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Caring for your Kilt

Your kilt is an investment which should, if cared for correctly, last for generations.

At Kinloch Anderson we often have kilts returned for cleaning and pressing which are over 50 years old!  We also have kilts returned for repair which are only a few months old - another costly outlay which could often be avoided.

We want you to be proud of the workmanship that goes into your kilt.  With just a few pointers you could have an item to pass down the generations...

How to Care for your Kilt

Hanging a kilt is an excellent way to ensure that it retains its shape and ensures that it continues to give you excellent service for many years to come. Your hanger of choice should be the Kinloch Anderson clamp hanger, which has been developed over many years of trial and error culminating in the best hanger available for your treasured kilt, and will make that task protecting it much easier for you.  The Kinloch Anderson hanger allows you to clamp the kilt firmly and will stop the sag which you often see when a kilt has been hung from the cotton side loops for a period.

These hangers are available from our website (click here) and are made in the United Kingdom with an additional hanging loop for jackets, a very practical way of storing and transporting your kilt outfit.

Once you have secured your kilt on its hanger we recommend that you store the kilt in a plastic garment bag to protect it from moths and dust, the Kinloch Anderson outfit bag is also available from our website. When storing your kilt, you should consider including cedar-wood moth repellent as an extra precaution against moths.

Travelling

When travelling, always smooth the pleats out as you sit down to avoid creasing it’s also a good idea to move your sporran to the side of your leg so as not to create a crease in the cloth.

Packing

For long distances when you are unable to travel with the garments on a hanger, the best method is to use the Kinloch Anderson Kilt Roll. Lay the kilt roll out on a flat surface with the kilt placed upon it with the apron facing down. Checking that all the pleats are flat and not twisted, roll the kilt firmly but not tightly towards the fringe side. When you remove the kilt, you won’t have problems with creasing and it should be ready to wear. Our Kilt Roll comes in two different colours and includes a carry handle and shoulder strap.

 

 

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