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"Formica Classic" Japanique Tunic Vest

"Formica Classic" Japanique Tunic Vest

Dancing Design

Regular price $49.00
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  • Ships from New York
  • In-house Design
  • Sourced from Japan
This Japanique vest - modified from a traditional Japanese vintage haori kimono jacket - features a pattern and shading that reminds us of vintage formica kitchen tables or countertops. A muted bubblegum pink is the background to the snaking lines that change color as they twist, turn, cross and seem to almost dance! The black, gray, and white are actually joined by dark green and red.

Stand just a few feet away the pattern seems to swirl and move on its own!

Great lining. There is a small spot on the upper front panel, see photo.

This Japanique Tunic Vest brings the styling of a kimono jacket into contemporary fashion! We simply removed the sleeves of a traditional haori (kimono jacket) and stitched the edging closed. The deep armholes allow for great ease of movement and the extra fabric at the shoulder creates almost a cap sleeve. It's a simple, versatile vest to throw on over jeans or to add pattern and style to solid colors underneath.

Like the haori it started as, the tunic vest is not meant to cross over but should be worn open to reveal a bit of what is worn underneath.

We do offer the traditional woven ties - called haori himo that can be hooked into the little fabric loops that you'll find on at the mid-front of the vest. They are sold separately (Add A Himo Pair ($5) option above). We'll select one that goes with this tunic vest. (If you'd like to choose your own, we have several FANCY ONES LISTED HERE.)
Length: 29.5"
Width: 24" Shoulder to Shoulder
Body/Hips: 43" Waist, 46" Hips
Made In (Estimated): 1950s
Condition: Very Good Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Printed
Colors: Pink, Black, Gray
Motifs: Abstract, Retro


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