Knife pleating: the most common pleating

French Knife pleating

It is quite simply a Knife pleating, i.e. a succession of flat pleats but with the pleats going the other way!

But why? And why French?

Well, simply because a kilt thus pleated will make it easier for you to get into the driver’s seat in a car in France!

With the French Knife pleated kilt, you no longer find yourself going against your pleats when you get into your vehicle. In the same way the standard, common Knife pleated kilt will work just fine if you are driving a British car.

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The Knife pleated kilt, a succession of flat pleats, could go without any special presentation.

Many wanting to order it, ask me for a “traditional pleated kilt… You know, the one you see everywhere, the real one.” To which I respond, tersely:
« Yes, I see, the most common one »…

Knife pleated kilts are often declined in two different ways: The “casual kilt” on one hand, with its quite shallow pleats, obviously the most economical, and the “eight yards” or “de luxe” kilt with more or less deep folds.

The Knife in summary

Please note that the notion of an “eight-yard kilt” (a little over seven linear meters) is a totally subjective perspective, for according to the most elementary logic, I will not use the same length of fabric for a thin person and a man “of character” (rather chubby fellow).

My folds being of a beautiful depth, it is not unusual for me to use nine, ten linear meters of tartan, or even more.

I have nothing against Knife pleating, on the contrary, but mine will be recognizable in that I will not be a miser and shall be using a lot of tartan fabric so my pleats are amazingly deep.