Men's, unused, vintage silk kimono - black with blue woven tortoise shell kikko pattern

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This listing is for the kimono seen in the photographs. Please note that kimono do not have belts or loops for belts. Men's kimono are shorter than women's as they are not usually folded at the waist to adjust the length. Due to this reason, men's kimono can make nice robes, for women or men, because the hem will not drag on the floor (in most cases).

This beautiful, vintage kimono is created out of silk and cotton. The exterior and interior of this kimono are in excellent shape and I do not see any stains or flaws. This kimono was not used and It still has some of its "stay" or "basting" stitches around the sleeves and hem. These white threads can be removed before wearing.

This is a medium to heavy weight kimono that is fully lined.

The exterior of the kimono features a beautiful, black silk with a blue woven tortoise shell (kikko) design. The silk has a smooth, but not slippery, texture. It is of a medium weight and has a subtle sheen. Typical of tsumugi pongee it has some slubbing (bumps). The slubbing on this silk is much finer than other tsumugi silks and therefore the texture of the silk is smoother. The silk has a crisp drape and is difficult to wrinkle.

The lining of the kimono was created out of a cotton fabric. The deep, eggplant colored cotton is soft, smooth and has a wonderful sheen. The entire kimono is lined with this fabric.

The last two photos show the color of the kimono most accurately. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photos for color comparison. The exterior of the kimono (photo 10) and the lining of the kimono (photo 9) can be seen.

Please read the dimensions to determine if you will find the size desirable for you. 

*Length of kimono: about 56 inches (142 cm)

-Men's kimono are not usually folded to adjust the length. They are usually worn ankle length but they can be worn shorter. Measure from your shoulder to your ankle. If this measurement is about 56 inches (142 cm) then this kimono will fit your well. If you are shorter than this the length can be adjusted by folding the kimono at the waist and tying it with a cord. If you plan on wearing hakama with your kimono the length of the kimono is not important as the hem will be hidden inside the hakama. I am 5 feet and 3 inches tall and this kimono just touches the floor when I am not wearing shoes.

*Total width of kimono with sleeves: 52 inches (132 cm)

-Stand with your arms spread out and have a friend measure from one wrist, across your shoulders and to your other wrist. This will help determine where the sleeve will fall on your wrist.

*Length of sleeves(how far the sleeves fall): 19.25 inches ( 49 cm)

*width of kimono: 57 inches (144.8 cm)

- measure around your hips at the widest point. Subtract this number from 57 inches (144.8 cm). If the difference is about 16 inches (41cm) or greater than this kimono should fit you well. If the difference is about 10 inches (25cm) to 15 inches (38.1 cm) this kimono should still fit you but it may not overlap as much in the front. If the difference is 10 inches (25cm) or less than this kimono will not overlap enough in the front and will not fit you correctly. Of course, you can still wear it as an open robe or use it for decoration!

I believe that the pictures show a good representation of the fabric colors however, please remember that colors may look different on your monitor. This is a vintage item so there may be small blemishes or marks others than those noted in the description. This item has been stored for many years so there may be a slight storage smell although I do not notice one. Items can be hung in the shade to remove odor. Dry cleaning is recommended.

*I am always willing to provide more information or pictures regarding items. Please do not hesitate to send me a convo if you have any questions.*


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