Hymer Kilt Denim

Product Feature:
Hymer Kilt Denim

The directions were pretty straight forward: Let’s make a kilt. But since it’s in our DNA to make things a little differently, making it a traditional kilt was never an option. Meet Hymer, two classic garments, both rich with heritage, made into one standout piece. The classic kilt, made with regards to our denim/workwear heritage, and subtle hints towards our own history.

The directions were pretty straight forward: Let’s make a kilt.”

The Heritage

The kilt has roots that can be traced as far back as the time when people started wearing clothes; togas, saris and other antique garments that are draped around the wearer. You can backtrace the garment to when people started to dress, before cutting and sewing, before raw-hide and leaves. Then people started weaving fabrics and draped themselves with the fabrics. The first kilts were just five meters of fabric; since then the kilt has become a wee bit more intricate with all the pleats and details like the leather straps for fastening the garment. The kilt makers have one single stretch of fabric and fold and sew it all by hand. Another fun fact is that the fabrics used for making kilts are narrow shuttle looms, just like the ones used for making selvage denim.

Another fun fact is that the fabrics used for making kilts are narrow shuttle looms, just like the ones used for making selvage denim.”

The Idea

Since we are in many ways a traditional 5-pocket jean brand, working with selvage felt natural, and we added elements from our jeans, like belt loops and the free-hanging front pockets. Adding the pockets was a hint towards to the traditional sporran, the little bag often hung in front of the kilt, like a fanny pack. Our orange selvage is of course our tartan. To us, the workwear heritage was very important, and some inspiration came from a Swedish workwear brand. In constructing the kilt, our design team looked at our own history and found an interesting feature. On the first batch of Nudie Jeans ever produced, the belt loops were placed inside the pocket by mistake, hence we decided to place the belt loops for Hymer the same way.

To us, the workwear heritage was very important, and some inspiration came from a Swedish workwear brand.”

The Kilt

The entire Spring 2014 Collection was all about maximizing the use of selvage. Making the most of it and minimizing the spillage. We therefore used the selvage to finish off the edges that didn’t have selvage.

The fabric dictates the terms and every kilt is made using one single stretch of fabric, 2.6 meters to be exact. Just like the traditional kilts have been made for centuries.

We don’t make a lot of denim kilts and we didn’t want it to look all Betty Boop – we wanted it to fit just right. So getting the right shape was the most time consuming part of making this standout piece.

Hymer Kilt Denim

Hymer Kilt Denim

Make like the Scotsmen and wear a kilt. Head over to the Online Shop and get them while they’re still there. SHOP

Rickard Lindqvist, kilt expert and one of the designers

Rickard Lindqvist, kilt expert and one of the designers

Fashion, function, history and innovation

Fashion, function, history and innovation

Hymer edges

We finished off the edges that didn’t feature a natural selvage to maximize the use of selvage and to minimize the spillage.

Hymer edges closeup
Hymer model

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