What is a 9 yard kilt?
The 9-yard kilt is recommended for gentlemen with larger seat (hip) sizes (between 46″ and 52″) to ensure a fuller feel and finer pleating. Kilt straps on this kilt are set with an allowance of 0.5″ tighter and 1.5″ looser. As with all our kilts, this garment is Made in Scotland by our own trained kilt makers.
How many yards is a Great Kilt?
The Breacan-an-feileadh or Great Kilt (belted plaid) as it is more widely known, is simply a length of light or medium weight tartan fabric, normally measuring between 7 to 9 yards.
How long is the average kilt?
TIP � The kilt length is generally about a third of the mans overall height. e.g. 6ft = 72inches.
What is an 8 yard kilt?
The extra material in an 8 yard kilt allows for deeper, crisper, and cleaner pleats that lay much flatter than a 5 yard kilt. An 8 yard kilt will also have a better swing or swish when walking. You can also choose to have your 8 yard kilt pleated to sett or pleated to stripe.
What is a great kilt?
A Great Kilt (or Feileadh Mòr as it’s known in Gaelic) is a long piece of cloth which is hand pleated and wrapped around the user. We provide them ion both 11oz, 13oz and 16oz tartan cloth directly from the Scottish mill of your choice.
How big is a traditional kilt?
A modern kilt for a typical adult uses about 6–8 yards of single-width (about 26–30 inches) or about 3–4 yards of double-width (about 54–60 inches) tartan fabric.
Did Irish ever wear kilts?
The kilt most traditionally associated with Ireland is known as the Saffron Kilt. These were the first kind worn by the Irish military and are still the most widely worn today. The Saffron Kilt is mustard yellow in colour and often has shamrock appliques adorning the pleat.
How do you size yourself for a kilt?
Order the nearest whole size to your actual measurement. Odds are it will be about 2-4″ above your normal pants size: i.e. if you wear a 36 in your jeans, you will take a 38 or 40 in your kilt. But this is why measuring is so important… some guys may be 6″ difference from jean size to kilt size.
How far down should a kilt go?
Your kilt should be worn with the pleats to the rear and the fringes on the right hand side. It is high on the waist, at the tummy button – this is the correct way to wear a kilt as it will allow it to drop down to the top of the knee.
How many yards is a men’s kilt?
A modern kilt for a typical adult uses about 6–8 yards of single-width (about 26–30 inches) or about 3–4 yards of double-width (about 54–60 inches) tartan fabric. Double-width fabric is woven so that the pattern exactly matches on the selvage.
How many pleats should a kilt have?
The new Scottish Kilt Makers’ Association is planning to issue a set of rules establishing the standard kilt as having 29 pleats. The standards’ policeman will be William Law, a former Inspector of Kilts at the Ministry of Defence, which for a century has been the only regulatory body for Scotland’s traditional dress.