For proper sizing, measure your waist at the navel. Do not
order your pants size!
want it to fit right the first time as much as you do. The size
on your trousers tag might be smaller than what you measured
garment industry often adds an inch or so to your waistband
telling you, so can feel thinner than you really are). Also, our
are worn a lot higher on the waist than your pants. There is no
where you can take your pants size and determine your kilt size.
your waist at the navel.
Have a helper, or read the measurement in a mirror. If you lean
read the tape, it can make your waist expand! Pull the tape
Please note your measurements can vary throughout the day, you
multiple measurements to get an average.
Economy, Standard & Heavyweight kilts are offered in EVEN
52" (subject to available stock). Size is determined on
our kilts with
the buckles fastened at their tightest
position. This means a 34" will go up to about 35.5". Kilts look
fit best with buckles at the tighter positions for maximum
This does not mean the kilt should be tight when you wear it! If
are not sure about size, keep in mind that it is easy to alter a
kilt to make it a little smaller (just re-position straps &
buckles) and very
difficult to alter a small kilt to fit a bigger size.
If you are ordering one of our velcro-waist
Thrifty-Kilts™, order the larger size if you are right between
every kilt maker goes by the tightest setting, so don't rely on
size of a different kilt. Measure!
Length* on our
Standard and Heavyweight kilts is 24".
Our kilts are usually worn traditional-style, higher
on the waist (about an inch above the navel, usually), not low
hips. Some length adjustment is obtained by wearing the
lower on the waist. These kilts are
easily hemmed to any desired length, and hemming is essentially
undetectable if done correctly (with a machine-sewn blind hem
Only on the heaviest weights of kilt fabric does a hem become
because of the thickness, and on lighter-weight kilts a hem can
weight to the bottom edge, making the fabric hang even better,
like a heavier-weight fabric. We strongly advise against cutting
to shorten it. We do not offer hemming service at this time,
best done by any local tailor/seamstress.
must be in new condition (pleats still sewn down, unworn
be eligible for size exchange. Please see our Ordering page for
Customer will be responsible
for the shipping (both ways) in
the event of a size exchange
often get inquiries where the length is referred to as the
Please note that "length" is not the same as "drop". There's a
is a partial
is combined with the "rise" measurement to get the total length,
those measurements are used for making custom-tailored kilts.
example, an expensive custom kilt might have a 22" drop and a 2"
for a total length of 24", A high-waisted military kilt to fit
person would have the same
22" drop, but maybe a 4" rise for a total length of 26", as the
edge will be higher on the waist, but the hip flare needs to
in the same place. Usually the measuring point is the hip bone-
down for the drop, up for the rise, combine the two for the
length. Since our kilts are not custom-tailored, we simply go by