Kilts are becoming very popular all around the Western World not just as a fashion statement, but because they are extremely comfortable and very practical. Many people have some Scottish ancestry and like a kilt whether you prefer a traditional, often referred to as a Tartan kilt or the modern or utility kilts that are popular, they help give you a feeling of harmony, freedom and uniformity to the wearer that just doesn’t happen in trousers.
Difference between utility or modern kilts and tartan or Traditional kilts
The traditional style of tartan kilts are made by hand with straight stitches using clan or family colours and patens on woven wool cloth. They are still commonly worn by many people in both Scotland and Ireland during special occasions, such as weddings and during public holidays and celebrations.
Utility kilts are the more modern version made in factories using sewing machines and modern fabrics, and are far more practical.
Utility kilts are used in everyday life for work or casual wear, with many styles and variations available to suit individual tastes and needs. They come with a variety of accessories such as pockets, tangs, loops, pouches and belts.
How to choose the best utility kilts for men
The criteria for choosing the best and right utility kilts are:
The primary reason most men choose to wear utility kilts is comfort, they offer a complete lack of restriction of movement unlike trousers that restrict movement. Utility kilts are designed to be totally adjustable so the wearer can readjust them as their body changes throughout the day
Utility kilts come in a huge range of styles and types of fabric including denim, cottons, wool, leather and synthetics. Utility kilts can be worn so they hang from the stomach or hips depending on the wearer’s preference and their figure. They can also incorporate a variety of patterns and colours to provide for the wearers individual taste or to suit different occasions such as formal or casual affairs or conditions.
Modern utility kilts are made with a variety of pockets that can be placed on the sides back or the front panel to keep all items such as smartphones, keys, and accessories safe and secure. You can be sure a pickpocket will think twice before attempting to put a hand in a man’s kilt pocket. Often utility kilts feature a single or series of small removable pouches around the belt.
Utility kilts usually feature more pleats to aid when doing physical activities such as running, jumping or doing exercise. They come in a tactical version that allows for a multitude of accessories such as loops hook and chains to be attached for hanging tools and other work related object making them more versatile and practical for tradesmen and other workers.
There are sports versions of utility kilts that are perfect for swimming, golf or team sports available in a variety of durable quick drying fabrics and colours.
Today’s modern utility kilts are a practical and very comfortable addition to all men’s wardrobes and can be found in a huge range of colours and styles to suit any occasion, whether you have an athletic of fuller figure there are kilts available.