- 100% Cotton
- Snap closure
- [ YOUR PANT SIZE AIN'T YOUR KILT SIZE ] Kilt sizing can be tricky but it ain't too tough if you take the time to do it, and do it right. Check out our sizing guide chart and video for everything you need to know to get it right the first time.
- [ THE SPORT UTILITY IS THE IDEAL MIX OF FORM AND FUNCTION ] It's our original, best selling design that launched the brand. Versatile enough to work hard, play hard, or just look good and take 'er easy.
- [ AMPLE STORAGE AND UTILITY FEATURES ] 3 full-sized snap closure pockets, 2 side cargo and 1 rear. Hip-cinch straps to dial in your fit and a 9 button front apron closure to protect against unwanted exposures in even the roughest of seas.
- [ HEAVY DUTY COMFORT ] 100% 230 GSM cotton drill construction, heavy duty snaps, double-stitched seams, full-metal hardware. DNKE kilts will take your abuse and still look good at the pub.
- [ BACKED BY THE DNKE GUARANTEE ] We like to keep things simple. If you are ever dissatisfied with our gear, at any time, just give us a shout and we'll work to make it right.
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Our handmade kilts are built to last and will withstand any manly task you put them up to. The style is traditional with added functionality. The custom button placement and buckle closure give our kilts a unique flair you won't find anywhere else.
Sizing Guidance: All sizes are 24'' in length. To pick a waist size please see the alternate product image for our recommended measurement methodology and then refer to the following sizing guide: X-Small ~ 31-32'' waist measurement, Small ~ 33-34'' waist measurement, Small-Medium ~ 35-36'' waist measurement, Medium ~ 37-38'' waist measurement, Medium-Large ~ 39-40'' waist measurement, Large ~ 41-42'' waist measurement, Large-XL ~ 43-44'' waist measurement and X-Large ~ 43-46'' waist measurement.
Kilt sizing can be tricky even for the most experienced kilt wearer so no worries if you get it wrong on the first try, we'll work with you to make sure you're happy with your kilt's fit.
- Product Dimensions : 23 x 10 x 1 inches; 14 Ounces
- Item model number : su-kilt-tarpit-xs
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : February 18, 2015
- ASIN : B00TQEUQDC
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Top reviews from the United States
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When I trusted my measurements, both kilts fit perfect. My UTKilt I order a 42 and it fit perfectly. I saw a review on DNKE suggesting ordering a size larger and my initial purchase was too large as a result. I ordered the lg/xl and after a painless return through amazon, then purchased a large which was intended for 41-42” waists. Get a cloth tape and trust the measurement around your navel!
Now onto the differences. The DNKE sport utility is a really sturdy fabric and when I’ve taken it hiking (see picture on waterfall) I really appreciate the durability of it as I foraged through briars and up a small rock face completely uninhibited by modern traditional bifurcated men’s lower wear. UTKilts fabric is thinner and more flexible, though it’s not a drawback to me. I recently wore my UTKilt on a short fishing trip and actually preferred it’s thinner fabric as I couldn’t feel the weight of it while it was worn. For casual environments I preferred the UTKilt whereas a more rugged environment finds me preferring the more robust fabric of the DNKE, though in practice I imagine from consistent wear of both, that either kilt would be an excellent choice for any activity.
I preferred the button closure of my UTKilt over the button closure on the DNKE, but DNKE included an extra package of replacement buttons in the left side pocket which was a really nice consideration. The flip side is I prefer the waist straps on the DNKE. I don’t have qualitative reasoning for these two differences apart from personal feel after two weeks of consistent kilt wearing.
The DNKE has little D rings below the belt loops and while I haven’t utilized them, I see great customizability due to their presence and find the look appealing. The UTKilt lacks these which gives it a different, almost formal, appearance. I personally enjoy the look of the D rings.
However, while near the belt loops, I prefer the UTKilts belt loop setup more. Both are absolutely serviceable and look good but the UTKilt has a second loop directly next to the loop on the edge of the apron and I find that it makes putting a belt on much easier (as though it were hard in the first place). It’s not a big deal either way, just something I noticed to be more pleasant to me.
The side pockets on the DNKE are nicer than the ones on the UTKilt due to the material thickness not letting all the extras in my pockets poke me and the layout of accessory storage on them feel more natural to me. My UTKilt has two back pockets as opposed to the single rear pocket on the DNKE, which I’ve found to be useful more than once although it wouldn’t be the deciding factor for me personally.
All in all they’re both amazing so if you have the funds, get one of each and you can decide which is better though I’d almost guarantee that you’ll love both. And lastly a note about my experience wearing kilts in public the last two weeks. By far the response has been overwhelmingly great. It shows off your masculine figure in a way that pants don’t and women that normally wouldn’t go out of their way to talk to me have been striking up conversations with me just to compliment it. The combination of supreme comfort and the steady flow of female appreciation has boosted my confidence so much, could it do the same for you? I’ve only dealt with a few snarky comments but typically after you ask them, “are you worried that your girl will see something she likes, or are you worried that you might?” They get squeamish and leave well enough alone. Get a kilt and enjoy your “freedom from pants prison” :)
I ordered the "UT Kilts" Men's Deluxe Blackout Utility Kilt and also ordered a "Damn Near Kilt 'Em" (DNKE) Men's Sport Utility Kilt. Both kilts were in black. The UT Kilt has black snap buttons and the DNKE has satin brass snap buttons. They both have nice, deep pockets and sturdy belt loops. I'm 5'10" and both kilts were a very good length: The top of the kilts started at my lower rib area (above my naval) and went down to the top of my knees. Both kilts were priced exactly the same too. (At this time they both were priced at $79.00 USD each.) I comfortably wear a 36 in jeans and I measured a 40 for a kilt so I ordered that size in the UT Kilt & "M-L" in the DKNE Kilt. BOTH kilts fit me perfectly too. I LIKE the UT Kilt, it's made out of a very durable & heavy 100% cotton fabric, but, I REALLY LOVE the DNKE Kilt because it's fabric is so much softer to the touch and although it seems just as heavy & durable, it just drapes on you much better and sways a bit with you as you walk. The UT Kilt is very stiff, similar to a thick heavy canvas. I think washing it would only make it stiffer too. Possibly after many, many washings it might loosen up to sway & drape on you as a good Kilt should, I just wanted to wear a proper kilt right away, and have it behave & look as a proper kilt should look.
EDIT: I got a larger size up. It fits fairly well. The kilt is built rather tubular and has little flare at the hips as a garment should have. So the one that fits at the hips is a little loose at the waist. It works, I wear it with a big belt, and it looks good, but a little more give in the hips would make this a MUCH better garment.
EDIT: I bought a 2nd DNKE. Same size (M) but in Black. It showed up promptly, but was easily 3" larger than the previous size (M) that I bought. I'm over it. Gonna look elsewhere for a kilt.
Top reviews from other countries
However the sizing guides are misleading. This company, and other kilt places give very detailed instructions on measuring yourself, and then suggest buying a kilt to match those measurements. However this seems to result in a Kilt a size too large. Also, these kilts dont have much adjustment, so I'd suggest buying a size down.
I measure a 42", and I measured repeatedly, and got my wife to double check. So I ordered the large (41-42") and it 'just' fits. It feels loose, and without cinching in the straps it would probably fall off. (International returns are too expensive!)