Excellent, thank you. It is as I suspected and another Kosode layer slightly larger would match the illustrations. I also found that an Eri sugata or fake collar can be used to avoid to many layers. This would be a good idea during the Georgia summer heat.
Thank you for the info.
--- In email@example.com, Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie wrote:
> wildcrimsonsky wrote:
> > In most examples the Hakama and Kataginu match,
> This is what makes it a "kataginu kamishimo", when the kataginu and
> hakama are made from the same fabric.
> I have seen it written that to have the kataginu different from the
> hakama is often a sign of servitude. (I don't have a good reference
> for this, however.) That is, the kataginu would be of your master's
> livery. I have made special kataginu with the badges of my local
> kingdom and barony that I wear when I am acting in some official
> capacity like retaining, guarding, or processing.
> > Am I seeing things? What is the middle layer garment? Is it a Hitatare?
> In most cases, this is another kosode layer. The base later, often
> referred to as a "juban", is always white as you note. The juban and
> kosode have the same shape, as far as I know. I try to cut my colored
> or patterned kosode a little larger so they fit over the juban
> without binding.
> THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie
> (mka: Elliott C. Evans)