a six-yard box pleated kilt, produced in our custom New House Highland tartan.
If you're seeking a kilt you are able to treasure throughout yourself, and spread proudly to future generations, that is it. We make my treasure kilts from most useful and most conventional kilt fabric available. Each duration of tartan will likely be custom woven just for your kilt.
It has a number of benefits, maybe not the least which is your heirloom kilt could be supplied in every tartan you would like, not just those kept in stock because of the woolen mills. You may also create your own private tartan, or a custom difference of your clan or region tartan!
Furthermore, you'll specify increased detail towards colors you wish for your kilt. As the standard shade schemes of modern-day, ancient, and weathered (reproduction) are fine and certainly is accomodated for the tartan, there are some other options. I've had clients request their tartan into the old color scheme except using purple stripes in a real (modern) purple. the end result is pretty pleasing! Maybe you wish to substitute the bright red in your tartan with a far more delicate claret tone? Something can be done.
One color pallette I especially reccomend for my treasure kilts may be the old-fashioned colors used by the old firm of William Wilson & Sons of Bannockburn. (samples of this are below). The initial large-scale commercial weavers of tartan cloth, Wilsons started at some point in the 1760s by the termination of the eighteenth century had standardised their particular dye colors. These standard tones have already been explored and reproduced by Scottish Tartans Authority's main specialist, Peter MacDonald, and so are available nowadays as an alternative for your kilt. Significantly gentler than these days's modern-day colors, they may not be almost since light given that so-called old colors. as an alternative, a balance of light and dark tones is attained, producing a rather aesthetically pleasing tone for your kilt.
The fabric for your kilt is custom woven by conventional tartan weavers D. C. Dalgliesh in Selkirk, Scotland.
The Dalgliesh mill is specilizing in tartan weaving since 1947. They however produce their tartan on old flying shuttle looms, several of which are nearly a century old. Their cloth is known across the world as some of the best and a lot of prized cloth for kilt making. Scottish clan chiefs through the Duke of Argyle to MacGregor of MacGregor have actually fabric for kilts woven by D. C. Dalgliesh.
Their particular tartan not only has actually a superior feel and look, but the traditional shuttle looms familiar with weave the fabric ensure it is woven with a real closed selvage, required for kilt making.