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    Cool First USA Kilt - 5yd Inverness Anc.

    Hello!

    Here's my first experience with a USA Kilt. For reference, the only other kilt I've owned is a cheap acrylic kilt.

    First off, I've been ordering accessories from them exclusively for my acrylic kilt fit, and the experience has always been stellar. I finally had the dosh to go for a 5yarder I've been wanting from them - Inverness District Ancient. I ordered on like New Year's Day and it arrived this Friday - a lot sooner than I was expecting!

    It was packaged nicely with the kilt hanger and other stuff I ordered, and thankfully plastic wrapped as the postal worker dropped it off right on the snow.

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    Attached is myself in bootless Lovat Green hose, with my sweet daughter, Aristotle.

    The insert said that it was made by Morgan. Thank you, Morgan!

    It's much heavier than my first kilt, it being 16oz wool and ~5 yards of kilt. It feels really nice to wear. My acrylikilt was a tad long due to an error on my part in measurement and a lack of guidance on their website, so having a properly measured kilt this go around feels like a luxury. The lining is quite nice, the leather is sturdy and supple (I love the embossing!), and all in all it looks very smart. Instant compliments from the in-laws. I know it's rather unfair to compare it to the cheapo acrylikilt, but what I'm getting at is below:

    When I got my first kilt, I would recommend people go to USAK on gut feeling, despite not having ordered a kilt from them. I read the acrylic kilt's reviews right after impulse ordering, and I was already feeling a twinge of regret. I knew USA Kilts were of a higher standard based on my experiences buying accessories and customer reviews, and hey - made in the States! I can now confidently tell people of my experience. Really stoked to have this kilt and to know for sure that USAK's got it going on. Y'all have my continued recommendations, and in the meantime, yes I am already saving for the next one.

    Cheers!

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    Congrats! That's a great tartan.

    May USAK 5-Yard is my most-worn kilt. I think it's a fantastic value, and quite practical for daily wear. That said, it's also pretty easy to dress up - no one's going to notice that it's "just a 5-yard." I think I should like to get a few more, but my wallet thinks otherwise...

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    Looks great! Congrats on taking the step of getting a more traditional wool kilt.

    I really like the Inverness tartan.

    My favourite kilts for look, durability, feel, and comfort are 16oz wool kilts with 5 to 6 yards.

    I recently got a USA Kilts 5-yard kilt, but I paid the extra for 6 yards, which is my preference. (I'm a big person and I need the extra yard!)

    Heavyweight tartan tweed from Marton Mills, I love it.



    I really like how they approached the pleating. Hunting Stewart is an asymmetrical tartan with an enormous sett size and I'm told is challenging to pleat. (The sett size is too big to repeat the same part of the sett in every pleat.) USA Kilts did a super job.

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    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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