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"Watercolor Floral" Japanique Tunic Vest
"Watercolor Floral" Japanique Tunic Vest


 
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Our Price: $49.00
Length: 27"
Body: 44"

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0621VEST2
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Description
 
tThis Japanique Tunic Vest converts a vintage Japanese kimono jacket into contemporary fashion! We simply removed the sleeves of a traditional haori (kimono jacket) voila - instant easy-to-wear accent vest. 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.

This tunic vest would add some pop if worn over jeans with a simple t-shirt! The colors are soft and "vintage" - tealy blue, golden brown, rosy red - and seem to have been applied with a wet brush; thus the watercolor effect. Look closely to appreciate the layers of patterning, with the outlines and stems done with a resist paste that was later removed to create the white highlighted areas. Flowy drape to the silk.

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 hidden under the collar piece at the mid-front of the vest. To add it to your purchase, click "Add A Himo Pair" option above and we'll select one that goes with this tunic vest. (If you'd like to choose your own, we have several more fancy himo. Click here to see the current haori himo listings.)is

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