The phillabeg (a.k.a. phille-bheagh, feilidh-beag, or "little kilt"), with Cheater Pleats™ and straps and buckles added, is my favorite kilt. I wear them all summer long to pretty much every event we attend. They are light and comfortable, and allow maximum freedom of movement. And they look cool!
Made in the USA from light weight (10/11 oz), premium wool tartan, woven in Scotland. This is the same light weight tartan many of you are familiar with, used in modern, tailored, formal kilts. This is the most commonly available tartan fabric. Makes a good kilt, and the light weight is especially nice for hot weather wear. This is your best option if you are looking for a specific tartan, as there are over 1000 available, and it makes a great looking Phillabeg.
This tartan is woven double width (54"-60" wide), so the kilt will have a seam in the middle where the fabric is cut in half and stitched together. This seam is easily hidden in a pleat either when you pleat the kilt or if you order cheater pleats to be sewn in.
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.
Special order. Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery.
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 phillabeg will have pleats 1.5 - 2 inches wide and 3-4 inches deep. A 5 yd phillabeg 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 kilt would be overkill with a 34 inch waist, but it would have pleats about 1 inch wide and 6-8 inches deep.
4 yds, $179 (fits up to a 34in waist)
5 yds, $229 (fits up to a 44in waist)
6 yds, $269 (fits up to a 50in waist)
How to measure for your Phillabeg:
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.
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