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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. 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") $450
8 yard kilt (Hips 38 to 46") $475
9 yard kilt (Hips 47 to 55") $525
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 for your kilt.
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. 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. 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___
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Posted by ken on 19th Jul 2020
What can I say about the excellent service I received from J Higgins. I was told the mill in Scotland was 12 weeks out for the tartan pattern I had chosen, then out of the blue I received my kilt early, very early and it is Perfect. They also remade a cover for my pipes that turned out perfect again. I will always go to them first for my needs. 5 Stars for service and products they have control over.
Posted by r on 17th Apr 2020
I highly recommend kilts from j higgins. They are excellent
Posted by C. Scott Duncan on 20th Mar 2020
We received our kilts just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! They are outstanding quality and fit! We will be ordering family kilts soon in addition to the band kilts we just received!
Posted by Kevin Hannah on 7th Aug 2019
Finally got to wear my (clan) kilt. All I can say is fantastic! Amazing look and quality. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to look dapper in tartan. I will be wearing it at every opportunity...
Posted by Larry on 23rd Jul 2019
I've been doing business with jHiggins since 01, I think. It's always been a good experience and product. I bought my first kilt from jhiggins.
All the best
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Posted by Unknown on 4th May 2018
I was referred to Higgins and they really came through. The kilt is high quality wool and very professionally made. The pleats hold and the fit was fantastic. The accessories are also high quality. Go there for all needs.
Posted by Bryan on 13th Apr 2018
My made to order kilt is superb in fit and quality. The company was very professional and knowledgeable about making my kilt and getting it to me. They go above and beyond in customer service. All of my future kilt purchases will be made through J.Higgins. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking to purchase a kilt.
Posted by Jannie on 13th Mar 2018
Mr. Higgins was very patient with my millions of questions about measurements. He took the time through email to inform me and educate me to make sure I would be getting what I wanted. And his responses were always very quick. The kilt is perfectly aligned, beautiful stitching and it fits me exactly how I wanted it to.
Beautifully crafted kilt
Posted by George Taylor on 19th Jan 2018
My kilt arrived today and it is a stunning piece of workmanship. The tartan is perfectly aligned, the stitching is perfect and the fit is awesome. The dimensions and fabric were the result of a number of e-mails between me and John Higgins, who showed great patience and gave great advice for what amounts to a substantial investment. I had been told by many that this was the best kilt maker in the U.S. and cannot argue with that assessment. The whole experience was top notch.
Superb Custom Kilt
Posted by Geniece Magarian on 26th Dec 2017
We are so very happy with the beautiful hand made kilt we received. The owner, John, worked with me personally to insure an excellent outcome. The sporran I ordered was absolutely beautiful! Wonderful service, and arrived very quickly in time for the holidays. We highly recommend J. Higgins!
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