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1. VAT, customs duty, Customs clearence fee.
2. Utility kilts
3. Special man and unisex kilts
4. Man skirts and gender-neutral skirts
5. Sarongs

1. VAT, customs, and fees

For EU-citizens buying a kilt and accessories, hereafter called kilt, online    EU>

Within the European Union
No formalities or extra cost, other than shipment – provided the kilt is also sent from an EU country. If not, it is treated as coming from a 3rd country.

Kilt shipped from a 3rd country
All countries outside the Union are considered 3rd countries and customs, import duty = VAT, and declaration cost apply.

1. Customs duty
If the kilt is less than 150 EUR - or the equivalent in other currencies within the Uninon - no customs duty is to pay. If the price is 150 EUR or higher, 12% customs duty of kilt plus shipment applies.
UK is an exception. Due to a free trade agreement between UK and EU, customs duty never applies to goods manufactured in the UK, no matter their price.

2. Import duty
always applies. It replaces VAT but the rate is the same. It varies from 16% in Luxembourg to 27% in Hungary. Average is 20.4%.
It is to pay on price, shipment, and customs duty.

When buying kilt or accessories from Scotland you shall not pay British VAT. Therefore, make sure that the seller has deducted it. On many sellers' websites, VAT is automatically deducted when visitng them from an EU country, but better check to be sure. It is not always clear whether the price is with or wiyhout VAT.

3. Customs declaration fee
You must always pay a customs clearance fee to the courier company. It varies with the courier but may be up to 20 EUR, making the fee the dark horse in the calculation.

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In the past, men have been wearing "skirts" as normal attire and without being regarded tranvestites or cross-dressers.
We kilt wearers should benefit, would just more men be men enough to wear "skirts" again - in a strictly manly way. Or we could wear them too. Isn't variety what we are looking for?

Why not again?
When Emperor Augustus well 2000 years ago sent out a decree that "all the world should be taxed", Roman men were wearing skirts as a natural thing.
Why shouldn't men 2024 wear skirted garments again, whenever they felt like it? .

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Utilikilt. The iconic utility kilt.

2. Utility kilts

Utility kilts are the American take on a kilt. Judged from the increasing number of vendors, not just in the US but also in Britain, France, Germany etc. there must be a growing market for them. Their design is not defined like with traditional kilts. Many models, with their excessive use of metal and cargo pockets, seem to aim at not just traditional kilt wearers wanting more alternatives, but to various sub-groups of society. Nevertheless, you might be able to find rather clean-designed utility kilts with most vendors.

United Kingdom

Scotland UK

Clan Kilt.co.uk

Kilt Experts You decide waist and length.

S-Kilt London


UK Kilts Custom kilts


Germany ( EU )

Clan Kilt.de

Schottenrock (Kilt & More) Custom kilts


France ( EU> )

Clan Kilt.fr

Kilt Homme (Kilt & More) Custom kilts

Scottish Kilts Custom kilts


Sweden EU

Mad of Sweden High prices . The design looks good.


Finland EU

Varusteleka Jämä camo kilts.


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551Tactical Duty Kilt

UT Kilts

Damn Near Kilt 'Em Men's Techlite Rogue Utility Kilt. NO cargo pockets!

Champion Kilts
This company has a wide range of utility kilts with some very good designs, some of them being unique, compared to competition.

Cheap Kilt Custom kilts

Damn Near Kilt' Em

Fashion Kilt Custom kilts

Kiltailor Custom kilts

Kilt&Jacks Custom kilts

Kilt & More Custom kilts

Kilt Experts Custom kilts. Waist and length.



Kilts Shop Custom kilts


Liberty Kilts Custom kilts

Original Kilt (Buzz Kidder)

Royal Kilt Custom kilts

Scottish Kilts Custom kilts

Stump Town Kilts

The Celtic Croft (Utility Kilts)

The Kilts Company


Ut Kiltstore

Utiliklit Mocker Olive

Utilikilt Mocker. Nice slide pockets instead of cargo.
Therefore one of my favorite utility kilts


Verillas Kilts



North Bound Leather
Leather kilts



Kilt and Sporrans

Prime Kilts

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Amazon man skirt
Amazon man skirt 2023.

3. Kilts and skirts for special purposes

Adventure kilts and skirts



Macabi Skirt
A unisex skirt. The original Macabi skirt can be worn as kind of pants. A knee length version is also available.

Purple Rain Adventure Skirts
Lightweight skirts positioned at women but men can wear and do wear these skirts, too: The kilt models are unisex.

Running kilts



J Walking Designs
"Note: while our women's kilts do have sewn-in shorts, our men's kilt does not have shorts underneath (the eternal question answered)!"

Running Kilts.com

Work kilts


Sweden EU

Blåkläder - hard duty kilts, to order in several countries.

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Black man skirt. Amazon
Black man skirt, Amazon 2023.

4. Man skirts and gender-neutral skirts

Skirts designed for men are to buy, and even even if vendors are few, there are more and more of them, making buying women's skirts irrelevant.

In several countries

Amazon, ASOS, and EMP International are now selling man skirts on a regular basis. To see what they are offering, just go to their websites and search for man skirts or male skirts.



EMP International Under category Kilts


Netherlands flag EU

Unisex clothes.


France EU

Sous les jupes des hommes
Despite the brand name, indicating man skirts, the people behind Sous les jupes des hommes seem to position their products as kilts. Neo-traditional kilts they could be called, very well-designed and should definitely have future potential.

Sous les jupes des hommes on Instagram


Lithunia EU

Linen Wedding Dress
A company making handcrafted wedding dresses in linen, but on top of that also men's made-to-measure kilts in the same fabric. They are not traditional kilts, but what you might call a new take on kilt design. Made by hand in Lithunia.


Spain EU

Daves Sullivan
Daves model Sullivan, Sullivan being one of three man skirt collections from Davesbrand.com.

Judged from the pictures, they seem to offer very nice male skirts, being handmade in Spain with respect for environment and offered at affordable prices.



Skirts for men



Unisex hiking skirts with pockets.

SkirtCraft unisex skirt

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5. Sarongs

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Lovi Sarongs



Longyi Brothers

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