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Please have someone measure for you to ensure accuracy. Use a soft (non-metal) measuring tape. Double-check. Write it down.  Kilt Waist size is usually one to two sizes bigger than pants waist size. Kilts are worn around the natural waist measured at the belly button. 


Do Not Machine Wash or Tumble Dry. DRY CLEAN ONLY. You can spot clean your kilt but test any cleaners you may want to use on the inside of the kilt in an inauspicious place first in case the spot cleaner damages or discolors the fabric. Some people do clean their kilt in cold water by hand. This is acceptable if you know what you are doing. Never put a kilt in a clothes dryer. The heat, forced air and tumbling will ruin the kilt.


So creases happen, it's not the end of the world as wool is a very resilient material. Most of the time all you need to do is hang it near the shower and turn the water on to hot. Make sure you haven’t mis-read that last sentence and accidentally put it in the shower, just near it. The steam from the hot shower should gently remove any creases and you can simply air it out after you are happy with the way it looks.

If the shower trick didn’t work, grab your iron and set it to steam. Place your kilt on the ironing board upside down and then put an ironing cloth on top of it. You never want to put the iron directly onto the wool or the front side of the kilt as the heat can cause the wool to go a bit shiny. Once you’re ready, place the iron on the area you want to sort. Don’t move it back and forth like you would a shirt, pick it up each time and place it again.

The pleats should never need ironing but if this is the area that has a bad crease, we recommend taking your kilt to a professional and avoiding trying to fix them yourself.

Your kilt is an investment and we know you’ll want to look after it the best you can. Hopefully, these tips and tricks will help. If you need more advice, email us at and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have.


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