Geoffrey Taylor Kiltmakers, Edinburgh

Geoffrey Taylor Kiltmakers, Edinburgh

What to buy here: Kilt | Tartan Scarf.

If you're keen on kilts and Scottish attire in general, a trip to Geoffrey Tailor Kiltmakers – one of the most acclaimed businesses on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, if not entire Scotland, when it comes to traditional made-to-measure kilts, Highland dress and accessories for gents, ladies and kids – is bound to prove a really captivating experience for you. Started by Geoffrey, the Master Tailor, and his wife Lorna in 1971, this family affair has carved out a strong niche as one of the country’s leading makers of “the national dress of Scotland”.

The company even has the expertise and real-life high speed powerlooms in action to design, create and register your own tartan. They have designed tartans for Hard Rock Café, Harley Davidson, Edinburgh Castle, and Holyrood Palace.

The place is really smashing, and those who run it are all about quality and with lots of knowledge. It might not be the cheapest store, since they offer the real thing – no imitations or hard sell here. Prices for kilts vary, based on size and texture, between $40 and $450, or more.

Another key garment that will definitely add a splash to any outfit you wear, whether for style or warmth, is the tartan scarf – a great accessory for both, men and women. These scarves come in a variety of options, including wool, silk and cashmere, and are often used as a sash for children. They feel soft and fuzzy, serving as a great highlight to your overall look. Their length allows you to wrap them in a variety of ways. An ideal gift for someone special or yourself! Prices vary, based on length and texture, between $10 and $200, or more.

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 09:30 – 18:00, Sunday: 10:30 – 17:30

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Sight Name: Geoffrey Taylor Kiltmakers
Sight Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (See walking tours in Edinburgh)
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