The waist and hip size is about the same. If your hip measurement is more than 4 inches larger than your waist, then the kilt may not fit well. Our homespun tartan is made from a 55/45 blend of polyester & wool, woven by hand on old-world looms. It looks very authentic to what would have been woven historically.
The yarn is worsted, but not spun as tightly as modern machine-made tartan. The cloth is also not as tightly woven.
Homespun tartan will pleat by hand easily, but will not develop a sharp edge. Small snags, pulls, holes and other assorted blemishes are common.
Because it is hand woven, these flaws are a natural part of it's character. How to measure for your kilt. If you bend over even a bit, your measurement will not be correct. Measure your waist size in inches at the navel (belly button).This is the traditional kilt waist. Alternatively, for a more casual look, many men prefer to wear their kilts at the pants waist. If this is what you choose, then measure comfortably around your waist where the top of your pants rest. Or, if you intend to wear your kilt mostly for formal occasions, and you have a bit more around the middle than you might like to have, you may want to measure a little higher than the navel to get over the crest of the beer gut. The higher waist will help your kilt stay up where it belongs.
Measure around your hips (butt) at the fullest point (usually 6-8 inches below the waist). Measure from your waist (kilt waist or pants waist accordingly) to about the middle of the knee. Your kilt is guaranteed to fit.
Our goal is to make the ordering of your kilt as stress free and enjoyable as possible. The last thing you need to worry about is whether or not your kilt will fit you like it should. So, to put you at ease, we are willing to guarantee your kilt will fit please see ourright fit guaranteefor all the details. Also, we would love to have some feedback from you if our fit guarantee helped you to make your decision to order.Please click for important information aboutcustom-orderitems. This item is made of polyester and wool.