➜ Browse our collection of kimono jacket & haori, the traditional and streetwear-minded Nippon garb for a stylish and snag-free cultural style.
The Haori, from traditional to streetwear
Adding one of our japanese style cardigan kimono to your wardrobe is the perfect way to inject a casual, ethnic inspired look, perfect for attracting attention for all the right reasons. The kimono cardigan also called haori is suitable for both men and women. It is a short kimono style that can be worn as a jacket or shirt. It is one of the essential outfits to have in your wardrobe in 2022, especially because it can be worn for all occasions.
The haori jacket is perfectly the garment halfway between streetwear and traditional in the world of ready-to-wear. This short japanese clothing is very regularly printed with typical Japanese patterns or traditional artistic representations. Its short sleeves fall down on the sides to hide the cuffs as a traditional kimono could do, worn with an Obi belt. In Japanese culture, the traditional japanese kimono is worn for special occasions such as the tea ceremony, weddings, festivals and fireworks!
The kimono jacket for men & women
As written above, the japanese haori with a pure streetwear style can be worn as well on a woman as on a man, it is the only type of kimono that can be totally unisex. Generally, it is chosen for a man or a woman according to the colors, the symbols and the impression that there can be on it but it remains nevertheless cut in the same way and wearable by whoever wants it, the kimono jacket is regularly worn during the summer period or for traditional festivals!
Small summary: The haori jacket is worn with pastel colors often with a touch of pink or blue, purple or white and Japanese symbols representing the woman in the Japanese culture such as the famous koi carp to name one example.
You will not want to part with the light and loose fabric of the women's haori, whether it is in polyester, cotton, satin or silk, it remains one of the most pleasant pieces to wear in the summer. To reflect the summer colors you will have to turn to the flowery kimono and avoid a kimono of dark color.
The haori men will be worn more with dark colors such as black, gray, blue with more traditional patterns of Japanese culture such as wolves, Onis or a Maneki-Neko which is very unisex in Japanese fashion! As you may know, the haori is a variant of the japanese style kimono. Ideal to wear during summer, it will bring you a casual style without keeping you warm thanks to its polyester or cotton design. Adopt a new style, finish it with a nice pair of sneakers and chino shorts, you will have the japanese streetwear style you were dreaming of!
Kimono cardigan : The kimono alternative
Japanese culture meets today's streetwear and sportswear. We present here many models that have all a different history. For the little anecdotes, Haoris were, in historical Japan, jackets (or shirts/blouses) worn by the high class in order not to dirty the Kimono that was underneath it. So much so that women and people of a lower class in society were not even allowed to wear them!
Today, it is still an accessory that has its traditional cultural stamp, but much freer with women, children, and people of all classes putting it on. A perfect complement to the Kimono and Yukata!
There have been several types of Japanese long-sleeved haori that have emerged over time, including the Hapi or Hakama. Respectively, one was for the purpose of being worn as a jacket that does not close and protects Kimonos, the other was dedicated to traditional ceremonies accompanied by Geishas and Samurais.