If you are looking to choose from the numerous Irish kilts that are available for sale, then you have come to the right place. We have an extensive range of kilts to choose from. As we know, buying an Irish kilt is a fantastic way to celebrate your Irish heritage.
Like the Scottish kilt, the Irish kilt is fast becoming one of the most purchased kilts. Is this much of a suprise? Well, everyone knows that an Irishman looks great in a kilt!
Irish Kilts & the Styles Available
Irish Formal Kilt
The formal Irish kilt is probably most suited for a formal ceremony – such as a wedding. The formal kilt often comes with carefully crafted hand–stitched pleats. There is a noticeable attention to detail with these kilts. Made with 8 yards of the finest woven wool, this is a great kilt you’d like to keep for many years, and maybe even pass down to the next generation.
Irish Casual Kilt
This Irish kilt is ideal for wearing at a sporting occasion, for example. It looks relaxed, yet stylish, and is perfect if you are not wanting to break the bank by buying a formal woven wool kilt, which we described above. One of the notable differences between the Formal Irish Kilt and the Casual kilt is the fact that the the Casual Kilts are machine stitched rather than hand stitched. They are also normally made of less tartan.
Irish Renaissance Kilts
These kilts are less common, but probably offer the most authentic look. There are many different styles available such as the Great Kilts, Ancient Kilts and Phillabegs.
Irish Kilt Accessories to wear with your Kilt
What accessories should you wear with an Irish kilt?
If you have an Irish/Scottish name, we would highly recommend choosing a badge for your cap or a kilt pin that contains your family crest. Don’t worry about minor differences in the surname. For example, if you have the surname of Connor, then make sure you choose the O’Connor crest.
Kilt pins make a fantastic addition to any Irish kilt. Kilt pins are often made with the family crest. The material which a kilt pin is made of can be anything from silver to pewter, depending mostly on your budget.
Belk Buckles should be an essential purchase, as they will keep your kilt around your waist securely. Like the kilt pin, you can add your family crest to a belt buckle to increase the authenticity of your outfit. Belt buckles are most durable when they are made of pewter – but make sure the pewter doesn’t contain lead.
Irish Cap Badges / Brooches
Cap badges can often double as a brooche, by fastening it to a sash for example.
Whilst probably not the most important part of the Irish kilt outfit, it is recommended for you to wear some dazzling cuff links. Maybe you could invest in a nice pair of cuff links, and pass them down to your future offspring. There is a tradition where cuff links are passed down from the father to their son on their wedding day.
Irish Tartan Scarves
Ideal for every day use aswell as with a kilt, these scarves are excellent for wrapping up on a cold day.
Irish kilts are not complete unless you have a sporran. Typically, these sporrans are made of leather and faux fur. Real fur is an option, but there is the ethical question of whether you want to have real fur on your sporran.
Irish Bodhrans & Whistles
Bodhrans and whistles are also an option to have as a unique accessory to wear with your Irish kilt. Tippers (beaters), cases and tutors should also be considered.