Wearing a kilt can be a bit tricky if you're not used to it, but with a little practice, you can easily master it. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Put on your kilt hose or socks: Before you put on your kilt, you'll need to put on your kilt hose or socks. These are knee-high socks that are usually made of wool or cotton. They should be folded over at the top to create a cuff that sits just below your knee.

  2. Put on your ghillie brogues: Ghillie brogues are a type of traditional Scottish shoe that laces up the ankle. They are often worn with kilts and are designed to be comfortable and flexible. Make sure they are securely laced up.

  3. Put on your kilt: Wrap you kilt around you, with the pleats in the back. Make sure the top of the kilt sits just below your rib cage. The apron (the flat piece of fabric at the front of the kilt) should be centered at the front of your body.

  4. Fasten the kilt: Using the straps on either side of the kilt, fasten it securely around your waist. The left strap should be passed over to the right hip, while the right strap should be passed over to the left hip. Buckle the straps at the sides of your waist, making sure the kilt is snug but not too tight.

  5. The bottom of the apron should sit just above or at the center of your knee.

  6. Add a sporran: A sporran is a traditional Scottish pouch that is worn at the front of the kilt. It's typically made of leather or fur and is used to carry small items. The sporran should be positioned in the center of the apron, just below the waistband.

  7. Adjust the pleats: Finally, adjust the pleats of the kilt so that they are evenly spaced and lying flat. They should be facing towards the back of your body. Once you've done this, you're ready to go!

Note: Some kilts may arrive with a loose running stitch along the bottom of the pleats. This is for shipping purposes only and should be removed before wearing.

March 07, 2023 by Warehouse Staff