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 movie! The Braveheart tartan is very rustic, woven in natural wool and earthtones believed to be authentic to that period.
For Braveheart accessories go to: Braveheart accessories
Our Braveheart kilts are made-to-order from fabric that is supposed to be in stock. This makes it essentially a stock item, and we can usually get them made and shipped in a day or two but it depends a lot on the time of year and how busy we are. In general, please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery.
Pleating instructions are included with each kilt. Traditionally these kilts are pleated each time you wear them. 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 also select Cheater Pleats¢ as an additional option.
Cheater Pleats¢ are a nice convenience option. Your kilt will still look like you pleated it yourself, but you can take it off and put it back on any time you want to without redoing your pleats. (Depending on how concerned you are about the appearance, pleating your kilt can take anywhere from a few minutes to a half hour each time you wear it). 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!
Modern kilts are generally pleated so that the front apron of the kilt closes from left to right. For years this is how we've Cheater Pleated¢ our Ancient Kilts. However, many customers brought it to our attention that this makes it difficult to wear the plaid over the left shoulder, which is also customary.
So, we've decided to make all Ancient Kilts the other way front apron closing from right to left. This makes the aprons "backwards" compared to a modern kilt, but it allows the plaid to flow up and over the left shoulder. (This is the way Mel wears it in the Braveheart movie.)
Incidentally, plaid over left shoulder is not a hard and fast rule. It most likely originated as a practical way to keep the plaid off your sword arm. If you are left-handed, you will probably want to wear the plaid over your right shoulder. Just let us know we can Cheater Pleat¢ your kilt either way you want!
Please Note if you add Cheater Pleats¢ to your kilt, it becomes a custom-made item, and custom-order terms and conditions apply. Please click to view important information about custom-order items.
A 6 yard kilt will fit up to about a 38 inch waist, an 8 yard kilt will fit up to about a 48 inch waist, and a 10 yard kilt will fit 50+ inch waist sizes. If you are much larger than this please contact us for pricing on larger kilts. Also, If your waist size is close to one of these limits, consider the next size larger if you want deeper pleats or pleats closer together. For example:
If you have a 38 inch waist, a 6 yd ancient kilt will have pleats 1.5 - 2 inches wide and 3-4 inches deep. An 8 yd ancient kilt will have pleats approximately 1 inch wide and 3-4 inches deep or 1.5 - 2 inches wide and 6-8 inches deep. In this example a 10 yd kilt would be overkill with a 38 inch waist, but it would have pleats about 1 inch wide and 6-8 inches deep. It would be possible to hand-pleat a kilt like this, but we couldn't Cheater Pleat¢ it for you, because it would be too thick for our sewing machine!
6 yds (fits up to about a 38in. Waist)
8 yds (fits up to about a 48in. Waist)
10 yds (fits 50in.+ waist sizes)