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How to Measure a Kilt

When measuring for a kilt, it’s important to remember that kilts are completely different to any men’s formalwear and just as the kilt itself is unique, so is the measuring process! We’ve put together a guide on how to measure for a kilt outfit to help you out.

Waist measurements should be taken at navel level and the measurement must be tight. This is usually taken 2 inches higher than your hip bone or higher from where your trousers are usually worn.

First of all, ensure that your pockets are empty! Next, ensure that your feet are kept together. Initially, take a light measurement around the hips and then add 2” of excess.

Length measurements must be taken from the top of the hip bone to the top of the kneecap or mid-knee – whichever you require. Remember that kilts shouldn’t be worn too long! Please also provide your height and chest measurements and please keep in mind that your height is the most important measurement to have exact!

When you’re taking a chest measurement, ensure that you take it across the widest or “fullest” part of the chest. This is usually under the arms and over shoulder blades. Your arms should be allowed to easily hang loosely at your sides whilst taking this measurement.