Askival of Strathearn’s dedication to producing the Bespoke Tailored Kilt
Bespoke tailoring is the original and ultimate experience in clothing, accompanied by a construction of high quality.
The Askival of Strathearn bespoke tailored kilt represents the pinnacle of sartorial excellence
It is a completely hand-crafted process from start to finish. In addition to the planning and fitting sessions, the construction takes a minimum of 35 hours.
The tailor’s eye is born out of years of experience and the bespoke kilt is measured and made for you, taking into consideration the nuances of your body shape and posture.
I have been privileged to work with bespoke tailors newly graduated to many years experience and between us, using our different experiences, have been able to look at the tailoring processes and techniques with fresh eyes, with an aim to clarify and develop understanding, knowledge and skills and in turn, enable others to learn the craft of kilt tailoring with a high degree of technical understanding and skill.
The Askival of Strathearn kilt is a work of art and generally priced from £1500, depending on the chosen tartan and cloth e.g. stock tartan, rare tartan or special weave.
There are 8 to 10 meters of UK woven 100% wool cloth in the kilt using top quality materials. I source the canvasses and linings from Germany and Italy. The straps and chapes are handcrafted by a local leather craftsman. The buckles are made in the UK from solid brass with different finishes to suit your kilt.
The Little Kilt starts at £490 depending on the choice of tartan – a tartan to be specially woven will cost more. The Little Kilt is future proofed to ensure the length and girth can be altered for 4 or 5 years of the child’s life before it is passed down to to the next child.
The bespoke kilt is a companion for life
The less handwork that goes into the kilt, the less character the finished garment has. The less soul, beauty and life it exudes.
Your bespoke, tailored adult kilt will be an absolute best friend and be with you for your lifetime, sharing with you many life events, active times and quiet times. Wearing your kilt will give you pleasure, confidence and a feeling of belonging be it a formal occasion or climbing the hills.
Handcrafted from high-quality, hard-wearing 100% pure new wool, your kilt will cut a dash whether you’re celebrating your 21st with friends, walking down the aisle to marry the love of your life, or dancing Strip the Willow at your 70th birthday ceilidh…
The final effect of the pleating can be fascinating.
I also specialise in the bespoke tailored Little Kilt for children, which is an heirloom for future generations, easily altered with a hem to let up or down
Future-proofed so it can still look good on you “no matter what”
The authentic, tailored adult kilt will comprise between eight and eleven yards of fabric. It should be constructed in such a way as to be robust, retain its perfect fit and accommodate any required alteration during your time together. The provenance of the cloth and thread is vetted with care to ensure that I am working with only the best of materials.
If your kilt is commissioned for a milestone event such as your 18th, your 21st or even for your wedding, there’s a distinct chance that you might “grow” slightly as the years progress. The construction process had been thought through by the regimental tailors and extra material is included so it can be let out in the future as necessary. That way, you and your kilt can remain companions for life.
Embarking on your kilt’s personal journey
I see the creation of an Askival of Strathearn kilt as just the first of many milestones on its life journey.
The creation of an Askival of Strathearn bespoke kilt is the first of many milestones on its life journey. At this stage, there is attentiveness to craftsmanship and future proofing and then to be safely delivered to you as your doughty companion through life’s many memorable events.
Take the first step on your kilt’s journey today by calling Marion on 07855 757790 to discuss your vision for the kilt that will be a robust, faithful companion and you are proud to be with through the years to come.
The Askival of Strathearn kilt is a work of art and generally priced from £1400 depending on the chosen tartan and cloth.
The Little Kilt starts at £450 depending on the choice of tartan – a tartan to be specially woven will cost more.