Japanese apparel company Kokichi has just revealed its new chinobakama, menswear that’s half chino pants, half hakama.
Less billowy than the hakama commonly worn in Japan’s past, the chinobakama, which Kokichi is also billing as “ninja pants,” can blend easily with current fashions, while still lending you an air of feudal-era stylishness.
The pants are available in navy, charcoal, or beige. In lieu of a belt, each comes with an identically colored waist cord which you tie around yourself.
Made from a durable, machine-washable 50-50 cotton/polyester blend, the chinobakama’s other modern amenities include pockets on both sides and a front zipper.
All three colors are priced at 7,800 yen (US$65) and can be found here.
They say that they are preparing an English website for foreign customers, but it might still take several weeks till a few months. So if you are in a hurry you can order them through us and since we’re not bound by an external company handling our shipping, you’ll save the 10% commission ($6.50) just on shipping.