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    Whats the difference between male or female kimonos?

    Hi, I want a nice kimono, and I was wondering what's the difference between kimonos for males and kimonos for females?

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    Re: Whats the difference between male or female kimonos?

    The difference is at the sleeve of the kimono, generally girls kimono have a longer sleeve that hang down at the side like this one


    And the designs along with colors are more intriquite than a man's kimono. Besides having a shorter sleeve a man's kimono is more simple. Not to mention a man's kimono won't have flowery designs and bird like designs xD

    Men's kimono also tend to have more neutral colors in them.


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    Re: Whats the difference between male or female kimonos?

    Alright cool, so plainer, and with shorter sleeves.
    Is there any difference with the bottom or no? (as in, do they have some w/ pants? Otherwise that seems a little too breezy for comfort)

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    Re: Whats the difference between male or female kimonos?

    Well, to my understanding it varies the length. Like the more intriquite girl kimonos tend to go all the way down to the floor while the simpler one go to ankle. But, men generally have their kimonos go ankle high. There are exceptions though such as the men kimono worn by royalty and etc.

    Well with the layers of cloths that goes under the superficial one you see...I am pretty sure you will be warm if not hot. If I am not mistaken there's different kimonos for winter and summer and after bath kimonos.

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    Re: Whats the difference between male or female kimonos?

    they have short coats call Happi coats that are warn in summer time, those are worn with shorts. they're usually for festivals?



    taiko drum players always seem to wear them!

    there are them samurai pants, but i guess after a few centuries they'd figure out how to make how to make the kimonos not breezy~

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    Re: Whats the difference between male or female kimonos?

    The male picture in the second post is a Yukata. Which is a summer kimono. They exist in both male and female variants. However, the male version of most kimono are less ornately decorated.

    The long sleeved kimono Shizuka was talking about is a furisode. This type of kimono is traditionally worn by unmarried females on formal occasions.

    The simplicity and colour of a kimono is a fairly accurate way of telling if it's intended for males or females.

    From wikipedia:
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    In contrast to women's kimono, men's kimono outfits are far simpler, typically consisting of a maximum of five pieces, not including footwear.

    Men's kimonos have long sleeves which are attached to the body of the kimono with no more than a few inches unattached at the bottom, unlike the women's style of very deep sleeves mostly unattached from the body of the kimono. Men's sleeves are less deep than women's kimono sleeves to accommodate the obi around the waist beneath them, where as on a woman's kimono, the long, unattached bottom of the sleeve can hang over the obi without getting in the way.

    In the modern era, the principal distinctions between men's kimono are in the fabric. The typical kimono has a subdued, dark color; black, dark blues, greens, and browns are common. Fabrics are usually matte. Some have a subtle pattern, and textured fabrics are common in more casual kimono. More casual kimono may be made in slightly brighter colors, such as lighter purples, greens and blues. Sumo wrestlers have occasionally been known to wear quite bright colors such as fuchsia.

    The most formal style of kimono is plain black with five kamon on the chest, shoulders and back. Slightly less formal is the three-kamon kimono. These are usually paired with white undergarments and accessories.

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    Fufufufufufufufufu..... The womens are more brighter and have more feminine decorations. The mens are sometimes plain.
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