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6 boxes of fabric sorted. 1 half-done (a mostly scary crap box). Three more in the garage (which I think are pretty well sorted).

Found my really nice purple herringbone wool.

Found some more stmungo materials. A few odd calicos, a tiger-stripe black organza, a brown snakeskin velour, a green snakeskin velour...

Found nothing big enough suitable for hakama and kataginu.

If I don't find anything soon, it's either a storage-locker visit, or more shopping.


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Aug. 17th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
I vote for shopping. Something really interesting could be done with some of the japanese prints from Eddy's. Or, perhaps a "traditional" Scottish tartan (properly pleated) hakama is in order. Does it become obvious why I don't do much costuming, any more?
Aug. 17th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Right now the definition of "suitable" is a big enough piece that's got enough structure to take the pleats. That's about it.
Aug. 17th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
and check out stmungo for the other sort of stuff I'm buying at the moment...
Aug. 17th, 2007 09:58 am (UTC)
I want to dig through your storage locker!!!

Aug. 17th, 2007 10:05 am (UTC)

when I was in Tokyo a few years ago, I was completely smitten by the traditional pants worn by the construction workers. I tried to figure out where to get some, but my (ex-pat) host was no help - I asked her about them, and she simply said they were "construction worker pants" - when I went on to ask her where to buy them, she replied "a construction worker store?"

Sadly, she had no idea where to find such a store (she was, however, very up on the best clubs to check out, got me several awesome DJ gigs, and we almost went to an outdoor, weekend-long rave at the base of Mount Fuji - so I can't really complain.)

The pants:

Aug. 17th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
Haven't the foggiest. It's not a style I've ever seen (even in anime that featured construction sites).


A bit of searching on "Japanese Work Pants" found something.

First, check out this article at PingMag on Tobi (construction worker) fashion.

Tobi-Ya Clothing Store Murai has "knickerbockers" and other work pants available for on-line order.
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