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.


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
Very many Camo 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 to your measures. Two of them, the Artic Camouflage Casual and the Urban Camouflage Casual are in no way looking like combat kilts, but just fashion kilts for smart casual wear.

Championkilts Camo
Championkilts Camo
Examples of camouflage kilts.

The pictures are property of and publisjed here with the company's permission.

Championkilts US Desert Camouflage kilt

Championkilts Urban Camouflage Utility kilt

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:

Kilt & More

Clan by Scotweb
They have a 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.

Denim kilt by
An example of a denim utility kilt. This one is from Championkilts and I like its detachable pockets. When you need them, attach them; when you can do without them, leave them at home and enjoy a much cleaner design.
The kilt is also available in blue denim, which I think I should prefer, more destinguishing it from 'ordinary' utility kilts, and in a darker indigo blue. Often you have to pay extra for blue denim compared to black, but here you can have it at no extra cost.

The picture is property of Championkilts and published here with their permission.
Championkilts Black denim luxury kilt

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.

Leather kilt by
Leather kilt by
A black and a grey leather kilt from
Championkilts Stylish black leather kilt
Championkilts Grey Leather Utility kilt

Don't take colours too literally, both kilts are to have in seven different colours, including black and grey.
January 2023 Leather kilts from Championkilts are around $200 or equivalent.

The pictures are property of Championkilts and published here with their permission.

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."


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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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. Read about what to go for, if a skirt.

What to find on the Dress2Kilt site?

Kilt, Caledonia Tartan

How about a kilt?

Have you ever been thinking of wearing a kilt? 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.
Verschiedene Kilts

Men in kilts - Q & A

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.
Kilt, Holyrood Tartan

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?

You in a kilt?

When 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?

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?

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.

Buy a kilt and accessorize it


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.
Pakistani kilt

A cheap kilt

Probably most kilts today are no longer 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.

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.

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.
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.

Wear your kilt


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?

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.

24/7/365 in a kilt

Let's be realistic, you cannot and probably you should not wear a kilt every day year riund. But having chosen to consider your kilt casual-first wear there are so many possibilities year round. Read on and get inspired.

Kilt variants, skirts, and closing remarks

Utility kilt

Utility kilts

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.
kilt variants

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.


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. Read about which to go for, if a skirt.

Closing remarks

Hopefully, visiing this site has contributed to bring you an important step further. Now show to the world that you are man enough to pull that kilt or skirt, whatever it is.



Galleries Main Page

Links to altogether over 50 gallery pages with tartan kilts, utility kilts, other kilt variants, and skirts.
Tartan kilts

Gallery Tartan kilts

Hundreds of kilt pictures on over 30 pages, one page per tartan.

Non-tartan kilts

Gallery Solid kilts

Solid traditional kilts.


Gallery Utility kilts

Utility kilts in various brands and colours.


Gallery Skirts

Man skirts, unisex/genderless skirts, and just skirts.

The Braveheart way Gallery

Gallery The Braveheart Way

A mix of skirted manly garments.

Links and What's new?


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.


Links #2

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


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.


What's new?

At a glance, find out what is new, has been changed or has been deleted on the D2K site since your last visit.

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