Our Welsh Great Kilts are the perfect highland attire for Renaissance festivals and other reenactment events. We make these from tartan woven in Wales, 58" wide. NOTE — Welsh tartan is not woven with a kilt selvage, so the bottom of your greatkilt will be hemmed, and the top will be fringed. Medium weight tartan will be a little warmer in hot weather, but it takes a crisper pleat, and generally looks a little nicer than light weight tartan.
Although the great kilt dates back to at least the 16th century, there's not much evidence that the Welsh ever wore kilts historically. (Welsh tartans and Welsh kilts are modern inventions.) However, a Welsh tartan great kilt is still a very popular choice for those of Welsh descent who want to wear a historic style kilt.
When you belt on a great kilt, more than half of the fabric is above the belt. In warm weather this extra fabric can be bustled up behind you or pinned over the shoulder (pictured). In cool or rainy weather the extra fabric can be worn over both shoulders like a cloak, or (depending on how tall you are) up over the head like a hooded cloak.
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, and a 6 yard kilt will fit up to about a 50 inch waist. If you are 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 34 inch waist, a 4 yd greatkilt will have pleats 1.5 - 2 inches wide and 3-4 inches deep. A 5 yd greatkilt 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 6 yd greatkilt would be overkill with a 34 inch waist, but it would have pleats about 1 inch wide and 6-8 inches deep.
4 yds, $479 (fits up to a 34in waist)
5 yds, $595 (fits up to a 44in waist)
6 yds, $695 (fits up to a 50in waist)
How to measure for your Greatkilt:
1) Measure the waist size at your actual waist, where you usually wear your pants.
2) Measure from your waist to about the middle of the knee.
Have someone help you. If you bend even a little while trying to do it yourself, the measurement will change.
Note — The length measurement is really only relevant if you are adding Cheater Pleats™, but the form above asks for it regardless, so you might as well do it right!
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