Size Converters - to check what size your measurement corresponds to.
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- It's easiest to have someone measure you
- Stand straight up and relax
- Measure at points shown without holding your breath
- Ensure measurement is not taken over thick clothing
- Tape measure should be snug but not too tight
- All measurements should be taken in inches
Expected Kilt Length
Normally, your kilt length will correspond with the following guides. If it's significantly different, try taking the measurements again. If it's slightly different, then it could be down to preference or body shape. See our notes below for more info.
Height 5' 6" to 5' 7" = 22" to 22.5" kilt length
Height 5' 8 to 5' 9" = 23" to 23.5" kilt length
Height 5' 10" to 5' 11" = 24" to 24.5" kilt length
Height 6' to 6' 2" = 24.5" to 25.5" kilt length
Height 6' 3" to 6" 4" = 26" to 26.5" kilt length
Height 6' 5" to 6' 7" = 27" to 27.5" kilt length
The length of your kilt drop will depend on how high you want to wear the kilt on your waist. If wearing a short jacket such as a Prince Charlie, you may want to have your kilt an inch or two longer so that it sits higher on your waist. However, standard kilts should always be worn to the middle of the knee cap, while military kilts are worn a little shorter to the top of the knee cap. When measuring the kilt length, the wearer should kneel and have someone take a measurement from where the top of the kilt will sit, down to the floor.
Where you wear the kilt on your waist is entirely up to you, and is down to personal preference. However the standard height is around the navel and as a result it is worth noting that your kilt waist size may be slightly larger than your trouser waist size.
The difference between the inside and outside leg measurement will determine the height of the waistline of your trousers.
If you are wearing the trousers with a short jacket such as a Prince Charlie, you may want to make your outside leg measurement a little longer to accommodate them being worn higher up on your waist. Alternatively, if purchasing custom made Argyll or Miltary style trews then please take into account the additional 2"-3" height when measuring the outside leg measurement (see blue dotted line on image).
In the past, every gentleman knew his hat size, just as he knew his shirt size. However, these sizes are in imperial eighths and nowadays we usually measure in centimetres. It’s much easier, and more reliable, to have someone measure your head for you. We recommend using something flexible, either a cloth tape measure, or a length of ribbon or even string. Whatever you use, it should not be stretchy as this will not give an accurate measurement.
Wrap the tape around the head, and make sure this is done at the place you want the band of the hat to sit. You can then check how many centimetres this is, and order the best size. You’ll find the sizes in the drop down menu called Hat Size. We recommend you choose by centimetre size, even though we show the imperial sizes too. We do this because it’s the tradition, but just ignore them unless you are very confident with imperial sizes.