Many Faces of the Haori.
Not so keen on all the work it takes to put on a
kimono? Try a haori. It's more like a jacket than a
kimono and does not require the sashes and belts galore
to hold it all together. Just a simple haori himo to
join the front together. You can wear it over whatever
else you might be wearing to give yourself a little
Again, there are so many
choices! For the most formal men's attire you're usually
stuck with darker colors such as brown or blue, but
mostly black (see the groom's
page) but then there's also a splash of color...
Formal men's kimono are often
displayed inside out as in the above example. The
outside is a black and the inside usually has some
kind of scene as pictured above.
Reputable vendors to buy haori from
The shipping can be steep but you won't be
disappointed (or at least I never have been) with the
following ebay vendors.
- Buy your undies here! Hana-co sells everything
you'll need to accessorize your kimono. THey also
have their own website.
- A great company to deal with on the web. They also
have their own website
where they sell clothing and a variety of other
- Does not speak english but ryu's translation
software seems to do the trick! Nice person to deal
with, offering a variety of Japanese clothing and
- mostly obis, but a great vendor