Denim Kimono A stylish easy to wear kimono/ outer coat

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Made in Japan by a company that looks to support women, this amazing kimono is soft to touch, and is super easy to wear!

Lapoge

2022.3.30

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Made in Japan by a company that looks to support women, this amazing kimono is soft to touch, and is super easy to wear!

Lapoge

2022.3.30

A denim kimono that is light and is made with the help of traditional Japanese Kimono manufacturers


Did you know that the kimono is something that can be used naturally in your everyday life?

For those that love the idea of Kimonos or Japanese culture, but think that they are too much of a hassle to wear, or for those that that once wearing don’t know what to do with themselves, we have created a kimono that is both easy to wear as well as easy to take off while also maintain its sense of Japaneseness! Many people including native Japanese people find Kimonos having a large barrier to wear, but we want to remove this barrier and open the kimono up to everyone! The kimono we have created is something that is much easier to wear while not changing the look of the kimono itself!



For a normal Kimono, if you haven’t learnt how to wear one properly, the belt becomes loose, or slips around, or loses its shape.

However with this denim kimono, anyone can wear it, and wear it while looking good! This was a main part of the design and was only able to be achieved due to our tailor having the knowledge of kimonos, and was able to create something extremely appealing.

This project is a first for us, in regards to venturing out to foreign customers! Our original model was based on a Japanese body type, but many Western people have much broader shoulders and chests, so we've gone back to the drawing board for all our sizes. Backers can choose their size based on two measurements, their height and their hip measurement. You can find how to do this further down the page. Please take a look and measure and choose which size is best for you!


Mens size:7cm / womens size:12cm

Made without using any synthetic fibres such as polyurethane, the denim is made to be soft, using 100% cotton. Light and soft to the touch, it’s brilliantly comfortable to wear

 Weighing under 200g, it is light but can be used as a warm outer layer.

After wearing, you can wash easily at home!! The denim’s colour has a chance to run at first, so we recommend you use a net to help stop the colour from running into your other clothes.

You can also use a drum drying machine, however we recommend you to naturally dry it while hanging it up. This helps to reduce any creases, and you can help to cure these by running an iron over it!

↓Being hanged to dry (before it has dried)

① Place on a hanger and you can store it like that!

②You can also use the folding method, sodedatami, which is often used to fold kimonos and so on.

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The kimono is made 100% in-house here in Japan, using original sewing machines that we developed. We create the kimono with regards to the ideas that the tailor has in mind. 

Our company started as a hand made Japanese clothes making factory, looking to bring to people amazing Japanese made Kimonos, which was done thanks to our development of our own original sewing machines. From there we started to create  made to order machine products.

This is part of the team behind the creation of the Denim Kimono! Each one of our workers are amazingly hard working and put all their effort into making each single one! 

Developing denim

Denim is a really interesting fabric, where you can watch as it ages over the years.

Even with damage to the denim, it adds to the flavour of the clothing, and becomes something you love to wear and something you want to wear for a long time! Some of our customers paint their denim, or add fancy stitching, creating their own style of clothing that suits them! Just because this is a kimono, doesn’t mean you have to stick to any strict rules! You can make it your own!



Here’s some examples of how to wear! The male model is 175cm and wearing the L size, the female model is 158cm and wearing the M size
 



The men’s version features a pocket on both sides

Compared to our older version, we have placed the pockets higher on the body.  This makes it easier to use when wearing not only as a Kimono, but also as a normal outer layer. As well as this, we have made the pockets larger, making it easier to put your items inside. 



We have added a rubber strap to the back that helps to make the back of the kimono look shaped when clipped together. 

When used as an outer layer, you can wear it over a hoodie or even a dress. The female version has a small opening in the side of the kimono, known as a miyatsuguchi, but please don’t mistake this kimono for a normal kimono. 

No matter what you wear, you can wear this denim kimono without worry. 

In regards to the snap fasteners that are on the sides, when you want to wear the kimono open, you can attach the buttons to each other to make the kimono slightly shorter making it seem more like a coat!



【Material】Cotton100%

【Fabric】Denim(Soft processing)

【Country of Origin】Japan


  • This product has been dyed indigo. The colour may transfer onto your other clothes when you first wear it.
  • If the kimono rubs against other pieces of clothes it may make it easier to transfer, especially when done against lighter coloured clothes. We recommend using similar colours to the denim on the inside.
  • When washed, the colours may run, so please don’t wash together with other items. When washing use a washing net, and use detergent that is good for higher quality clothes
  • When spin drying, set for a very short amount of time then dry in the shade for best results.
     

We have prepared a simple to wear belt that is colourful and suits the Denim Kimono really well!

You can choose from 3 colours: Pink, Yellow, and Red. The design of the belt itself will be chosen by use.


The way the belt is wrapped is similar to the hiragana character「や」or ya, which leads to it being called the ya knot. This is a ready made knotted belt which makes for it to be easy to wear! 

You can use magic tape or a fastener to make it super easy to wear.


You can wear the belt as long as you have a waist size of 92cm or less. Please attach the magic tape or so on to fit your own body. 




lapoge(ラポージェ)

Lapoge is a company that is based in Himi City, Toyama Prefecture, and was founded as a Kimono making factory. With the pursuit of developing techniques for making kimonos, we developed and built our on machines to make clothes, and in recent years have been able to get to a point where we can make Japanese clothes with a low cost, low production time, while also being high quality and made in Japan. The company is run by female staff, and we put a lot of work into making work more accessible for women as well as running the company in line with SDGs, and finally looking to keep our roots firmly in the area, creating new ways and styles to work.


2nd generation tailors and seamstresses creating easy to wear items


Around 40 years,my grandmother, who was born in the 1910s  said to me, “Wearing a kimono to the hospital seems to be rather bothersome.”, and with that my mother who is also a kimono maker created the idea of the Poncho Kimono,  which my kimono wearing lover grandmother loved, and felt that it didn’t lose the style of normal kimonos. However, at the time it wasn’t received well. 20 years later, in order to support my mother, we entered the company, and while lacking experience in the clothing industry, we released the Poncho Kimono as a Battle Dress Uniform. We started an apprentice system, just like when it had been decided that we would take over from my mother, and focused on raising up women to be independent. We looked at using a dual core management system, but unfortunately the amount of work decreased over the years, and we didn’t know if we could keep the company going. With that in mind, we thought about what we could do using the skills at our disposal that would allow us to bring amazing items to customers directly, and from there it hit us. Utilising the skills of the older sister that learnt to wear kimonos, and the younger sister that learnt to make western clothes, we looked at making an item that wouldn’t affect the style of the kimono, while having a fitted feel, and thus the Denim Kimono was born!

This Project is promoted by Japankuru Funding, Bringing Japanese Products to the West!

Project Starts Feb 14th 2022 

Project Ends March 31st 2022

Rewards Prepared May-July 2022

Rewards Shipped to Backers August 2022

Rewards Arrive to Backers October 2022

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Lapoge

Lapoge is a company that is based in Himi City, Toyama Prefecture, and was founded as a Kimono making factory. With the pursuit of developing techniques for making kimonos, we developed and built our on machines to make clothes, and in recent years have been able to get to a point where we can make Japanese clothes with a low cost, low production time, while also being high quality and made in Japan. The company is run by female staff, and we put a lot of work into making work more accessible for women as well as running the company in line with SDGs, and finally looking to keep our roots firmly in the area, creating new ways and styles to work.

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¥20,000 or more $173 | Early Bird Demin Kimono

Get either a men's size or a women's sized Denim Kimono and choose to wear it as a normal style kimono or a stylish outer layer! This is 20% of the future RRP!
We'll ask you to choose your sizes at the end of the project!
M1 / L1:
S 170-173 /S 156-160
M 174-178 /M 161-165
L 179-183 /L 166-170
XL 184-188 /XL 171-175
+
Hip Size XS(88)- XXXL (112)

INCLUDES:
Denim Kimono

¥22,500 or more $195 | Kickstarter Special Demin Kimono

Get either a men's size or a women's sized Denim Kimono and choose to wear it as a normal style kimono or a stylish outer layer! This is 10% of the future RRP!
We'll ask you to choose your sizes at the end of the project!
M1 / L1:
S 170-173 /S 156-160
M 174-178 /M 161-165
L 179-183 /L 166-170
XL 184-188 /XL 171-175
+
Hip Size XS(88)- XXXL (112)

INCLUDES:
Denim Kimono

¥40,000 or more $346 | Early Bird Demin Kimono Pair Set

Get two Denim Kimonos that can be of any size be it men's size or a women's sized! This is 20% of the future RRP!
We'll ask you to choose your sizes at the end of the project!
M1 / L1:
S 170-173 /S 156-160
M 174-178 /M 161-165
L 179-183 /L 166-170
XL 184-188 /XL 171-175
+
Hip Size XS(88)- XXXL (112)

INCLUDES:
2× Denim Kimono

¥45,000 or more $389 | KS Special Demin Kimono Pair Set

Get two Denim Kimonos that can be of any size be it men's size or a women's sized! This is 10% of the future RRP!
We'll ask you to choose your sizes at the end of the project!
M1 / L1:
S 170-173 /S 156-160
M 174-178 /M 161-165
L 179-183 /L 166-170
XL 184-188 /XL 171-175
+
Hip Size XS(88)- XXXL (112)

INCLUDES:
2× Denim Kimono
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