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A Guide to Hiring Online

Want to hire a kilt but can’t come into the shop? Don’t worry, we can help! Here are some top tips to help take the stress out of kilt hire; Many of our customers’ email or phone their sizes in and we can ship to any location. We can even arrange to have your outfit uplifted after your event.

Step 1
The first step is to simply email or call the shop.
Give us some basic information such as:
What kind of function you are going to?
When and where the event is being held?
How many hires do you require?
Is there a particular tartan or colour you would like? One of our highly experienced and friendly team will then help you pick your outfit, piece by piece. The most important part is choosing the tartan, jacket style and colour followed by sock and shirt colour. We’ll then help you choose your accessories such as a shoulder plaid, sporran, etc. Then we give you an accurate quote and take a small deposit of just £5. We’ll take your full name, address, email and phone number.

Step 2
Next, are your measurements…
Measuring is not as difficult as people think and we will walk you through the process. We’ll send you self measurement forms along with helpful videos and you can find lots of info online to guide you. See the link to our self-measurement form. It’s always best to get someone to help you but don’t worry if it’s just yourself measuring. The most important thing is height so we can accurately guide you on your kilt length, waist measure is your natural waist (around 1”-2" above your hip bone ) at belly button height. When taking your kilt length, stand with your feet together and look straight ahead, if you look down your kilt could be too short! A crown to cuff measurement is also important, this is where you measure from your shoulder to your wrist which then guides us as to whether you need a short, regular, long or extra-long jacket. The best way to do this is to get a well-fitting jacket and take the measurement from that. We need a firm waist measure and the bigger you are the firmer you need to measure your waist. You can send some profile pictures to help us judge fitting/sizes.

Step 3
Finally, we’ll ship your hire in plenty of time so you can fully try on your outfit. We have over 40 years of experience in kilt hire and can confidently say we very rarely have any problems with mail-order kilt hires but in the event of an issue, we have a large range of changeover stock and our very own seamstress based in our shop.

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