A well-fitted kilt jacket and vest complement the overall look of your traditional Scottish attire. Whether you’re wearing a Prince Charlie jacket or an Argyle jacket, and a matching vest, follow these guidelines to ensure the perfect fit for a polished and sophisticated appearance.
Kilt Jacket Measurement Guide
Measure around the fullest part of your chest, just under your armpits. Make sure the tape is snug but not tight.
Measure around the narrowest part of your waist, typically just above the belly button.
Extend your arm and measure from the top of your shoulder down to the desired length, usually to the base of the thumb.
Measure from the base of the back of your neck down to the point where you want the jacket to end. For a traditional look, the jacket usually ends just below the hip.
Measure from the end of one shoulder to the other, across your upper back.
Measure around the base of your neck where the collar of the jacket will sit.
Specify the preferred button stance, especially if you have a particular jacket style in mind.
Kilt Vest Measurement Guide
Similar to the jacket, measure around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around the narrowest part of your waist.
Measure from the base of your neck down to the desired length, typically just below the belt line.
Specify if you prefer a back adjustment strap or buckle for a more tailored fit.
Lapels (if applicable)
If your vest has lapels, measure the width and length of each lapel for symmetry.
Specify any unique design features or preferences, such as the number of buttons or the presence of a pocket watch chain.