I want a kilt - can I have it in Tartan?
Simple answer is yes.
The same as anything you buy for sustained use, you have a few choices to make. But nothing to taxing.
The most common misconception that people have is that if there is a particular tartan design they like that is associated to a specific family - or clan as they are called in Scotland - then they aren't allowed to wear it.
Well, not strictly true! Not anymore, anyway.
Understandably, if you are planning on dining or socialising with any severe traditionalists then you might be wiser to avoid wearing a clan tartan if you aren't actually entitled to by family connections.
But in main stream - this isn't an issue that will affect most of us.
But there are other choices you need to be aware of, such as what weight of tartan kilt do you want?
The choices are light (6 - 12oz), medium (13 - 14oz) or heavy (15 - 18oz).
The light kilt is highly suitable for hot climates and for more relaxed functions. The drawbacks to a light to medium weight kilt is that it won't "hang" and "move" like a medium to heavy weight kilt will do.
Bear in mind that design of a kilt has pleats to back and moving forward to sides. The front is a flat hang. The heavier kilt, more natural movement and straightness you will enjoy.