How many buckles and straps should a kilt have?

Many customers ask me why my kilts have one buckle and strap on each hip rather than one on the left and two on the right as seen on other kilts.

Before the left-hand strap and buckle was introduced sometime in the late 1970’s, kilts were held on with two straps on the right hip.(before that they were held on only with the waistbelt!) Other kiltmakers have continued making kilts with the extra strap on the right side just because people expect to see it there.

I can add a third strap and buckle of you insist, but that third buckle on the lower-right serves no purpose and I’m going to charge you extra for it as a waste of time and resources.