Alternate Pleated Kilts

Take a look at out alternate pleated kilts. Here you'll find a selection of pleating we are able to offer, alongside our traditional knife pleated kilts.

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Our Alternate Pleated Kilts are based on Historical Kilts

The Traditional Knife Pleat which we see in most kilts dates back to 1853 with the Gordon Highlanders.

The Tailored Kilt came after the 1790s. The first of these was the Box Pleated Kilt worn by the the military in the 1790s. These were pleated to stripe. Pleated to sett came later which led to the need to use more tartan.

The origins of the Kinguissie Pleat and such like are a mystery.