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Vendors of traditional kilts and accessories. Tartan finders.




Ready-made kilts


Locally manufactured

Locally manufactured means that the kilts are sewn in the country where the vendor is situated.

United Kingdom

Scotland UK / ( EU )

Highland Store 2 yard wool off-the-peg kilts

Kilts4less x-hire kilts


Eireland

Scotland / EU

O'Neil of Dublin
Lightweight kilts in pure worsted wool. Four different tartans.



Imported

When buying your first kilt or you just want a kilt to wear in situations where an expensive wool kilt would be overkill, a ready-made 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.
Most of them come from Pakistan, meaning they are what you might call imported kilts. But practically all clothing today is made in Far-East low labour cost countries, even expensive branded clothes, so per se it does not mean inferior quality.
That said, the cheapest kilts in the £25-35 range might give you less value for money, if any, than kilts selling at about £50-£60. At least this is my experience. The problem is the fabric, not the sewing quality. Cheap PV/acrylic fabrics peel, making the kilt useless in no time. But high PV/acrylic fabrics do not.

My advise to you as a customer, avoid cheapest kilts.

My advice to vendors of cheaper Pakistani kilts,
Reduce yardage from 8 to 4 or 5, use saved cost on better fabric quality and keep the price. Doing so, also a few Rupees shall be saved in labour cost, as there is less yardage to handle, and, due to less weight, freight cost may go down, as well. Reduce number of straps and buckles from 3 to 2 and consider improving leather quality of the straps. Offer 8 yard kilts at a higher price.


United Kingdom

Scotland UK / ( EU )

UK is no longer a part of The European Union but until December 31, 2020 trade conditions are unchanged. From 2021 custom duties etc. shall to EU-citicens mean more expensive kilts.

Heritage of Scotland

Kilt Society


Kilt Society Essential Kilts

Kilt Society Essentials Kilt Thistle Blue tartan.
A very nice kilt made of durable PV. It comes in six company-designed tartans plus Black Watch and solid black. But only in the 24" standard length and 8-yards. Kilt Society would also have very nice custom kilts, but from mid October 2020 they have decided to concentrate on imported kilts.


Tartanista

The Scotland Kilt Company



Germany

Germany EU

In Germany there are a few places where you can buy a kilt off-the-peg kilts:

Celticcraft

Irish Berlin Shop/retailer
Gr. Hamburger Str. 36A, 10115 Berlin Dienstag - Freitag 13.00 bis 19.30 Uhr Samstag 10.00 bis 16.00
Die Kilts sind in Schottland produziert.

Scottish Things
Ludwina Helfert Hauptstr. 5c 63457 Hanau - Großauheim Di. & Do. 14:00 - 18:00 Uhr im Laden

Syriels Kiltworld
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.


Sweden

Sweden EU

Scottish House Stockholm


Spain

Spain EU

Galician Shop


The Netherlands

Netherlands EU

Celtic Webmerchant


USA



Kiltmart

Stillwater kilts

UT-Kilts


e-bay sellers


House of Scotland

Jannet Scottish Heritage

The Scotland Kilt Company

Tartanista on ebay

Custom kilts



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.


Locally manufactured

Locally manufactured means that the kilts are sewn in the country where the vendor is situated.

United Kingdom

Scotland UK / ( EU )

UK is no longer a part of The European Union but until December 31, 2020 trade conditions are unchanged. From 2021 custom duties etc. shall to EU-citicens mean more expensive kilts.

CLAN by Scotweb
Scotweb – a major Scottish kilt vendor – has changed their name to CLAN and their website address to clan.com and their new website is - contrary to their old Scotweb one - extremely well designed.

You can have kilts in all price groups, except for cheap imported ones. Instead they offer a most interesting "Essential Scotweb Casual Kilt.
It is a 5 yard kilt sewn in Scotland to your measures in UK-made high quality poly viscose. You can choose between no less than 70 tartans, and most of them are only £137.
Talking casual-first this kilt seems to really give a lot of value for money.

CLAN also sells a five yard made-to-measure Balmoral casual kilt "with a contemporary lower-waisted cut" which isn't a bad thing for a kilt to be worn casually. Prices start at £194 and, best of all, actually a lot of tartans are available at that price.


Clankilts

Donaldsons of Scotland

Geoffrey Tailor


Heritage of Scotland

Thomson Grey
5-yard made-to-measure kilt by Heritage of Scotland. Thomson Grey tartan. It is the kilt also shown on the top-picture.
On their website made-to-measure kilts are to find under "Highland Dress". Under "Kilts" you'll only see their imported off-the-peg kilts.
To find a tartan other than those starting with an A you'll have to tip another letter, sometimes two to reach a certain tartan. Potential customers might at a first glance get the impression that they have very few tartans to choose, but there are hundreds.
A little bit more complicated therefore than it had to be. But I have bought many really exellent made-to-measure kilts from Heritage of Scotland.


Highlander Tartan Wear

Highland Store

House of Argyll

House of Henderson

House of Tartan
House of Tartan, ‘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

Kilts & more
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).

Kilts4all

Kilts4less

Kilts 4 U

Kinloch Anderson

Lochcarron of Scotland

McCalls Highlandwear

Nicolson Kiltmakers

Paul Henry Kilts

ScotchCorner

Scotlandshop

ScotsConnection

Scotweb
Scotweb is now CLAN by Scotweb.

Slanj Kilts

The Kilt Centre

The Kilt Store

The Scotland Kilt Company



Austria

Austria EU

Rettl 1868
Austrian tartan kilts and fashion.

Rettl Magazine
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 or vendor I know of does so much as Rettl when it comes to promoting the kilt and making high quality kilts become fashion.


France

France EU>

Lady Chrystel Kilts
Lady Chrystel is a specialist in making box pleated, double box pleated and kingussie pleated kilts.

Germany

Germany EU

Carlo Jösch, Köln

Celticcraft, Perchting

Kiltmaker Donald MacKenzie Hamburg - nach Mass geschneidert

Kilts & More Europe
Mühlhausen bei Heidelberg

Hauptstraße 74
D-69242 Mühlhausen
Mo-Do: 10:00 bis 17:00 Uhr Fr.-Sa. 10:00 bis 14:00 Uhr


The Netherlands

Netherlands EU

The World of Scotland


Switzerland

Switzerland

Gian-Andreaa


USA

USA

Affordable Kilts

Alexis Malcolm Kilts

Got Kilt

J. Higgins

Kathy Lare

Kiltshop.com

MacPhail

Linda Clifford

Sport Kilt
Being really light weight the Sport Kilt is just perfect in a hot climate. For informal occasions where you might otherwise feel comfortable in shorts, it is great – provided you don’t expect it to be a traditional kilt. I don’t. And it is not. It’s an unpretentious kilted garment of its own and for the mentioned purposes I can highly recommend it.

Sport Kilt

Sport Kilt, Loch Ness tartan

The Scottish Lion

The Scotland Yard


USA Kilts
USA Kilts.com makes a very nice 4 yard kilt according to your measures, called USA Kilts Casual. Being closed by means of Velcro it is more flexible regarding waist size, and when a kilt is worn together with a wide belt no one can see that the buckles and straps are missing. The lack of metal parts also means that it shall set no alarms at airports.

USA Kilts Casual

USA Kilts Casual, American Heritage tartan

UT-Kilts


Canada

Canada

Burnett's & Struth

MacIsaac Kiltmakers

Tartantown




Imported

Until recently all imported kilts were ready-made 24" long. But now several vendors are offering imported custom-made kilts, at practically the same price as the ready-made ones. But how can it be possible?
Well, freight from manufacturer to vendor must be more expensive, when sent individually, rather than in bulk, but neither manufacturer, nor vendor must invest in inventory. No need to worry about the best mix of kilts in ten different tartans and six sizes. Add to that; that in some cases vendor and manufacturer might even be one and the same. At least, some websites seem to be in Google-translated English, indicating that the vendor is physically situated in Pakistan, being probably the manufacturer of the kilts. Rather than going through an independent vendor, he will ship ordered kilts to distribution centers in USA, UK and Europe and from these to be forwarded to comsumers.

Without having access to calculations, a kilt made in Pakistan and sold at 60 USD in USA must leave quite a margin somewhere in the distribution chain; because labour cost in Pakistan is extremely low. For around one US-dollar equivalent you get three hours of labour done in clothing industry. And a kilt is hardly allowed to take even that.

With many vendors you cannot only customize waist and length size, but also hip and fell. Some let you choose between 4, 5, 6. and 8 yards. And quite a few are connected with each other, same phone number, address or staff etc.

Quality? No idea. The fabric might be a problem. But the concept, customizing your own kilt at modest price, is brillant.


United Kingdom

Scotland UK / ( EU )

UK is no longer a part of The European Union but until December 31, 2020 trade conditions are unchanged. From 2021 custom duties etc. shall to EU-citicens mean more expensive kilts.

Euro Kilt

Kilt Experts You decide waist and length.

UK Kilts


Germany

Germany EU

Schottenrock (Kilt & More)


France

France EU>

Kilt Homme (Kilt & More)

Scottish Kilts


USA

USA

Cheap Kilt

Custom Kilt

Fashion Kilt

Kiltailor

Kilt&Jacks

Kilt & More

Kilted Bros.

Kilt Collection

Kilt Experts You decide waist and length.

Kilts Shop

Royal Kilt

Scottish Kilts.

Above mentioned Kilt & More, which might be a Pakistani company with adrresses in US, France, and Germany is not the same as Scottish company Kilts & More and its German subsidiary, Kilts & More Europe, making kilts in Scotland.


Accessories


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.

Looking for accessories, Kilt Society is, to my opinion, really the place to go. High quality, good taste in design, reasonable prices, and the best functioning website.


But you'll also find enterprises specializing in accessories.

Sporrans, belts & buckles


Artificer Custom Sporrans US

Centaur Design UK

Morrison Sporrans UK


Kilt hose/socks


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

Webmaster's opinion
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.


B2B

Business to business


Thinking of making kilts a business?


Pakistan

Pakistan

UK EXPO International
Having had the opportunity to try on a utility kilt from UK Expo International I must say that I'm most impressed by the sewing quality, the fabric and overall design. UK Expo International also makes tartan kilts and kilted skirts for the ladies.

Thistle Rose Enterprises


China

China

Alibaba.com
Many suppliers to chose from.
Order sizes from 1 to 1000+ kilts


Tartan mills


House of Edgar

Marton Mills

Lochcarron

Strathmore Woollen Co.

D.C. Dalgleish


Tartan finders


House of Tartan

Tartans Authority

Tartans of Scotland

The Scottish Register of Tartans