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How do you choose the perfect Japanese jacket?

Are you tired of wearing the same old fleece jacket all year round? Do you want to add sparkle to your wardrobe without making too much effort? Maybe it's time to invest in a Japanese Hanten coat...

These comfortable coats have been worn for hundreds of years in Japan and still remain in fashion today thanks to their simple design. If you don't know how to wear it, this mini-guide will answer all your questions...

But first of all, here's a quick explanation about the history of this traditional Japanese coat ...

What is a Japanese Hanten coat?

The Hanten is a traditional Japanese winter coat . It is made of a quilted cotton layer to maintain warmth. Originally, it was worn over a kimono or other traditional Japanese clothing such as the Yukata in particular. It is a unisex winter coat that can very well replace a classic Western cardigan...

Unlike Haori jackets that were only worn on certain occasions during feudal Japan, Hanten from Japan could be worn every day... Even today, it can be worn in winter but also during Matsuri festivals or in mild weather. The advantage of Hanten is that it is light, warm and breathable. The hanten could be worn by anyone, and for various occasions.

Does a Hanten coat keep you warm?

This type of coat can be worn indoors as pajamas or as a casual jacket... In some Japanese houses, heating is not central. In fact, the Japanese Hanten is the ideal outfit because it is warm and light at the same time...

How do you wear a Hanten coat?

We recommend wearing this traditional Japanese-style coat with the outfit of your choice.

  • For a Japanese urban style , the Hanten is worn with skinny jeans and a loose T-shirt. The desired effect is an oversized mood. Do not hesitate to take a size up if you want to wear it with a hoodie to highlight your Asian streetwear style...
  • But it is also possible to wear it in the traditional way over a women's or men's kimono . Depending on the color of the fabric or the patterns of the kimono, we recommend opting for a solid color jacket.