Finding how to make your perfect kilt is important, and not always easy. Great work kilts will last you a lifetime, so you want to make sure you get it right. The best news is that you’re already on the right track. At Kilt Society, we pride ourselves on the quality of our kilt for men and our expert kilt-style advice. Now that you’re here, what are the next steps? Our step-by-step guide is here to help you discover your perfect kilt.
KILT OR FULL KILT OUTFIT?
Your first step is to think about exactly what you’re looking for. Do you just need a Kilt, or do you need a full kilt outfit, complete with a jacket and waistcoat, and complementary accessories? Think about what’s already sitting in your closet and what you want to wear with your kilt. They are slightly shorter than a normal suit jacket and are specifically designed to work with the shape of kilts for men. If attending a black-tie event, you would always wear a Prince Charlie jacket and waist coat (rather than a tuxedo jacket).
The amount of money you have to spend on your kilt or kilt outfit is often the deciding factor. No matter what your budget, we’re here to take care of you and make sure you’re getting great value for your cash. Custom made kilts are crafted by experienced, local tailors, many of them independent. This is a great option for those with a little more budget to spend and who want a personalized kilt crafted to last a lifetime. Our custom made kilts and kilt outfits are offered in a wide range of tartans and fabrics, each made by our trusted kilt makers. Meanwhile, our Essentials range offers traditional, stylish designs at affordable prices.
TIMELINEKnowing when you need your kilt is a huge factor when choosing your kilt outfit. All of our custom-made kilts take four to six weeks to be made *depending on cloth availability, packaged up and delivered. If your event is less than three weeks away, an essential kilt is a way to go. If you need your kilt delivered in exactly three to four weeks time, be sure to get in touch and we will look into current lead times for you.
EVENTThink about where you will wear your kilt. If buying for your wedding, you probably want to invest in a custom-made kilt outfit. Head over to our guide on ‘What to wear a Scottish wedding’ for our top styling tips. Perhaps you want a kilt to wear every day. Both a Kilt Society custom-made kilt or an Essentials kilt can be dressed down for a more casual look. Check out our guide on ‘Casual kilt wearing’ to find out how.
CHOOSE YOUR TARTANYou’ve found your perfect kilt, so add a personal touch with your choice of tartan. Our custom-made kilts can be made in 1,000+ tartans – just head over to our Tartan directory to browse. If you’re not sure where to start, read our guide on ‘choosing a tartan’. COMPLEMENTARY ACCESSORIES:- Kilt, sorted. Jacket and waistcoat, sorted. Now, tie it all together with some great accessories that speak to your style. Using our outfit builder, choose from our range of Kilt Society™ custom-made or Essential Accessories. Need some tips? There’s a Kilt Society™ guide for that. Our guides talk you through choosing your perfect kilt pin or sporran or head over to our ‘How to wear a kilt’ guide for a breakdown of all the different accessories.