For formal occasions or everyday layered dressing, either jacket offers a special touch to any wardrobe. Simple rectangular shapes are great for inventive color and texture combinations. A pattern for the tabi, the traditional split toe slipper socks, is included. Suggested fabrics: For the Hapi, choose light to medium weight soft or crisp cottons or blends; silks with body such as noil or shantung; linen; wool. For the Haori, choose light to medium weight soft fabrics with drape such as silk, rayon, or blends. For the Tabi, choose medium weight cotton or blends. Fabrics with nap, pile, or one way design are not suitable for either jacket.