Clan MacKellar 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 Clan MacKellar Modern Tartan Kilt is associated with the MacKellar clan, a Scottish Highland clan. Tartans have a long history in Scotland, and they are often linked to specific clans, families, or regions. Here’s a brief overview of the history of the Clan MacKellar Modern Tartan and the MacKellar clan:

  1. Clan MacKellar: The MacKellars are a small Highland clan with their roots in the western part of Scotland. They were historically associated with the area around Loch Fyne in Argyll and Bute. Like many Scottish clans, they had their own tartan to identify themselves.
  2. Tartan Development: The specific history of the MacKellar tartan is not as well-documented as some of the more prominent clan tartans. Tartan patterns evolved over time, and they were used for various purposes, including identifying one’s clan on the battlefield and as a symbol of Scottish heritage.
  3. Modern Tartans: The term “Modern” in the Clan MacKellar Modern Tartan refers to a specific color palette used in the tartan design. “Modern” tartans typically feature brighter and more vibrant colors compared to their “Ancient” or “Hunting” counterparts. The modern color palette often includes shades of red, green, and blue.
  4. Revival of Tartans: In the 19th century, there was a revival of interest in Scottish culture and heritage, and many clans’ tartans were officially registered and standardized during this period. The MacKellar clan may have adopted or designed their modern tartan during this time, although the specifics may vary.
  5. Wearing the Tartan: Today, the Clan MacKellar Modern Tartan kilt and other clan tartan clothing items are often worn by those with MacKellar ancestry or by individuals who want to celebrate Scottish heritage. Kilts, in particular, are popular for formal occasions and events like weddings, festivals, and Highland games.