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2 Tone Blue Shijira-ori Jinbei - M 2 Tone Blue Shijira-ori Jinbei - M
Item code: uha31B

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Vintage Japanese Jinbei


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Description:
  • Photos below.

  • A navy & white Shijira-ori weave, Japanese jinbei, comprising jacket and long shorts.

  • This one is an airy weave of 85% cotton and 15% linen. Shijira-ori" is a kind of weave, with what the Japanese call "an elegant ruggedness on the surface". It said that by wearing shijira-ori jinbei, you can feel 2 -3 Celsius cooler.

  • Jacket has side ties, inside and out (called tako ito), Shorts have an elasticated waist and a zip

  • Only hand washing is advised
  • Made and bought in Japan


  • Made and bought in Japan

  • More photos below

Type:
Condition:
Excellent - new & unused

Measurements:
Size M
Height 165-175cm (5'5"-5'8"approximate)
Chest : 88-96cm
Waist 84 - 93cm

Sizing:
Japanese clothing is usually of adjustable fit, being mostly wrap-over or tie-to-fit items, so most garments fit a range of sizes. Because of this (and only really knowing my own size anyway) I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please judge fit from the measurements given. Measure from centre back of neck, along shoulder and down the arm to the wrist, then double that and compare it with the sleeve end measurement to judge sleeve length.










Jinbei Information:

  • Fastening: Has side ties

  • Storage: The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition. Some of my Japanese garments have large, white stitching (shitsuke) round the edges. The Japanese put these stitches in to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment. Hang up your kimono for a few hours prior to wearing to remove fold creases. Cedarwood or lavender essential oil keeps moths away, don't get it on the fabric, apply near it, on the box, wrapper, drawer etc or on a tissue.

  • Uses: Happi, hanten and jinbei can, of course, be worn but also make a wonderful display items and require less space to display than a kimono.

  • Cleaning: Be very cautious about washing traditional Japanese garments. I would advise only dry cleaning for silk ones and for some cotton, wool or synthetic ones and any certainly for any crepe or shibori fabrics. Some synthetic or cotton kimonos can be gently hand washed but the dyes can run even in some of those, so consider that before washing. If it is washable, hand wash only
  • Colour: Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only

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Additional Information
One must bear in mind that most are vintage items, which I strive to describe accurately and honestly. A very few smell of mothballs or a touch of vintage mustiness, most do not. This can be aired out and this can be speeded up by tumble drying the dry garment at warm. I usually mention it in the listing if one does but one must bear it in mind as a possibility when buying vintage and antique items.
Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently, so colour in photos is purely a guideline, as I can't foresee how your monitor will display it. While I try to describe colour sometimes, a description often conjures up one colour to one person but may suggest a different colour to another, so, again, colour description is just a guide to colour.

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