How To Wear Your Kilt Outfit
Follow the instructions below. Also, have a look at the video clip at the bottom of the page, but should you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
Firstly, put on your shirt.
Now put on your kilt hose, (socks).
Now put on your garters & flashes making sure the flashes are to the outside of your leg. Turn down your sock to cover the garter, but leave a couple of inches of the flashes showing.
The Sgian Dubh should go inside your left or right sock depending on whether you are right or left handed. The Sgian Dubh should be facing the outside of your leg in line with your flashes and should be showing around 2-3 inches above the sock top.
Put on your Ghillie Brogues, (shoes). Take a lace in each hand and twist them 3-4 times around each other pulling down fairly tight so that you now have a ribbed effect where the knot would normally be on a normal shoe. Now take the laces around the back just below the calf muscle and twist again but only once. Finally, bring the laces back to the front and tie a normal bow on the front of your shin.
Put your kilt on next. Taking a hold of each end make sure the pleats of the kilt are behind you. Now bring the right hand strap around past your front and feed it through the slot on the inside left, buckle it up so it is tight but comfortable. Now take the left hand strap and bring it around past your front and feed it through the buckle on the right hand side. Once fastened, the top of the kilt should be sitting just below the rib cage, (around 1-2 inches above your belly button) not on your trouser waist! There is always a centre part to the front of a kilt, to find this just lean over and take both corners of the bottom of your kilt in each hand, you will notice either a line or a panel down the middle, this will define where the centre is between each corner and you should line this up with your belly button.
Now take your belt and feed it through the belt loops at the back of your kilt. Fasten the buckle of your belt at the front of your kilt, making sure the buckle is lined up with the centre of your kilt. Your belt should be tight but comfortable but there is plenty adjustment on the underside of the belt should you require it.
Now take your sporran and feed the chain straps through the belt loops at the back of your kilt again and fasten. The sporran itself should sit in front of the groin area, (roughly 3-4 finger spaces down from the bottom of your buckle to the top of your sporran) and should also sit in line with the centre of your kilt.
If you have a tie, bow tie or ruche tie put this on next.
Depending on what style of outfit you have hired, you will finally be putting on your Jacket and/or Waistcoat.
Please make sure you have removed your valuables before returning your outfit to us. JH Kilt Hire will not be held responsible for any lost valuables once the outfit has been returned.
Most of all, have a great time wearing your outfit and thank you for your custom.