How to Wear a Kilt Like a Pro: A Complete Guide for Men’s Kilt Fashion

One of the most common questions that new kilt wearers ask is, “How do I wear a kilt?” Therefore, I am writing a complete guide to help you wear a kilt professionally.It can be a daunting challenge to wear a kilt, especially with all the kilt accessories.At Kilt and Jacks, we strive to create a supportive community for kilt wearers by assisting them in every aspect. With that in mind, we have created an easy kilt guide to help you wear a men’s kilt perfectly.

How to Wear a Kilt? Complete Guide

Let’s start with the kilt itself.

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Wrap the kilt around you with pleats at the back and an apron at the front. In the case of a tartan kilt, the fringes should be on your right-hand side. You can also try our Great Kilt.

Traditionally, the kilt is worn high on the waist above your navel, causing it to drop down to the middle of the knee. If you prefer a modern style kilt, you may try our Utility Kilt, leather kilt, or tactical kilt.

Kilt Jacket & Waistcoat

If you choose a 3 or 5 button waistcoat or prefer to go for the Prince Charlie Jacket with a vest, keep your kilt in mind. The kilt and jacket should complement each other. Checkout some of the best Kilt jackets here. 

Shirt and Tie

Ghillie Shirts are typically worn with a kilt. They are loose-fitting and do not require a tie since their leather laces can be fastened on the left or allowed to hang down on the front of the shirt.However, if you choose to wear a simple formal shirt with your kilt that matches your kilt, you should get a matching tie. Regardless of the shirt you choose, always tuck it into your kilt.

Kilt Accessories

Here are the kilt accessories you should include when wearing a kilt perfectly.


Your choice and preferences will determine the type of sporran you choose. Check out our Sporran guide to choose the best sporran for you. We have a collection of Leather Sporran, Fur Sporran, and Horse Hair Sporran.

Fly Plaid and Brooch

A Fly Plaid is a perfect way to add formality and decency to your tartan kilt. It gives you a pure traditional look and helps you stand out in a crowd. Usually, a Fly Plaid should match your kilt. You can secure it to your jacket using a plaid brooch.

Kilt Pin

The Kilt Pin is used for both decorative and functional purposes. It adds style to your kilt and stops the front of your tartan kilt from blowing open.Remember, your kilt pin should not be used to keep your kilt closed since it can damage the fabric and alter its hanging. Add the pin to the top right-hand side of the kilt.


Flashes are worn to the side of the calf, keeping your hose from falling down. The garter needs to be hidden by the top of the hose. Flashes are great for adding some extra color to your outfit. At Kilt and Jacks, you can choose flashes that match your kilt.


Like other accessories, your kilt hose should complement the color of your kilt and jacket. We offer a perfect hose for your kilt with various designs.


No outfit is complete without a good pair of shoes. We offer Brogues that are perfect for various occasions. They can be perfect for casual looks.Tie the long laces of your brogues half-hitch style – twist them three to four times and then wrap them around your

Sgian Dubh

If you’re going for a traditional look, you must have a Sgian Dubh. It should be tucked into your hose on either leg, at the side of the calf. Make sure the top of the handle sticks out from the top of the hose.

Sum Up!

This was our complete guide on how to wear a kilt, and I’m sure it will be helpful to many of you. If you have any questions or confusion about this guide, feel free to comment below, and I will personally assist you.


  • Connor Anderson

    Connor Anderson, a writer diving into fashion topics, especially kilts, jackets, and more. From classic kilts to stylish jackets, I break down the trends and styles in a straightforward manner.

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