FAQ Kilt Hire

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Frequently Asked Kilt Hire Questions

Fittings

Q. Can I be fitted for a hire outfit?

A. Yes, a fitting is always the best first option. We are able to be very flexible with arranging a time that is best for you to make an appointment. Suitable times during the day Monday to Friday.  And also during the day on Saturday and Sunday are all so possible.

 

I am not from the Canterbury area

Q. If I am not from Canterbury/Christchurch and am unable to come for a fitting, what measurements do you require to work out what size gear I need?

A. You can either enter your measurements into the required fields for the outfit of your choice on the website.  Or follow the link below to our measurement size chart.  You can either make copy and return it to us, or just give us the results of your measurements from the chart in an email.

Hire Measurement Check List

 

Kilt Hire Tartans

Q. What hire tartans do you have?

A. We carry hire kilts in multiples of the following tartans.  It is normally no problem to fit large wedding parties and the like in the same tartan.

Royal Stewart – Kilts ranging in kilt waist (navel height) measurements from 31 inch to 50 inch.  Some minor alteration is possible either side of those measurements.

Black Watch – Kilts ranging in kilt waist (navel height) measurements from 27 inch to 54 inch.  Some minor alteration is possible either side of those measurements.

Isle of Skye – Kilts ranging in kilt waist (navel height) measurements from 31 inch to 46 inch.  Some minor alteration is possible either side of those measurements.

Spirit of Scotland – Kilts ranging in kilt waist (navel height) measurements from 31 inch to 50 inch.  Some minor alteration is possible either side of those measurements.

Grey Granite – our New Zealand Tartan – Kilts ranging in kilt waist (navel height) measurements from 27 inch to 46 inch.  Some minor alteration is possible either side of those measurements.

 

Kilt Hire Jackets

Q. What jackets are available to hire?

A. We carry Argyll and Prince Charlie kilt jackets, both are made from black barathea.

 

Wee Men

Q. Do you have childrens hire gear?

A. Yes, we can normally supply gear from about 2 year old right up to our adult sizes, email us direct for more info.

 

Kilt Hire Shipping

Q. How is the hire outfit(s) shipped to me?

A. We use New Zealand couriers to ship the hire outfit(s) to the you address you need it.  This is normally overnight.  There will need to be someone present at that address to receive it, a work address or hotel reception is best.  Or we can even send it to the closest New Zealand Couriers Depot for you to collect.  Unfortunately we are unable to send to a rural delivery address.

 

T’s & C’s

Q. What are the hire terms and conditions?

A. A bond is required on every order payable at the time of booking.  Bond is refunded on return of the order provided, all hired items (including garment bags and hangers etc.) are returned, are undamaged, and condition 2 is met. But not in the event of conditions 3 and 4.

  1. Responsibility of the order remains with the principal initial hirer (including all items in any group order) and any damage or loss to the hired items will be charged at full retail rates.
  2. All self picked up hire items are to be returned by 5pm the next business day unless prior arrangements have been made.  All Couriered hire items are to be delivered to the New Zealand Couriers depot/agent as per the pre-paid return manifest on the agreed date in the hire agreement.  All late returns incur a charge of $30.00 per outfit per day until returned
  3. If bookings are cancelled the bond will be forfeited.
  4. Costs included in the collection of overdue hires, loss and/or damage will be liable for late payment fees and collection costs, and attract interest at 2% per month’ and will be paid by the principal hirer.

 

Bond

Q. How much is the hire bond?

A. The hire bond is 30% of the value of the total hire or $100.00 which ever is the higher.

 

Bagpiper

Q. Can you recommend a bagpiper?

A. Stuart Wood – Experienced Solo Bagpiper for ALL those Special Moments.  Link to Stuarts website below.

www.thebagpiper.weebly.com

 

Overseas

Q. Can the hire gear be taken overseas?

B. No.

 

Under the kilt.

Q. What is worn under the kilt?

A. Under your own kilt whatever you like, under a kilt that belongs to someone else underwear.

 

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