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"Stripes Are In" Japanique Tunic Vest
Japanique tunic vest made from a vintage japanese haori kimono jacket


 
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Our Price: $49.00
Material: Silk
Length (inches): 34"
Width (inches): 25" Shoulder to Shoulder
Body (inches): 43" Waist, 46" Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Shipping: Orders received before 11am EST ship same day via USPS. Otherwise, next business day.
Product Code: 0320VEST16


Add A Himo Pair?:
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This Japanique vest - modified from a traditional Japanese vintage haori kimono jacket - is one of our favorites. So much prettier in person that we could capture in the photos.

Narrow horizontal bands in a light blue-gray, black, and cream seem to have been painted on by brush, one by one. Some seem to have been done with a wax or resin resist which left a bit of mottling in the band. Great crepe silk.

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.)

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