Contemporary take on traditional fashion will have you looking cool while fighting the cold.
With winter on its way, it’s time to think about updating your cold-weather wardrobe. Sweaters and down jackets might be classic ways of staying warm, but if you’re looking for a fashion option that’s even more time-tested, Japanese apparel company Trove is back again this year with a selection of samurai-style haori coats.
Last year, Trove offered two different styles of modernized haori, which were traditionally worn over kimono. This year, the lineup has been expanded to four different pieces, with the warmest being the 29,700-yen (US$288) Wool Haori, with a soft-to-the-touch wool/nylon/polyurethane shell and cupra rayon lining.
▼ Trove lists the Wool Haori’s available colors as gray (left) and navy (right)
While the haori is an old-school garment, the simple, understated design means that they can be paired just as easily with modern fashion as they can traditional Japanese clothing.
Brand-new to Trove’s haori collection this year is the Masu-Ori Haori.
Made of waffle-patterned cotton instead of wool, though with the same lining as the Wool Haori, this ivory-colored coat is also priced at 29,700 yen.
Finally, Trove is also bringing back last year’s Ventile Haori, a golden cotton coat with a lining made of the flax-like material Ventile (and, like it’s other Trove haori brethren, selling for 29,700 yen).
If you’re looking to go full-samurai, Trove is now also offering wool hakama, the loose-fitting pants that were the norm for sharply dressed gentlemen of the feudal era.
The 24,840-yen Wool Hakama feature the same wool/nylon/polyurethane material and colors as the Wool Haori.
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