Having been long envious of my utility kilt wearing friends I finally decided to buy one for myself. I looked at some of the various companies but UTKilts won out with the right combination of style, price, and features. The only kilts I had tried on before were Utilikilts and I was at first unsure if this could be of good enough quality to be 1/3 of the price. I have to say though I don't regret it at all. The material is a little bit lighter, but I don't think that is such a bad thing living in the South. I ordered the Deluxe because of the back pockets, the great looking front 5 nap pattern, and the 23" length.
I'm glad I did. In Asheville, NC it's not too odd to see a guy in an actual skirt so the back pockets help set it apart from behind. I'm 6'1 and the 23" length hits just right if I wear it at my p@nt$ level, but may be a bit short if I wear it at the navel. I'm still on the fence about the adjustable straps on the side, I feel like they could use little loops to help hold them in, and I don't know that they really do much adjusting (which as I saw was a primary reason for taking them off of the standard model).I am really happy with the buy though as a first kilt. The price made me a little more comfortable with taking a chance on it, but it came out alright. I was on the fence between a 40" and 42" size and do wish I would have gone smaller now. I don't really want to re-pay shipping though so I'm thinking of just adding some more snap backings to the underside of the apron of it to tighten it more while still using the initial snap tops. I'll post some pics if it works like I think it should.
I think I like it a lot though and have already pointed some curious people toward the website to get their own. I'll keep an eye on it too to see if any new styles or colors catch my eye. I'm proud to be a kilt wearer now, happy with my UTKilt, and enjoying life with a little more freedom and style!
I'll post a pic if if anyone would be so kind as to tell me how to do that (it's my first post).