(7 customer reviews)

The Workman


Read The Sizing Instructions, Dammit!!

We can see you now, out there on the job site, headbanging to Slayer, your mullet hanging down to your shoulders, a big honking drill in one hand, a cold beer in the other and all your pants-wearing co-workers sweating their asses off and wondering how you got so damn cool.

The Workman was designed with the hard working man in mind. It comes in 12 oz. 100% cotton Duck cloth that feels just about tough enough to stop a nail gun. It features two exterior rear pockets and has two multi-chamber saddle pockets with room for all the nails, screws, tape measures, cell phones, wallets and beer bottles you could want.

The Workman’s also features “The Grip” retractable side hammer loop. This sturdy and adjustable loop can hold everything from a ballpein hammer to a DeWalt cordless drill no problem, and will keep even the biggest tool tight and secure all through your working day.

The Workman’s is sort of the mutant child of a Utilikilt and hardcore toolbelt.


Left side key clasp.
Nail pockets on top of sturdy cargo pockets
Top-to-bottom pleats keep the Workman’s hanging right all through your working day.
Big metal rivets at all pocket stress points keep your pockets tight and make your Utilikilt look that little bit more badass.
Circular (Form Follows Function) logo on the back right pocket with UTILIKILTS in big chunky block letters underneath.
Loop & Toggle Modesty closure system (closes the pleats up while still looking good)
Reinforced lap pleats
Wallet grip back pockets
Wicking cotton twill liner at  interior front apron, upper yokes and rear adjustable panel
WARNING - The Workman’s Kilt is a tough tool and a break-in period is required.  If you are not committed to the process, it may wear you down before you wear it in.

The Workman’s is a tough Utilikilt for tough folks with tough jobs. If you wear it to a desk job, everyone will know you’re overqualified.

7 reviews for The Workman

  1. risstophoruss (verified owner)

    Absolutely love these kilts! bought my first one ~2006-07. I wear them everyday, used to work construction am now a stay at home parent and they work great for both environments. Plenty of room for everything from strips of nails for my framing nailer to odds and ends for looking after three happy mongrels at the zoo. I average about 2.5 years per kilt, to put that in context, I wear the same one every day (literally) and I wash it in 150 degree water then tumble dry roughly once a week. both machines are 80’s era crude not at all gentle. I mention this because it goes aggressively against the care instructions, but I’m both lazy and busy. If you take care of your kilt properly it will last much longer. Most folk also don’t wear them every single day. Long story longer I energetically recommend you ditch your trousers permanently you’ll be happier over all from a purely comfort perspective and with some minor adjustments to technique you can still do manly stuff like welding and chainsawing or jar opening etc.

  2. d.bo (verified owner)

    Great kilt overall. I own two, a 32 two-toned colored and a 30 solid. Both are tough, heavy, comfortable, and cover what needs to be covered when going regimental. My one complaint is that the waist adjustability is only a half size up or down, and yet there is still so much drawstring and velcro that could be used if a little more material was sewn within the folds. I am between a 30 and 32 most of the time but my weight fluctuates through winter and summer. Right now I have my size 32 cinched all the way and my size 30 extended as far as it will allow. Both fit great now, but if I lost any more weight, the 32 will fall off and if (when, more likely) I gain weight the 30 will not fit. I thought this new adjustable waistband would have a little more overlap between the available sizes, but that’s my opinion. Otherwise it’s a damn near perfect kilt.

  3. apkenyon

    Rock solid, comfortable and good for cycling and in a breeze (doesn’t flap up).

  4. x_jason_meyer_x (verified owner)

    I own two of these workman kilts. I wear them everyday. The workman is built like a tank but moves with you instead of against you. I don’t think I can ever go back to pants. They may be pricey but Made in America means something to me. Great investment!

  5. rdkgbowen (verified owner)

    I have managed to collect 23 different kilts over the years. My biggest collections are from Utilikilts, (10 total). Ninety percent of the kilts I wear are only the Utilikilts as they are so comfortable and wear like iron and well made. Living in Wasatch Mountains of Utah I wear them year round. Everywhere I go my Utilikilts seem to spark debate and questions. Thank you Utilikilts for making such a superior product.

  6. dresdenk

    Wore this as a doorman for 6 years. Crowd loved it. Ended up in hundreds of hands-on situations, never tore a seam. Never ended up flipping up. Held my radio, flashlight, gloves, snacks for shift, and a small water bottle without looking stuffed. Got blood, vomit, and drinks all over it and survived multiple washings. Still looks great. Love wearing it.

  7. Joe

    amazing kilt, I’ve had mine for probably 15 years now and it’s still in A+ condition.

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If you’re a 34 in Levis, you’re a 34 in Utilikilts. Done. 

If you haven’t put on a pair pants since 2004 and have been living under a rock since 2015, first of all: Welcome back!

We did away with the “Honest Inch” System awhile ago. Cool as it was, 95% of all returns were due to sizing issues. After the advent of the Switchback, our adjustability feature–made with Military Grade 2″ Velcro combined with a flexible shock cord ‘asset’ (like a corset for your ass)–Utilikilts are now sized within a range of inches, up to 15% of the waistband measurement so now you can wear it out before you grow out of it.

Still not clear? Wrap a tape around your beltline where you plan to wear your kilt.  No, not a metal tape measure, Silly. A seamstress tape.  What’s it say? Put that number in the middle of one of the size ranges below.  The number on your pants does not accurately reflect the measurement in INCHES around your beltline. And now you know.

Switchback Size Chart

Kilt SizeSmallestLargest
Size 3031″34.5″
Size 3233″37″
Size 3435″39.5″
Size 3637″42″
Size 3839″45″
Size 4042″48″
Size 4244.5″51″
Sizes 2X & 3X TBA TBA


What about the length of my Utilikilt*?


We make three standard lengths.

TLDR: Taller than 6’4″? you’re a 24.5… Shorter than 5’10”? You’re a 21.5…Everyone else? 23″. Done.


65″ up to 70″21.5″
70″ up to 74″23″
74″ up to 78″24.5″

If you are all torso walking on a pair of stumpy legs or the inverse of that, following our handy sizing instructions will get you right where you want to be. The best way to find your fit is by kneeling and measuring your side, from the top of your pants to the floor (like this). Don’t bend your torso while measuring, it skews the reading. You’ll need something stiff (a yardstick, you pervert!), a mirror, or the help of a friend. The waistband should sit on your hips where your pants normally ride. The hem should rest between the bottom and center of the kneecap.

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