Measuring for a custom kilt by Kilt This
Our kilts are made to fit like a pair of cargo shorts however;
- DO NOT SEND US PANT SIZE MEASUREMENTS
- DO NOT SEND US MEASUREMENTS FOR OTHER KILT COMPANIES
Waist - They will adjust approximately 5-7 inches from the waist measurement you provide. You want to measure with a measuring tape around where you normally have pants hang along your hip, and either over your belly or under it, which ever you prefer.
Be sure to measure against your skin and not over clothing. If you measure over clothing it will make the kilt too loose and the measurements will be inaccurate.
With the proper measurements you will only have to adjust the apron when you first try it on, and only minimal adjustments after that if you gain or lose weight. The great thing about this design is that you can adjust your kilt and it will never look different in appearance. The kilt will always look centered, level and well-fit.
Hip - Measuring around the hip area will help keep the kilt from being too snug around your hips, rear, and the Jewels.
Length - This measurement is commonly done for utility kilts by kneeling. You want to take the measurement from the side of your hip. Measure from where the top of your jeans would be to the floor. This typically makes the kilt length to about mid knee.
THE MOST COMMON MISTAKE WHEN SENDING MEASUREMENTS;
- sending measurements of kilts you already own - not all kilt companies use inches like custom companies do and using other kilt company measurements will almost guarantee your kilt will NOT FIT.
- guessing your measurements based on your pants size - pant sizes are made by manufacturing companies for their machines - these are not actual inches which we require for a proper fit.
- measuring from the front belly to the floor - this will make your kilt too short by several inches.
- measuring the waist measurement through the belt loops of pants - this will make your kilt too big.
If you are trying to purchase a kilt as a gift or as a surprise we suggest purchasing a Gift Card.