Our men's kimonos are made especially for us in Japan. We offer a variety of fabrics: Cotton kimonos, broadcloth kimonos and silk kimonos.
These gowns are made in various lengths, and we refer to them using the usual Japanese description; Kimono (normally ankle length), Yukata (normally ankle length) and Happi Coat (calf length). We also use the word Kimono as a generic description of the style of garment.
In Japan, a kimono is a formal garment, a Yukata is a casual, lightweight kimono with deep sleeves with integral pockets and the Happi Coat is a simpler, shorter version - much more like a Western dressing gown with a 3/4 sleeve, and one patch pocket. A Yukata is correctly worn with the left hand side over the right (for both men and women). Only the recently deceased are dressed right over left! All our Japanese kimonos and yukatas are delivered with a simple tie belt in the matching fabric. For men, this is tied low down on the hip. For a more complete Japanese look, we can also supply a wider and longer Obi belt in a contrasting or toning colour
Sizing: The cut of our standard kimonos, yukatas and happi coats is suitable for sizes S to XL. The cut of our wide kimonos and yukatas is suitable for sizes XXL to 4XL.
Please refer to the description of each garment for details.