Because it takes more than a heart full of Bushido to fight off the cold.
Kyoto-based fashion brand Wazigen Shizukuya’s creative philosophy is all about taking traditional samurai-era clothing designs and giving them modern updates. That fascination with the flow of time extends to the frequency with which it updates its catalog, as the company released new lines earlier this year in both the summer and fall.
With cold weather now setting in, stylish contemporary samurai need a way to keep warm. Following up on its line of high-class samurai hoodies form last year, Wazigen Shizukuya has just unveiled more than a dozen new fashion options for winter.
Starting with the fundamentals of samurai fashion, Wazigen Shizukuya has three new paired sets of kimono and hakama pants.
▼ Wool/silk hakama and wool/polyester kimono with silk lining (left), wool/polyester hakama and silk kimono (right); hakama priced at 40,000 yen (US$350), kimono at 45,000 yen
▼ Polyester hakama and wool kimono with silk lining (45,000 yen each)
For when it’s time to bundle up, Wazigen Shizukuya can set you up with a vest-like leather Battle Formation Parka for 195,000 yen…
…a polyester hanesode wrap with flared, wing-like drapings (70,000 yen)…
…a hooded robe, made of a polyester/cotton/acrylic blend, with warm cupra rayon lining (185,000 yen)…
…or one of four different Iverness coats, made with material ranging from nylon to alpaca wool, and prices starting at 80,000 yen and topping out at 130,000.
And finally, if you want to go really old-school, Wazigen Shizukuya also has straight-up capes. Wool, acrlic, and polyester shells are available, all with cupra linings, and prices run from 80,000 to 110,000 yen.
Quantities on select pieces are extremely limited, so if you’re looking to add these to your wardrobe, you’ll want to contact Wazigen Shizukuya right away, before samurai from some rival clan snatch them all up for themselves.
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