Our Economy Kilts are great for athletes, casual wear, first-time buyers, those on a budget, or as an extra kilt to save wear and tear on your nicer kilts. They are also nice enough that we have many customers use them for weddings and other formal occasions.
These are good looking kilts, especially for the price. They are made from 4-6 yds (depending on waist size) of our Homespun tartan, and pleated in the back just like more expensive kilts. The machine-stitched pleats are each about 1" wide, and 3-4" deep. They are fully lined with three straps and buckles and belt loops.
HOWEVER, please keep in mind that the Economy Kilt (both Stock and Special-Order) is NOT a custom tailored kilt, so it will most likely not fit as if it was tailored for you. The waist and hip size is about the same. If your hip measurement is more than 4 inches larger than your waist, then the kilt may not fit well. If you are looking for a tailor made look, please purchase a Casual Kilt or Formal Kilt.
Our Homespun Tartan is made from a 55/45 blend of polyester & wool, woven by hand on old-world looms. It looks very authentic to what would have been woven historically. The yarn is worsted, but not spun as tightly as modern machine-made tartan. The cloth is also not as tightly woven. Homespun tartan will pleat by hand easily, but will not develop a sharp edge. Small snags, pulls, holes and other assorted blemishes are common. Because it is hand woven, these flaws are a natural part of it's character.
We keep a large number of these kilts in stock, and try to cover the whole range of sizes at all times. If your size is in stock we can usually ship orders the same day. However, if the size you have ordered is out of stock, you may need to allow up to 8 weeks for delivery. Please contact us if you have a specific deadline to meet and we'll see what we can do.