Thursday, 11 Aug 2022

Types of Tartan Kilts


The Scottish tartan kilt is one of the most popular types of kilts and is oftentimes what comes to mind when you think about kilts from Scotland. These are the traditional style kilts that have been worn for many centuries and are believed to have originated during times of war to keep soldiers warm and able to move more freely. But since their inception, they have evolved into something more versatile and have become apparel that you can wear just about anywhere. 

Much like any other niche of apparel, when it comes to kilts, there are many different types for you to choose from and wear depending on the occasion. Whether you are looking for something to sport around town while going shopping, running errands and eating lunch, want something to wear out to the club at night or need something to wear to a formal event like a wedding, Scottish kilts are an excellent way to do so. There are many different types of kilts that you can choose from within the category of ‘tartan kilts‘. 

Traditional Tartan Kilts

For those who are looking for Scottish kilts that exemplify traditional Scottish clothing and culture, a traditional Scottish kilt may be for you. These types of kilts are straightforward and classic by design in the way that they don’t stray too far away from the classic kilt designs that you see everywhere. They sit high on the waist and fall around the knees in the way that traditional kilts do, and they are complete with pleats along the side. The tartan fabric comes in your choice of colors and pattern styles, so that you can choose to represent your family, region or clan, or you can simply choose the one that best suits your personal taste. 


Premium 8 Yard Kilts

One of the most traditional ways of making a kilt was to use eight yards of fabric for each. This was especially true when kilts were used for more than just a stylish expression of a culture and when they were used for military as well. The kilts could not only easily be moved around in, but at night when the soldiers slept, they could be used as a blanket as well. While you may not be intending to bed down on a battlefield at night, you can still get the traditional Scottish kilt wearing experience with an eight-yard kilt. 

These kilts are made from premium acrylic wool that looks and feels like the real thing. The wool is warm enough to keep you cozy when it is chilly outside while still being breathable enough as not to make you feel too hot in the summer. All eight yards of the fabric can be chosen from a huge selection of tartan styles and patterns available, so that you can pick the one that best suits your taste. The kilts can also be customized in terms of size as well as the buttons and hardware. 

Hybrid Tartan Kilts

Utility kilts are a different type of Scottish kilt that does not necessarily follow the tartan style. Instead, these kilts put emphasis on the efficiency of the kilt wearer, giving you pockets to use and loops to hang things from. Because of this, they are often preferred by those who work a lot or spend a lot of time outside. If you want the benefits of a utility kilt but want all of the style that a tartan kilt has to offer, your best bet is going to be a hybrid kilt. 

Hybrid kilts offer the best of both worlds when it comes to tartan and utility kilts. These kilts feature a tartan style, either taking over most of the kilt itself or peeking out between the pleats of a utility kilt. This way, you can still rock your Scottish style without having to sacrifice the convenience of having plenty of pockets. 

Modern Tartan Kilts

Modern tartan kilts are kilts that are made to more contemporary specifications, making them easier to incorporate into everyday casual wear than some might find traditional tartan kilts to be. Modern tartan kilts are made with tartan fabric and cut into similar ways as traditional kilts but with a little more modern flair. This helps them stand out among more traditional styles and helps you keep up with the current fashion trends all while showing off your pride in your Scottish roots. Modern tartan kilts allow you to wear a kilt to more places than you might otherwise, and they also tend to have more contemporary features. 

No matter which type of kilt you are interested in acquiring, you can be sure that the kilt is going to fit you perfectly, thanks to our made-to-measure policy. Include your waist and hip measurements as well as your preferred fell measurement and kilt length in order to get a kilt that is going to fit you perfectly right out of the box. These kilts also come with customizable hardware and buttons, so that you can go the extra mile to make these kilts entirely your own. You can add accessories to your look in order to make you stand out among the rest and help you create a full kilt dress out of all of your favorite pieces. 

Wearing a traditional Scottish kilt is a huge source of pride for a Scotsman, and you can find the one that best suits your taste and personality right here at Scottish Kilt Shop. We believe that everyone should have access to a kilt that makes them look and feel good, no matter who you are, and so we are dedicated to providing you with high quality, handmade kilts at an affordable price. Start browsing our site and choose from our selection of modern tartan kilts, hybrid kilts, premium eight yard kilts and traditional tartan kilts and bring your own kilt home with you today.