Your J. Higgins Kilt is finely tailored from premium Scottish wool by our own kilt makers here in Kansas City since 1983. Each kilt is carefully crafted from authentic tartans imported from Scotland. Don't be concerned if your measured waist size is bigger than your pant size. This is normal. Your waist size will ALWAYS be bigger than your pant size you buy! We can also make matching tartan flashes (listed under Footwear).
Our kilt makers will tailor your kilt to have 3 buckles/straps, belt loops and double fringe on the front apron. Each kilt is fully lined in the waist.
NOTE: This is a custom garment that cannot be returned. Because we make these kilts to order, please know that delivery is approximately 8 to 10 weeks, but we can be somewhat flexible meeting due dates, so please email John at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-426-7268 to discuss your timeline needs, and we'll try and work with you.
NOTE: Price will change depending on sizes submitted. Price ranges are as follows:
7 yard kilt (Hips up to 37") $400
8 yard kilt (Hips 38 to 46") $425
9 yard kilt (Hips 47 to 55") $495
We believe our kilts are among the best kilts made in the world. Let us make yours!
We want to introduce you to Drum Major Jason Paguio. Jason is a 5 time World Drum Major Champion. Here he is at the 2016 World Championship wearing his J. Higgins Napier kilt and Class A Honor Guard jacket. We were truly honored to tailor Jason's kilt and jacket. Jason tells us his outfit was the only one with zero dress fault deductions in the contest.
Note: Use only a cloth tape measure when taking kilt measurements. Do not use rulers, or metal tape measures! Check out our video and measurement guide below for helpful suggestions on how to measure.
There are two ways to pleat your kilt in the back. You can either pleat it to the sett so the tartan is shown front and back in the same way, or pleat it to the line so that we choose one line to emphasize which then makes the pleat pattern look completely different than the front. Some tartans don't lend themselves to pleating to the line. We show you an example of both in the photos below using the Royal Stewart tartan. If you're in doubt, we suggest you pleat to the sett. You can email John at email@example.com to learn more about pleating.
Pleating to the Sett Pleating to the Line
Kilts & Kilt Skirts
- Waist ___(the stomach at the navel which is the widest for men; narrowest for women. Where women wear their belts.)
- Ledge of Hip Bone ___ (This is where men would wear a belt with a pair of pants)
- Hips ___(The widest part around the seat)
- Length ___(Taken from the ledge of hip bone to middle knee while standing straight; we add 2" to this measurement. Provide total lengths for below knee skirts, we will not add 2" to these type skirts.)
- Trouser Inseam___
- Your Height ___ (in feet and inches)
- Total length of a kilt you currently own___
Posted by Jon on 31st Jan 2018
I've been through a few kilts as a piper and this one is quite exceptional. Aside from the high level of quality I was impressed by JH's willingness to engage me to accurately take down sizes needed to make a well-fitting kilt; all over email too. I will be doing business here again.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Dec 2017
Well made kilt!! Very happy with my order and the time it took to get it.
Would recommend them anytime
Posted by Bill on 15th Aug 2017
The workmanship and quality that went into the making of my Kilt is exceptional.
Posted by Rick on 6th Jun 2017
Ordered this for my son's wedding. I particularly liked the customer service when they contact him to confirm his measurements. The kilt looks spectacular (just like the two I got from J. Higgins for myself!)
Top Quality Products & Service
Posted by Lachlan on 31st Dec 2016
Because of the lower cost, I was concerned about buying a kilt from Higgins. A fellow clansman showed me the one he had been wearing for over 10 yrs, and I was convinced I couldn't go wrong. I was so satisfied that he has made several others for me over the years, The service was as good as it gets. As a clan convener I always recommend they purchase their 1st wool kilt from J.Higgins. Very highly recommend their products and excellent service and advice.
Posted by Christopher Matteson on 20th Dec 2016
The material is beautiful, substantial and looks really terrific. Colors on website are true. Workmanship is really top notch.
Just Plain Gorgeous
Posted by Donald Clement on 11th Nov 2016
This is my 3rd Higgins kilt, two were ordered through my pipe band a few years ago. My wife wanted to get me my family tartan for Christmas and wanted the kilt cut to the line rather than the sett. I was a little skeptical considering the color arrangement of Ancient Lamont. I sent the measurements and received a call the next day questioning a measurement, and that got worked out. My kilt came yesterday and FAR, FAR exceeds all my expectations.The kilt fits like it should having been tailored for me and the excellent job the kiltmaker did in selecting the line was just short of amazing. I guess I will need to order another from my maternal side of HAY.
Fine tailored kilts
Posted by Ronauld Cameron on 23rd Aug 2016
Both my Son's and my Kilt. Great fit Great look
I am very pleased with my purchase.
Posted by Bill on 11th Apr 2016
The workmanship and quality of my Kilt is excellent and the purchase experience and sizing was excellent.
COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY!
Posted by Jason on 11th Sep 2015
I sent in all my measurements and the next day JJ Higgins contacted me because one of the measurements didn't add up. They recommended I remeasure and let theme know. They were correct! That amazing attention to detail was such a comfort to have. I messaged them several times over the course of the time they were making it and they were always quick to respond and answered everything in detail. I received my Kilt yesterday and was completely blown away! I was surprised beyond belief and in utter shock and excitement. Everything fit just as it was supposed to and was better than I ever imagined. Amazing craftsman! I will definitely be ordering more items in the future. There is no other place than JJ HI gains to get the highest quality Highland wear!