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Black Watch Economy Kilt

$109.00
KBW01
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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 and tear on your nicer kilts. They are also nice enough that we have many customers use them for weddings and other formal occasions.

Construction

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.

About the Fabric

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.

Availability

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.

 

How To Measure for Your Kilt:
1) Measure your waist size in inches at the navel (belly button). This is the traditional kilt waist. Alternatively, for a more casual look, many men prefer to wear their kilts at the pants waist. If this is what you choose, then measure comfortably around your waist where the top of your pants rest. Or, If you intend to wear your kilt mostly for formal occasions, and you have a bit more around the middle than you might like to have, you may want to measure a little higher than the navel to get over the crest of the "beer gut". The higher waist will help your kilt stay up where it belongs.
2) Measure around your hips at the fullest point (usually 6-8 inches below the waist).
3) Measure from your waist (kilt waist or pants waist accordingly) to about the middle of the knee. This is usually best done with some help because if you bend over even a bit, your measurement will not be correct.

My first purchase from you six years ago was a Black Watch Economy Kilt to wear on my trip to Scotland led by the great Scottish folk singer Alex Beaton. I didn't want to be outdone whenever he wore the kilt and I didn't want to have to tell my friends afterwards that I hadn't worn a kilt in Scotland! I thought my premium wool MacBean kilt would be too hot and heavy to wear over there. The Economy Kilt proved to be just the right solution. It is one of my favorite kilts- light, comfy and good-looking. As it turned out, Alex never donned a kilt. But I wore mine to dinner several times and ladies in the group were just enthralled.
My kilt arrived today and I just want to say it is perfect. Thank you.
Great first kilt! Good value and looks sturdy. Awesome service too! Hope this is the start of many more purchases.
Can't fault either the kilt or the service.
Huge bang for the buck.
If you're on the fence in owning a kilt this is the one for you, or if, like me, you want one for attending sports occasions, this is all you need.
Great quality for the money. Leather on the straps is stiff and a little cheesy but otherwise a great kilt
The fit was perfect and the staff had on my door step on a rush basis. thank you.
Very nice kilt. Very good quality especially for an economy kilt.
It looks really nice ! I just wish I could get an ancient Davidson !
MATCHES THE FULL VERSION I ALREADY POSSESS...JUST WISH IT CAME IN THE WALLACE PLAID
Excellent Kilt at a low price! Very impressed! Quick turn around on shipment as well! Excellent customer service!
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