HISTORICAL REPRODUCTION HIGHLAND DRESS
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:
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
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 email@example.com for details
OTHER REPRODUCTION CLOTHING ITEMS WILL BE POSTED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE
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