Great Kilt – Homespun Wool Blend Tartan

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  • Homespun great kilt made in-house from our in-stock homespun poly/wool double width 52 inch-54 inch tartan; an authentic-looking option to a traditional woven kilt
  • Customizable for your preferred size, shape, and desired pleats — 4 yards, 5 yards, and 6 yards available
  • Double-width tartan provides added customizability—wrap it up over your shoulder in the rain or create folds to store your flask
  • Add Cheater Pleats™ to keep things simple or feel the authenticity while you pleat it yourselves like your ancestors. 
    • 4 Yard (fits up to a 38-inch waist)
    • 5 Yard (fits up to a 48-inch waist)
    • 6 Yard (fits up to a 60-inch waist)

Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. 

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Homespun Great Kilt

Our Homespun tartan is made from a 55/45 blend of polyester and wool. Homespun tartan is woven 52″-54″ wide. 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.

View our selection of Stock Homespun Tartans

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. 

Sizing:
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 greatkilt will have pleats 1.5 – 2 inches wide and 3-4 inches deep. A 5 yd greatkilt 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 greatkilt would be overkill with a 34 inch waist, but it would have pleats about 1 inch wide and 6-8 inches deep.

4 yds (fits up to a 34in waist)
5 yds (fits up to a 44in waist)
6 yds (fits up to a 52in waist)

How to measure for your Greatkilt:
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.
Note — The length measurement is really only relevant if you are adding Cheater Pleats™, but the form above asks for it regardless, so you might as well do it right!

Custom Made – Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

 

Weight 3 lbs
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2 reviews for Great Kilt – Homespun Wool Blend Tartan

  1. Mike Houghton

    A quality product at a very affordable price. Homespun feels very like a pure, albeit rustic, wool
    I would echo the sentiment that a bit of additional width would be nice to allow it to be worn over my head, but it really garners attention and positive feedback when hand pleated and worn.
    I have zero reservations about this kilt and see more in my future.
    I did purchase the 5 yard, even with a 38″ waist. The extra yard is forgiving, whether I add bit of girth or stay close to fighting trim.

  2. Levi S

    I ordered a 4 yard Homespun Great Kilt in the Scottish National tartan, and I am pretty happy with it. I wanted to go the traditional historic route (i.e. not the modern version of the kilt, but rather, as it were, “the whole nine yards”), and this seems to be a pretty good starter for that. “Starter” because it is cheaper than other options, including 100% wool (I might like to get a wool one eventually). That said, it does have a nice quality feel to it; slightly scratchy and with a nice weight. There’s hand craftsmanship for you. “Pretty happy” and “Pretty good” (as opposed to completely good and happy) because a) I wish it were a bit wider than a yard and a half so that it could go over my head when being worn as a cloak, and b) I’m sort of starting to wish I had ordered at least 5 yards long instead of 4, though I’m of two minds about it. In the description above, it says
    4 Yard (fits up to a 38″ waist)
    5 Yard (fits up to a 48″ waist)
    6 Yard (fits up to a 60″ waist)
    What’s not mentioned (and I overlooked) is that the larger lengths should also be able to fit smaller waists, if one makes the pleats denser (can I get verification on this?). I mentioned above that I’m of two minds about whether I wish I had ordered a longer kilt, because again, it’s a starter (read “cheaper”) kilt, and making it longer would have cost more so I’m not sure if I would have ordered a longer one even if I had known then what I have since conjectured.

    All in all, it’s pretty good and I’m pretty happy; the main thing is that I do wish it was wider so that it could reach above my head.

    Perhaps eventually I will order a nine yard long, 5 1/2 foot wide, 100% wool Great Kilt, but my wallet (or sporran?) isn’t ready for that yet.

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