- A men’s handsome haori. Made from a synthetic textile that looks like tsumugi silk. It was very hard to capture the colour in the photos, it is a lovely olive colour. If it looks at all uneven in the photos, be assured that it is evenly coloured in reality.
- This looks very stylish worn with a long sleeved sweater or tee shirt under it, with the ends of its sleeves showing at the wrists
- I am also adding a matching kimono to the site, which may still be available to make this into a matching ensemble.
- It has shitsuke stitching around the edge; shitsuke is loose, temporary stitching that the Japanese put in to keep edges neat during storage, it just gets pulled out before use
- Awashe (fully lined)
- Synthetic textile. Gently hand washable at 30C and machine spun, then hung to dry
Sleeve end to sleeve end 150cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam (yuki) 74cm
Sleeve depth 52cm
Men’s Japanese Size L
A Handsome Olive Haori L
- Haori: Haori are designed to be worn on top of kimonos but also look great with western world style clothing, with jeans etc.
- Length: Haori are long jackets, most are from upper thigh to just below mid thigh length. Measure from base of back of your neck down to judge length on you
- Fastening: Haori do not overlap at the front and are not worn with an obi/sash. Haori can be worn without fastening but, if you want a fastener, they have little loops at the inner edge of the fronts, onto which a himo (front ties) are attached. Himo are usually bought separately. Men’s himo should not be untied to open the haori, you unhook one side to open it. The hooks are hard to find but they can be made using a hairgrip and round nosed pliars to cut a piece of the hairgrip to the correct length then bend it into the S hook shape
- Storage: Hang your garment to air when you receive it and do this at least three times a year if it is not frequently used.
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 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.
- Cleaning: Be very cautious about washing traditional Japanese garments. I would advise only dry cleaning for silk ones and for most synthetic ones
- Colour: Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently, therefore colour in the photos and description is a guide only