City Skilt – features and sizing

Classic Skilt styling with a unique buttoned closure for a more formal look.  If you’d like a jacket to go with it then please let us know and we can arrange to have it made for you.


The City Skilt is a narrow apron contemporary kilt with symetrical knife pleats and detachable pockets

It fastens like a double breasted suit using an inner button (see that we also supply some spares) and 2 down the side

We don’t like plastic buttons. These ones are made from very high quality corozo – the nut of a South American palm tree

‘Floating pleats’ offer a massive amount of waist adjustment on each side. They are fastened with velcro at the waist and a leather strap at the hip

The front apron flops between your legs while sitting

Each Skilt contains in the region of 5.8 m (6.3 yards) of fabric. All the pleats are individually sewn and will never fall out

The pockets are 18cm wide – big enough for books. The pocket attaches to velcro over the top of the floating pleat prior to being secured by a belt

Pockets can be worn wherever you like – or remove them and use a sporran


The off the peg Skilts are all a standard 22.5 inches (57 cm) long.  This length looks good on most guys.  Rather than the standard ‘on your knees’ approach to checking kilt length we recommend that you get a towel, fold it over so it 22.5 inches long, and then wrap it around you where you would like the waist band to be.  Look at your reflection from a fair distance or get someone to take a photograph so you can see where the length will be relative to your knees.  There is no ‘right’ length.  Go with what you like.

The waists are very adjustable and the sizes overlap.  When deciding which to order please actually measure your waist at the place you would like the waistband to be.  If you don’t have a tailor’s measuring tape you can use the towel to wrap around you and then measure it flat.  (Do not assume that the size in your trousers are accurate … they usually flatter.)

Size Waist / cm Waist / inches Length / cm Length / inches
Small / Medium 80 – 97 31 – 38 57 22.5
Medium / Large 91 – 111 36 – 44 57 22.5
Extra Large 100 – 123 39 – 48 57 22.5

If you require a different length or waist size then please let us know … if we still have fabric on the roll we can make you one to order.

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2 thoughts on “City Skilt – features and sizing

  1. I love these Skilts .but worry as only ever worn Jeans and trousers so sizing I puzzle over .I am 34 waist in Jeans ,What would you Recommend and do you have a Shop as I live in London .many thanks Graham .

    1. 34″ trousers are often more like a 36″ when measured. I’d recommend the size M/L. You are welcome to come over and try some on her in Bethnal Green. Give me a call to arrange a time on 020 7377 1918.



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