Category Archives: Kilt Outfits

All Things Irish

With St Patrick’s Day on the horizon, we’ve made it easier for you to find the items you need with a whole new category dedicated to all things Irish.

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Visit our Irish Kilt Outfits and Accessories category today for specialist Irish outfits, including our 6 Piece Irish Outfit for under £80!

We’ve popped together a wide selection of accessories including the Irish Leather Sporran and Irish Claddagh Buckle to complete your outfit and show your heritage proudly.

For a great source on all things Irish and St Patrick’s Day visit www.stpatricksday.com

You’ll find a whole host of interesting facts and helpful articles to help you celebrate. You’ll also find a 10% discount code to use at buyakilt.com

Choosing a Kilt Outfit- Advice and Top Tips

Buying the grooms outfit for a wedding shouldn’t be a difficult process. Whilst we make the buying process as easy as possible, this does leave you with just the choice of which kilt outfit to purchase.

We’ve put together a useful guide for grooms to choosing a kilt outfit for their wedding, including our top 3 tips for any groom.

This can be viewed at www.mrspandp.com, a great wedding and event planning website.

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New Product: Boys Bronze Outfits

The bronze outfit options are similar to our men’s bronze options. All include a custom made kilt and are supplied with stock accessories, including jackets and waistcoats, depending on outfit style.

This allows you the option to have your kilt made up from any tartan supplied by our mills. You can view these in our tartan finder.

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Available outfits include, Prince Charlie, Casual, and Chieftain casual options.

How to wear tartan Autumn 2013

High Streets across the country have really taken on the tartan trend this Autumn. After we saw tartan gracing many catwalks over the summer the big fashion retailers were sure to follow suit.

Here are our top picks, hints and tips for wearing tartan this season.

For Ladies:

  • A kilt is a staple for your wardrobe, not just for October but for years to come. Classic tartans such as Royal Stewart are always in fashion.
  • For the key autumn look, wear your kilt with a blouse and a biker jacket. Come winter you can then pair with a chunky knit for a cosy but trendy look.
  • A tartan stole adds elegance to any outfit. The stole will keep you warm on cold crisp days.
  • An easy way to add tartan to any outfit is with a tartan scarf. Our cashmere scarves are a firm favourite.

 

 

 

For Men:

  • We’ve spotted many celebrities sporting tartan ties and bow ties. When you shop at buyakilt.com you have the option of getting over 500 different tartans.
  • It’s time to put your vest to good use. Don’t just wait for kilt wearing opportunities, pair with a pair of formal trews or even your denims for a smart/casual look.
  • The tartan flat cap is seeing a fashion revival and are now seen as a fashion item. This is a top fashionable, but functional item.

 

 

 

As always, we’re on hand to offer advice on style and selection.

Let us know how you’ll be wearing tartan this year, by posting on Facebook and Twitter.

Revealed: What’s under a Scotsman’s kilt

We recently supplied Prince Charlie kilt outfits to Jackpot Joy for their latest ad, which you can see below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-I-PXlBGS8&list=FLUMC8pdifLRKjocJqQI9lLw

The advert, which is also a game online, asks the audience to pick the “real” Scotsman from a line up of 3 gentlemen. The kilts are then blown up to reveal what really is under a Scotsman’s kilt.

GB-KRYSThe producers of the advert ran into a problem when shooting the advert; Our budget 8 yard kilts were just too heavy to be blown up and were unable to feature in the advert. These kilts are usually worn for casual or formal events, where you definitely don’t want to reveal what’s under your kilt!

It’s great that Jackpot Joy tested the quality of the budget kilts for us. The weight of the budget kilts really do stand up against our traditional kilts.

Kilt Outfit Sale

December will soon be here with numerous Christmas functions and of course Hogmanay celebrations. You’ll find that it’s often cheaper to buy than rent if you have a number of functions (See the following article: Why buy a kilt instead of hiring).

Our outfits currently have up to 15% discount giving you the best deal for outfits this Winter.

The biggest savings can be made with the Gold Prince Charlie Outfit which is now priced at £886.91 (from £1085.33). This really is the best you can get with a hand stitched made to measure kilt, sterling silver accessories and luxury jacket and vest. For formal occasions and weddings this is THE outfit to wear. VIEW HERE.

To get the most of your outfit you want to be able to wear this as often as possible. An Argyll outfit is our most versatile outfit and will see you through Christmas parties to summer weddings (via Burns Night and a Ceilidh).

Take a browse through our outfits category to find the perfect one for you. For help, tips and advice follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page.

 

 

5 ways to wear your kilt

I often speak to people who decide to buy a kilt rather than hire one due to rising hire costs. It can make sense for your wallet even if you are wearing a kilt on 2 or 3 occasions. By changing just a few key items you can create a number of different outfits based around your kilt that are suitable for a whole range of occasions.

1. Prince Charlie Outfit

For most people this is the first kilt outfit they will wear. Most commonly seen at weddings and formal occasions the Prince Charlie outfit can be purchased from just £251.06 for a complete package. Worn with a bow tie this is the Scottish Equivalent of a black tie outfit.

 2. Make The Look Contemporary

Try wearing your Prince Charlie outfit with a  a Victoria collar shirt and ruched tie. Add a 5 button waistcoat to transform this outfit into a more contemporary look. Worn with our without the jacket this is now suitable for less formal events or a ceilidh.

3. Go Casual

It’s amazing the difference a shirt makes. A ghillie shirt is a great option for wearing your kilt to highland games and ceilidh’s. Wear this with a leather sporran and either your brogues or regular day shoes.

4. Everyday Wear

Team your kilt with a cashmere jumper for a kilt outfit which meets everyday requirements. You can add a clan or tartan tie to dress this outfit up.

5. Take it on Tour

There is no denying the Scots are in town for rugby or football matches when a kilted army of supporters arrive. Wear a rugby shirt with a poly-viscose kilt for this match day look. Suitable for travelling and match day, you’ll be able to travel light.

These are just a few suggestions for making the most of your kilt outfit. Other suggestions can be found on buyakilt.com. Share your outfit choices with a post or picture on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American and Scottish American friends.

More than 9 million American are Scottish or from Scottish decent. These links are proudly shown in a number of American tartans. Perhaps one of the most appropriate to wear today is the American Heritage tartan, (see below). This tartan was created for Americans with or without Celtic Heritage. You can see the colours red, white and blue, of the American flag represented in this tartan.

Traditionally held on the fourth Thursday in November this holiday has it’s roots in the Autumn harvest feasts held by Pilgrim settlers. This festival marks the start of the holiday season in the run up to Christmas.

We have a number of other American tartans, including a Scottish American tartan. These tartans look particularly great made as trews to wear at formal occasions, or a waistcoat made in your tartan to brighten up a traditional kilt outfit. These would make ideal gifts or a treat for yourself this party season.

We’d love to hear how you are celebrating this thanksgiving and if you’re putting a Scottish twist on your celebrations. Stop by our Facebook or Twitter page and let us know.

 

 

Kilt Outfits Explained

You may remember back in June I blogged about some subtle changes we made to how we display the great range of kilt outfits we have on buyakilt.com. Well we weren’t quite finished there and as such have been busy beavering away in our efforts to offer an even better, streamlined experience for any intrepid outfit hunter.

As a result we are proud to present our new, improved, life enhancing (well, maybe not that last one..) range of kilt outfits! Now the first thing you may ask yourself is: where have all the outfits gone? This would be a perfectly reasonable thing to ask as it is by far our biggest change – we have cut our range from a staggering 54 outfits down to 34, and 10 outfit categories down to 6.

This was done to maintain a more streamlined approach and surprisingly you will find that even though we have cut the amount of outfits by roughly 40%, the actual choice within those outfits is as good as if not better than it was previously. Let me explain…

Previously for all formal kilt outfits we had a contemporary version and a traditional version of each style (eg. Contemporary Prince Charlie Budget Outfit and Traditional Prince Charlie Budget Outfit). At the time this made perfect sense as it allowed us to offer a choice of styles within the range, but what we found was that it led to a rather inflated amount of outfits. Now, as both outfits were essentially the same (with a few key differences such as shirt, tie and waistcoat) the most logical thing to do was to combine the outfits (eg. Budget Prince Charlie Kilt Outfit) and offer a choice of outfit styles within the outfit. It seems so obvious now that we think of it! This led to a dramatic reduction of outfits in the formal range.

Within the casual range we had a whole host of outfit styles – Casual Outfits, Deluxe Casual Outfits, Rugby Casual Outfits, Irish Casual Outfits etc etc etc. In other words, way too many for any sane person to make their choice. Again, with a bit of clever tinkering we were able to combine a whole host of these outfits and brought them all together under the fantastic title – Casual Outfits.

Now again you may think that your choice of outfits has been greatly reduced, but that is where our Create Your Own range come in. Our Custom Formal Kilt Outfit and Custom Casual Kilt Outfit have all the options you could get in any of the budget outfits but with the added beauty of being able to pick which items you do (or don’t) want. Combine this with a whole host of added options spread through all our outfits and we hope you will agree that these changes will not simply streamline your shopping experience, but also improve it!

Love the changes? Hate the changes? We look forward to any thoughts. As always you can find us in the usual places on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Kilt Outfit Sale!

Being the nice people we are here at Macdonald Sporrans we felt it would be a good idea to put some of our most popular kilt outfits on sale for those seeking to look the part at any upcoming weddings or events. We feel that it is always nice to buy a great quality outfit but even better to buy it it for a low low cost. And so, our Kilt Outfit Sale was born! The sale has been running for a month now and it has been such a success that we have decided to extend it for a further month… So if you are looking for a formal or casual outfit for any occasion this Summer then now is the best time to get some great bargains!

While we are on the subject of kilt outfits it seems appropriate to point out some subtle (but important) changes to our kilt outfits. Regular visitors to our site may have seen that we sell three different levels of outfit – bronze, silver and gold. We previously had two different types of bronze outfit however: our “Bronze Outfit – Stock Kilt” and our “Bronze Outfit“. These packages were named as such because one had our stock budget kilt and the other had a custom made kilt. Confused yet? Well we were too, and therefore decided to rename our “Bronze Outfit – Stock Kilt” to be “Budget Outfit“. Simple!

This means we now have four different level of outfit of which you can see a brief description of each below:

Our budget range offers a low cost quality outfit and includes our best value items for those looking to keep costs low.

Our bronze range offers a complete package at an affordable price, with a custom made 5 yard kilt and choice of Scottish sporrans available.

Our silver range includes a custom made 8 yard kilt and classic accessories, to give a superb all-round outfit.

Our gold range is carefully selected to include the most exquisite and luxurious components available to create truly elegant outfits. Most of the items in the outfit will be custom made for you, so can be altered upon request.

Another change we have made is to remove the 8 yard custom made kilt from our Bronze Outfits and instead include a 5 yard custom made kilt. This was decided in order to make the Bronze Outfit a nice midway compromise between our Budget Outfits, which include a poly-viscose kilt, and our Silver Outfits, which include an 8 yard custom made kilt. What it also means is that all our Bronze Outfits are now roughly £130 cheaper than previously!

Our Prince Charlie Budget Outfits have also undergone a small tweak. These outfits previously included a Scottish made full dress sporran which was incredibly expensive (almost 1/3rd of the entire outfit cost!). In order to achieve a more affordable competitively priced outfit we have now replaced this sporran option with a choice of imported sporrans. This has meant the Prince Charlie Budget Outfits have dropped roughly £70 in price! For those looking for a Scottish made sporran please don’t worry – these outfits all have the option to upgrade to a Scottish made sporran. Plus you will still find that 80% of our outfits include Scottish made sporrans.

As always please let us know what you feel about these changes and any other points of interest you may have, on Twitter and Facebook.