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cold weather and Hanten.

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 02.04.2011 12:30 pm

I remember, oh so long ago, in 1987-1989 while living in the tohoku area, that with no central heating, all we really had to keep warm was the futon, a hanten, an oil or gas stove or if you were lucky, you had a kotatsu.

Being a bit broader in the shoulders and a bit taller than your average Japanese male, I never could quite get a hanten that fit me well.

so, in reminisce, I was wondering what is the going rate for Hanten for someone around 6'-1" and a 54-58" chest?
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Re: cold weather and Hanten.

Postby kt_anthrax » Sat 02.05.2011 10:13 am

hello

Most cloths sold in japan could be subdivided into 4 or 5 types,
for Men, Women, Boy and girl. Perhaps for baby

I believe that the commercial "hanten" for men usually sold with "free-size"

But I will show the reference as like below
http://www.hanten.co.jp/qa/

If you can find L or LL, I recommend you to have "LL" from your height

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Re: cold weather and Hanten.

Postby Dehitay » Sun 02.06.2011 12:52 am

two_heads_talking wrote: around 6'-1" and a 54-58" chest?

clothes shopping must have been fun for you while you were in Japan
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Re: cold weather and Hanten.

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 02.28.2011 1:02 pm

Dehitay wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote: around 6'-1" and a 54-58" chest?

clothes shopping must have been fun for you while you were in Japan


Sorry, I missed these posts.

Let's just say, I'm lucky I don't have extremely long legs. But yes, in general, finding anything to fit was difficult at best. I jokingly asked one lady, selling Hantens, "Where do the Sumo purchase their Hanten?" She said they go to a tailor and get them specially made. It was then I realized that I probably would never get one that fit very well without spending alot to have one special made.

"If you can find L or LL, I recommend you to have "LL" from your height" I'll have to take a look and see about that.. thanks.
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