Geoffrey (Tailor) specialise in traditional hand sewn made to measure kilts for men. Geoffrey (Tailor) traditional kilts for men are hand tailored by highly skilled craftswomen and men in the company's own workshops in Edinburgh and Oban. The kilts are made to the highest standard using top quality materials, even in the bits that cannot be seen. Geoffrey (Tailor) combines weaving expertise along with long established quality tailoring to give the 'Geoffrey' kilt the lasting value you would expect.

The most popular and highly recommended traditional kilt for men is the eight yard kilt made in full weight, 16/17oz worsted. We can also offer this kilt with machine stitching to save cost (see below). Geoffrey (Tailor) recommends the full weight as it hangs so well and keeps shape excellently. Different yardage can be used (less and more than eight yards) depending on size of the person and the size of the sett of the tartan. The traditional kilt whether handsewn or machine sewn can be sewn to the sett of the tartan, or to a dominant stripe in the tartan, which means the back of the kilt has a stripe down each pleat. Each kilt has sporran/belt loops made in the tartan. There is a leather strap and buckle on the left side and two on the right side. The kilt is made on the selvedge edge of the cloth so there is no hem sewn. The traditional kilt sits high on the body and drops down to the top of the kneecap. Some people do like to wear the kilt a bit longer and if this applies to you, you must advise when ordering or being measured by a member of staff.

 It has been commented upon that the 16/17oz worsted is too heavy a material and the 12/13oz weight is better especially in warmer climates. Geoffrey (Tailor) would like to advise that the 16/17oz will hold shape better, especially in the heat, than the 12/13oz., which is inclined to 'wilt'. It should be noted that eight yards of either weight wrapped around the body, will be warm to wear, and there is only one pound difference in weight between the two kilts.

Geoffrey (Tailor) also makes casual kilts for men. These start with five yards of material being used and are sewn by machine. This type of kilt sits much lower on the body and is useful for more casual occasions like football matches. It is recommended as a second kilt to save wear and tear on your traditional kilt.

Auld Reekie 1 – 16/17oz worsted – the ultimate cloth for gent's kilts.

Here in Edinburgh, at the Old Town Weaving Company situated next to Edinburgh Castle, Geoffrey (Tailor) is weaving a 16/17oz. worsted called; "The Auld Reekie Range". This is the first time that leaders in the Highland Dress field, have taken the initiative to weave the cloth best suited to their own kiltmaking. Auld Reekie 1 is woven using the very best of yarn and protected with a Teflon coating.

Above: Gent's 8 yard handsewn 16/17 oz worsted made to measure kilt in the 21st Century Tartan.

Below: Gent's 8 yard handsewn 16/17 oz worsted made to measure kilt in the Scottish Rugby Union tartan, (both exclusive to Geoffrey (Tailor).

Gents' Kilt Prices
Gents' Handsewn TraditionalKilts
Machined Traditional kilts
7 yard
8 yard
9 yard
8 yard
Auld Reekie 1 16/17 oz Worsted wool
£465
£495
£520
£395
Auld Reekie 2 12 oz Worsted wool
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Medium Weight, W60, Braeriach, A1, K7 dbl,
£495
£530
£560
£430
Full Weight Strome Standard 16/17 oz
£510
£545
£575
£445
Old and Rare Medium Weight 13 oz
£575
£615
£650
£515
Special Weave to order 16/17 oz
£1039
Gents Casual Kilts
5 yard
6 yard
7 yard
Auld Reekie 1 16/17 oz Worsted wool
£260
£285
N/A
Auld Reekie 2 12 oz Worsted wool
£260
Medium Weight, W60, Braeriach, A1, K7 dbl,
£320
Full Weight Strome Standard 16/17 oz
£330
Old and Rare Medium Weight 13 oz
£380

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