How to measure yourself for a kilt
You'll need a measuring tape and someone to do the measuring. Each measurement on the list below is shown in the diagram to help you take the measurement at the right place on your body. Following this guide should result in more accurate measurements that you can send to us for kilt outfit hire or bespoke outfits.
The numbers below correspond with the numbers on the diagram.
1. Collar size
This measurement will be the same as your normal shirt collar size but it's best to take this measurement anyway so it reflects your current size.
2. Chest size
This measurement will be the same as your normal formal jacket size, such as 46R, but it's best to take this measurement anyway so it reflects your current size.
3. Waist size
This measurement should be taken at your navel (belly button). This is not the same as your trouser/jeans size. It is very common for this measurement to be bigger than your trousers.
Try to relax and don't hold your stomach in artificially as this will mean your kilt will be too tight for your natural waist size.
3-5. Kilt length
As with the waist size, this measurement should normally start at the top of your hip bone on one side but in line with your navel (belly button). You then want to run the tape from there down one leg, slightly rotating to the front of your leg so you finish on the centre of your knee cap. You want to take the measurement from where the tape meets the middle of your knee cap.
4. Seat size
Stand with feet together side on to the person measuring you. Measure from the side around the widest part of the seat (bum). This is a snug, not tight measurement. As a guide, you should be able to slide your finger in between the tape and the top of your leg.
6-7. Sleeve length
With your arm relaxed by your side, measure from the point where your arm meets your shoulder down to your wrist. This will determine where your sleeve sits on your hand/wrist. You can vary this slightly to suit your preference on how much shirt cuff to show.