backgrounds and different interests, we believe there's a few things we can all agree on (especially since you are on a site reading about a kilt company): Pants pinch your jiblets and are clearly a sub-optimal part of any man's attire $300 should buy a chainsaw, not a piece of clothing Go 'Hawks (may only apply if you're from our hometown of Seattle)

Features

Utility Kilt,
Tactical kilts,
Highlander kilts ,
Sports kilts,

Reviews

May 30, 2017
Caring Customer Service
I measured at 45" around the belly and got the XL, it fit perfectly. This is by far my favorite kilt out of the ones I own. They are built very well and looked great with my sporran. My only issue is inside my left cargo pocket the string is a but messy and I kept a catching it and yanking it out on accident. As far as I can tell it's just excess string as everything seems to be nice and tight still. Also this company cares! I received a couple follow up e-mails before and after the arrival of my kilt, that's customer service!
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May 30, 2017
Perfect Kilt
My wife purchased this almost as a joke, not thinking I'd like it. Boy was she wrong! I love my kilt! I wear it just about all the time around the house and the yard. I wear it around town just to pretend to ignore the confused looks people give me. lol. I did have a lady in Lowe's Hardware store stop me and ask me "Who I was supposed to be" that day. Sizing: I read a lot of complaints about how the kilt isn't sized right. After ordering the wrong size myself and having to replace it, I have to admit that if you read the manufacturer's instructions, and measure before you order, you'll be satisfied! Otherwise, you'll make the same mistake I did. I wear a 36 in everything; pants, shorts, jeans, etc. In a kilt I wear a 40. They don't ride the same and aren't measured the same. Durability: I know they all say dry clean only but I knew I wasn't going to do that on day one! I'm going to wash and wear. So, after two months and probably a dozen times through the washer the kilt looks just as good as it did on day one. Yes, the pleats suffer a little without dry cleaning, so I'll be carrying mine to the dry cleaners every month or so just to get them pressed properly, but for everyday wear washing on a gentle cycle and hang-drying works fine.
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May 30, 2017
This kilt is awesome!
This kilt is awesome! The design is inspired -- with snaps in the right places, blade pleats, cargo pockets plus a back pocket! The build is sturdy -- made out of heavy (like good hiking shorts) duck. (They should add vertical hand pockets (like trouser pockets) to the cargo pocket assembly (which should be gusseted), or beneath it). I can speak to how it washes yet. I wonder if they shrink. Sizing: I followed the Amazon drop-down sizing info and ordered a Small (W 33-34"), 33" being my natural (at the belly button) waist measurement. They fit great! Note that these, as all, kilts are high-wasted (but you can slide them down). Worn at the natural waist, this kilt hits me just under the knee. Purists may want to hem up to the standard middle of the knee. (You can pull the kilt up, but it rides pretty high already, which, by the way, has a slimming effect.) In any case, I like the longer length. Also, you can't beat this price. Utilikilts start at double the price, or I might try theirs. I am fond of this kilt already (first day). Can't wait to break it in and soften it up. Oh, a note for those who have never worn a kilt: try one, you may never want to go back to trousers.
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630 W Nickerson St Unit C Seattle, 98119 , United States
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May 30, 2017
Caring Customer Service
I measured at 45" around the belly and got the XL, it fit perfectly. This is by far my favorite kilt out of the ones I own. They are built very well and looked great with my sporran. My only issue is inside my left cargo pocket the string is a but messy and I kept a catching it and yanking it out on accident. As far as I can tell it's just excess string as everything seems to be nice and tight still. Also this company cares! I received a couple follow up e-mails before and after the arrival of my kilt, that's customer service!
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May 30, 2017
Perfect Kilt
My wife purchased this almost as a joke, not thinking I'd like it. Boy was she wrong! I love my kilt! I wear it just about all the time around the house and the yard. I wear it around town just to pretend to ignore the confused looks people give me. lol. I did have a lady in Lowe's Hardware store stop me and ask me "Who I was supposed to be" that day. Sizing: I read a lot of complaints about how the kilt isn't sized right. After ordering the wrong size myself and having to replace it, I have to admit that if you read the manufacturer's instructions, and measure before you order, you'll be satisfied! Otherwise, you'll make the same mistake I did. I wear a 36 in everything; pants, shorts, jeans, etc. In a kilt I wear a 40. They don't ride the same and aren't measured the same. Durability: I know they all say dry clean only but I knew I wasn't going to do that on day one! I'm going to wash and wear. So, after two months and probably a dozen times through the washer the kilt looks just as good as it did on day one. Yes, the pleats suffer a little without dry cleaning, so I'll be carrying mine to the dry cleaners every month or so just to get them pressed properly, but for everyday wear washing on a gentle cycle and hang-drying works fine.
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May 30, 2017
This kilt is awesome!
This kilt is awesome! The design is inspired -- with snaps in the right places, blade pleats, cargo pockets plus a back pocket! The build is sturdy -- made out of heavy (like good hiking shorts) duck. (They should add vertical hand pockets (like trouser pockets) to the cargo pocket assembly (which should be gusseted), or beneath it). I can speak to how it washes yet. I wonder if they shrink. Sizing: I followed the Amazon drop-down sizing info and ordered a Small (W 33-34"), 33" being my natural (at the belly button) waist measurement. They fit great! Note that these, as all, kilts are high-wasted (but you can slide them down). Worn at the natural waist, this kilt hits me just under the knee. Purists may want to hem up to the standard middle of the knee. (You can pull the kilt up, but it rides pretty high already, which, by the way, has a slimming effect.) In any case, I like the longer length. Also, you can't beat this price. Utilikilts start at double the price, or I might try theirs. I am fond of this kilt already (first day). Can't wait to break it in and soften it up. Oh, a note for those who have never worn a kilt: try one, you may never want to go back to trousers.
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May 30, 2017
deserves the full five stars!
After eyeballing Utilikilts and their steep prices, I stumbled across DNKE's offering in camouflage, and was very impressed with the thoughtful and sturdy design. The actual garment cannot be expressed in descriptions or pictures; you just have to strap one on to understand the freedom, comfort, and heft. The kilt is constructed of heavy duty fabric with reinforced stitching for a lifetime of use. There is very clever engineering on the snaps for the front closure to insure your privacy, even when squatting. I wore my DNKE kilt camping for three days, and was very pleased with the fit. The pocket on the left side fits a clip knife, and the velcro-flap pocket next to it the matching multitool snugly. There is also a back pocket for your wallet that was designed just under the belt loops so that it was easy to get to but had no possibility of slipping out, especially when visiting the local KYBO. The belt loops are also solid with reinforced stitching, and even handled a 1 1/4" belt with some significant weight on it. Not just functional, the kilt has classic pleats, holds up to dirt, grease, and accidental hand-wiping, and looks damn good. Over the course of three days at the campground, I was stopped innumerable times by curious neighbors, park rangers, and even had to endure a few whistles and cat-calls from the local female wildlife. I also have to mention that DNKE's customer service is wonderful. I originally ordered a small and had to return it for a medium, as I am right on the 33-34 waistline cutoff, and DNKE bent over backwards to insure that I was fully satisfied, even working with me through their Facebook group to try to rush a kilt out before my previous camping trip. I cannot say enough good things about the company, the product, and the overall experience. I am looking forward to purchasing other colors for different occasions in the near future. Definitely deserves the full five stars!
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May 25, 2017
Indispensible Rugged Comfort!
After eyeballing Utilikilts and their steep prices, I stumbled across DNKE's offering in camouflage, and was very impressed with the thoughtful and sturdy design. The actual garment cannot be expressed in descriptions or pictures; you just have to strap one on to understand the freedom, comfort, and heft. The kilt is constructed of heavy duty fabric with reinforced stitching for a lifetime of use. There is very clever engineering on the snaps for the front closure to insure your privacy, even when squatting. I wore my DNKE kilt camping for three days, and was very pleased with the fit. The pocket on the left side fits a clip knife, and the velcro-flap pocket next to it the matching multitool snugly. There is also a back pocket for your wallet that was designed just under the belt loops so that it was easy to get to but had no possibility of slipping out, especially when visiting the local KYBO. The belt loops are also solid with reinforced stitching, and even handled a 1 1/4" belt with some significant weight on it. Not just functional, the kilt has classic pleats, holds up to dirt, grease, and accidental hand-wiping, and looks damn good. Over the course of three days at the campground, I was stopped innumerable times by curious neighbors, park rangers, and even had to endure a few whistles and cat-calls from the local female wildlife. I also have to mention that DNKE's customer service is wonderful. I originally ordered a small and had to return it for a medium, as I am right on the 33-34 waistline cutoff, and DNKE bent over backwards to insure that I was fully satisfied, even working with me through their Facebook group to try to rush a kilt out before my previous camping trip. I cannot say enough good things about the company, the product, and the overall experience. I am looking forward to purchasing other colors for different occasions in the near future. Definitely deserves the full five stars!
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May 25, 2017
This Kilt Is Awesome!
This kilt is awesome! The design is inspired -- with snaps in the right places, blade pleats, cargo pockets plus a back pocket! The build is sturdy -- made out of heavy (like good hiking shorts) duck. (They should add vertical hand pockets (like trouser pockets) to the cargo pocket assembly (which should be gusseted), or beneath it). I can speak to how it washes yet. I wonder if they shrink. Sizing: I followed the Amazon drop-down sizing info and ordered a Small (W 33-34"), 33" being my natural (at the belly button) waist measurement. They fit great! Note that these, as all, kilts are high-wasted (but you can slide them down). Worn at the natural waist, this kilt hits me just under the knee. Purists may want to hem up to the standard middle of the knee. (You can pull the kilt up, but it rides pretty high already, which, by the way, has a slimming effect.) In any case, I like the longer length. Also, you can't beat this price. Utilikilts start at double the price, or I might try theirs. I am fond of this kilt already (first day). Can't wait to break it in and soften it up. Oh, a note for those who have never worn a kilt: try one, you may never want to go back to trousers. Exceeds expectations. Very handsome and rugged.
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May 24, 2017
Great product
It took me a while to commit to buying the "smithy" utility kilt due to the mixed reviews by some customers. I'm so glad I finally ordered it. I'm wearing it at work as I'm writing this review and I'm very happy with it... even my wife thinks I look sexy in it. Great product,
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May 24, 2017
Good Quality Product
My fiance wanted to wear a kilt; however, he did not want to wear his family's tartan, nor did he want to spend hundreds of dollars. We found Damn Near Kilt 'Em online. The kilt is well made and very comfortable.
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May 05, 2017
I loved this kilt when I got it
I loved this kilt when I got it, but it doesn't seem to be holding up too well. One of the two strap buckles broke in the washing machine, only a few weeks after getting it. I did buy the Highlander kilt that Damn Near Kilt'em makes, and it seems to be holding up better so far.
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May 05, 2017
Irregular sizing. I bought a (M) and it fit, bought a second one, and it is about 3" larger. Forget it, Not interested.
I have worn Utilikilts for 7 years. I have about 10 of them. I don't like the recent changes they made, so thought I'd try something else. This is a good looking kilt. I usually wear a Workman's model Utilikilt. This has a similar functionality and pocket layout, but is not built of the heavy canvas like the Workman's. This fabric is similar to The Original Utilikilt. Front coverage when squatting is going to be a little less than a Utilikilt as there are fewer accordion pleats in the front to allow it to gusset out. The one I got is the same waist measurement than my Utilikilts, and it fits well on my waist...but is is TOO TIGHT in the hips. If I wore it up near my navel, it would fit well, but then it would be up around my navel. And that looks dumb. I am going to send it back and get the next size up. I am a very fit individual, and not particularly curvy, but with my waist size, I can't comfortably fit my ass into this kilt. I followed the fit guidelines to a T and even contacted the manufacturer ahead of time. I don't think the pattern allows for much widening in the hips from the waist. EDIT: I got a larger size up. It fits fairly well. The kilt is built rather tubular and has little flare at the hips as a garment should have. So the one that fits at the hips is a little loose at the waist. It works, I wear it with a big belt, and it looks good, but a little more give in the hips would make this a MUCH better garment. EDIT: I bought a 2nd DNKE. Same size (M) but in Black. It showed up promptly, but was easily 3" larger than the previous size (M) that I bought. I'm over it. Gonna look elsewhere for a kilt.
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