Kumi-Gashira Jinbaori is crafted for a higher ranking samurai featuring both brocade and wool options, to keep the samurai and his armor both dry and warm, on and off the field of battle, as well as looking great. A Jinbaori (陣羽織 surcoat or samurai vest) is a type of haori (kimono style jacket) with the purpose to be worn over armor, protecting the samurai and his armor from the elements and became common around 1550. Over the course of the Sengoku period, it evolved and became more elaborate and decorative with various motifs as an expression of the Samurai’s wealth, power and aesthetic taste. Although typically worn by higher ranking samurai, the jinbaori could be worn without restriction, for any samurai class on and off the battlefield. The jinbaori were often waist length, without sleeves, featured a high open collar going down the front and usually with support material on the shoulders to help keep them laying straight. Traditionally the jinbaori can be made from any material. Most common materials were wool, brocade, cotton and later silk.
We offer highly customizable Jinbaori Surcoats / Samurai sleeveless jacket, which you can design to match many of our suits of armor.
- Traditional design
- Fully sized and fully functional
- Custom sizing and material options
Our Jinbaori are handmade by Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for the crafting of this item.
Before Ordering Please Note: Measure your chest with the clothing you will be wearing under it. If you plan to wear with a Traditional Hitatare add 5 cm to your actual chest size. If you plan to wear your Jinbaori with a yoroi, please add 10 cm to your actual chest size. Your sizes are for reference only, as each person has their own personal preference on how they like their jinbaori to fit, we can not guarantee a perfect fit. Also if you request a mon to be added, please know we use heat transfer vinyl decals, we do not embroider. Standard size fits a person of 5′ 8″ (177 cm) tall and 106 cm chest. Jinbaori are usually worn loose fitting.
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References: “Armor Surcoat,” British Museum Gallery Labels. – “Samurai Class Men’s Winter Formal Surcoat,” LACMA, January 2015.