Measuring Guides

Measuring Guides

To make sure your items fit perfectly when they arrive, we've made some measuring guides with handy tips to help you take accurate measurements first time.

How to Measure

Kilt Measuring Guide

Jacket Measuring Guide

Trouser Measuring Guide

Full Measuring Guide

Size Converters - to check what size your measurement corresponds to.

 

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How to Measure

  • It's easiest to have someone measure you

  • Stand straight up and relax

  • Measure at points shown without holding your breath

  • Ensure measurement is not taken over thick clothing

  • Tape measure should be snug but not too tight

  • All measurements should be taken in inches

 


Kilt Measuring Guide

Kilt Measuring Guide

Expected Kilt Length

Normally, your kilt length will correspond with the following guides. If it's significantly different, try taking the measurements again. If it's slightly different, then it could be down to preference or body shape. See our notes below for more info.

Height 5' 6" to 5' 7"    =    22" to 22.5" kilt length
Height 5' 8 to 5' 9"    =    23" to 23.5" kilt length
Height 5' 10" to 5' 11"    =    24" to 24.5" kilt length
Height 6' to 6' 2"    =    24.5" to 25.5" kilt length
Height 6' 3" to 6" 4"    =    26" to 26.5" kilt length
Height 6' 5" to 6' 7"    =    27" to 27.5" kilt length

Please note:

The length of your kilt drop will depend on how high you want to wear the kilt on your waist. If wearing a short jacket such as a Prince Charlie, you may want to have your kilt an inch or two longer so that it sits higher on your waist. However, standard kilts should always be worn to the middle of the knee cap, while military kilts are worn a little shorter to the top of the knee cap. When measuring the kilt length, the wearer should kneel and have someone take a measurement from where the top of the kilt will sit, down to the floor.

Where you wear the kilt on your waist is entirely up to you, and is down to personal preference. However the standard height is around the navel and as a result it is worth noting that your kilt waist size may be slightly larger than your trouser waist size.

 


Jacket Measuring Guide

Jacket Measuring Guide

Please note:

When measuring for a jacket it is worthwhile wearing the type of shirt that will be worn with the jacket.
 
Use a flexible tape and measure around the fullest part of the chest. Stand straight but relaxed and try not to take a deep breath in or out as this will affect the chest measurement. Make sure the tape is straight across the back. Either ask someone to measure you or look in a mirror to check this. Don’t pull the tape tightly, and check the size on the tape. If your chest size falls between two sizes, order the size up if you like your jacket to be an easy fit. 



Trouser Measuring Guide

Trouser Measuring Guide

Please note:

The difference between the inside and outside leg measurement will determine the height of the waistline of your trousers.

If you are wearing the trousers with a short jacket such as a Prince Charlie, you may want to make your outside leg measurement a little longer to accommodate them being worn higher up on your waist. Alternatively, if purchasing custom made Argyll or Miltary style trews then please take into account the additional 2"-3" height when measuring the outside leg measurement (see blue dotted line on image).

 


Full Measuring Guide

Full Measuring Guide