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"Poolside Dip" Japanique Tunic Vest
"Poolside Dip" Japanique Tunic Vest


 
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Creamy Silk
Our Price: $49.00
Length: 31"
Body: 44"

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0621VEST3
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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 is a luxurious silk - a smooth drape and soft, comfy drape. The dye work is subtle and fine, with the Caribbean blue at the hem fading to a very light almost-mint green at the top. And scattered about are accents in red and blue - stenciled traditional motifs of good fortune: seigaiha (overlapping waves), shippo (seven treasures) and kojitsunagi (interlocking "ko" kanji). The silk also features a swirling water pattern - several of which are woven to create a bumpy texture - which compelled us to name it with something referring to enjoying the water.

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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