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Classic Plaid Brooch - Antique Silver Finish




Your Height*

Seven key measurements, for the perfect fit...

  • (1) Height:
    Your height is a key measurement in making sure your kilt outfit looks at its best and as it should on your overall figure.
  • (2) Collar Size:
    A tape measure should be loosely placed around the neck to measure your neck size. You should be able to fit 2 fingers inside the tape measure.
  • (3) Chest Size:
    Place the measuring tape around your back, under your armpits (with arms down) across the broadest part of your chest to take this measurement.
  • (4) Arm Length:
    Put on a comfortable well fitted dress jacket and measure from the middle of the shoulder seam down to just below the wrist bone.
  • (5) Kilt Waist Size:
    The tape measure should be placed around the waist (naval or tummy button) you should then breathe out and relax and take this measurement.
  • (6) Kilt Drop:
    Once the waist is measured accurately you then need to measure the length of your kilt. Move the tape measure 4 inches to the side of your naval and measure to the middle of the knee.
  • (7) Shoe Size:
    Supply your shoe size for those snuggly fitted Ghillie Brogues.

An introduction on how to wear a kilt...

Our kilt outfits have quite a few different pieces to them. The shirt and socks should go on first followed by the flashes, sgian dubh and brogues. Next the kilt with kilt pin attached, tie, waistcoat and your chosen sporran. Lastly we can top it all off with your preferred jacket and waistcoat choice, this is the final touch that really stages your outfit and with our help compliment your chosen tartan perfectly.

    The style is your choice. All jackets are available with the option of a five-button waistcoat and your chosen finish.
    For a modern look to your outfit wear a Victorian collar shirt with a Ruch tie or if you prefer self-tying, tie down with a stylish Windsor knot.
    Your kilt should be worn with the pleats to the rear and the fringes on the right hand side. It is high on the waist, at the tummy button - this is the correct way to wear a kilt as it will allow it to drop down to the top of the knee.
    A decorative item which should not be used to pin the kilt aprons together. Place the kilt pin through the stop apron. Positioning of the pin can vary but roughly an inch above the bottom of the kilt and an inch in from the side.
    These should be worn through the kilt loops located at the rear and then fastened on the front just above the sporran. The belt is optional when wearing a waistcoat.
    The sporran is worn at the front of the kilt with the chain strap going through the loops of the kilt at the rear. It is worn four finger widths from the top of the kilt.
    The hose are usually worn two finger widths below the knee with the embroidered top section folded back on it. Traditionally, cream-coloured hose are worn with the kilt; black or grey, however, are considered more contemporary.
    Available in tartan to match the kilt or solid colours. The flashes should be worn on the outside of the calves and the garter should be hidden under the fold of the sock.
    Often a favourite gift idea for the Best Man or Groom, this can be worn on either leg, tucked into the hose at the side of the calf with the handle of the Sgian Dubh protruding from the hose.
    This item is completely down to preference: however it can add more detail and panache. The plaid is worn over the left shoulder with the brooch’s weight helping hold it in place. At a wedding, The Groom or Groom and Best Man may choose to wear plaid and brooch, to give them even more distinction, individuality and prominence.
    These kilt shoes have long laces and no tongue. There are many different ways to tie the laces, the traditional method is: hold the laces together and twist 5-6 times then wrap the laces round the back of the leg and back round the front. Tie a knot and leave the tassels dangling at the front.

Depending on what your order includes, your delivery address, seasonal demand, availability of certain materials and other factors, many of which can be outwith our control. We can only initially provide estimated delivery times and semi-fixed delivery costs. We strive to get all orders fulfilled in a reasonable timescale, however to avoid compromising on quality, the lead times are up to 6 weeks for all made to order items. Depending on your country and location you may also have to pay any and all applicable customs charges in full before parcels can be released for delivery to your address.

For further information on our full delivery & returns policy, please click here.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Kilts & Trews collaborate with Tailors and Kiltmakers throughout Scotland with years of expertise and dedication to their craft, who use only the finest fabrics and textiles. We guarantee that your garments will be a fully authentic Scottish outfit that will stand the test of time. Our own exclusive in house tartans are heavily inspired by iconic Scottish scenery.

100% made in Scotland.

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