If you are struggling to browse through the vast collection of kilt belts, we thought we’d help by narrowing down the number of options to, what we think, are the best kilt belts for sale. So what kilt belt products do we recommend?
Kilt Belts – What Kilt Belt Should You Choose?
Here is a standard kilt belt which you could purchase. As you will notice, it doesn’t have a buckle included, but this can be purchased separately. Just think of this belt as a blank canvas for adding a unique and cool kilt belt buckle at a later date.
A popular kilt belt buckle to wear with the kilt belt above is this buckle, which features a unique antique Celtic weave. We think this sort of buckle would be perfect to wear with kilt jackets such as the Argyll or Tweed jacket. It is maybe not suited to a Prince Charlie jacket, which is normally worn as part of the traditional Scottish Kilt.
For a different look, you may consider this kilt belt and buckle look.
As you can see, the wearer is using a brown belt to match one of the coolest sporrans we have come across. Obviously, this is a nice informal look, so this kilt belt and buckle may not be suitable for more formal events. At the end of the day, there is no right or wrong belt to choose. It’s really up to your personal taste and style!
The Importance of a Kilt Belt…
If you are purchasing a kilt with a belt for a wedding, we know how this important life event can be stressful. Calm women often turn into “bridezillas”, with tears, tantrums and total desperation ensuing. A wedding is a great family occasion, bringing everyone together, but they are also a nightmare to organize. Flowers, invitations, venues, a photographer… not to mention a dress! But what about the groom? In Scotland, it usually follows that the lucky husband-to-be will wear a kilt, however, in other countries, sometimes there is a choice – the standard suit and tie, as may be customary in that country, or some form of traditional dress – or dig out the ancestry book, find a Scottish relation and go for a kilt!
Today, more and more people who barely have a connection to Scotland are choosing to wear a kilt to their wedding, showing that while some still think of the kilt as a”skirt”, a growing number of people are starting to see the apparent manliness of wearing a kilt. So, in the spirit of this new kilt-wearing trend, for all those who are considering getting themselves a kilt for their upcoming nuptials, it is vitally important to select the best kilt belt to complete your kilt outfit.
For wearing the kilt, a kilt belt is absolutely essential. Failure to wear a belt with your kilt will mean it won’t be secure and will most likely fall down! It is common to see kilt belts available in just two colors – black, and sometimes brown. A traditional kilt belt is made of buckskin, but many modern belts are made of leather. You can expect the kilt belt to be a little bigger than a standard belt for jeans for example. Around 2 to 3 inches is what you should expect.
It is common to see a vast array of designs for the belt itself. Because there are so many of these kilt belts for sale these days, kiltmakers are trying to go that extra mile by producing really outstanding pieces for a relatively good price. You can expect that kilt belt makers will include an area for where traditionally a sword of the wearer would dangle, to add that extra bit of authenticity.