It is wrong to think that kilts were only for old-fashioned men or those who attend traditional Scottish weddings. Men are starting to appreciate the benefits of wearing a Kilt and are looking for new styles made from genuine leather. Omar Epps and Kanye West have been seen wearing leather kilts for men, as has Kid Cudi, Kanye West and Justin Bieber. We’ve collected all the information you need about this fashion trend, given a brief history and shown you how to keep your kilt.
What is a Kilt?
The kilt is one the most famous fashion pieces from Scotland. A kilt is basically a long skirt for men. Kilts are made of tartan fabric and date back to 16th century when Highlanders first wore them. The British military used the Kilt as a formal uniform. However, tartan cloth wasn’t introduced until the 18th century to make the tartan kilt that we know today.
The nineteenth century saw the Scottish kilt become a formal dress that was worn only at special events, such as weddings and sports events, or events involving the Royal Family. No matter where you live, chances are you have seen a picture of a man in a kilt and immediately associate Scotland with it. This is as essential to the country’s culture and image as its flag or Scottish shortbread. But times are changing.
Style and comfort of leather kilts
Modern men are looking to’reclaim’ the kilt and are creating new designs such as Exotic Hybrid Leather Kilts made of genuine leather. Genuine leather kilts are more expensive than fake leather and have lower quality. However, they offer sophistication and style with a nod to their Scottish origins. A genuine leather kilt can be worn at all occasions, such as cosplay or everyday wear.
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Leather Utility Kilt
The leather utility kilt, a modified version of the classic leather kilt, is the best choice for someone who wants to stand out from the crowd and show off both modern style and Celtic traditions at the same. The deluxe leather utility kilt made of the highest quality cowhide leather features side pockets with flap pockets and three smaller pockets over it. This allows for quick access to your belongings and safety.
Hybrid Leather Kilt
This handsome leather hybrid kilt combines the elegant, sophisticated qualities of tartan and leather. The kilt comes with a leather overlay that you can choose from black, brown, light grey, dark gray or light brown. You can add the tartan you choose to this leather overlay. You can choose from dozens different tartan styles for your kilt. This will allow you to make it your own.
How to care for a kilt
It is important to know how to care for your leather kilt if you are considering buying one. A kilt is an investment so it’s important to keep it in top condition so you can enjoy it again and again. First, avoid washing your kilt. This will strip the leather of its natural oils and make it look dull or dry. To keep your kilt soft, you can use a leather cleaner and apply wax-free moisturizers regularly. To protect your kilt and prevent it from becoming damaged, avoid plastic. Instead, use a cotton bag to store it.