How to Choose a Kilt: Part 1 Types

Selecting the right kilt may seem overwhelming at first with the myriad of patterns and styles readily available at your disposal. However, it’s much simpler than you’d expect, especially with some help from seasoned experts like ourselves. Before you dive into choosing the perfect Celtic attire, it’s always a good idea to learn a lil’ something about the origins and verbiage associated with such a timeless, fashionable product that reigns back to literally hundreds of years ago.

First, we’ll begin with the oldest and most authentic of them all, the Great Kilt. Back in the day these full-length garments were all the rage; in fact, the way one was put on actually required you to lay out the fabric on the floor and roll into it. Sounds fun, right? Not exactly. Although this may be the “original”, they evolved in such a way so you won’t have to break a sweat each time you put one on. As a result, the Wee Kilt was born.

In contrast with the full length Great Kilt, the Wee Kilt covers the lower half of the body from the waist to the knees. Nowadays, the Wee Kilts have a greater appeal since a.) they use less fabric (3 ½ to 4 yards of fabric on average), therefore making them lighter and more comfortable, and b.) they have a waistband, making it WAY easier to put on.

While different variations and styles exist of these two basic kilts, at Kommando Kilts we offer traditional Tartan Kilts and Casual Kilts.

Our casual kilts line offers our very own Kommando Kilt. This kilt maintains a distinct style that combines casual with the traditional look, perfect for everyday wear. It even has an adjustable waistline! We also offer the awesome Fusion Kilt, which is a whole new take on a timeless classic and the lightweight AND functional Utility Kilt.

Part 2 of this series will delve deeper into the patterns and etiquette associated with the Tartan kilts, as well as Gaelic heritage. From there, you’ll be even closer to confidently choosing the perfect kilt!

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