Our Guide to Men’s Kimono Fashion

KIM+ONO was started with you, the modern woman, in mind. But in recent years we put brackets around (wo)man to account for the fact that all kinds of people love to wear these modern kimono robes. No matter how you identify, these pieces are for you. So when we started seeing a surge in the request for men’s kimono robes, we were beyond excited to be able to share the beautiful designs, stunning botanicals, and sleek silk and charmeuse kimono robes with even more folks.


One of the most common ways our male customers step into our kimono robes is by way of a gift. They will find themselves gifting our floral kimono robes to someone else in their life, and then they think “Hey! What about me?!” And it’s a great question as far as we’re concerned. These pieces should be confidently worn and enjoyed by everyone. So today in the journal, we’re breaking down how the fit of these modern kimono robes work with a male frame, some of our most popular men’s kimono fashion, and how to style these modern pieces for the modern man, as well.

Maren Kimono Wrap
Photo by Teresa Barajas
The Fit of Men’s Kimono Fashion

One of the big benefits of our T-shaped kimono robe design is that our pieces do not have shoulder seams. This allows for freedom of movement in the arm and shoulder, so no matter if your man is broad or narrow, the kimono robe will flow effortlessly over his shoulders. Our men’s kimono robes come in a few different sleeve lengths — either long sleeves or ¾ length sleeves — and the breadth of his shoulders will determine where the kimono sleeve falls on his arm. Additionally, because there are no major seams on the piece, our men’s kimono fashion will easily flow with his body type. Our Curve Collection may work well for larger framed men if he needs a little extra room to wrap up in his men’s kimono cardigan. While all of our pieces are “one size fits most”, he can see the exact measurement details on every product page to give him the most accurate idea of fit.

Peony & Butterfly Kimono Robe
Photo by Teresa Barajas
Men Love the Green Kimono Robe

One of our best selling pieces is this green kimono robe. It has an elegant design, a modern yet sophisticated botanical scene, and jewel tone colors that give it a classic feel with a modern edge. Our male and male-identifying customers love this green kimono robe because of its versatility. It works great to lounge around in, whether you’re poolside or just hanging at home. It also works great as a men’s kimono cardigan over jeans and a t-shirt, just like many of our female and female-identifying customers wear as well. The bottom line is that it’s versatile, elegant, and a great choice for men and women alike.

Cherry Blossom & Crane Kimono Wrap
Photo by Nick Onken
Kimono Wraps as Men’s Kimono Fashion

Our wraps are another hit with men. It may be due to the double layer and heavier weight to these kimono wraps. They are our only pieces that are double lined, giving an extra weight without weighing you down. This plus the gorgeous addition of velvet trim to both the sleeves and the collar create a look that is head-turning and statement-making. Wear this men’s kimono fashion over sweatpants for a casual look, or as a lightweight layer over a summer suit as a men’s kimono cardigan. The kimono wraps fit anywhere between up to 43” in chest and hips to up to 50” in chest and hips, so find a men’s kimono robe that works best for your size and slip into something that will make you feel as confident as ever.

Handpainted Silk Cherry Blossom Kimono Robe
A Men’s Kimono Cardigan to Make a Statement

One of our most beloved pieces by our customers is the Handpainted Silk Cherry Blossom Kimono Robe. Whether he wears short or long, this men’s kimono cardigan is an incredible piece to elevate his everyday. Marc Rebillet has worn it while creating music, while other male customers have worn it as a beach cover up. No matter how you are wearing this work of art, handcrafted artisan pieces are a little luxury everyone should enjoy. The simplicity and symbolism of the cherry blossom design adds an extra element of whimsicality, while the 100% silk texture creates the feeling of being wrapped up in a cloud. If you’re looking for a gift for the man in your life, there’s nothing better than giving him a little piece of men’s kimono fashion to remind him that he deserves a deep breath, too.

Azumi Kimono Wrap
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How to Style Men’s Kimono Fashion

The number one rule of men’s kimono fashion is: there are no rules! Truly each kimono robe is as unique as he is, so the sky's the limit when it comes to styling. Take a cue from some of our queens — these pieces look great over jeans and t-shirts. They also work well as a men’s kimono cardigan over underwear or shorts. You can also style them as an added layer to suit or other fancy occasion where you’d like to kick it up a notch. Any of these looks will work, and you’ll only find out what you like by trying it out! 

Our men’s kimono fashion is truly some of our favorite ways to style these pieces. They were handcrafted with you in mind — to bring you a sense of peace, calm, and a deep breath that we feel clothes should give you. In this hectic world, slowing down and taking a moment is at a high premium. We hope that just slipping into these men’s kimono robes and women’s kimono robes gives you the trust that slowing down can have deep benefits to your life. It can bring you closer together in your family or with your friends, it can help you find your purpose and intention, and it can give you the much needed rest that is so often missed. No matter how you identify, we hope you find a piece you love and be well.

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