New line of modern samurai fashion for fall/winter will make you warm and cool. !!! Whether you’re going completely old school or just want a touch of swordsman chic, Japanese fashion label Trove has you covered. The weather in Japan is in that weird changing-of-the-seasons period right now. If the sun is out, it’s going to be way too hot for a full-on winter coat, but if night has fallen and the wind is blowing, you’re going to want something warmer than just a long-sleeved shirt.
But Japanese clothing label Trove is here with a new collection that’s perfect for straddling the seasons, just like how the company’s fashions themselves bridge Japan’s samurai past with its contemporary eclecticism.
Trove has made a name for itself with its Wa Robe (wa meaning “Japanese”), and the newest additions to the line combine cues from centuries-old classic aesthetics with warm fabrics that were unknown to Japan before the end of its isolationist feudal age, like with this wool haori half-coat, which is available in the samurai-shibui shades of dark brown and navy blue.
If you’d prefer something lighter and softer, the haori is also offered in a fluffy “boa” material, in a shade Trove calls “bear.”
Those looking for a more substantial overgarment can opt for Trove’s wool dotera, a padded jacket usually worn over a kimono, which comes in black or charcoal gray.
Those looking to go full-modern samurai can pair these with a pair of billowy wool hakama pants in either navy or dark brown…
…as well as retro juban straight-collared short, evocative of the top half of the thin robe traditionally worn under a kimono.
Of course, a company as open-minded as Trove doesn’t insist you having a historical theme running through your entire outfit, and even its own promotional images show items from the lineup being worn together with modern jackets and footwear.
Prices for the new items range from 12,960 yen (US$115) for the juban shirts up to 32,400 yen for the haori. Online orders can be placed here through Trove’s online shop (which also includes instructions for how to place international orders), with shipping scheduled for early December.
Source, images: Press release