How To Wear A Kilt Pin

If you're planning on reconnecting with your inner Scotsman, you need to learn how to wear a kilt pin. The front flap of a kilt, known as the apron, will fly open easily in a breeze. A properly placed kilt pin will weight down the apron flap and help keep the kilt closed in a draft. In addition, a kilt pin is a decorative piece of jewelry that adds style and history with a family crest or clan symbol to your kilt.

To wear a kilt pin, you will need:

  • Kilt
  • Kilt pin
  1. Adjust the position of the kilt so it fits well and feels comfortable. Adjust the buckled straps if necessary. Smooth the front of the kilt with your hands to make the apron flat.
  2. Pinch the apron four inches above the hem and two inches in from the right hand side. Do not pick up any other layer of fabric with the apron.
  3. Insert the kilt pin from the top moving downward into the apron. Close the pin and secure the retaining clasp on the kilt pin.
  4. Smooth the apron to make sure the pin did not create a pucker. If the kilt pin is creating a pucker, remove it, smooth the apron with your hands, and try to insert the kilt pin again.


  • Never force the kilt pin through the fabric. Gently push it through to avoid breaking threads in the weave to keep your kilt from having frayed edged.


  • Insert the kilt pin through the apron only. Do not insert the kilt pin into additional layers to prevent tearing or damaging the fabric.
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