HISTORICAL REPRODUCTION HIGHLAND DRESS

 

KILTS:

We can now offer accurate reproduction kilts from the 18th and 19th century, regimental or civilian, in accurately reproduced tartans. Box, barrel, knife, or 'Kingussie'-pleated, these kilts are made from a minimum of four yards of cloth up to nine yards depending on period and waist size.

Here are photos of an original Highland Dress suite from 1800 at the Kingussie Folk Museum in Scotland. Note how the LARGE pleats are angled left and right from a center box pleat:

photos from the Bob Martin archive

Below is an example of a modern 'Kingussie'-pleated kilt:

photos courtesy Bob Martin

The 'Kingussie' Kilt can be made with (modern) or without (historical) a box-pleat on the left of the front kilt apron. This is an extremely distinctive kilt style, and one of the oldest in existance.

Other Historic Kilt styles will be illustrated as examples are available, including the correct barrel pleat (42nd RHR from about 1775-1840), the box pleat (civilian and regimental up to about 1840), and early knife pleat kilts.

reproduction kilt prices

  • 4-yard box, barrel, or knife pleat 18th-century kilt: $625 single width; $550 double

  • 4-yard Kingussie pleated kilt, with or without left front box pleat on apron: $650 single width, $575 double

  • for each additional yard in the kilt add $75/single or $45/double width.

example: up to 36" waist, 4 yard kilt; 38-44", 5 yard kilt; 45-52", six yards

All reproduction kilts can be made with cloth matching William Wilson's colours from 1816; contact us for details. Production time for these kilts depends on cloth availability and current order load at the maker's. Call 510-569-1689 or email pipey@cuillinn.com for details

OTHER REPRODUCTION CLOTHING ITEMS WILL BE POSTED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE

 

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All images on this site used with permission from Tamarsha B.V. / Twice Blown Music and Sharp and Co Bagpipe Makers LTD