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  • Wool Value Kilt by J. Higgins

J. Higgins Value Kilt w/ 100% Wool Tartans


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Our J.Higgins Value Kilt is perfect for our value minded customers and made by our own kilt makers here in Kansas City since 1983. The value kilt is made with less yardage than our traditional kilts and have fewer and wider pleats as well. Every value kilt is made with authentic tartans using 100% new wool material imported from Scotland. They have 3 buckles/straps and 2 belt loops for your belt. We fringe the front apron as well. We do not put lining in the Value kilt. We do put hems in these when we feel the mill selvedge is too wavy. Matching flashes are also available here:

This is a custom garment that cannot be returned. Because we make these value kilts to order, please know that delivery is approximately 8 to 10 weeks. This is a general estimate.  


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: 

4 yards:  Hips up to 37" ($275.00)

5 yards: Hips 38 to 47" ($300.00)

6 yards: Hips 48 to 55" ($320.00)

7 yards: Hips 56" to 64" ($350.00)

8 yards: Hips 65 to 70" ($375.00)


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. Tartan Kilt

    Posted by K.W.Burke on 19th Mar 2023

    Excellent quality, excellent craftsmanship, and very professional fit. Getting material from Scotland took longer than I expected but staff members were always professional and courteous. After receiving, seeing and wearing my kilt, it was worth every second of waiting. I couldn’t be happier. I HIGHLY recommend Higgins and any future needs will be purchased from them. Thank you and very nice job.

  2. High Quality

    Posted by Max Seltzer on 28th Jan 2023

    I have had this kilt for a few months now and the quality is great. When I ordered it they made sure the measurements were correct, showing that they take great care of their customers. I highly recommend this product and the J Higgins team for their great products and customer service.

  3. Impressive

    Posted by Patrick Myles Cameron on 2nd Sep 2021

    I will wear a Kilt 3-5x per year. I originally had a Sport Kilt that I used for casual and dress functions. However, now that I am getting married, i decided to order a "nicer" kilt. J Higgins has impressed. I purchased the "value" kilt simply due to me not wearing one that often. When I subitted my order, they realized my measuremtns were off. And they were. I acquired the assistance of a Kily novice, but his Kilt maker user different measuremnts. Make sure to watch thier video. The Kilt is beautiful and very well crafted. J Higgin kept me up to date during the entire process.

  4. perfection!

    Posted by mary jane taylor on 23rd Oct 2020

    I ordered this kilt for my youngest son ( last son to get his kilt)
    The videos to help him understand how to get precise measurements was a great addition!
    The craftsmanship and quality of the finished kilt is superb!
    The kilt fits perfectly and came within a reasonable amount of time!
    We are very pleased!

  5. completely satisfied

    Posted by on 13th Jun 2019

    Just received my MacBeth modern and I am very happy with the results. Great job, thank you and would definitely recommend!

  6. Very impressed!

    Posted by Rebecca on 11th Sep 2018

    This kilt is amazing! I highly suggest this kilt to anyone looking for a light wool kilt. Customer service was excellent as well!

  7. High quality

    Posted by Don on 7th Aug 2018

    The craftsmanship is top notch and was delivered in the time frame promised .

  8. Great to have a kilt again!

    Posted by Robert James Headley Downs on 13th Mar 2018

    I searched every kilt maker that was online, to get the best kilt at the best price. If you are looking for a specific tartan kilt JHiggins LTD is the kiltmaker to hire! I am quite pleased with everything they did for me, including scrap pieces of tartan, I requested for cuff links. My tartan cuff links also are great thanks to JHiggins!

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