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Soulive’s Hakama Trousers Blends Feudal Japan and Fine Tailoring

You know Momotaro, you know Japan Blue, but you might not know one of the newest additions to this consortium of Japanese brands, Soulive.

Soulive brings much of what you love about those other brands to the table, but with a more streetwear-infused twist. In the case of their Hakama Trousers, the streetwear silhouette comes not only with world-famous Japanese construction but also with major historical influences. The hakama was worn by workers in feudal Japan, or by noble people when riding horses. Both the original and Soulive hakama are baggy in the top block and taper down in the leg with oblique pleats. The new version also features a drawstring, but comes with trouser details, like welted rear pockets, on-seam front pockets, lined waistband, and bound seams.

Available in both Indigo and Beige, both for $285.