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Great Kilts for Sale: Top Picks for Authentic Scottish Wear

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Posted on January 23 2024

The great kilt, or Féileadh Mór, originated in 16th-century Scotland. It was a long piece of tartan cloth, pleated and belted, serving as versatile attire for Highlanders. Symbolizing clan identity with its tartan patterns, the great kilt evolved into a Scottish cultural icon.

The great kilt, traditionally crafted from wool, featured a unique design where a single large piece of tartan fabric, about 4 to 6 yards in length, was artfully pleated and then wrapped around the body. The upper half could be draped over the shoulder or used as a hood, providing versatility in different weather conditions. In Scottish culture, it was more than just clothing; it was a multifunctional garment used for warmth, shelter, and even bedding in the rugged Highlands. Each clan had distinct tartan patterns, making the great kilt a powerful symbol of identity and heritage in Scotland.

Differences between the Great Kilt and Other Types of Kilts

Following are the differences between great kilt and other types of kilts

Feature Great Kilt (Féileadh Mór) Other Types of Kilts
Length of Fabric Approximately 4-6 yards Usually 2-3 yards
Design Unsewn, large piece of fabric Sewn and tailored
Wearing Method Pleated and belted by the wearer Pre-pleated and fastened with buckles
Upper Half Use Can be draped over shoulder or used as a cloak Fixed waist-down design
Functionality Multipurpose (clothing, bedding, etc.) Primarily clothing
Historical Use Versatile attire for everyday use in the Highlands More formal or ceremonial use
Tartan Patterns Symbol of clan identity, diverse patterns May or may not represent clan identities
Construction Requires skill to pleat and wear correctly Easier to wear due to modern tailoring

What Accessories to Wear with a Great Kilt

  • Sporrans: A sporran, a traditional Scottish pouch, serves as a practical accessory for storage, as kilts do not have pockets.

 

Stag Head Antique Finish Scottish Full Dress Kilt Leather Sporrans 3 Tassels
Stag Head Antique Finish Scottish Full Dress Kilt Leather Sporrans 3 Tassels
Full Dress Kilt Sporran Celtic Cantle Antique Finish.This Seal Skin Sporran with 3 Seal Skin Tassels.Scottish & Highland Kilt Sporran comes with Free.Adjustable Leather Strap & Antique Finish Chain.Leather Sporran Chain 50" Long Adjustable.These are full size and will easily carry a wallet, flask, mobile etc
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  • Belts: A sturdy belt is not only functional for securing the kilt but also serves as a fashion statement.

 

New Scottish Traditional Leather Belt for Kilt
New Scottish Traditional Leather Belt for Kilt
New Scottish Highland Black Leather Kilt Belt without Buckle. Kilt Belt Width 2.25" (6.5cm) 100% Leather Plain Kilt Belt.Kilt Belt Size. Large (37 to 43). Also available sizes: Small, Medium, Large. XLarge & XXLarge
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  • Ghillie Brogues: Traditional Scottish footwear, characterized by their unique lacing and lack of tongue.

 

Scottish Ghillie Brogues Kilt Leather Shoes With Leather Sole UK Size 5 -12
Scottish Ghillie Brogues Kilt Leather Shoes With Leather Sole UK Size 5 -12
These Shoes feature a Brogue pattern along with traditional longer style laces that lace up and tie around the calves and also have decorative tassels on the end of the laces.
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  • Kilt Jacket: Depending on the occasion, a kilt jacket can range from a simple tweed jacket for day wear to a formal Prince Charlie or Argyll jacket for evening events.

Navy Blue Wool Kilt Jacket With Waistcoat Scottish Argyle Wedding Kilt Jacket - Made to order
Navy Blue Wool Kilt Jacket With Waistcoat Scottish Argyle Wedding Kilt Jacket - Made to order
Matching wooden style buttons.Fully lined with Satin. 3 pockets at front. 2 Internal pockets. 2 pockets waistcoat. Waistcoat is also fully lined and has 5 matching buttons.
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Owning a great kilt transcends fashion, connecting wearers to Scottish heritage and history. Each kilt, with its unique tartan, tells a story of ancestral lineage and cultural pride. This garment is not just about style; it's a symbol of enduring craftsmanship and tradition. The great kilt is a versatile, timeless piece, resonating with the rugged beauty of the Highlands. It fosters a sense of community among those who value tradition and heritage. Wearing a great kilt is more than a fashion choice; it's an embrace of a rich legacy and a celebration of enduring Scottish culture.

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