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J. Higgins Custom Kilt (16oz) Heavy Weight


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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. 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. Matching tartan flashes are also available here:

This is a custom garment that cannot be returned. Because we make these kilts to order, please know that delivery is approximately 12 to 14 weeks. This is a general estimate.  

Firmly grounded in tradition, we believe our kilts are among the best kilts made in the world. Let us make yours.


Use only a cloth tape measure when taking kilt measurements. Do not use rulers, or metal tape measures. However, we can copy a current total length if you have an existing kilt already. Please mention this in the comments section of your order. Check out our video and measurement guide below for helpful suggestions on how to measure for your kilt:


Are you concerned about measuring yourself for a J. Higgins kilt? Then, try our Video Chat service where we web conference with you while you measure yourself for a kilt. It's free and easy! Click here for more information: 


Pricing will change depending on sizes submitted and amount of material needed for the individual. Price ranges are as follows: 

7 yard kilt (Hips up to 37") $495

8 yard kilt (Hips 38 to 46") $520

9 yard kilt (Hips 47 to 55") $570 


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 pleating 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 strongly suggest you pleat to the sett as pleating to the line can make a stark difference. First time kilt wearers should maybe avoid pleating to the line.  

    Pleating to the Sett   pleat-to-the-sett.jpg       Pleating to the Line   pleat-to-the-line.jpg


Check out our blog about "Caring for your J. Higgins Kilt":

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  1. Pure Barry!

    Posted by Boyd Shepherd on 17th Mar 2023

    My new braw J. Higgins Custom Heavy Weight Kilt, Caledonia Modern, is pure barry! Great job, J. Higgins!

  2. Excellent craftsmanship!

    Posted by Matthew Wade on 31st Dec 2022

    Excellent craftsmanship! Best kilt maker!

  3. Wife is impressed!

    Posted by Terry Garner on 20th Dec 2022

    This kilt is even better than the one I had made in Scotland a few years back. (and far better than some others I have but won't mention) We are glad we used the virtual measuring option, and my wife is very impressed with how good it looks on me. Definitely worth the wait!!!

  4. Perfect

    Posted by Brian Murray on 11th Jul 2022

    J Higgins produced the best kilt I have ever owned and I have a few.

  5. heavyweight kilt

    Posted by John Fairless on 28th Jan 2022

    I received my heavy weight wool kilt and love it. I have wanted a kilt in the Cuillins of Skye tartan for years and finally had the funds to order it. I chose J Higgins to make this kilt because I’ve never had an issue with anything I’ve ordered in the past. I plan to use this kilt for playing solo gigs.

  6. Fantastic

    Posted by Joshua Cummings on 25th Jun 2021

    I ownwd several kilts before purchasing from J Higgins. There were several items I noticed once i received the kilt, aside from the great price, that someone to buying a kilt might appreciate knoledge of. First is the delivery. It nice to have a kilt ordered that is folded in such a way as to not to need ironing of pleats to wear the first time. This may seem trival to some, but ironing pleats can be a pain for anyone new to kilts. Secondly is the fact that the pleats on an 8 yard kilt wete scalloped before securing. This detail allows for a better fit of a kilt belt whilt keeping the pleats flat as well as comfort with a belt. For seasoned kilt wearers, they know the difference with my last comment. Lastly is something most folks dont notice aside from a seamstres. The pleats are all blind stitched throughout the rise from the seat to the waist. I was not expecting this detail but am pleasently suprised by this attention to craftsmanship. In short, this kilt is the work of a master in his trade.

  7. Wonderful Kilt

    Posted by David on 30th Apr 2021

    This is the second kilt I've had made by J Higgins and it's every bit as fine as the first. The fit is perfect and the workmanship is unparalleled. I wear a kilt quite frequently (not just for dress-up) and always receive positive comments. I'll certainly be ordering again to round off my Highland wardrobe.

  8. Wonderful kilt

    Posted by Jim Meehan on 5th Feb 2021

    Kilt was very professionally made and the staff was very helpful to ensure that there were no mistakes in the customizations.


    Posted by Luke on 25th Oct 2020

    I was a bit nervous to order such a customized item online, but with the online consultation that J.Higgins offers, we were able to confirm all measurements and other options via video chat. The waiting was the hardest part, however, once I received the items I ordered, the actual kilt itself is better than perfect. The fit, feel, and look of the kilt is top-notch and I could not be happier with the purchase. Beyond that, the interaction with J.Higgins from start to finish was AMAZING. I will definitely continue to use J.Higgins for any and all future kilt purchases based on the overall customer experience and the quality of their products.

  10. A quality kilt for those on a budget

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Oct 2020

    I ordered a custom fit kilt about 2 years ago to use for my own gigs and contests, and I must say that you cannot beat the quality craftsmanship at the price that J Higgins sells for. It is sturdy and comfortable, has no signs of wear or tear, and still hangs neatly after light use throughout the years.

    My ONLY concern, which again has still not happened, is that the threads holding the buckles may come undone. They look fairly loose but again this is a mild concern in the face of durability for the past 2 years. Would absolutely recommend someone looking for a kilt to buy through J Higgins.

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