About

I created 21st Century Kilts (TFCK) aged 18 in 1996. Being the 4th generation in the kilt industry, I needed to make my own mark within my parent’s business, Geoffrey (Tailor) Kiltmakers.

Launched in 1999 at London Men’s Fashion Week I wanted the kilt to be more accessible to people without a Clan/Tartan connection, like myself, I have no family Tartan.

The brand and I was intertwined in Geoffrey (Tailor), this caused an infusion of modern and traditional I did not expect or want. Between the age of 20 & 30 I travelled promoting both modern & Traditional.
Sometimes away 27 weekends of the year; Scottish Highland Festivals in the USA & Canada, The NYC Tartan Day celebrations, a Monthly London fitting and other exhibitions such as the Clothes Show Live NEC Birmingham (where I met my amazing wife).

TFCK should not be worn with the usual cream socks and Jacobite shirts. The mix at Geoffrey (Tailor) did not work for me. In 2009, I was able to go independent to my own store on Thistle Street.
This decade allowed me to build and develop the brand. Now uniquely positioned in the options available for men wanting an un-bifurcated option in their wardrobe.

An accelerated plan, I now have a private studio on the out-skirts of Edinburgh, near the Airport and Queensferry Crossing. Without a physical store, this new model of working will allow a lot more freedom to take the brand forward globally.

Who has Howie kilted?

  • 4 Poofs & a Piano
  • A.A. Gill Writer
  • Adam Lambert Singer
  • Al Roker Presenter (USA)
  • Alan Cumming Actor
  • Billy Boyd Actor
  • Brian Cox Actor
  • Cast of Taggart 2009
  • Colin Murray Presenter
  • Craig Brown Footballer
  • Craig Ferguson Presenter (USA)
  • Craig Hill Comedian
  • Daniela Nardini Actor
  • Dermot O'Leary Presenter
  • Des O'Connor Presenter / Singer
  • DJ Danny Howells
  • DJ Danny Rampling
  • DJ Graeme Park
  • DJ John Digweed
  • Eddie Izzard Fabulous
  • Eddie Reader Singer
  • Felix World's Strongest Man Competitor
  • Finlay Wilson Kilted Yogi
  • Gail Porter Presenter
  • George Lazenby Actor
  • Gethin Jones Presenter
  • Gok Wan Britain's Stylist
  • Graeme Mactavish Actor
  • Howard Johnson Singer
  • HRH Prince Albert & HRH Princess Charlene of Monaco
  • Ian Rankin Author
  • Irvine Welsh Writer
  • Jack McConnell First Minister
  • James Arthur Singer
  • James Nesbitt Actor
  • JD from KORN
  • John Mcenroe Tennis Player
  • Karen Gillan Actor
  • Keith Lemon Comedian
  • Ken Stott Actor
  • Kevin McKidd Actor
  • KT Tunstall Singer
  • Lance Bass Singer
  • Lenny Kravitz Singer
  • Lorraine Chase Actor
  • Lynn Ferguson Comedian
  • Mario Testino Photographer
  • Mark Beaumont Cyclist
  • Marty Pello Singer
  • Miranda Richardson Actor
  • Muse Band
  • Nick Kocher Comedian / Actor
  • Ozzie, Jack & Kelly Osborne
  • Patricia Ward Kelly
  • Ray Parke Darth Maul / Actor
  • Richard Jobson Director
  • Right Said Fred
  • Robbie Williams Singer
  • Robert Davi Actor
  • Ron Moore Outlander Exec. Producer
  • Ronnie Corbett Comedian
  • Ross King Presenter
  • Russell Brand Comedian / Actor
  • Sam Heughan Actor
  • Sir Billy Connolly
  • Sir Chris Hoy
  • Sir Lenny Henry
  • Sir Richard Branson
  • SRU Players
  • Tim Henman Tennis Player
  • Tom Kitchin Chef
  • Tommy Flannigan Actor
  • Tony Singh Chef
  • Tristan Harper
  • Vernon Kay Presenter
  • Vin Diesel Actor
  • Westlife