Homespun Wool Blend Phillabeg

5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
7 Customer reviews
  • Cheater Pleats are Available
  • Homespun poly/wool blend fabric
  • Made in the USA at The Celtic Croft
  • Made by very talented kilt maker

Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

From: $89.00


Homespun Wool Blend Phillabeg

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 our Homespun wool blend tartan. Our Homespun tartan is made from a 55/45 blend of polyester and wool. It is woven by hand on old-world looms, and 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. Homespun is approximately a 9/10oz. fabric, but feels thicker due to it’s looser weave.

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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. Please allow 1-2 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.

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.

Weight 1.55 lbs

7 reviews for Homespun Wool Blend Phillabeg

  1. allen

    Color, quality, and value are excellent. Just a bit too warm for me here in Northeast Florida. Looking forward to the Fall and Winter. Would absolutely recommend.

  2. Travis C

    I had already purchased and worn the Ancient Kilt, but I wanted something that I could wear in a more casual way. This Phillabeg was the perfect solution. I intentionally purchased it without pleats and in the homespun wool fabric so that it was a bit more authentic. (And because I was tired of buying utility type kilts that ended up being too big or small when I gained or lost weight) With the fold it yourself style, I can make this fit the way I want on any given day. And, the process of folding and the laying on the fabric in order to belt it up, makes me feel like I have a connection with the Scots of old. (Where’s my Claymore?) My opinion is that you can’t go wrong with this kilt, it looks and feels authentic. Just keep in mind, dry clean only.

  3. Rob M

    Flawless. Excellent quality.

  4. Marty C

    Product was just as advertised, properly sized and came with good instructions for use.

  5. Michael H.

    This is a great kilt for summer wear. Looks great and I also got the cheat pleats with the order.

  6. Bruce C

    Perfect fit and you met my deadline. Thank you.

  7. Thomas M

    The Brown Watch is as was expected. Perfect, Thank You

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