It can seem quite daunting to buy a kilt for the first time. It can be all to easy to head down to your local kilt hire shop and get a standard kilt that hundreds of people have worn in the past. But, even if you only wear your kilt maybe once or twice a year, it will still end up being cheaper in the long run buying a kilt instead of renting one.
An Investment Which Saves Money
If you get a kilt in your family’s tartan, it can be kept in the family for generations to come. It is an excellent authentic garment which can be passed down from father to son. I grew up wearing my great grandparent’s kilt, and I even wore this on my wedding day. It was as if he was there with me on the day, so it was a nice touch.
Typically, you can spend upwards of $150 on a kilt hire, while a 5 yard kilt can be purchased for $320 and an 8 yard kilt can be purchased for $549. If you need to hire a kilt for a few days, sometimes it can be cheaper to buy one.
A Kilt Tailored to Your Dimensions
Rental kilts are made for everyone, so are often ill fitting and don’t look quite as good as a made to measure custom kilt. With each kilt that we make here at kilts.com, we guarantee that it will be made to the exact measurements you give us. Rental kilts often slip down after wearing them for a while, and this is often picked up in photos.
Wear it More Often
When you buy a kilt, you will notice that you will start to wear it more often. People often wear kilts for casual occasions, as well as for more formal occasions. Scottish people typically wear a kilt to a Scotland international football match, and it certainly doesn’t look out of place when worn with a sports shirt. Plus, there will always be weddings and surprise occasions that always come up which your kilt can be worn too.
When you rent a kilt, you often don’t receive it till the day before you are going to wear it. This means if you have any problems with the quality of the kilt and its fitting, you will have no time to make any changes. There is nothing worse than panicking about whether the kilt is fit for purpose or not. All kilts made by kilts.com are guaranteed to be made to the highest standard.
So, what are you waiting for? Browse our wide selection of kilts for sale and we are sure you will find one that matches your budget and style. We feel our prices make owning a kilt very affordable compared to renting an expensive hire kilt. If you need any advice on what kilt to order, please feel free to contact us and we will do our very best to help you select the best kilt!