altkilt

Alt.Kilt Steam Shop

Wisconsin, United States · 474 Sales

altkilt

Alt.Kilt Steam Shop

Wisconsin, United States 474 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(193)

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(193)
Jeremiah

Jeremiah on Jun 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just got my holster, earlier than promised and it's perfect. Really helps tie my whole costume together and after comic con I'll be able to draw down on my roommate in Nerf wars.

Slade Excalibur

Slade Excalibur on Apr 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It did take a while to make, but it was well worth it. Very well made, with top quality materials.

gilliambrad

gilliambrad on Nov 17, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Great craftsmanship and timely service

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About

Our purpose is to provide functional, stylish and well-made kilts that are individually designed and custom built for each client.

Since its conception in early 2006, Alt.Kilt has made a point of being personal. Each kilt I sell is made by me from start to finish - from the pre-washing of the fabric to hand sewing the buttons. From our humble beginnings in Madison, WI, I have spent time and effort to create a handsome product that fulfills the needs and wants of our worldwide customer base. We listen to feedback and spend countless hours perfecting our kilts.

Building kilts for a career was never in my game plan but a lot of things can conspire to put you someplace unexpected. That being said, I love my work.

I had gone back to college as an adult single mom with two young kids to study biology with a focus on mycology. During my second semester of college, my two year-old son was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I had to stay in school to keep our insurance but had to have classes that I could handle around his chemo, so I dived into theater and found a passion in Costume Technology. I started the kilt path on a lark, with someone asking me to make them a kilt based on a popular company's product and after I deconstructed their style, I quickly found my own. I made changes to make it my own product and put the word out.

There was this huge demand - a gap to fill in a tiny market and I dove in (without really knowing what I was doing or getting in to). Some companies charge more based on size - I decided right away not to do that because it felt like discrimination. Most kilt places have about 4-5 standard designs and offer them in 2-3 fabrics at any time. I decided to offer anything I could think of and everything my customers could dream up. Other places use a standard fit ratio and will not deviate from it (happens when you are making hundreds of kilts in factories). I decided to make kilts that fit every body shape that came along. What I really decided that Alt.Kilt would do... was to never say no.

I launched big with my art kilts - specifically my Steampunk kilts and have been going strong since then. I make all my kilts every step of the way - from washing the fabric to sewing on the buttons and it never gets old. One at a time, I get to focus on the individual order and make something unique for my customer. My art kilts are my passion - something truly one of a kind - with hand painted distress-work and hardware. (I love shopping for hardware - it is an addiction). Alt.Kilt is the only kilt company out there that makes custom handmade contemporary kilts - and we have shipped over 275 kilts worldwide this year alone.

I appreciate your interest in Alt.Kilt and our kilts and I thank you for your patronage.

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  • Jeanie Davan

    Owner, Designer, Kiltmaker

    As a part-time creator and a full-time seamstress, I have tried to make things as flawless as possible. I graduated from UW-Madison with a B.A. in Costume Technology and have been sewing solo for many years. My clients range from individuals with cus

Shop policies

Last updated on December 11, 2011
Projected turn around time is 4-6 weeks because every item is made to order, when you order. This means your item is made specially for you! If you need something in a faster time frame or for a specific date - please contact us and we will be happy to help you out to the best of our ability. There are sometimes supply issues that impair our turn around time - such as back orders in fabric and hardware supplies. There is nothing that we can do about this but we will keep you informed and work to get your order out as soon as possible.


We also do rush orders for an additional cost.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
All items are shipped via Priority mail and use Delivery Confirmation to make sure they get there safe. Please let us know if you want the DC number emailed to you when items ship.
Refunds and Exchanges
All orders are custom made to your exact measurements. If there is any problem with the fit or finish of the garment, please contact us about an exchange. There are no refunds for custom Alt.Kilts and pockets.
Additional policies and FAQs
We love custom orders! Please feel free to contact us with anything you have in mind so we can chat it out.