Heavy Weight Premium Wool Ancient Kilt
- SKU: KA016
- Categories: Premium Wool, Kilts, Scottish Tartan Kilts, Ancient Kilts, Ancient Kilts
- Tags: Custom-Order, Heavy Weight, Made in Scotland, Wool
- Handmade in the US with tartan woven in Scotland
- Same style worn in the Braveheart movie
- Made from 16oz Heavy Wool
$425.00 – $685.00
Heavy Weight Ancient Kilt
What is an Ancient Kilt?
These are the same style kilts worn in the movie Braveheart! Our Ancient Kilts are perfect for Renaissance festivals, weddings, reenactment events, or a distinctive look at your next Highland games. Depending on who you talk to, they may be historically accurate or not, but our Ancient Kilt is much cooler and more practical than a Great Kilt for hot weather wear. We recommend them to anyone looking for the Renaissance Highland look.
How is it different?
The Ancient Kilt is basically a Phillabeg with an extra 2-3 yards of tartan attached. This extra tartan serves as a sash or fly plaid, worn over your shoulder once the kilt is pleated. An Ancient Kilt is different from a Great Kilt because it is made from a longer piece of single-width fabric (25-30 inches wide). This means you don’t have the bulk of fabric above the belt that you do with a great kilt. (Great kilts are made from double-width fabric, 54-60 inches wide).
About Heavy Weight Tartan
Made in the USA from heavy weight (15/16 oz.) premium wool tartan, woven in Scotland. We don’t generally recommend heavy weight ancient kilts, unless you don’t have any other options. You’ll find it hot and heavy for any warm weather event. It is however very durable, and takes a very crisp pleat if you choose.
This is a custom, made-to-order product just for you. Premium wool tartans generally take 4-12 weeks to get to us, depending on availability. Once your tartan arrives to us, it will take us a day or two to complete your kilt (add a day for cheater pleats) and then your kilt will ship to you! Please click here for more information on custom-order items.
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.
Note — 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!
- 6 yard Ancient Kilt fits up to about a 38 inch waist.
- 8 yard Ancient Kilt fits up to about a 48 inch waist.
- 10 yard Ancient Kilt fits up to about about a 54 inch waist.
- Larger kilts are available. Please contact us.
Depending on waist size, pleats will vary between one and two inches wide (pleats will get wider as waist size increases). If your waist size is close to one of the limits above, consider the next size larger if you want deeper pleats or pleats closer together.
How to measure for your Ancient Kilt
- Have someone help you. If you bend even a little while trying to do it yourself, the measurements will change.
- Kilt Waist: Measure the waist size at your actual waist, where you usually wear your pants.
- Kilt Length: Measure the length from your waist to about the middle of the knee.
|Lochcarron Heavy Weight Tartan List G||
Abercrombie Ancient, Abercrombie Modern, Aberdeen (District) Modern, Agnew Ancient, Allison Ancient, Anderson Ancient, Anderson Modern, Anderson of Ardbrake Modern, Anderson Weathered, Angus (District) Ancient, Angus (District) Modern, Arbuthnot Ancient, Armstrong Ancient, Armstrong Modern, Auld Scotland Modern, Austin/Keith/Marshall Ancient, Austin/Keith/Marshall Modern, Baillie Ancient, Baird Ancient, Baird Modern, Barclay Hunting Ancient, Barclay Hunting Modern, Bisset Ancient, Black Watch Ancient, Black Watch Dress Ancient, Black Watch Modern, Black Watch Weathered, Blair Ancient, Blair Modern, Borthwick Ancient, Bowie Ancient, Boyd Ancient, Boyd Modern, Brodie Hunting Ancient, Brodie Hunting Weathered, Brodie Red Modern, Bruce Ancient, Bruce Modern, Bruce of Kinnaird Ancient, Bruce Weathered, Buchanan Ancient, Buchanan Hunting Ancient, Buchanan Hunting Modern, Buchanan Modern, Buchanan Old Ancient, Buchanan Old Weathered, Buchanan Weathered, Burnett Ancient, Burnett Modern, Burnett Weathered, Burns Check Modern, Caledonia (District) Ancient, Caledonia (District) Modern, Cameron Clan Ancient, Cameron Clan Modern, Cameron Hunting Ancient, Cameron Hunting Weathered, Cameron of Erracht Ancient, Cameron of Erracht Modern, Cameron of Erracht Weathered, Cameron of Lochiel Ancient, Cameron of Lochiel Modern, Cameron of Lochiel Weathered, Campbell Argyll Ancient*, Campbell Argyll Modern*, Campbell Argyll Weathered*, Campbell Clan Ancient, Campbell Clan Modern, Campbell Clan Weathered, Campbell Dress Ancient, Campbell Dress Modern, Campbell of Breadalbane Ancient, Campbell of Cawdor Ancient, Campbell of Cawdor Modern, Campbell of Cawdor Weathered, Campbell of Loudoun Modern, Campbell Old Ancient, Campbell Old Weathered, Carmichael Ancient, Carnegie Ancient, Carnegie Modern, Chattan Clan Ancient, Chisholm Hunting Ancient, Chisholm Hunting Modern, Chisholm Red Ancient, Chisholm Red Modern, Christie Ancient, Clark Ancient, Clergy Ancient, Cochrane Ancient, Cochrane Modern, Cockburn Ancient, Cockburn Modern, Colquhoun Ancient, Colquhoun Modern, Connaught Modern, Connemara Modern, Cooper Ancient, Cooper Modern, Cornish Hunting, Cornish National, Craig Ancient, Crawford Ancient, Crawford Modern, Crawford Weathered, Cumming Hunting Ancient, Cumming Hunting Modern, Cumming Hunting Weathered, Cumming/Cumin Red (Clan) Modern, Cunningham Hunting Ancient, Cunningham Hunting Weathered, Cunningham Modern, Dalzeil Ancient, Dalzeil Modern, Davidson Ancient, Davidson Modern, Davidson Tulloch Ancient, Davidson Tulloch Modern, Douglas (Green) Ancient, Douglas (Green) Modern, Douglas (Green) Weathered, Douglas Grey Ancient, Drummond Ancient, Drummond of Perth Modern, Drummond of Perth Weathered, Dunbar (District) Ancient, Dunbar (District) Modern, Duncan Ancient, Duncan Modern, Dundas Ancient, Dundas Modern, Dundee (District) Old Ancient, Dunlop Ancient, Edinburgh District, Elliot Ancient, Elliot Modern, Erskine (Red & Green) Modern, Farquharson Ancient, Farquharson Modern, Farquharson Weathered, Ferguson Ancient, Ferguson Modern, Ferguson Weathered, Fletcher of Dunans Ancient, Forbes Ancient, Forbes Dress Modern, Forbes Modern, Forbes Weathered, Forsyth Ancient, Forsyth Modern, Fraser Hunting Ancient, Fraser Hunting Modern, Fraser Hunting Weathered, Fraser of Lovat Modern, Fraser Old (Clan) Ancient, Fraser Old (Clan) Modern, Fraser Old (Clan) Weathered, Fraser Red (Dress) Ancient, Fraser Red (Dress) Modern, Fraser Red (Dress) Weathered, Galbraith Ancient, Galbraith Modern, Galloway (Red) Modern, Gillies Ancient, Gillies Dress Ancient, Gordon Ancient, Gordon Blue Modern, Gordon Dress Ancient, Gordon Dress Modern, Gordon Modern, Gordon Old Ancient, Gordon Red Ancient, Gordon Red Weathered, Gordon Weathered, Gow Ancient, Gow Hunting Ancient, Gow Hunting Modern, Gow Hunting Weathered, Gow Modern, Graham of Menteith Ancient, Graham of Menteith Modern, Graham of Menteith Weathered, Graham of Montrose Ancient, Graham of Montrose Modern, Graham of Montrose Weathered, Grant (Red) Ancient, Grant (Red) Modern, Grant Hunting Ancient, Grant Hunting Modern, Grant Hunting Weathered, Gunn Ancient, Gunn Modern, Gunn Weathered, Guthrie Ancient, Guthrie Modern, Hamilton Green (Hunting) Ancient, Hamilton Green (Hunting) Modern, Hamilton Red Ancient, Hamilton Red Modern, Hamilton Red Weathered, Hannay Ancient, Hay & Leith Modern, Hay Ancient, Hay Modern, Henderson Ancient, Henderson Modern, Henderson Weathered, Hepburn Ancient, Highland Granite, Home/Hume Ancient, Home/Hume Modern, Hume/Home Ancient, Hume/Home Modern, Hunter Ancient, Hunter Modern, Inglis Ancient, Inglis Modern, Innes Red Ancient, Innes Red Modern, Innes Red Weathered, Inverness (District) Ancient, Inverness (District) Modern, Irvine Ancient, Irvine Modern, Irvine Weathered, Isle of Skye, Johnston(e) Ancient, Johnston(e) Modern, Johnston(e) Weathered, Keith/Austin/Marshall Ancient, Keith/Austin/Marshall Modern, Kennedy Ancient, Kennedy Modern, Kerr (Red) Ancient, Kerr (Red) Modern, Kerr (Red) Weathered, Kidd Ancient, Kilgour Modern, Kincaid Ancient, Lamont Ancient, Lamont Modern, Lamont Weathered, Lauder Modern, Leask Ancient, Lennox Ancient, Lennox Modern, Leslie (Dress) Red Ancient, Leslie (Dress) Red Modern, Leslie Green (Hunting) Ancient, Leslie Green (Hunting) Modern, Leslie Green (Hunting) Weathered, Lindsay Ancient, Lindsay Modern, Lindsay Weathered, Livingston(e) Ancient, Livingston(e) Modern, Loch Ness Modern, Lochaber (District) Weathered, Lochcarron Hunting Ancient, Lochcarron Hunting Modern, Lochcarron Hunting Weathered, Logan/MacLennan Modern, Logan/MacLennan Weathered, Lumsden Ancient, Lumsden Modern, MacAlister Ancient, MacAlister Modern, MacAlpine Ancient, MacAlpine Modern, MacArthur Ancient, MacArthur Modern, MacAulay Hunting Ancient, MacAulay Hunting Modern, MacAulay Red Modern, MacBean Ancient, MacBean Modern, MacBeth Ancient, MacBeth Modern, MacCallum (Red Line) Ancient, MacCallum Ancient, MacCallum Modern, MacColl Ancient, MacColl Modern, MacCorquodale Ancient, MacDiarmid Ancient, MacDiarmid Modern, MacDonald Clan Ancient, MacDonald Clan Modern, MacDonald Clan Weathered, MacDonald Dress Ancient, MacDonald Dress Modern, MacDonald Dress Weathered, MacDonald Lord of the Isles Green Modern, MacDonald of Ardnamurchan Ancient, MacDonald of Ardnamurchan Modern, MacDonald of Clanranald Ancient, MacDonald of Clanranald Modern, MacDonald of Clanranald Weathered, MacDonald of Kingsburgh Ancient, MacDonald of Sleat Ancient, MacDonald of Sleat Modern, MacDonald of the Isles (Hunting) Ancient, MacDonald of the Isles (Hunting) Modern, MacDonald of the Isles (Hunting) Weathered, MacDonald of the Isles Red Ancient, MacDonald of the Isles Red Modern, MacDonnell of Glengarry Ancient, MacDonnell of Glengarry Modern, MacDonnell of Keppoch Ancient, MacDonnell of Keppoch Modern, MacDougall Ancient, MacDougall Modern, MacDuff (Red) Ancient, MacDuff (Red) Modern, MacDuff Dress Modern, MacDuff Hunting Ancient, MacDuff Hunting Modern, MacEwan Ancient, MacEwan Modern, MacFadyen Modern, MacFarlane (Red) Ancient, MacFarlane (Red) Modern, MacFarlane (Red) Weathered, MacFarlane B&W Ancient, MacFarlane Hunting Ancient, MacFarlane Hunting Modern, MacGill Ancient, MacGill Modern, MacGillivray Ancient, MacGillivray Hunting Ancient, MacGillivray Modern, MacGregor (Red) Ancient, MacGregor (Red) Modern, MacGregor (Red) Weathered, MacGregor Hunting Ancient, MacGregor Hunting Modern, MacGregor Rob Roy Ancient, MacHardy Ancient, MacHardy Modern, MacInnes (Hunting) Ancient, MacInnes (Hunting) Modern, MacInnes (Red) Weathered, MacIntosh (Red) Ancient, MacIntosh (Red) Modern, MacIntosh (Red) Weathered, MacIntosh Hunting Ancient, MacIntosh Hunting Modern, MacIntosh Hunting Weathered, MacIntyre (Hunting) Ancient, MacIntyre (Hunting) Modern, MacIntyre of Glenorchy Ancient, MacIntyre of Glenorchy Modern, MacIver Ancient, MacIver Modern, MacKay Ancient, MacKay Blue Ancient, MacKay Modern, MacKay Weathered, MacKellar Modern, MacKenzie Ancient, MacKenzie Dress Ancient, MacKenzie Dress Modern, MacKenzie Modern, MacKenzie Weathered, MacKillop Modern, MacKinlay Ancient, MacKinlay Modern, MacKinnon Hunting Ancient, MacKinnon Hunting Modern, MacKinnon Red Ancient, MacKinnon Red Modern, MacLachlan (Red) Ancient, MacLachlan (Red) Modern, MacLachlan Old Ancient, MacLachlan Old Modern, MacLaine of Lochbuie (Red) Modern, MacLaine of Lochbuie Hunting Ancient, MacLaren Ancient, MacLaren Modern, MacLaren Weathered, MacLean Hunting Ancient, MacLean Hunting Modern, MacLean of Duart (Red) Ancient, MacLean of Duart (Red) Modern, MacLean of Duart (Red) Weathered, MacLellan Ancient, MacLennan/Logan Ancient, MacLennan/Logan Modern, MacLennan/Logan Weathered, MacLeod Dress (Lewis) Ancient, MacLeod Dress (Lewis) Modern, MacLeod Dress (Lewis) Weathered, MacLeod Hunting (Harris) Ancient, MacLeod Hunting (Harris) Modern, MacLeod Hunting (Harris) Weathered, MacMillan Hunting Ancient, MacMillan Hunting Modern, MacMillan Old Ancient, MacMillan Old Modern, MacMillan Old Weathered, MacNab Ancient, MacNab Modern, MacNaughton Ancient, MacNaughton Modern, MacNaughton Weathered, MacNeil (Hunting) of Barra Ancient, MacNeil (Hunting) of Barra Modern, MacNeil of Colonsay Ancient, MacNicol/Nicolson (Red) Ancient, MacNicol/Nicolson (Red) Modern, MacNicol/Nicolson (Red) Weathered, MacNicol/Nicolson Hunting Ancient, MacNicol/Nicolson Hunting Weathered, MacPhail Hunting Ancient, MacPhail Red Modern, MacPherson (Red) Ancient, MacPherson (Red) Modern, MacPherson (Red) Weathered, MacPherson Dress Ancient, MacPherson Hunting Ancient, MacPhie/MacPhee Ancient, MacPhie/MacPhee Modern, MacPhie/MacPhee Weathered, MacQuarrie Ancient, MacQuarrie Modern, MacQueen Ancient, MacQueen Modern, MacRae (Red) Ancient, MacRae (Red) Modern, MacRae Dress Modern, MacRae Hunting Ancient, MacRae Hunting Modern, MacRae Hunting Weathered, MacRae of Conchra Ancient, MacTaggart Ancient, MacTavish Ancient, MacTavish Modern, MacThomas Ancient, Malcolm Ancient, Malcolm Modern, Maple Leaf, Mar (Tribe of) (Green) Ancient, Marr (Tribe of) (Green) Modern, Marshall/Keith/Austin Ancient, Marshall/Keith/Austin Modern, Mathieson Hunting Ancient, Mathieson Hunting Modern, Mathieson Red Ancient, Mathieson Red Modern, Mathieson Red Weathered, Maxwell Ancient, Maxwell Modern, Menzies Black & White, Menzies Dress Red & White, Menzies Hunting (Green) Ancient, Menzies Hunting (Green) Modern, Middleton Ancient, Mitchell Ancient, Mitchell Modern, Moffat (Clan) Modern, Montgomery Ancient, Montgomery Blue & Green Ancient, Montgomery Blue & Green Modern, Montgomery Modern, Morgan Ancient, Morrison Green (Hunting) Ancient, Morrison Green (Hunting) Modern, Morrison Green (Hunting) Weathered, Morrison Red Ancient, Morrison Red Modern, Mowat Ancient, Muir Ancient, Muir Modern, Munro Ancient, Munro Hunting Ancient, Munro Hunting Modern, Munro Hunting Weathered, Munro Modern, Munro Weathered, Murray of Atholl Ancient, Murray of Atholl Modern, Murray of Atholl Weathered, Murray of Elibank Ancient, Murray of Tullibardine Ancient, Murray of Tullibardine Modern, Murray of Tullibardine Weathered, Musselburgh Modern, Napier Ancient, Napier Modern, National Millennium, New Brunswick, New York City Modern, Nicolson/MacNicol (Red) Ancient, Nicolson/MacNicol (Red) Modern, Nicolson/MacNicol (Red) Weathered, Nicolson/MacNicol Hunting Ancient, Nicolson/MacNicol Hunting Weathered, Nisbet Ancient, Nisbet Modern, Ogilve Hunting Ancient, Ogilve Hunting Modern, Ogilvie Old Ancient, Oliphant Ancient, Oliphant Modern, Paisley (District) Ancient, Patriot Ancient, Patriot Modern, Patriot Weathered, Ramsay Blue Ancient, Ramsay Red Ancient, Ramsay Red Modern, Rattray Ancient, Renwick Ancient, Robertson Hunting Ancient, Robertson Hunting Modern, Robertson Hunting Weathered, Robertson Red Ancient, Robertson Red Modern, Robertson Red Weathered, Rollo Ancient, Rose Hunting Ancient, Rose Hunting Modern, Rose Red Modern, Ross Hunting Ancient, Ross Hunting Modern, Ross Hunting Weathered, Ross Red Ancient, Ross Red Modern, Ross Red Weathered, Roxburgh (Red) (District) Ancient, Russell Ancient, Russell Modern, Ruthven Ancient, Scotland Forever Antique, Scotland Forever Modern, Scotland Forever Weathered, Scott Black & White Ancient, Scott Brown (Hunting) Ancient, Scott Brown (Hunting) Modern, Scott Green Ancient, Scott Green Modern, Scott Green Weathered, Scott Red Modern, Scottish National Modern, Scottish Odyssey Modern, Scrimgeour Ancient, Seton Ancient, Seton Modern, Shaw Ancient, Shaw Modern, Shaw of Tordarroch (Red) Ancient, Shepherd Black & White, Sinclair Hunting (Green) Ancient, Sinclair Hunting (Green) Modern, Sinclair Hunting (Green) Weathered, Sinclair Red Ancient, Sinclair Red Modern, Singh Modern, Skene Ancient, Smith Ancient, Smith Modern, Smith Weathered, Solid Saffron Ancient, Sommerville Ancient, Spirit of Scotland Ancient, Spirit of Scotland Modern, Stevenson Hunting Modern (ITI # 770), Stewart Black Ancient, Stewart Black Modern, Stewart Dress Modern, Stewart Dress Weathered, Stewart Hunting Ancient, Stewart Hunting Modern, Stewart Hunting Weathered, Stewart of Appin (Red) Ancient, Stewart of Appin (Red) Modern, Stewart of Appin Hunting Ancient, Stewart of Appin Hunting Modern, Stewart of Atholl Modern, Stewart of Fingask Modern, Stewart Old Sett Ancient, Stewart Old Sett Modern, Stewart Prince Charles Edward, Stewart Royal Modern, Stuart (Stewart) of Bute Modern, Sutherland Hunting (Black Watch) Ancient, Sutherland Hunting (Black Watch) Modern, Sutherland Hunting (Black Watch) Weathered, Sutherland Old Ancient, Sutherland Old Modern, Sutherland Old Weathered, Taylor Ancient, Thomson Blue (Dress) Modern, Thomson Hunting Ancient, Thomson Red Ancient, Thomson Red Modern, Turnbull Dress Modern, Turnbull Hunting Ancient, Turnbull Hunting Modern, Urquhart Ancient, Urquhart Broad Red Ancient, Urquhart Broad Red Modern, Urquhart Modern, Urquhart Weathered, Wallace (Green) Hunting Ancient, Wallace Red Ancient, Wallace Red Modern, Wallace Red Weathered, Watson Ancient, Watson Weathered, Weir Ancient, Weir Modern, Wilson Ancient, Wilson Modern, Young Modern
|Ancient Kilt Size||
6 Yard Ancient Kilt, 8 Yard Ancient Kilt, 10 Yard Ancient Kilt
|Waist Size (Inches)||
26W, 27W, 28W, 29W, 30W, 31W, 32W, 33W, 34W, 35W, 36W, 37W, 38W, 39W, 40W, 41W, 42W, 43W, 44W, 45W, 46W, 47W, 48W, 49W, 50W, 51W, 52W, 53W, 54W, 55W, 56W, 57W, 58W, 59W, 60W
18L, 19L, 20L, 21L, 22L, 23L, 24L, 25L, 26L
4ft 11in, 5ft 0in, 5ft 1in, 5ft 2in, 5ft 3in, 5ft 4in, 5ft 5in, 5ft 6in, 5ft 7in, 5ft 8in, 5ft 9in, 5ft 10in, 5ft 11in, 6ft 0in, 6ft 1in, 6ft 2in, 6ft 3in, 6ft 4in, 6ft 5in, 6ft 6in
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