Japanese label Kapital has dropped off not one, not two, but three contemporary takes on the Japanese Happi shirt — a short robe-like garment traditionally worn to celebrate festivals and other special cultural events — as part of the brand’s “KOUNTRY” range.
The “Bone for Peace” shirt ($447 USD) is built of vintage washed cotton fleece with contrasting knit collar plackets and skeletal motifs printed throughout. The “Military Rebuild” ($556 USD) shirt up-cycles military surplus garments, sewing them together to form something altogether new — the shirt’s snap-flap pockets and bag carrying strap are all evidence of this garment’s past lives. The washed indigo fleece “Hinomaru” shirt ($447 USD) features a contrasting red lining with two waist-patch pockets, adorned with the Japanese Rising Sun graphic on the shoulders.
All three shirts are currently for sale over at HAVEN.