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"Cocoa Pinstripes" Man's Summer Kimono

"Cocoa Pinstripes" Man's Summer Kimono

Comes with a Belt

Regular price $75.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This is a vintage Japanese summer kimono for a man - light and unlined to handle the hot and humid Japanese summers!  Men's kimono tend to be very understated in pattern and darker colors (even for summer), so expect blues and browns with very smalll woven designs or no pattern at all. These make great robes for leisurewear at home but can also make a statement if worn out to a party or special event.

The fabric is a lightweight silk with a thin pinstripe pattern in brown and black.  Basting stitches around the collar can be removed before wearing - those are added by the tailor before it leaves the shop, so this kimono was either never worn or the stitches were replaced before storage.

Most men's kimono have sleeves sewn entirely to the bodice (whereas women's sleeves are open under the arm), but there is a small opening between the sleeve and the bodice on this kimono - unusual for a man's kimono.

We don't typically include a sash with kimono but in this case we've added a very cool, very vintage man's casual obi that offers a nice contrast with the kimono.  We rarely get men's obi except for our Surprise Me Heko Obi, which would work with this kimono if you wanted something more traditional. 

Sizing for men's vintage kimono is very limited since they were originally made for Japanese men, who typically had slender builds and an average height of 5'8". Taller, slender-to-medium build men will be able to wear these kimono but will find the sleeves ending between elbow and wrist and the hem ending somewhere on the shin.

See the videos below for how to put on a man's casual kimono.

Length: 50"
Width: 49"
Body/Hips: 39"
Made In (Estimated): 1950s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven
Colors: Brown, Black
Motifs: Stripes


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