Pittsburgh Kilts

Buying a Kilt  



Right now there are more kilt makers at work than probably ever before. The good news is, that means variety! The bad news is, you'll want to use some care in selecting your kilt maker.

I recommend doing some research -- start somewhere like Xmarksthescot.com. You can learn a LOT about the kilt makers by reading the forum and seeing what others have to say.

If you'd like an insiders view, there are three modern kilt companies that I highly recommend. Be sure to tell them that "Pittsburgh Kilts sent me!"



Freedom Kilts

Steve of Freedom Kilts comes the closest to doing what I used to do--producing custom, one-at-at-a-time kilts with intense attention to detail. His workmanship is fantanstic, his kilts look great, and Steve is a wonderful guy. What else do you need to know? Freedom kilts are available in a number of solid color and camouflage fabrics.

Freedom Kilts is located in Vancouver, Canada, so keep that in mind when you look at the prices. The US dollar cost will probably be a bit lower.

If you're wondering why a Canadian kilt company is my first pick for an "American Kilt", have no fear. Steve is a U.S.M.C. veteran. He pees red, white, and blue (or so I've been told!)

Freedom Kilt in 6-color dessert camo
  USA Kilts

USA Kilts

The owner of USA Kilts, Rocky, is another great guy. He is interested in promoting kilts in general, and happily supports other kilt makers.

USA Kilts works in classic Scottish tartans, but offers them in modern Poly Viscose or cotton-blend fabrics (in addition to traditional wool kilts.)

I hear very good things about the quality and workmanship of USA kilts. This small company does custom work. Your kilt will be made to order.



It's not a small company, and you won't get custom work. But Utilikilts still has a lot to recommend it:

  • Utilikilts are a solid, good quality kilt, with a very large and loyal following. To put it another way -- Ten thousand happy customers can't be wrong!
  • UK's are arguably THE most recognized, worn, and accepted of all the modern kilts.
  • The Utilikilt company is a "business with a conscience", and worthy of your support.
  • UK's were the inspiration for many a modern kilt wearer, including me! They continue to be on the forefront of promting the wearing of kilts.
Lined kilt -- black with red/gray flannel

Need More Choices? -- Consider these other kilt options....

Pittsburgh Kilts