Kilts Aren’t Just for Men

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 8:49 pm

Off Kilter KiltsWhen you think of kilts, most people imagine a man wearing tartan, but kilts aren’t just for the guys. Women can make this fashion statement too. But how does a lady’s kilt differ from a plaid skirt?

Pasadena Now uncovered the pant less-mystery by chatting with J.T Centonze, the owner of Off Kilter Kilts, in Pasadena.

In the past, women’s kilts were just shortened versions of men’s kilts – usually 18, 14 or 12 inches in length. But, some manufacturers now offer kilts designed specifically for women.

“Rather than just chopping the men’s kilts, they actually designed a woman’s kilt. It got a different cut so it fits the female body better than the men’s kilts and they have women’s only colors,” said Centonze.

These choices include pink, purple and burgundy. But Off Kilter also offers what Centonze refers to as “tougher, less girlie” kilts for women. Think of these as the lady’s version of utility kilts.

The real draw to these clothing items is their moveable, removable and interchageable pockets.

“You can wear black kilt and get the purple pockets so you can coordinate with whatever else you’re wearing. So it’s more than just a useful garment it’s a fashion statement,” added Centonze.

When looking to outfit your whole clan, don’t forget baby. Centonze explains, “With the tartan kilt, I can fit almost a newborn. I can fit somebody with about a 6-7 inch waist all the way up to 62 inches; I think that’s the biggest kilt I carry right now.” Clearly, kilts can be for everyone.

Kilt your whole family in style and make a standout fashion statement.

Off Kilter Kilts is located at 2610 East Colorado Blvd Pasadena, California. Call them at (626) 817-9999 or visit www.offkilterkilts.com or www.facebook.com/offkilterkilts for more information.

 

 

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