Clan Maclennan 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 MacLennan is a Scottish clan with a long and storied history. While there are various tartans associated with the clan, the most commonly recognized and accepted tartan for Clan MacLennan is known as the MacLennan Modern Tartan. Here’s a brief overview of the history and significance of the Clan MacLennan Tartan Kilt:

  1. Clan MacLennan: The Clan MacLennan, sometimes spelled as MacLean or MacLennan, is a Highland Scottish clan with origins in the area around Lochbuie on the Isle of Mull. The clan has a history dating back centuries and was involved in the turbulent times of Scottish clan warfare.
  2. Tartan: The tartan is a distinctive and recognizable pattern of woven woolen cloth, used for centuries to identify different clans and regions in Scotland. The MacLennan tartan, like most Scottish clan tartans, has a specific set of colors and pattern. The modern MacLennan tartan is characterized by its predominantly red and green design with white and black stripes.
  3. History of the Tartan: The MacLennan Modern Tartan, like other clan tartans, has a history that dates back to the early 19th century when tartans became closely associated with clan identity. During the Highland Clearances and subsequent diaspora, many Scottish clans adopted specific tartans to maintain their cultural and clan affiliations.
  4. Design: The MacLennan Modern Tartan is characterized by its prominent use of red and green, often with black and white stripes. The specific arrangement of colors is distinctive to the MacLennan clan and is used in various items of clothing, most notably the kilt. The tartan design serves as a symbol of clan pride and heritage.
  5. Modern Usage: Today, the MacLennan Modern Tartan kilt is often worn by members of the Clan MacLennan and those with MacLennan ancestry or affiliation. It’s a way for individuals to connect with their Scottish heritage and proudly display their clan’s identity. It is also used for various formal and ceremonial events, particularly in the context of Highland games and Scottish gatherings.