Clan Irvine Modern Tartan Kilt


Decide where you want to wear your kilt. You can wear it at your natural waist, a bit above your belly button, or lower, closer to your hips like jeans or shorts. It’s your choice, depending on what’s most comfortable for you. If you want a more flattering look, it’s recommended to wear it higher up. Use a measuring tape to find where you want the top of your kilt to sit. Make it snug but not too tight, and stand naturally without sucking in or pushing out your stomach.

(Measuring the Space between Waist and Hip) Extend the measuring tape from the point you marked on your waist to the spot you noted on your hip. The pleats will be securely sewn along the fell, and this contributes to the distinctive swaying and fluid motion of a kilt as you walk.

Measure around the broadest part of your hip. To find this spot, stand with your back against a wall and take a few steps back. The area that makes contact with the wall first is where you should have your measurement.

A kilt is typically worn around knee length. If you prefer a very traditional appearance, position your kilt at the top of your knee. But if you like a more relaxed, hip-level look, place it at the bottom of your knee. To determine the length, stand upright and have your Trusty Assistant measure from the point where you took your waist measurement down to your chosen knee spot for the kilt’s hem. Alternatively, you can bend your knees and measure from the waist to the floor. Make sure these measurements are precise – double-check them, and even triple-check if needed. If something doesn’t feel right or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.

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The Irvine Clan Modern Tartan, like many Scottish clan tartans, has a rich history and symbolism associated with it. Here’s a brief overview of the history and significance of the Clan Irvine Modern Tartan Kilt:

  1. Clan Irvine: The Clan Irvine, sometimes spelled as “Irwin,” is a Scottish clan with roots in the southwest of Scotland, particularly in the region of Ayrshire. The clan takes its name from the village of Irvine in North Ayrshire. Over the centuries, the Irvines have played a role in Scotland’s history, participating in various conflicts and events.
  2. Tartan Development: The concept of clan tartans as we know them today, with distinct patterns and colors associated with specific clans, became more popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Prior to that, tartans were not as strongly associated with clans. The Clan Irvine Modern Tartan would have been developed or formalized during this period.
  3. Symbolism: Tartan patterns often carry symbolic meanings, and the colors and design of the Clan Irvine Modern Tartan are no exception. The specific meanings of the colors and patterns can vary, but they are generally associated with the landscape and environment of the clan’s homeland. Green, for example, can symbolize the lush green hills and fields of Ayrshire, while blue might represent the waters of the River Irvine.
  4. Wearing the Kilt: The Clan Irvine Modern Tartan is used for various items of clothing, most notably the kilt. The kilt is a traditional Scottish garment and is worn as a symbol of Scottish heritage and identity. It is often worn at formal events, such as weddings or Highland games, as well as more casual occasions.
  5. Contemporary Use: Today, the Clan Irvine Modern Tartan kilt is worn by members of the Irvine clan and those with a connection to Irvine heritage who wish to proudly display their Scottish roots. The tartan is also popular among individuals of Scottish descent around the world, regardless of their specific clan affiliation.