October 18, 2012
It has come to my attention that kilt wearers are looking for a good day sporran made from quality materials and an affordable price. A bonus would be if it were made in Canada. I think you will be pleased with this product.
Introducing the “Festival” Sporran.
This is made from genuine cowhide leather. Features a magnetic closure, and a decorative Celtic design button.
RKilts has a special introductory offer. $49.95 until Christmas, after that it will sell for $53.95.
This sporran is best mated with a solid sporran belt, and I have an economy belt for $8.95, when you order your sporran with this belt you will receive a further $2.00 discount at checkout.
A Bonus for the first 11 people who order the sporran, you will receive the economy sporran belt for free.
You must order the bundle sporran and belt and enter the word FESTIVAL (all caps) in the discount coupon section ( you do this after you choose shipping method). be sure to include your waist size with the order.
Here is a link to a review from a customer who purchased a prototype.
April 30, 2012
I just completed a hemp blue jean RKIlt and I thought it would be good to compare it to a similar utility kilt that is currently flooding the market.
On the left is the RKilt and on the right is an East Asian product. The RKilt is made from 13 oz hemp cloth whilst the Asian is made from 8 oz cotton. Hemp fabric is a stronger fiber, the original blue jeans used to be made from hemp, however the cloth is more durable and doesn’t have to be replaced as often as a garment made from cotton.
The Asian kilt uses just under 4 yds of material, the RKilt is just under 7 yds.
You will also notice that the RKilt has 22 pleats (16 across the back) the Asian has 14 (10 across the back) More pleats give you a better swish factor and less wrinkling.
The pleat width on the Asian model is not consistent and varies in width by a couple of centimetres. The RKilt has a full under apron the other is only about 2/3rds the width.
The RKilt uses a traditional closure by the use of buckles and straps. The straps are made from 8/10oz bridal leather (straps on traditional kilts use 4/6oz leather
The straps on the Asian kilt are made with cloth and are purely decorative, whereas the RKilt have a function and attach to quality roller buckles The button hole for the inner strap to go through is reenforced with leather
Pockets on the RKilt are reenforced with rivets at stress points The Asian kilts are just sewn onto the kilt and don’t have rivets at the stress point nor does it have an interior pocket that is ideal for a smart phone
The Asian kilts are off the rack come only in standard lengths, waist and hip sizes. The RKilt is custom made, so it is the proper length, waist and hip size to fit the person.
True there is a price difference, but when you compare the overall features of the RKilt, workmanship, qualities of materials used The RKilt comes on top. I hope this helps when you choose your next utility style kilt.