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Chloe Thomas
by on October 3, 2019
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First of all i will tell you about the kilt and it’s origin and then the features of Irish Tartan kilt so you can know better and make your decision easily.

What is Kilt?
A kilt is a type of knee-length non-bifurcated skirt with pleats at the back, originating in the traditional dress of Gaelic men and boys in the Scottish Highlands. It is first recorded in the 16th century as the great kilt, a full-length garment whose upper half could be worn as a cloak. The small kilt or modern kilt emerged in the 18th century, and is essentially the bottom half of the great kilt.

Kilts Origin
The kilt first appeared as the great kilt, the breacan or belted plaid, during the 16th century, and is Gaelic in origin. The filleadh mòr or great kilt was a full-length garment whose upper half could be worn as a cloak draped over the shoulder, or brought up over the head. A version of the filleadh beag (philibeg), or small kilt (also known as the walking kilt), similar to the modern kilt was invented by an English Quaker from Lancashire named Thomas Rawlinson some time in the 1720s. He felt that the belted plaid was “cumbrous and unwieldy”, and his solution was to separate the skirt and convert it into a distinct garment with pleats already sewn, which he himself began wearing. His associate, Iain MacDonnell, chief of the MacDonnells of Inverness, also began wearing it, and when clansmen employed in logging, charcoal manufacture and iron smelting saw their chief wearing the new apparel, they soon followed suit. From there its use spread “in the shortest space” amongst the Highlanders, and even amongst some of the Northern Lowlanders. It has been suggested there is evidence that the philibeg with unsewn pleats was worn from the 1690s.

Irish Tartan Kilt
This Irish Tartan Kilt is made of 8 yards, 16oz heavy weight Poly-Viscose with fringe on the apron and deep pleats. Each and every pleat at the back is individually sewn to ensure that they stay sharp. The Kilt has three leather straps offers flexibility to best fit on you. This kilt is ideal for special occasions like wedding events sports events like Football, Rugby Games, Scouts, or simply Fashion wear. All our kilts come with a custom length option so you can choose according to your height and style
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