The Essential Kilt Pin
Posted on July 25 2017
But, what is the kilt pin? How do you wear it? What is it made of?
Kilt Society™ knows kilts like no one else. We're here to tell you everything you need to know about the kilt pin.
WHY USE A KILT PIN
Your kilt pin is both decorative and functional. The main function of the kilt pin is to add weight to the kilt’s open edge to keep it from blowing open or moving around.
However, a kilt pin should never be fixed through both layers of material to keep your kilt closed. This will restrict your movement and can damage your kilt.
POSITIONING YOUR KILT PIN
Your kilt pin should be fastened through the outer layer of material only, at the bottom right-hand side of your kilt. The most common position is about 2”–3” from the fringed edge and about 2”-3” up from the bottom of the kilt.
The exact placement is up to you, but it should be near enough to the corner to help prevent the apron from blowing open.
Get creative! Experiment with placing the pin according to your tartan: in line with a stripe, at the intersection of stripes, or in the centre of a square of solid colour.
WHAT ARE KILT PINS MADE OF?
Many of our kilt pins are made from pewter, while others are made from chrome, chrome plated zinc, sterling silver, or stag horn.
CHOOSING A KILT PIN
Many of our kilt pins also come in a range of finishes, the most common of which are antique (a classic matt look) and polished (for a shinier chrome look).
Our full range of kilt pins can be found here.
Still stuck on the right kilt pin?
The Kilt Society™ team has you covered. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full contact information here.