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Silk Kimono Robe

Lafont

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We were in Seattle last week and my major purchase was a gorgeous, all silk kimono robe.
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Colors are a bit more subtle. When I got it to the hotel I noticed two long slits toward the front, with the two pieces of fabric connected by a mere thread. I wasn't sure if the design was for the slits to be closed with the stitch (but then it would seem the single stitches would come out awfully easily) or if the stitches were just to hold the robe in place before sold, sort of like is done with sportcoat pockets that are (temporarily) sewed in. I called the place and was told the latter - that they usually removed these stitches before selling.
Does anyknown know if slits are common in such robes (or, "dressing gowns")? Anyway, it's an object of true beauty and a most worthy replacement for the vintage silk robe I bought in Baltimore whose downfall I had written about a few months ago.
The lady at the Little Saigon shop, deep in Pike Place Market, made a big point of saying how low the price was for such a silk robe. I've tried comparing on the 'net but it's difficult - many silk robes or kimonas are early bidding auction prices, etc. Does anyone have an idea what such a robe might go for in a very good store, such as perhaps in London? It's made in China but exactly the type of article I'm happy to get from that nation - not most of the rest of the stuff they now produce. It has a silk lining but the whole thing is fairly lightweight - I got it as a summer robe.



 

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Stocking up for the next SF meetup?
 

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The shop was mostly women's clothes but the lady assured me this is a man's robe. It was in a men's section.
 

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Originally Posted by Lafont

When I got it to the hotel I noticed two long slits in the front, with the two pieces of fabric connected by a mere thread. I wasn't sure if the design was for the slits to be closed with the stitch (but then it would seem the single stitches would come out awfully easily) or if the stitches were just to hold the robe in place before sold, sort of like is done with sportcoat pockets that are (temporarily) sewed in. I called the place and was told the latter - that they usually removed these stitches before selling.
Does anyknown know if slits are common in such robes Or, "dressing gowns")?


I think it's there to allow for a reach-around when you are down on all fours being ravaged from behind.
 

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This forum is SO SO SO deliciously gay sometimes.
 

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Hmmm, I started to ask about this robe as I thought my wife would like it but then reading on I realized this was purchased as a men's item? Really?
 

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Is it cut like a western robe or Japanese yukata? Short (mid forearm) and wide sleeves. Also from what I recall yukatas had the split down the sides you are talking about. But it's been 6 months since I wore one last time, so my memory is bit hazy.

Also some yukatas have very elaborate designs.
 

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I wasn't familiar with yukatas but looking on the web I'm seeing they're a type of kimono and typically cotton and for warmer weather. Actually they look in most of the web photos like all the kimonos in general, and they too are worn by men and women. My robe is fairly long. If you mean by "western" fairly close fit, no - it's got the generous fit I'd associate with any kimono dressing gown. In fact, like my American silk robe from that defunct DC shop, it's slippery and doesn't stay too closed no matter how I try to tie the belt.

Attached is a photo on flickr whereby the garment is referred to as a yukata.
 

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Originally Posted by JohnGalt
I think it's there to allow for a reach-around when you are down on all fours being ravaged from behind.




Originally Posted by ralphandricky1967
Seriously, some of you guys on this forum are whiny little bitches. Do you have anything better to do other than monitor what people post, offer criticism that isn't constructive, report reposts to the mods, and critique things that you don't know jack shit about.

If this post gets your little pink panties all bunched up, perhaps it's time to change your tampon. Without providing a list of names, most of you probably know exactly who I am talking about...


Here, here! Now can someone respond on topic, please? Can anyone respond to the questions of my initial post?
 

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Red: Why don't you follow his lead and just chill out, man?
Dale: I'm chill. I'm chill as a cucumber, man.
Red: You don't seem chill.
Dale: I'm more chill than you.
Red: You're more chill than me?
Dale: Yeah.
Red: Look what I'm wearing. Kimono, dog. What're you wearing?
Dale: A suit.
Red: Yeah, exactly. I don't know what's up with you, but I don't know if I like you.
 

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.... "Pineapple Express" (2008)

Now, how about a response to my first post? Thanks in advance.
 

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Not much to say. You wouldn't wear it out on the street or as a smoking jacket, so really it's about as "Men's Style" as what pair of underwear you're wearing.

I think it looks fine, but it isn't anything that would be worn in China or Japan or Vietnam. These are made for tourists to Chinatowns or Asian-y places. A very good store would not carry anything like it.
 

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