I'm just doing a thought experiment and was looking into getting some traditional Chinese clothing as shown in the cheezy 70's Kung Fu movies. But imagine my surprise when searching the internet I find NOTHING that resembles what they were using.
I'm not sure what the articles of clothing are called. In general, there is a sleeveless pullover top, some kind of an almost western style vest (sometimes worn over a shirt but more often worn without), loose pants with a waist sash and could be either tied at the ankles or not, several almost Japanese-ish looking Gi tops but closed at the bottom, and a long pullover style coat with side spit to the waist tied with a sash (worn mainly by a Master or a villain). There are other varieties, but it's the "working man" outfit that I am interested in.
Does anybody know what the names of those clothing components are or where to get more information about them? All the online sources I can find only reference either the Ming style rich people court dress (which I can actually find online), or your general Kung Fu martial art uniform.
I don't know squat about 'Kung Fu' clothing---or much of anything Japanese, for that matter---but Epic Armoury makes the Samurai kimono shirt, vest, and baggy pants in several different colors and available at Kult of Athena. That may not be what you are looking for, but it's worth a look maybe. That's all I've got............
Japanese stuff is super easy to get. I actually deal with a Japanese clothing thrift store in Tokyo for my Nipponese duds. It's the Chinese stuff that is still a mystery to me. I see plenty of modern Kung Fu martial art clothing and tons of Shao-lin monk clothing, but nothing of the peasant variety from around 1700-1900 (give or take). I can't even find a good literary source describing the clothing or the names of the clothing parts.
I'm trying to work on my "drunken master" duds, but not having much luck.
See now? I told you I don't know squat about such! Japanese and Chinese stuff are waaaaay out of my range of knowledge. Just thought I'd throw that out there to ya. I have a pair of silk pajamas I'll sell you...cheap.
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