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Kilt Fittings in New York City

Our first New York Fitting Service was a roaring success. We absolutely loved meeting our customers across the pond, who enjoyed a uniquely Scottish experience in the heart of Manhattan. 

It was an opportunity to get professionally measured for highlandwear by one of Scotland’s most distinguished Kiltmakers.

Due to the current climate, we are unsure of when we will next get to host our New York Fitting Service. We sincerely hope it will be in the not too distant future! Keep up to date with us on our social media and join our mailing list for fitting service updates. 

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What to Expect at your New York City Kilt Fitting

You will have a personalised appointment with one of our experienced stylists; who will be there to assist and advise you on choosing every element of your kilt outfit. 

The fitting will begin by sipping on a wee dram of one of Scotland's finest whiskies, whilst discussing which tartan you would like to go for. MacGregor and MacDuff have an extensive range of tartans to choose from, so don’t worry if you haven’t made your final decision yet! Once the tartan has been decided on, an array of jackets will be offered to you. Our stylist will assist you in choosing a jacket which will perfectly suit your chosen tartan. There is then an assortment of kilt accessories to choose from; which not only complete but compliment your outfit.

After your perfect outfit has been decided on, we will then take your measurements. MacGregor and MacDuff’s stylists are not only professionally trained in measuring for a kilt outfit, but they also have years of experience in the industry. This will ensure that when you receive your outfit, it will be a perfect fit. The fitting will take no longer than an hour, and once complete, the details of your order will be sent back to our head office in Glasgow, Scotland.

 It will then take roughly 8 -10 weeks to get your outfit ready. Once complete and the outfit has passed our strict quality control check, it will be packaged and sent with an international courier. If you have any questions about the New York Fitting Service please email newyork@macgregorandmacduff.co.uk

About MacGregor and MacDuff

MacGregor and MacDuff are Scottish Highlandwear specialists with locations in Glasgow, Prestwick, London, Manchester and New York City. Master Kiltmakers, MacGregor and MacDuff, have a selection of kilts, jackets, sporrans and accessories showcasing world-class Scottish craftsmanship. With over 40 years experience in the Highlandwear industry, MacGregor and MacDuff are proud to use traditional kiltmaking skills and techniques passed down and refined through generations of kiltmaking.


At MacGregor and MacDuff, we have our own connections with the U.S, making the New York City kilt fitting service even more exciting! Founded in 1979 by two men, one a Scottish kiltmaker and one, an American businessman with a love of Scottish heritage. In 2005, MacGregor and MacDuff went global with our very first international sale: a Prince Charlie kilt jacket to a customer in America. MacGregor and MacDuff pride themselves on superior quality, attention to detail and outstanding customer service which have led to the business becoming a global success.

Kilts, Trews, and Highlandwear Accessories

At MacGregor and MacDuff, all of our kilts are made-to-measure with 100% worsted wool,  tailored specifically to you and your tastes. We offer a range of over 4,000 traditional and modern tartans. These include the MacGregor and MacDuff exclusive tartans which have been designed to complement modern styles whilst still in-keeping with traditional values.


Is a kilt not for you? Tartan Trews and Tartan Trousers are a great alternative that still pays tribute to your Scottish heritage. They are traditionally worn with a Prince Charlie Jacket for formal events. They can also be dressed down for all events, making them a great choice for anyone. Our Tartan Trews and Tartan Trousers are also made-to-order to ensure a perfect fit and are available in a fishtail back as well as a traditional waistband. They are also available in any of our traditional or modern tartans.


Whether you prefer the traditional look of a Prince Charlie or think a modern Argyll looks best, we have a wide range of kilt jackets to complement your outfit. We also have our exclusive Lomond and Glen Orchy Tweed jackets which are only available from MacGregor and MacDuff. Whatever your preference is, your personal stylist will be able to suggest the best kilt jacket to complete your kilt outfit.


At MacGregor and MacDuff, we have a huge range of kilt accessories. Our Sporrans, Sgian Dubhs and Kilt Pins are all made in Scotland from high-quality materials. No matter which tartan you choose, we have the perfect accessories to complement your kilt outfit. Click here if you would like to view our range of accessories before you attend your fitting appointment.

Scottish VS Irish Kilts

Kilts are a key part of Scottish and Irish history and are worn with pride today, celebrating each country’s heritage.


Scottish kilts date back to the 16th century in the form of the ‘Feileadh Mor’ or ‘Great Kilt’ which was an extended length of thick fabric that was wrapped around the waist and flung over the shoulder. Kilts were worn out of necessity as protection against the harsh Scottish winters. They didn’t become a national symbol of Scotland until after the Jacobite Risings in 1746 when the government at the time banned the wearing of kilts out of fear of another revolt.


Irish kilts are said to have been born from the ‘Lein-Croich’ which was more like a tunic than a kilt. From the 1890 kilts were worn as a symbol of Irish Nationalism and Gaelic tradition. The Saffron kilt is the most popular Irish Kilt and often features Shamrock appliques on the pleats of the kilt. The Saffron kilt does not form a tartan or plaid design but is a typically a block mustard colour. The Irish tartans that do exist are made to represent the different Irish Counties. For example, people from County Galway will wear the County Galway Tartan.


Scottish tartans are different as each tartan represents a Scottish Clan or family and many Clans have more than one tartan. Historically the tartan colours were achieved through natural dyes which is why Ancient Tartans are more muted in colour when compared to Modern Tartans.


At MacGregor and MacDuff we have over 4000 tartans to choose from which include all the Irish County tartans. So no matter your Irish or Scottish heritage, we have a tartan that you can wear with pride.

NEW YORK FITTING SERVICE
130 West 57th Street Suite 2B, 2nd Floor Between 6th & 7th Ave New York, 10019