men it is important to have the correct "starting point" which
is exactly 2 inches above the hip bone.
From this starting point measure across the stomach , this is the waist
measurement. Note: this waist measurement is not the same as a
trouser waist measurement, as the kilt is worn higher, the waist
measurement is usually greater than the trouser measurement.
Whilst kneeling on the floor and keeping your back upright. That is, not
looking forward and down whilst taking the measurement, measure from the
starting point (2 inches above hip) to the floor. There is a temptation
to lean forward to view the measurement but this causes an inaccurate
Take the widest area across the bottom, and measure around, do not pull
the tape measure tight, this should be a fairly loose measurement.