RC417 - Japanese Man's Under Armour or Oyoroi Hitatare Pattern. Sizes 34-54" chest included - simple to adjust to larger sizes by following the guidelines for where sizes change on the pattern. In a complete reversal from the usual flow of fashion, the Hitatare outfit began life as the daily wear of common labourers in Heian period Japan (794-1172 CE). It looked so comfortable that soon the nobles of the Heian court began to wear it as a jacket on cold evenings. Do you aspire to be mistaken for an extra from a Kurasawa film? Are you afraid to take off your armour because your clothing isn't up to par? Are you tired of being mistaken for a man in his pyjamas? This pattern for Japanese Manís Under Armor was developed by Reconstructing Historyís resident Japanese clothing expert and based on extant examples in Japanese museums and temples. This pattern for Oyoroi Hitatare is not only the most historically accurate Japanese clothing pattern you'll ever buy, it's the easiest pattern you'll ever use. Included are pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions on how to construction Oyoroi Hitatare in a period manner (as well as directions for machine sewing). This pattern includes the hitatare (top), matching hakama (pants), kosode (undershirt) and shitabakama (drawers). Also included are extensive historical notes on the origin and appropriateness of oyoroi hitatare and directions on how to get dressed. (Armour shown on cover not included.) Please see pattern back to see line drawings of pieces included, if unsure. Great for Japanese living history, Shogun Era living history, Ninja costume, Anime and Star Wars Costumes, Darth Sith Costume, Jedi Costume, Dress like John Woo, Jet Li, Bruce Lee, Cho Yun Fat in some of your favorite martial art films.
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