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Shop our curated Japanese Inspired collections that include unisex Techwear Kimono and Noragi, with end detailing designs to offer a flattering fit across every size that you won't find anywhere else.
You may be wondering, "what is a Techwear kimono?" Techwear kimonos are simply kimonos that have been made with fabrics and designs meant to withstand the most rugged of conditions. They're lightweight and breathable, and some feature waterproofing or quick-drying fabric.
At first glance, you might mistake these garments for traditional Japanese wear. Still, upon closer inspection of the materials and functionality of these items, you'll see that they're pretty different from their ancestors.
The traditional kimono is a T-shaped, wrapped-front garment with square sleeves and a rectangular body-worn for men, women, and children. It is commonly made of silk, with an obi sash tied around the waist.
Kimono Traditions: Dressing for Special Occasions
The most important events in Japanese culture require being dressed in a beautiful kimono. For example, at weddings, the bride and groom wear formal styles of white or black kimono called Shiromuku respectively during the ceremony; after this, the bride may change into a red Uchikake and then later into a brightly colored furisode for the reception dinner. A woman's first visit to a shrine on New Year's Day involves wearing her best furisode or another style of fancy kimono such as Tomesode.
Modern fashion does not always respect true kimono enthusiasts, but there are elements that can be integrated with traditional kimono garments.
Many modern Noragi now being produced are made in style known as Techwear, which is made of polyester, nylon, or poly-cotton blends. These modern Noragi tend to be more durable and stain-resistant than traditional Noragi and could appeal to those who want a more casual look.
A Noragi (Japanese: ノラギ), Noragi is a traditional Japanese garment worn in Japan and Korea. They are similar to a kimono, but Noragi is usually made from cotton or linen. Also, unlike the kimono, Noragi are loose fitting and can be worn open or closed with a drawstring.
A guide to traditional and Techwear kimono and Noragi
Ready to get your hands on some new gear? Whether you're looking to buy a kimono or acquire a unique clothing style, this guide should help you make more innovative additions to your wardrobe.
Traditional kimono: The first thing that comes to mind when considering traditional kimonos is the conventional aesthetic. These are meant for formal wear: they are made of heavy silk and have full-length sleeves, often with decorative patterns that can resemble flowers or waves. They come in all colors, so there's no shortage of choices! Want to dress up a bit more with something that's just as elegant? Try out a red or white kimono. Both of these colors give off an exotic vibe while remaining relatively neutral and smooth at the same time. When it comes down to it, there are many directions you can go with traditional kimonos—you can also try out different fabrics (cotton or rayon) or patterns (such as geometric designs).
Techwear Noragis and Kimonos are typically constructed from high-tech fabrics such as nylon, polyester, or spandex blends that resist elements like wind and water while maintaining breathability.
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