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The Celtic Croft has the most complete line of Kilts available anywhere . We have seven different styles to choose from, to fit any period or budget. Whether you are looking for a "Braveheart" kilt, a classic great kilt, or a modern style formal kilt, we've got your kilt! What is a Kilt? The kilt is a knee length garment with pleats on the backside and is most often made of woolen cloth in a tartan pattern. It originated as the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish highlands in the... [more]
$109.00
This is a STOCK item, HOWEVER, if the size you have ordered is out of stock, you may need to allow up to 8 weeks for delivery.
Black Watch Economy Kilts Our Economy Kilts are great for athletes, casual wear, first-time buyers, those on a budget, or as an extra kilt to save wear...

$20.00
New and Improved Super-Duper Kilt Hanger Our New and Improved Super-Duper Kilt Hanger will securely hold your very heaviest "tank" kilts ! We tested...
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$239.00
In general, please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery. If you add Cheater Pleats, your kilt becomes a Custom-Order Item. Please click for important information.
Braveheart Ancient Kilts Made in the USA from the same 100% wool tartan, woven in Scotland by the same weaver, as the kilts used in the filming of the...

$139.00
Please allow 1-5 weeks for delivery.
Homespun Great Kilt Our Homespun tartan is made from a 55/45 blend of polyester and wool. Homespun tartan is woven 52"-54" wide.  It is woven by hand on...

$129.00
Made-to-order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. Please note — If you add Cheater Pleats, your kilt becomes a Custom-Order Item. Please click for important information.
Homespun Wool Blend Ancient Kilt (Catalog tartan list O tartans) View our selection of Stock Homespun Tartans What is an Ancient Kilt? These...

$329.00
In general, please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery. If you add Cheater Pleats, your kilt becomes a Custom-Order Item. Please click for important information.
Braveheart Great Kilt We make these greatkilts from the same 100% wool tartan, woven in Scotland by the same weaver, as the kilts used in the filming of...

$499.00
Please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery.
Just like the kilts worn in OUTLANDER: The Series! This is the same 100% premium wool tartan fabric, woven by the same weaver in Scotland, as the tartan used in the making of OUTLANDER The Series. Now you can wear your very own OUTLANDER kilt, just like your favorite OUTLANDER character! The OUTLANDER tartans are woven as a hopsack plain weave with a wash only to give it that natural look. The weight of the wool is 12oz and it is 60" wide with a kilting selvedge. Just like in OUTLANDER: The Series, the Great Kilt is traditionally pleated each time you wear it. Pleating instructions will be included with your kilt (you can also download them here). Basically, you lay your kilt out on clean ground, the floor, or a bed. Pull fabric into pleats until it is nearly all used, leaving just enough to wrap around you. Then the whole works is held around you with your belt. If you don't want to pleat your kilt yourself, we offer Cheater Pleats as a convenient option. If you choose Cheater Pleats, we'll pleat the kilt for you, and stitch in a hidden waistband to hold it together. Once you belt it on, no one will know you didn't pleat it yourself! Our standard options are pleat-to-sette, lightly ironed. If you would like different cheater pleat options, choose the "Custom" option, and add the Cheater Pleats product to your order in addition to your kilt. NOTE We ask for size information to be sure that your kilt will fit you correctly, but we do not pleat the kilt for you unless you select Cheater Pleats as an option. Special order. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. We try to keep the OUTLANDER tartans in stock at all times, but if the tartan you have chosen is temporarily out of stock, you may need to wait up to 8 weeks for delivery. We will contact you if we expect any delays. Sizing: A 4 yard kilt will fit up to about a 34 inch waist. A 5 yard kilt will fit up to about a 44 inch waist. A 6 yard kilt will fit up to about a 54 inch waist. (Larger kilts are available. Please contact us.) Depending on waist size, pleats will vary between one and two inches wide (pleats will get wider as waist size increases). If your waist size is close to one of the limits above, consider the next size larger if you want deeper pleats or pleats closer together.

$159.00
In general, please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery. If you add Cheater Pleats, your kilt becomes a Custom-Order Item. Please click for important information.
Braveheart Phillabeg Made in the USA from the same 100% wool tartan, woven in Scotland by the same weaver, as the kilts used in the filming of the...

$95.00
Please allow 6-10 weeks for delivery.
Wilderness Kilts Special-order. Please allow 4-8 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about special-order items. The...

$99.00
Please allow 4-10 weeks for delivery.
Special Order Canvas Kilts Special-order. Please allow 4-8 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about special-order items....

$209.00
Please allow 4-12 weeks for delivery.
Poly Viscose Great Kilt (catalog tartan list P tartans) We make these greatkilts from light weight (10/11 oz.) poly/viscose tartan, woven from a 65/35...

$449.00
Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order items.
Light Weight Premium Wool Casual Kilt (Catalog tartan lists A & B tartans) Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for...

$59.00
Please allow 4-10 weeks for delivery.
Irish Tartan AcryliKilt™ This is a special-order item. Please allow 4-10 weeks for delivery. Don't let anyone fool you! Any kilt for less than 59...

$449.00
Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order items.
Poly/Viscose Medium Weight Formal Kilts (catalog tartan list P tartans) Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important...

$469.00
Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order items.
Medium Weight Premium Wool Casual Kilt (Catalog tartan lists D & E tartans) Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for...

$79.00
Please allow 1-5 weeks for delivery.
Homespun Wool Blend Phillabeg The phillabeg (a.k.a. phille-bheagh, feilidh-beag, or "little kilt"), with Cheater Pleats™ and straps and buckles added, is...

$339.00
Custom-Made. Please allow 4-12 weeks for delivery.
Medium Weight Premium Wool Ancient Kilt (Catalog tartan list D tartans) Custom-Made. Please allow 4-12 weeks for  delivery. Please click for important...

$629.00
Please allow 4-12 weeks for delivery.
Medium Weight Premium Wool Formal Kilt (Catalog tartan list D & E tartans) Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for...

$299.00
Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order items.
Poly Viscose Medium Weight Casual Kilt (catalog tartan list P tartans) Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important...

$119.00
Please allow 4-10 weeks for delivery.
Irish Economy Kilts Our Economy Kilts are great for athletes, first-time buyers, casual wear, those on a budget, or as an extra kilt to save wear and...

$419.00
Please allow 4-12 weeks for delivery.
Medium Weight Great Kilt, Tartan List D (catalog tartan list D tartans) We make these greatkilts from medium weight (12/13 oz.) premium wool tartan,...

$599.00
Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order items.
Light Weight Premium Wool Formal Kilts (catalog tartan list A & B tartans) Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for...
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$85.00
Please allow 4-8 weeks for delivery.
Ladies' Wilderness Mini Kilts Special-order. Please allow 4-8 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about special-order items....

$59.00
Special-Order. Please allow up 4-10 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about special-order items.
The Acrylikilt™ Don't let anyone fool you! Any kilt for less than 59 bucks is gonna be crappy! At $59, that makes our new AcryliKilt™ only kinda...

$25.00
Kilt Strap Extenders set of 3 Have you gained a few inches around the waist? Your kilt doesn't quite fit anymore? (We like to call this "kilt shrinkage")...
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$329.00
Please allow 4-10 weeks for delivery.
Light Weight Ancient Kilts (Catalog tartan list A & B tartans) Made in the USA from light weight (10/11 oz.) premium wool tartan, woven in...

$159.00
Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
Rob Roy Movie Tartan Phillabeg Made in the USA from the same 100% wool tartan, woven in Scotland by the same weaver, as the kilts used in the filming of...

$449.00
Please allow 6-16 weeks for delivery. Click for important information.
Welsh Ancient Kilt These are the same style Kilts worn in the movie “ Braveheart ”. Our Welsh Ancient Kilts are the perfect highland attire for...

$399.00
Please allow 4-12 weeks for delivery.
Light Weight Irish Casual Kilt Our Irish casual kilts are made to order in Scotland from lightweight (11/12oz) premium wool Irish tartans. Perfect for...

$329.00
Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
Rob Roy Movie Tartan Great Kilt We make these greatkilts from the same 100% wool tartan, woven in Scotland by the same weaver, as the kilts used in the...

$699.00
Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order items.
Welsh Tartan Medium Weight Formal Kilts (catalog tartan list N tartans) Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important...

$59.00
Please allow 4-10 weeks for delivery.
Kid-Size Economy Kilt Our kid's economy kilts are perfect for growing children. Now junior can get a kilt to match daddy's economy kilt! Available in...

$189.00
Custom-made just for you. Please allow 4-10 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order items.
Poly/Viscose Ancient Kilt (Catalog tartan list P tartans) Whether you are allergic to wool, or just want a great looking tartan for less, a synthetic...

$529.00
Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order items.
Welsh Tartan Medium Weight Casual Kilt (catalog tartan list N tartans) Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important...

$129.00
Please allow 2-8 weeks for delivery.
Homespun Wool Blend Irish Ancient Kilt The Ancient Kilt is made from a long piece of single-width fabric, about 25" wide. This allows you to pleat the...

$399.00
Please allow 4-10 weeks for delivery.
Heavy Weight Ancient Kilt Tartan List G (Catalog tartan lists G tartans) Made in the USA from heavy weight (15/16 oz.) premium wool tartan, woven in...

$399.00
Please allow 4-12 weeks for delivery.
Light Weight Great Kilt, Tartan List A & B We make these great kilts from light weight (10/11 oz.) premium wool tartan, woven in Scotland....

$529.00
Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order items.
Heavy Weight Premium Wool Casual Kilt (Catalog tartan lists G & H tartans) Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for...

$699.00
Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order items.
Heavy Weight Premium Wool Formal Kilt (Catalog tartan list G & H tartans) Custom-made. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for...

$79.00
Please allow 1-5 weeks for delivery.
Homespun Wool Blend Irish Phillabeg Our phillabegs (little kilt) are made in the USA from our Homespun wool blend tartan. The Phillabeg is an early...

The Celtic Croft has the most complete line of Kilts available anywhere. We have seven different styles to choose from, to fit any period or budget. Whether you are looking for a "Braveheart" kilt, a classic great kilt, or a modern style formal kilt, we've got your kilt!

What is a Kilt?

The kilt is a knee length garment with pleats on the backside and is most often made of woolen cloth in a tartan pattern. It originated as the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish highlands in the 16th century. Since the 19th century they have become associated with the wider culture of Scotland in general. With the creation of Irish and Welsh tartans kilts have also become more popular among Irish and Welsh heritage. Most historians seem to agree that the kilt was adopted by Irish and Welsh Nationalists around the turn of the twentieth century. Kilts are most often worn on formal occasions, highland games, and other sporting events, but in recent years the kilt has also been adapted into an item of fashionable informal male clothing, returning to its roots as an everyday garment.

History

The first kilts appeared in the late 16th century in the form of the great kilt, a full length garment with an upper half that could be worn as a cloak draped over the shoulder or over the head. The word “kilt” comes from the Scotts, however the word itself has a Scandinavian origin. The Scotts word derives from the Old Norse “Kjalta,” from Norse settlers who wore similar pleated, but non-tartan garments. The small kilt (phillabeg) or walking kilt (casual kilt) more similar to today’s modern kilts didn’t develop until the late 17th to early 18th century. These kilts are essentially just the bottom half of the great kilt. Traditionally kilts are made out of woolen cloth in a tartan pattern.

Pleats

A pleat is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place. There are two more popular types of pleats - pleat to sett and pleat to stripe. Pleat to sett is where each pleat is positioned so that the pattern (sett) appears to continue through the pleated portion of the kilt. There is also pleat to stripe, where a prominent stripe in the pattern is chosen and then the stripe is centered down the middle of each pleat. This is a traditional military style, and can look very nice. Some tartans just don’t look good pleated to stripe, however. If you choose this option we will let you know if it can’t (or shouldn’t) be done. Knife pleats are the standard pleat used on kilts but box pleats are available on our phillabeg, great kilt, and ancient kilts. Box pleats are knife pleats back-to-back, and have a tendency to spring out from the waistline.

Measurements and Sizing

At least three measurements, the waist, hips, and length of the kilt, are always required. Sometimes the rise (distance above the waist) or the fall (distance from waistline to the widest part of the hips) is also required. If a kilt is custom tailored and is properly made it will not be loose enough to spin around the waist nor will it cause “scalloping” of the fabric where its buckled when buckled on the smallest holes. The length of the kilt should reach a point no lower than halfway across the kneecap and no higher than about an inch above it.

Our goal is to make the ordering of your kilt as stress free and enjoyable as possible and we look forward to handling your order. Please enjoy our extensive online catalog of Tartan Fabrics, Highland Accessories, Scottish Tartans and Blankets and other quality Celtic products.