The 5 yard kilt is a lightweight and versatile alternative to the traditional 8 yard kilt. Less fabric is used in the pleats at the back, meaning you get a full kilt for a much cheaper price. Otherwise, the construction is exactly the same, so you can be sure of a quality garment. There being less material means these kilts are especially well-suited for warmer climates. A 5-yard kilt also makes a fantastic starter kilt, or for Highland Games, or for young adults with a bit of growth left in them. Available in all the tartans available for the 8-yard kilt.
Traditionally, all kilts were once 5-yards, first box-pleated before the knife pleating (used here) became fashionable. It was only at the end of the nineteenth century that heavier 8-yard kilts became the standard.
As with all our kilts, this garment is Made in Scotland by highly trained kilt makers. They are fully canvas lined with 3 buckles to ensure an excellent fit. Kilt pin and sporran may be purchased separately.
The kilt is stitched from 5 yards of worsted wool, available in a full range of tartans.
This item is made to order in Glasgow, with a standard delivery time of 6 to 8 weeks. If you need it sooner please let us know.
If you have any queries regarding the measurement process, or would like some additional information before placing your order please e-mail us.