A LITTLE BACKSTORY…Introducing the persevere tartans in which what would Scottish Tartans look like if they were designed today? What colors and patterns best reflect the modern man while keeping in line with traditional weaving techniques? These are the questions we got to explore while designing our new Persevere range Tartan is embedded in Scotland’s national identity and we wanted to honor the tried and true pattern of work kilts with a contemporary approach in weathered colors that reflect the rural, rugged landscapes of the country we’re lucky enough to call home.
THE DESIGNBuying your first kilt is a rite of passage. We took the stress off choosing from thousands of tartans and created the Persevere Range, a succinct collection that we feel epitomizes tradition meeting modernity. The name Persevere is taken from the District of Leigh, Edinburgh, Scotland’s motto. You can find it kilts for sale on lamp posts and doorways, serving as a reminder of the spirit of the people and place. It is a nod to the old seaport we are based in, whose colors inspired our designers, and where our founders Emma and Fergus grew both Kilt Society™ and their own family. We began with Persevere the Flint Grey and built outwards from there. The original Persevere Flint Grey Tartan takes its inspiration from the cobbled streets, rainy days and stormy skies of Edinburgh. It features a subtle flash of purple as an ode to the nature found so close to our city. We took the Persevere sett design and created a Weathered Brown variation, where we drew endless inspiration from the rugged, rural side of Scotland. Finally, our Persevere Thistle Blue reflects emblematic Scottish wildflowers like Heather and Thistle, along with the cool tones found in rolling highland Munro to create this vivid blue. A simple, classic black kilt has also been introduced to Kilt Society™. Dressed up with the Prince Charlie jacket, it becomes streamlined and formal; paired with the Brae mar jacket, it’s perfect for more casual events.
To match the Essentials range, we designed kids sizes in both kilt and trews in ages 1-12, for celebrating old family traditions, or creating new ones! We are proud of this new collection, a range of tartans that are uniquely Scottish and uniquely Kilt Society™. Cheers to traditions old and new, especially when they’re wallet-friendly and available for next-day delivery!