Yes, and MacLL was suggesting a way to determine the length of the jacket.
Originally Posted by NewEnglander
Well yes, that would be a good default action: Trust Victoria!
This is all far more confusing that I had anticipated. I might just ask Victoria to convert the jacket as she normally would
Everyone has been giving you slightly different views, triangulating on the same point: the line of your hip measurement on the kilt. Possibly we've just confused the issue for you (sorry!), so I will add one more to increase the obfuscation.
Depending on your build, the sleeves of your jacket probably come close to the fell line of the kilt. Draw an imaginary line across the jacket there, and another 2 inches higher.
If the hem of the jacket lies in that range, you'll be fine!
Farlander does raise a good point: when selecting a jacket, it's good to note where the buttons are in relation to your proposed sporran cut-away area.
Ken Sallenger - apprentice kiltmaker, journeyman curmudgeon