How To Find Your Perfect Kilt

Posted on September 15 2017

Finding your perfect kilt is important, and not always easy. A great kilt 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 in the quality of our kilts 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 jacket, waistcoat, and complementary accessories?

Think about what’s already sitting in your closet and what you want to wear with your kilt. The Braemar, Argyll and Wallace jackets are slightly shorter than a normal suit jacket and are specifically designed to work with the shape of a kilt.

If attending a black tie event, you would always wear a Prince Charlie jacket and waistcoat (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 personalised 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 design at affordable prices. An Essentials 8 yard kilt costs just £60, or create your own outfit with our range of jackets and accessories.



Knowing when you need your kilt is a huge factor when choosing your kilt outfit. All of our custom made kilts take three to four weeks to be made, packaged up and delivered. If your event is less than three weeks away, an Essentials kilt is the 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.



Think 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 to 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 tartan

You'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’.

Our Essentials kilts are offered in a range of popular tartans - from Black Watch to Hamilton Grey.


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 Essentials 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.


Still not sure how to find your perfect kilt? We're here to help - just get in touch.


  • Megan: September 18, 2017

    Hey James. Our Kilt Society™ Essentials kilts are made of woven cloth, making them bit lighter than a traditional wool kilt. Have a look and see if they’re right for you:

  • James Bruce: September 16, 2017

    I have wedding in Bologna next summer

    Do you supply lightweight kilts

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