Military Tartan Kilts

With our military tartan kilts, you can show your pride in both your heritage, and your membership in (or support of) the U.S. Armed Forces families. Wear the tartan of your branch of service with honor!

Military Tartan Kilts

Our military tartan kilts are mostly available in light weight (11oz) and medium weight (13oz) tartan. Although, a few we can only get in light weight. We typically suggest medium weight tartan if you’re looking at kilts because typically, you won’t be too warm and you’ll have a nice sway to your pleats. You’ll look dashing with the purchase a 5 yard or 9 yard kilt for your next military or formal function. However, you may want to clear it with your commander! In contrast, if you’re looking for more casual wear, get yourself one of our great kilts, ancient kilts, or phillabegs!

Scottish American Military Society

These kilts should be of special interest if you’re a member of the Scottish American Military Society because the tartans were made specifically for the Military Armed Forces. The Society was founded as a veterans organization, and so the membership is composed primarily of veterans of Scottish ancestry who have served, or are serving, in the U.S. Armed Forces. Their goal is “to preserve and promote Scottish and American Armed Forces customs, traditions, and heritage.” Join them and find more information on SAMS here: Scottish American Military Society

Army Tartan

The colors of the Army tartan were chosen to represent the uniforms at the time it was registered. Black for the beret, khaki for the summer uniform, light green for the original sniper and now part of the summer uniform, dark blue for the original dress uniform, olive for the combat uniform, and gold for the cavalry. 

Navy Tartan

We offer you 3 tartans associated with the US Navy;  the Edzell, Thurso, and Seabees tartans. Commonly seen as representative of the branch, though not they aren’t formally recognized. You can choose which tartan will best represent your service, or your personal preference!

Edzell

The Edzell tartan was originally designed for US Navy personnel at the Edzell radar base in Angus, Scotland. It is predominately blue with darker blue stripes, and smaller red and white cross stripes.

Seabees

The tartan is made up of colors reflecting the SeaBee code of conduct. This is a predominately green tartan, with multiple stripes. First described, a dark blue stripe – ‘The Navy we proudly serve’. A light blue stripe – ‘The Oceans we’ve crossed’. Brown stripe – ‘The Mountains we’ve moved’. Red stripe – ‘The Blood nobly shed’. And lastly, a yellow cross check – ‘The twinkle in the every SeaBees eye’. 

Thurso

This tartan was created to represent the cooperation between the branch and the establishment at Thurso, Caithness, and the local community. It is predominately dark and light blue, with black, white, and gold stripes.

Air Force Tartan

This tartan is now widely accepted (though unofficially) as representative of the US Air Force, and was originally made popular by the Pipe Band of the Air Force Reserve in Georgia, USA. It is predominately both dark and light blue, with smaller black, red, and yellow stripes.

Marines Tartan

Though this tartan isn’t officially recognized by the USMC, it is often worn by service members and those honoring the service of a family member. The tartan is predominately blue and green, with red and yellow stripes. However, there are actually two tartans created in honor of the USMC registered with the same thread count. The difference? If you prefer darker, more subdued colors, then you’ll likely prefer the “Leatherneck” tartan variant. 

Coast Guard

The US Coast Guard was founded by the first US Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, and as a result, is based off the Hamilton tartan in his honor. The blue is changed to modern Coast Guard Blue, and is symbolic of the seas and skies where the men and women of the Coast Guard work. The red represents the courage and sacrifice of Coast Guard members in peace and in war. And lastly, the ten thread count white overstripe is a symbol of the white sails of the first ten cutters of the service authorized by Hamilton.

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