- An unused, vintage, blue and white, short sleeved, cotton jinbei jacket, with kanji , boats and people. I don’t know what the kanji text says.
- The blue is a nice deep blue, the colour is closest, on my monitor, to the last photo below
- Has side ties, inside and out
- Made and bought in Japan
Excellent - unused
Sleeve end to sleeve end 118cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 68.5cm
Sleeve depth at end 25cm
Sleeve length 15cm (note, shoulder seams usually lie slightly down the arms)
Body length 83.5cm
Label says LL
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.
People Cotton Jinbei Jacket LL
- Jinbei jacket: A loose, Japanese jacket that looks great with western world style clothing
- Fastening: Has side ties, inside and out.
- 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