A kilt is one of the traditional garments which is unbifurcated and is an extension described in culture which is formed know in modern ways however still known as chronological garment. Some of the urban styles of men leather kilt can be further described as the most historic garment from the Scotts or a style if Irish outfit. Also it can be called up the Welsh kilt or a tartan. Some other names are the utility kilt or the contemporary style.
Kilt in the plural forms is always known as the kilt however we called it kilts in the modern English. These kilts are widely used in Scotland still in a modern way. The modern type of kilt is seen throughout the world and some of the piping bands use specially a particular type of kilt. It is also been said that some style of kilts are also used during the games in Scotland or even some women bands also used the kilts or leather kilts for events or special gatherings.
Kilt can be accessorize with belts or a pouch especially as it is designed either way. Kilt is the national outfit of the Scottish kingdom. This national uniform is describes as the wide cloth strap with skirt of frills. When it’s a male the kilt is worn with a small type of leather bag which is called as the sporran. The ancient style of the kilt was mostly seen in orange color or a saffron color style skirt. This was during the third century. This noble looking outfit was cloth with thickness and plated which was of ankle length.
PLEATS AND STICHING:
Once you are aware of the fabric and other features such as tartan or sizing we need to understand the style of pleats and stitching details. The most commonly and widely used pleats are the knife or box pleats. The knife pleats are very easier and used commonly. If you find in the modern kilts you will find the knife pleats. Knife pleats are crafted by just making a fold of the pleats one after the back and covering the other. Box pleats are the other styles of the pleats and they are formed by equally checking two fold of fabric. They are folded in opposite direction according to the direction of the length of front fabric.
• The very first style of pleating the kilt is to the stripe. In this style a specific style of pleating is used and a vertical stripe of style is followed for the tartan pattern. The pleats are then select to run down to the center of the each other pleat. This selected type of pleating is also known as the military pleating. The other pleat is called as the pleating to sett. In this one a full type of sett with tartan pattern is taken above the each pleat.
• The pleats are featured by the width and the depth required. The width is referring to the size of the pleat. The depth is not seen as it always depends upon the tartan sett size. The depth is always described to be underneath part.
• It depends upon the number of pleats how much is required for the set of the kilt. The tartans pattern is followed which across the back of the kilt.
• The other part which is take care is the fell. This distance is the measured from the waistline to the wide parts of the hips. Here the pleats of the kilt are stitched towards downward. These types of stitch are the hand stitch or machine stitch.
CARING YOUR KILT:
• The kilts made from wool are very special and luxurious to wear. These are very costly and used very less by the men due to its maintenance. However this type of leather kilt lasts long and must be taken utmost.
• The kilts made from leather or any other fabric can get damaged due to damps or tears or rips. Some chemicals or insects can also damage the fabric. Grab some chemicals and solutions which will help the fabric to be taken care.
USES OF KILT:
• Scotsman is the one who look out for the kilts today’s as a formal or ceremonial uniform. These kilts are used with jackets. Irishman is the other who uses the kilts with a jacket. These kilts are widely used by them at occasional events or on weddings. Some of the people here use daily kilts. The other groups such as scouts use the kilts for the Highland games or also the pipe bands use the kilts. Some kilts are used for dances.
• Some men from the British regiments or units of ARMY also used kilts. The other countries from the CW nations also use the kilts as the part of their sports uniform. The kilt is that uniform which is used for the ceremonial functions, official duties, parades, bands etc.
• The kilts now in England are worn casually on any formal occasions or the weddings or on even dinner jackets. The nationality does not matter at all.
The kilt is also famous among the world now for the casual wear. You will find lots of crowd wearing and adopting this style of outfit. Kilts are also available in leather fabrics which are more usual and stylish. Casually you can use this outfit with a lace up boots for the cool and stunning opting look.