Styles of Pleating

I offer three different styles of kilt, each based on traditional nineteenth century fashion.  No matter which style you are interested in, you will want to review these details of construction common to all of our kilts.  Select one of the three options below to read more about that style and to order your kilt.
Box Pleated KiltsBox Pleated Kilts
Kingussie Pleated KiltsKingussie Pleated Kilts
Knife Pleated KiltsKnife Pleated Kilts
The style of the original tailored kilt of the 1790s, and the standard form of pleating for most of the nineteenth century.  Each pleat falls in the opposing direction to its neighbor, forming "boxes."  This style of kilt is my speciality.  It is how I first learned ot make kilts, and what I have earned a reputation for.  Learn more about this style...
Box Pleated Kilts
Box Pleated Kilts

The style of the original tailored kilt of the 1790s, and the standard form of pleating for most of the 19th century.

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An historically rare style of pleating incorporating a single box pleat in the center-rear of the kilt, with knife pleats running in opposite directions on either side.  Only two examples of kilts pleated in this style have been discovered today, dating from the 1820-1840 period.  Learn more about this style...
Kingussie Pleated Kilt
Kingussie Pleated Kilt

An historically rare style of pleating from 1820-1840.

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The typical way a kilt is pleated today, with all the pleats running in the same direction across the back.  The Gordon Highland Regiment was the first to adopt this style of pleating for their kilts in 1853.  Learn more about this style...











Knife Pleated Kilts
Knife Pleated Kilts

A style first adopted in the military by the Gordon Highlanders in 1853.

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