In Scotland, there has been a general view that you can only wear a kilt for a formal occasion. This is changing, as Scotsman and kilt wearers around the world have begun wearing a casual kilt with a football shirt and a pair of boots or even trainers. You will see a lot of the Tartan Army, who are the followers of the Scottish National Football team, wear a casual kilt like this.
Here at Kilts.com, we believe you can wear the kilt at any time! Us Scots are passionate people who take great pride in our tradition and customs, so we don’t really follow norms when it comes to interfering with our beliefs. We say you can wear one at any time!
Of course, every guy has their own different style, but here are some top tips for wearing a casual kilt.
Every man’s style is different, but here are our top tips for casual kilt wearing.
Wearing a Casual Kilt – Our Suggestions
Here are some other suggestions for wearing the kilt. Some people wear them whilst driving around, while others like to wear them when they are hiking, especially in summer, when a little flexibility and movement are required.
There was a University lecturer based at Dundee University who used to wear one every day. He took great pride showing off his heritage, and he often drew a lot of attention when we walked around, even in the cold of a Scottish winter from the international students.
Styling your Kilt for Daily Wear
Of course, the way you will style your kilt for wearing during the day will ultimately depend on the weather and what you are getting up to that day. Be creative and use the kilt as a way to express your style and mood that day.
We have our very own Casual Kilt (available here). It is made of 4-6 yards of material, and is available in over 100 different tartans. Check the tartan database out and see if there is a tartan that will suit you.
The casual kilt can be worn day to day with a tshirt or football shirt, but it can also be used for a formal occasion if and when required. Just get a semi-dress sporran (such as the Circle Studded Semi Dress Sporran) to style it up.
The kilt will look great with a knitted jumper, such as this Luxury Cable Knit Sweater. Of course, a plain black or white tshirt will also look great. We would recommend however that you avoid “busy” shirts, sweaters and tshirts which may lessen the impact of your kilt.
As discussed above, casual boots or trainers would be suitable. Some people elect to wear tan Caterpillar boots with white kilt hose. Some people elect to choose a color of kilt hose that match their tartan, which is also possible.
Pimping our your Kilt – The Accessories
Adding a kilt belt is essential. Choosing a buckle to complement your belt can also work very well. We would also recommend selecting a kilt pin to really complete the look. Why not order a Scottish Clan Crest Kilt Pin to reflect your clan?
What Kilts.com Customers Think…
We asked some of our customers how they wore their kilt on a daily basis, and we had some fantastic responses.
How do you wear your kilt?
Let us know, and the best responses will receive a gift card in their local currency to use on the site.