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Handsome Silk Ensemble
  • A beautiful, high quality silk kimono and haori ensemble, with kikko design in the weave. The grey silk evenly coloured throughout, though photos may make it look a bit shaded. Kikko is a hexagon pattern, based on the pattern on a tortoise shell and represents longevity.
  • The haori's silk upper lining has textile art depicting 3 jigami (the paper part of a folding fan) with scenes of people in boats on a river and people travelling in the snow, wearing mino, traditional straw capes and hats that act as raincoats. Really beautiful textile art, applied by hand by highly skilled Japanese artisans.
  • A very high quality silk textile
  • These look very stylish worn with a long sleeved sweater or tee shirt under it, the ends of the sleeves showing at the wrists
  • The kimono is lined in plain blue and the haori is lined in silk with lovely textile art.
  • Due to the weight of this ensemble, it may be sent by courier, e.g Evri, instead of ParcelForce, whose prices are prohibitively high
  • May have shitsuke, which is large, white stitching put in by the Japanese to keep garment seams neat during long periods of storage, it just gets pulled out prior to wearing
  • Type: Men's kimono & haori ensemble


Condition: 
Excellent

 

To judge fit on you (measurements below)...

I really cannot advise on fit, please judge fit from measurements given.

Check height: For men you should pick a kimono that is about 10” (25cm) shorter than your height. However, shorter is fine for home wear kimono Check width: A kimono with a width (Sleeve seam to sleeve seam measurement) that is at least 16” (40cm) greater than your hip size will fit perfectly, however if the width of the kimono is not at least 10” (25cm) greater than your hip size, your legs may be visible as you walk but there’s nothing wrong with that of course, but it’s just not the traditional way. you adjust the tightness by the amount you wrap over the fronts, always left over rightSleeve length: 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.
Measurements:
Kimono
Sleeve end to sleeve end 136cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 69cm
Centre seam to sleeve end (dashi) 66cm
Length 143cm

Haori
Sleeve end to sleeve end 137cm
Length 90cm

Handsome Silk Ensemble

SKU: mk162
£158.00 Regular Price
£110.60Sale Price
  • Kimono require a sash to hold them closed, this is always bought separately. Men usually wear a kaku obi with their kimono or, casually at home, a soft heko obi.

    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.

    I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please judge fit from the measurements given. Check length given for the garment, then measure from base of back of your neck down to judge that length on you. 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.

    Storage: Hang up your garment for a few hours prior to wearing, to remove fold creases. They should also be hung out to air 4 times per year, if not worn frequently. Hang your garment to air for a day or so immediately after purchase too, as it will have been stored for a while. Some of my Japanese garments have white stitching (shitsuke) round the outside edges to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment.

    Cedarwood or lavender essential oil keeps moths away, but don't get it on the fabric, apply near it or on a tissue nearby.

    Cleaning: Be very cautious about washing kimonos. All cleaning is done entirely at your own risk, as is standard with all vintage garments and items. I would advise only dry cleaning for silk ones and for most synthetic ones, cotton ones may be dry cleanable too but select your dry cleaner carefully and take their advice before deciding if you want to try dry cleaning it. Some synthetic textile or cotton kimonos can be gently hand washed but the dyes can run even in some of those, so consider that before washing but, if you decide to wash, only cool hand wash very gently, using detergent specially for colours. All forms of cleaning are done at own risk.

    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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