Over the past three years, we have made some significant changes to our kilt design. We have remade the cargo pockets so they hold more stuff better, changed our back pockets to include a cover flap and have altered both the inner and outer aprons in order to have a smoother pleat transition and more movement. Our current kilt design is the best that we have put out there and the feedback we have gotten is excellent and encouraging! Now, it is time to give everyone a chance to have our best product.
Consider this your kilt's 3,000 mile check up!
If you have one of our earlier designs - be it for cargo pockets, back pockets or apron - we would love to remake that kilt for you so you can wear our best design. From now till the end of 2009, we will accept trade-in kilts, with a flat fee of $75 (for custom basic kilts), $150 (for specialty kilts) or $50 (for skirts), and mail you back a new up-to-date style. This is also a perfect time to upgrade - contact us at email@example.com if you want to swap out your old style for a specialty kilt such as the Steampunk kilt and we will work out a suitable trade-in value.
If you have yet to try out our kilts... well, we would love to give you the chance. This offer is also available if you want to trade out an old kilt by another manufacturer. We will happily give you 50% off your order and we will send you a new Alt.Kilt to wear.
It is our 1 year Anniversary at the Alt.Kilt Steampunk Shop... and that means that all Steampunk items are currently 20% off as a thank you to all our customers. This includes the Steampunk Kilt, Travel Skirt and Adventure Skirt. We are also still taking custom orders and love to make something new and different especially for you. If you have a specific event or date you need the item for, just let us know and we will be happy to make sure you get it in time.
With the overwhelmingly good response to our hand-painted kilts such as the Steampunk and Punk kilts, we have decided to play around with more stenciling and screen printing. Since the Alt.Kilt store is now carrying a dress weight cotton, which has the weight and sheen of dress pants, I thought it would be fun to try out the new material with some painting. The resulting image was crisp and sharp looking!
Any of our kilts can be printed with an image of your choice. Please contact us via our web form or direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to discuss the options available.
The busy summer months are winding down and we are loving the onset of fall. All of our traveling shows are over for this calendar year which means we have had time to be building new kilts in our shop. There has been a lot of work in new designs such as tartan insets, dress weight fabrics, screen printing and new pockets. We have decided to add more ways to get this information out....
Made from dual sided heavy canvas, this kilt is almost indestructible. It features a hand-panted patina accented with antique brass hardware and rivets but also leather and fabric patching due to wear and tear. There is a dual cargo pocket on the left hip with antique brass box latches as closures and also a custom made, by the owner, initial metal stamping burned into the leather. The right side has a dark green inset panel, lacing on the hip and also a small key pocket; one of the belt loops has been replaced in leather and helps support a brass clip. The apron has three small gear buttons to help keep in closed while working in the shop and a leather cross panel for added protection and security. This well-loved and apparently well-worked-in kilt is a unique statement.
Visit our Flickr account for more detailed shots: http://www.flickr.com/photos/altkilt/
Join us this July 2-5 at CONvergence 11 - Bloomington, MN! We will be spending the weekend in the Dealer's Room - with kilts to try on and check out. This year, we will also be bringing our Steampunk accessory line and some kilt-inspired skirts for women. Stop by and chat with us!
Made of heavy smooth webbing, these fully adjustable kilt belts measure 2" wide and are extremely comfortable to wear.
Available in black, bronze, burgundy, grey and rainbow and featuring either a simple or covered clasp.
Please check out our on-line catalog for ordering.
Alt.Kilt took some time to talk with reporter Marianne Comb about Steampunk Fashion. Read the article, featuring both steampunk and lolita fashion, and see a slide show of various works.
Come visit Alt.Kilt at MarsCon 2009 - happening March 6-8 at the Holiday Inn Select in Bloomington, MN!
We will be in the dealer's room all three days with kilts to show off and try on. For more information, please check out the convention website at http://www.marscon.org/2009/ or send us a note!
Alt.Kilt will be vending for the first time at the Twin Cities Pagan Pride Festival the first weekend in October. Located at the Sabbathani Community Center in Minneapolis (310 38th Street E.), the event goes from 11am to 7pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm Sunday and is free to the public. We will have many different kilt styles there and encourage people to come down and try one on. More information can be found at their website - http://tcpaganpride.org/info/.
Hope to see you there!