Kilt , Farquharson tartan, Goslar Railway station

5-yard wool kilt, Farquharson tartan. Railway station, Goslar, Germany.  

Kilt 24/7/365

Let’s be realistic. Most likely, you cannot wear a kilt 24/7, even if you should want to. Probably your job should be an obstacle. Due to conventions or dress code. Accordingly, the kilt must, like shorts, primarily be something for your spare time. Here, however, you have free rein; provided, you have your spouse’s support.

If so, you have 52 weekends a year, making 104 possible days. Add to this holidays and other day’s off and you have a potential exceeding one third of a year. Just because you consider your kilt a casual-first thing and not an event-dependent phenomenon, like will most kilt wearing Scots.
If you, like me, live about 56 degrees north - same as Edinburgh - you’ll in spring and summer have these fantastic light summer nights making it possible to wear your kilt for hours in daylight before and after job. Out in the open or in town. And on business trips before breakfast and meetings. What is more fascinating than seeing a city waking up?

Want some more suggestions?

You can wear your kilt when taking your dog out, 2-3 times a day, every day year-round. I do. And believe me, your neighbours shall soon be accustomed to seeing you in a kilt and wonder-why anytime you are in trousers.

The DIY market and shopping mall and electronic store and garden center are obvious places to wear a kilt too. And for out and about in landscapes and cityscapes a kilt is the perfect choice.

Kilt Stewart Royal tartan, restaurant

Having a coffee, Pakistani-made 3-yard kilt, Stewart Royal tartan.

Kilt Caledonia tartan

In the street, 5-yard wool kilt, Caledonia tartan.

Thpmpson Camel.

Taking the dog out. A few hundred metres from home. Kilt, Thompson Camel tartan.

Kilt, MacGregor tartan.

Concert hall. 5-yard wool kilt. Gunn Ancient tartan.

Also, when shopping grocery, having a haircut, going to a bookstore, and driving your car to inspection, wearing a kilt is great.

A utility kilt (next page), or a worn-out traditional kilt, replacing jeans or shorts, is what to wear working in the back yard or when driving to the recycling center.

On vacation in a kilt

When on vacation, long or short, whether in your own country or abroad, bring one or two kilts with you; and wear them. At the breakfast restaurant, when going sightseeing, visiting museums or art galleries, having lunch and dinner, they are perfect.

Colquhoun in N.Y.

Kilted on Manhattan, New York City.


5-yard Kilt. Gunn Ancient Tartan, Hälsingborg, Sweden.

Kilt, Stewart Royal tartan, Copenhagen.

3-yard kilt, Stewart Royal tartan, Copenhagen.

Kilt, Campbell Ancient tartan, Tokyo.

5-yard kilt, Campbell Ancient tartan, Tokyo.

Kilt, Colquhoun.

5-yard Kilt. Colquhoun tartan. At the Danish North See coast. A German Bunker from World War II

Kilt, Holyrood.

5-yard Kilt. Holyrood tartan, Rome.

Kilt, Hamilton tartan, Viemna.

4-yard Kilt. Hamilton tartan, Museum Quarter, Vienna.

Kilt, MacGregor tartan, Amsterdam.

5-yard Kilt. MacGregor tartan, Amsterdam.

By the way, have you noticed that above mentioned situations really are, with a few exceptions, all about casual and smart casual wear, where an affordable kilt and a few accessories shall more than do? Where a 5-yard medium or light weight kilt shall feel much better than an 8-yard “tank”?

Also, when travelling by flight, lightweight kilts are, for obvious reasons, to prefer over heavy and bulky ones.

The next pages are dealing with utility kilts and skirts. Should you consider them interesting, just go on to the next page.
Otherwise, drop them and continue with the gallery pages.

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Utilty 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 being better than others.

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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