At MacGregor and MacDuff we do recommend to be professionally measured for your kilt. With locations in Glasgow, Prestwick, London, Manchester and New York, we try to reach as many of our customers as we can. However, we do understand that being measured by one of our stylists is not always possible. This step-by-step guide is easy to follow and will provide us with accurate measurements for your kilt outfit.
It is always best if you can get someone to help you measure, and remember that the measurements will be different to your usual trouser measurements. Remove any bulky clothing and items from your pockets, stand up straight and relax.
A: WAIST MEASUREMENT
Ensure that you are using tape measure for your body, and wrap it round your natural waist; this should be round the naval. This should be quite a tight measurement, as you do not want the kilt to fall down. The kilt sits a lot higher than your trousers, so this measurement will most likely be bigger than your trouser measurement. It is tempting to breathe in at this point, so double check your measurement a couple of times to make sure that it is correct.
B: SEAT MEASUREMENT
The next measurement is only required when you are purchasing a kilt. This is the seat measurement, which is for the third buckle of your kilt and a measurement of the widest part of your hips. Stand with your feet together, and cross your arms over so that they are not in the way of the tape measure. Take a loose measurement around the widest part of your hips ensuring that you have a bit of room to allow the kilt to swing.
C: LENGTH MEASUREMENT
Stand with your feet together, and keep looking forward when this measurement is being taken - if you look down or bend your knees the measurement will be incorrect. Measure from the navel to just over the top of the kneecap: the kilt should just overlap the top of your kneecap and sit in the crease of the back of your knee. It is important that you also provide us with your height, as this will mean we will be able to tell if the measurements you have taken seem correct.