Black kilt

A black kilt.  


Other kilt variants



A kilt must not have tartans.


Kilts can also be solid coloured.
And the fabric needs not be wool or PV. Tweed kilts are gaining popularity. Or how about a kilt in a nice camouflage pattern, or denim, or leather?.
They can be in traditional kilt style, or their design can deviate to the extent where they become utility kilts - or skirts.
Many kilt makers or vendors have these kilts in their assortment. Here, I shall simply link to already mentioned vendors if they are also offering these kilts.


Solid kilts are mostly about the same price as equivalent tartan kilts. Tweed kilts shall be more expensive than wool kilts. 'Imported' denim kilts shall often cost more than tartan kilts from the same vendor, whereas 'locally' manufactured denim kilts may be cheaper as their tartan cousins.
Camouflage kilts shall be cheaper, whereas leather kilts, what is to expect, are way more expensive than equivalent kilts made of in wool or PV.


Black kilt

In a black kilt and flat loafers, Düsseldorf.


Solid coloured kilts


No doubt, what most people connect with a kilt are the tartans. Probably they more than anything else signalize kilt. But, like just said, tartans are not a must.

Typically, solid kilts are black, but they may also be grey, green, blue, brown, and red.

Cheap


Kilt & More
Schottenrock. Germany / Kilthomme, France / Kilt & More, USA

Kilts in solid black, green, and grey.


Moderate priced


Clan by Scotweb

You can have solid kilts in no less than 31 different colours or shades, in 5-yard, as well as in 8-yard, and in pure new wool!
Prices look attractive, making these kilts definitely something to go for if you are in the market for a fine solid kilt.


More expensive


Paul Henry



Tweed kilts


Making kilts in tweed is a rather new thing. One of the first to offer kilts in this fabric might have been

Paul Henry
A 5-yard tweed traditionally styled kilt starts at £425, which is almost £100 more than a 5-yard wool kilt, as of mid-February 2022.


Clan by Scotweb
is somewhat cheaper, their casual tweed kilts starting around £230. They are to have in 274 different fabrics, some more expensive than others. You can also have them in eight yards, at a higher price, of course.



Camouflage kilts


Kilt & More/Schottenrock"
Several Camo kilts are to have.

Clan by Scotweb
If you connect camouflage with a military look, this does not have to be the case.

CLAN makes four traditional-styled camo kilts made-to-your measures. Two of them, the Artic Camouflage Casual Kilt and the Urban Camouflage Casual Kilt are in no way looking like combat kilts, but just fashion kilts for smart casual wear.




Denim kilts


Where you should otherwise wear denim jeans or shorts, a denim kilt could be the solution.
You can have them very casual, most often in utility kilt style, like from

Kilt & More
They come in different utility kilt styles, most of them with too many pockets, I think. Without pockets they tend to be more expensive than with them.

I might be tempted to pay just a little bit more with

Clan by Scotweb
and get their 5-yard traditionally styled denim kilt, selling at £125. At a premium price you can also have it in 8 yards.

Paul Henry
Paul Henry is known for making very nice denim kilts. They are around £200 for a 5-yarder.



Leather kilts


You can get them 'relatively' cheap from
Kilt & More
in either utility kilt or some gothic style

and from
Clan by Scotweb
at around £500. Then the kilt is traditionally styled.



Contemporary kilts


1stCentury Kilts
Expensive top-quality kilts where innovation is based upon tradition. According to Howie R. Nicholsby, founder and owner of 21st Century Kilts, the kilt should be an alternative to trousers and for every man to use, casual or formal:

“My aim is to give men throughout the world a realistic alternative to trousers. Pioneering the next step of its evolution, 21st Century Kilts is true to the original kilt which was everyday clothing. Casual or formal a kilt should be an option for any man from anywhere who can realize they are part of the history of an international garment."




Accessories


How to accessorize kilt variants? There might be many opinions. My recommendations are:

Accessory Solid and tweed kilts Camo, denim, and leather kilts
Sporran Yes1 Optional
Kilt Belt Optional Optional
Kilt socks Optional No
Kilt pin Optional No
Flashes Optional No
Kilt jacket Optional No
Sgian_dubh Optional No
Ghillie Brogues Optional2 No
Kilt liner Optional Optional
1 Not necessary for casual wear.
2Only at dressed up events



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Kilt on!

Let’s assume you have just received and unpacked your first kilt, and the accessories you ordered.
How to handle and wear all the unfamiliar things, the sporran, the belt, the socks, the flashes etc.?
What else to wear with your kilt?


What to find on the Dress2Kilt site?



Every man can wear a kilt



Kilt, Gunn Ancient tartan, Gilleleje, Denmark, with a view to Sweden.

How about a kilt?

Have you ever been thinking of wearing a kilt, but have given up, because you were not Scottish? But you must not be Scottish. You can be of any nationality, any colour, and any belief. Only you must be man enough. The objective of the Dress2Kilt site is making you wear a kilt whenever YOU feel like it and appropriate. Without needing a special event. It is about causal-first kilt wearing.


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Men and kilts

Who will wear a kilt? Why wearing a kilt? Where and when to wear it? What’s the difference between being Scottish and not, related to kilt wearing? What about surroundings? Is it true? These and many more questions are answered here.


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Webmaster's kilt story

How come that the webmaster started wearing kilts? When was it? How was it, wearing a kilt for the first time? How were reactions from his wife, his family, neighbours, and other people?


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You in a kilt?

Seeing you in a kilt, what should people say? And especially your significant other? And the ‘Kilt Police’? Shall people think you are Scottish? How about prejudices? Should you tell people you know that you have started wearing kilts or are about to do it? How do you tell them? What should your reasons be? See answers to these and many other questions here?


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What makes a kilt?

Are 8 yards of fabric a must? Or will less do? How is a kilt constructed? Learn about straps and buckles, fell, rise, pleats, length, drop.


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Is the kilt a skirt?

Scotsmen will say NO. To them and very many kilt wearers the kilt is a kilt, not a skirt. It is a garment of its very own, they say, and exclusively for men.
Calling the kilt a skirt is accordingly considered an almost unforgivable insult. But is it nevertheless a skirt?



Buy a kilt and accessorize it



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Must a kilt be expensive?

Yes, purists will say, because no less than a 16 oz. 8-yard wool kilt, sewn by hand by a skilled kilt maker in Scotland or equivalent place will do. But are they right? Read why they are probably not.


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Get the measures right

Buying your first kilt is something quite unusual. Most likely you shall buy it online, and often it shall be made to your measures. Buying a kilt is not difficult, however, and with a kilt there is some give and take. Read on, and you'll know how to make it right.


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Something to pay on top?

Details might only be of interest to EU-citizens.
What you have to pay for your kilt might not be, what you saw on the price label. And it is not only a question of shipping cost. Read about customs, VAT, and customs clearance fees when ordering your kilt in a 3rd country.



Pakistani kilt

A cheap kilt

Probably most kilts today are not sewn in Scotland, but in Pakistan. In common these "imported" kilts have that they are affordable. Some shall give you real value for your money, others little - or worse - no value. Read about where to find good, nevertheless cheap kilts.


USA Lilts Casual

A moderate priced kilt

Some established Scottish and American kiltmakers know that affordable kilts are the condition for having men start wearing kilts, especially those having no Scottish roots. They therefore offer some very good kilts which they will position as casual kilts, probably for not hurting the rest of their business. For casual wear they might be all you need. Pay under £300 and get a fine 5-yard kilt in pure new wool, which you can also wear in La Scala or the Met.


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A premium priced kilt

You'll hardly get an 8-yard kilt in pure new wool for under £300 or the equivalent. It shall be much easier to find one costing twice or three times as much. Not all premium priced kilts are sewn in Scotland. Examples are USA, Canada, England, France, and Austria.


Kilt accessories

Kilt accessories

Don't get ripped off on things you don't need. Find out, which accessories are must-haves, which are nice to have, and which you shouldn't consider at all for casual and smart casual wear, and some not even for dress-up events.




Utility kilt

A utility kilt

Utilty kilts have existed since 2000. Judged from the number of vendors who are offering them, the market for these kilts must be big. They come in very many different designs, some better than others.


Non-tartan kilt

Other kilt variants

Kilts can also be solid coloured, or come in a camouflage pattern. They can be made of tweed, denim, or leather. They can be traditional in style, or their design can deviate to the extent where they become utility kilts - or skirts.



Wear a kilt



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Kilt on!

Let’s assume you have just received and unpacked your first kilt, and the accessories you ordered. How to handle and wear all the unfamiliar things, the sporran, the belt, the socks, the flashes etc.?
What else to wear with your kilt?


Kilt

To mind when in a kilt

Now being ready for taking your kilt out into public for the first time, is there anything you should mind? Something to worry about or calling for your attention? After all a kilt is something very different, just the way it looks and especially, how it feels, wearing it.


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24/7/365 in a kilt

Now being ready for taking your kilt out into public for the first time, is there anything you should mind? Something to worry about or calling for your attention? After all a kilt is something very different, just the way it looks and especially, how it feels, wearing it.



Skirts and closing remarks



Man skirts

Man skirts

Could you as a man wear a skirt? Well, the existence of utility kilts with their non-defined designs is part of the answer. You can. Skirts on men make sense and dedicated man skirts are on the market, even if very rare. Another possibility is having a skirt designed and made for you, making it a man skirt.


Woman's skirt worn by a man

Simply skirts

Is it possible, emphasizing a manly appearance, to wear a skirt intended for women? It very much depends on the avalability of appropriate skirts. Looking at women's fashion these years, skirts tend to be increasingly feminine, too feminine for a man to wear, or they are simply replaced by dresses. Another important thing, of course, would you?


Skirt

Closing remarks

Thank you for having visited this site. Hopefully it has contributed to bring you an important step further. Now show to the world that you are man enough to pull that 'skirt', whether a traditional tartan kilt, a solid-coloured kilt, a utility kilt or some other kilt variant, a sarong, a skirt designed for men, a unisex skirt or one simply looking manly enough to also be worn by you.



Galleries



Galleries

Galleries Main Page

Links to gallery pages showing traditional kilts, solid-coloured kilts, utility kilts, man skirts, simply skirts, and pages with a mix of kilts and different skirts - 'the Braveheart way'.


Tartan kilts

Tartan kilts

Choosing a tartan can be difficult with, in principle, more than 4,000 available. In praxis they are much fewer, however, but still, it shall take you. Hundreds of kilt pictures on 32 pages, listed alphabetically and one page per tartan, might give you some indication of where to go.


Non-tartan kilts

Traditional non-tartan kilts

A traditonal kilt must not have tartans. Solid coloured kilts are becoming more and more popular. Most often they are black, but also other colours are a possibility. Three gallery pages.


Galleries

Utility kilts

If you have no Scottish roots or just want a kilt less connected with tradition and rules you might prefer a utility kilt over a traditional kilt. Or you might consider a utility kilt just an addition to your other kilts.
On seven pages you'll find slide shows featuring different utility kilts. One page for each kilt.


Skirts

Skirts

If not too keen on a kilt, or for just more variety, a skirt might be a possibility. On for example a hot summer day an appropriate skirt, to be worn instead of shorts, could even make more sense than a heavy kilt.
On five gallery pages you’ll find examples of custom-made skirts, man skirts, and simply skirts, being maybe manly enough.


The Braveheart way

The Braveheart Way

The Braveheart Way is about MEN being brave enough to include skirted garments in their wardrobe, and who dare wear them out in public, On two gallery pages kilts and skirts are mixed together with the purpose of helping you find YOUR Braveheart way, with or without a mix.



Links



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Links #1

Vendors of traditional kilts, from cheap, typically imported Pakistani kilts, whether off-the-peg or custom-made, to more expensive kilts, sewn to-your-measures in Europe or in America.
Vendors of accessories.
Tartan-mills and tartan-finders.


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Links #2

Vendors of utility kilts, sarongs, man skirts, unisex skirts, "manly" skirts, and some shorts.


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Links #3

Kilt and skirt forums, non-commercial home pages, blogs, picture galleries, videos, articles in print media and on the internet, men in kilts and skirts on stage and on the catwalk.



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