If you are trying to look for the best utility kilt, then you have come to the right place. Utility kilts are fast becoming one of the most fashionable ways to wear the traditional kilt, which is often normally associated with bright and vibrant tartan patterns. So what utility kilt should you be looking out for?
What Utility Kilt Should I Buy?
Utility Kilts are often made to order, so it can take around 2 to 3 weeks for a skilled kiltmaker to make a kilt from scratch. It should be noted that utility kilts are made with the same care and attention that a traditional Scottish kilt or Irish Kilts are made with. Utility kilts are used with high quality materials, to ensure they are long lasting and look great.
Standard Black Utility Kilt
This is a standard black utility kilt that you might expect to purchase. As you can see, it comes with side cargo pockets and is fitted with brass studs, which increase the durability of the utility kilt. This is an ideal kilt for those people who have never owned a kilt like this before, as it offers a simple, yet fashionable look, which will certainly turn a few heads. When we looked at this utility kilt, it had rather large cargo pockets, which allows you to hold your belongings inside. It should be noted that traditional kilts do not contain pockets, so the utility kilt is certainly more functional.
With this kilt, there are pleats that are sewn down to ensure the look of the utility kilt is maintained after prolonged usage, no matter what you use the kilt for. The kilt is also fitted with “snaps” to ensure the kilt is fitted accordingly to your waist. Overall, this is a great utility kilt, which is made well and looks fantastic.
Where Did the Utility Kilt Originate?
Unlike the tartan kilts which came about in the 16th century, the utility kilt was first coined by “The Utilikilts Company”. It was founded by Americans Steven Villegas and Megan Haas at the start of the new millennium. Mr Villegas developed his first kilt offering in the late ’90s. It was his intention to create a unique alternative to trousers, which allowed him more movement when he was riding his motorbike. He did this by taking an aging pair of military style trousers, and fashioning them into a kilt like garment. He thought he was onto a winner to such an extent that he began wearing his version of the kilt around his local town. He began to be stopped in the street by potential customers, who said they’d love to have a kilt of their own. As orders began to grow, he decided to sell them at a market in Seattle, with great success, and developed Utilikilts, which exists to this day.
If these kilts are not your style, you can check out our other kilts for sale. Maybe a Tweed kilt could be a good alternative, if you are looking for something different compared to the traditional kilt.