5 yard kilts are the lightweight MacGregor and MacDuff alternative to traditional kilts and are fully machine stitched here in Scotland. The 5 yard kilt is made with 100%, high-quality worsted wool and is available in a limited range of 100 tartans. The kilts also come with stylish fringing on the right hand side of the apron.
All of our made-to-measure kilts are made exactly to your sizing and in order to ensure that we have the correct measurements, please refer to our handy Kilt Measurement Guide! Although we cannot offer alterations on 5 yard kilts, they do come with adjustable straps of 2-3 inches, should you require it.
5 yard kilts are 13 or 16oz but weight can vary depending on the tartan you choose.
The pleating on our 5 yard kilts is known as “pleated to the sett”. This means that the tartan on the back of your kilt has been pleated in such a way that it mirrors the pattern on the front.
If you’re looking for tartan flashes to complement your kilt, we recommend ordering them at the same time to ensure that they are exact matches for your kilt!
Waist Take a firm (not tight) measurement at the navel. This is normally 2 inches higher than your hip bone.
Chest Size Take a loose measurement under the arms and over the shoulder blades.
Height The most important measurement! Ensure this is correct.
Kilt Length Measure from the top of the hip bone to the middle of the knee cap. You will need someone to help you take this measurement.
Sett Pattern - This is the most common way to have your kilt made. This is where the tartan on the front mirrors the tartan on the back.
Line Pattern - This is more of a military style where if there is a prominent line in the tartan this is seen down every pleat on the back of the kilt.