When buying your first kilt or you just want a kilt to wear in situations where an expensive wool kilt would be overkill, an off-the-peg kilt might be a good choice.
They typically are 5 or 8 yard kilts, made of PV or an acryllic fabric and 24" long and well under £100.
Kilts in the £25-35 range might give you less value for money than kilts selling at about £50-£60.
Also wool kilts are available off-the-peg, but at a considerably higher price.
To EU-citicens Brexit shall mean more expensive kilts.
Heritage of Scotland
2 yard wool off-the-peg kilts
It is where I should start when looking for a fine ready made kilt.
6 yard 16 oz. wool kilts, 24" long.
The Kilt Clan Ltd
The Scotland Kilt Company
In Germany there are a few places where you can buy a kilt off-the-peg kilts:
Irish Berlin Shop
Kilts probably by O'Neil of Dublin
Gr. Hamburger Str. 36A, 10115 Berlin
Dienstag - Freitag 13.00 bis 19.30 Uhr
Samstag 10.00 bis 16.00
Mühlhausen bei Heidelberg
Mo-Do: 10:00 bis 17:00 Uhr
Fr.-Sa. 10:00 bis 14:00 Uhr
63457 Hanau - Großauheim
Di. & Do. 14:00 - 18:00 Uhr im Laden
Syriel, a German kilt vendor, knows how a fine kilt should be made. Until some years ago she would sew kilts made to measure but now she is concentrating her business on imported ready made kilts in a quality she can answer for. The range also comprises tartans not seen with other vendors and prices look competitive. At a modest price she will shorten your kilt from standard 24" to your preferred length. Unfortunately you cannot pay with your credit card yet. Hopefully Syriel is going to change that soon.
Mo.-Fr. 12-19; Sa. 11-19.
Cheap kits made to measure.
The Celtic Croft
Kilts made to measure
Wanting a kilt in wool, which really fits you when it comes to waist and length and where you'll have a lot of tartans to choose from, go for a kilt made to measure. It doesn't have to be that expensive.
Only kiltmakers giving you the option to order your kilt online, according to your measures, are listed below.
Donaldsons of Scotland
English Kilt Company
Heritage of Scotland
Highland House of Fraser
House of Henderson
House of Tartans
House of Tartans, ‘Home of the World’s First Tartan Database’ also offers kilts and accessories. Most interesting for casual or active wear might be their machine washable, made to measure Sportskilts and Starter Kilts in PV from a British mill. The Sportskilt comes with invisible side pockets.
Living in Europe you must
add 20% British VAT to their prices.
Houston Traditional Kiltmakers
Kates Original Tweed Kilts
By Kilts & more you can have a 4 yard box pleated kilt at the same price as a 5 yard kilt pleated to the stripe. (A box pleated kilt takes less yardage).
Kilts 4 U
At Kilt Society they have a vision of making the kilt everyday attire for men wherever they live; an attitude which to my opinion should be highly appreciated.
Also, Kilt Society might have one of the best designed web pages, making it incredibly easy to order a kilt to measure or other items.
Have a look at their "Kilt Society Custom Made Kilts" in 5 and 8 yard.
For smart casual wear I should recommend the 5 yard kilt. You have several hundred tartans to choose from. On most tartans you’ll have to pay an additional fee, but actually it is not difficult to find tartans which shall not cost you extra. It should be a natural thing, but unfortunately, on the kilt market basic prices are sometimes pure theory.
Kilt Society on Facebook
Lochcarron of Scotland
Paul Henry Kilts
Scotweb – a major Scottish kilt vendor – is offering a 5 yard "Essential Scotweb Casual Kilt
. It is not a woolen kilt, but being custom made from UK-made, machine washable poly viscose in no less than 120 different tartans and costing no more than £135 it seems to give high value for money. Even if it is a “from” price all tartans seem to sell at this price. Positive.
Scotweb also sells a five yard made-to-measure casual kilt, designed to sit low, i.e. like jeans, but unless you can use one of the very few kilts in stock be prepared to pay considerably more than their "from price" indicates.
The Scotland Kilt Company
- Scottish made kilts for women
Austrian tartan kilts.
Don't miss the Rettl & Friends magazines.
The link gives you access to 16 beautiful magazines. They are in German only, but if you don't understand the language, just enjoy the pictures.
In fact, no kilt maker and vendor I know of does so much as Rettl when it comes to promoting the kilt - High quality kilts as fashion.
The World of Scotland
Lady Chrystel Kilts
Lady Chrystel is a specialist in making box pleated, double box pleated and kingussie pleated kilts.
Scottish Kilts Cheap kilts made to measure.
Most kilt vendors will also sell you all kinds of accessories to go with your kilt, like sporrans, belts, buckles, kilt pins, garter flashes, and kilt hose.
But you'll also find enterprises specializing in accessories.
Artificer Custom Sporrans US
Caledonian Creations UK
Centaur Design UK
Lamont Sporrans UK
Morrison Sporrans UK
Wyvern Leatherworks USA
W. Brewin & Co. Ltd. - WB Socks UK Kilt hose
This cpmpany sell some very nice kilt hose at a very favourable price and in several colours. Highly to recommend.
Under your kilt
Should you feel tempted to go commando but are also concerned about hygienic aspects, the solution is kind of "under kilt" or half slip, which - when worn under a kilt - is called a kilt liner.
G Lieberman & Sons US Kilt liners
J'dezz US Kilt liners / under kilts
Instead of an authorized kilt liner you might go with a skater skirt, sometimes called a circular skirt. It makes the perfect kilt liner or kilt protector. But yo have to find it in women's stores.
Other kilt related items
Highland X Press US Spare parts, buckles and straps
Lederhaus D Spare parts / Ersatzteile
Project No Bucks US Kilt stickers and T-shirts, among them "Real Men Wear Kilts".
Spredshirt.net Design your own t-shirts
Business to business
Thinking of making kilts a business?