The Differences between Kilt Hose Models

USA Kilts carries several different models of kilt hose. In this video, we explain the differences between the different models we carry and discuss their fiber content.


At USA Kilts, we have several different styles of kilt hose to choose from. Our first pair is the cream economy hose. These are a wool, acrylic, nylon, and polyester blend.

Our next pair of kilt hose are the colored hose. These are available in 8 different colors and are a blend of 70% wool and 30% nylon. These are a good entry level pair of colored hose, not too scratchy and will last a long time.

Our softest hose are our Lewis hose. These are an 85% Moreno, 15% lycra, and nylon blend. These are slightly more expensive and thicker in the top. They are a much softer pair of hose for year round wear, especially in the summer heat.

The first three models will add about normal sock thickness to your shoes. They’re about as thick as a pair of normal cotton crew socks. The last pair are our hand knit hose. Effectively, these hose are like wearing an Irish sweater on your legs. These are cable knit hose knit in Scotland from 100% wool. The little old lady who knit them has signed the label on each pair of hose.

The last type of hose I want to talk about are our diced hose and Argyll hose. These are all hand knit in America and available in any color to match any tartan. For these, we will need several measurements of your feet.