BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND: to SAVE 20% on all purchases - use code MEROBF at checkout 💖🎉

MJ + Japanese Instruments + Kimonos = Awesome

October 15, 2017

MJ + Japanese Instruments + Kimonos = Awesome

We had to share this brilliant cover version of 'Smooth Criminal' that mixes up some of our all time favourite things: Michael Jackson + gorgeous kimonos + Japanese instruments & virtuosity = total fabulousness.

The video is from the NHK Blends Youtube series and features the amazing Yoshimi Tsujimoto on shakuhachi (bamboo flute), Yuko Watanabe on jushichigen (Japanese bass harp), Erina Ito on koto (harp). Watch till the end to see the band totally rock out!

 





Leave a comment


Also in Mero Blog

November offer: SAVE 10% with East London Pounds
November offer: SAVE 10% with East London Pounds

November 09, 2017

We've teamed up with Colu, the people behind the ground-breaking Colu digital wallet app, to offer 10% OFF all purchases this month if you pay with East London Pounds via the Colu app. 

View full article →

Diwali Shawl Giveaway
Diwali Shawl Giveaway

October 12, 2017

To celebrate the coming of Diwali, the Festival of Light, next Thursday (19th October) we're giving away some of our super cosy handmade Nepali 'yak wool' shawls via our Instagram and Facebook pages. Our soft, warm and versatile Nepali shawls...

View full article →

BBC Documentary: 'The Kimono' (Handmade in Japan)
BBC Documentary: 'The Kimono' (Handmade in Japan)

June 30, 2017 1 Comment

If you have access to BBC iPlayer and haven't yet seen BBC 4's wonderful documentary 'The Kimono', from their superb 'Handmade in Japan' series, treat yourself for half an hour before it's no longer available.

View full article →

Sizing Chart

Please use the size charts below to help you determine your size. As sizing and cut can vary greatly between brands, use the charts as a general guide to compare sizes and the measurements for listed item to ensure a good fit. If you need assistance selecting the right size, please contact us at info@meroretro.com or +44 (0) 207 6866807.

Women's Clothing Size Conversion  (source: Wikipedia)

UK 8 10 12 14 16
USA 6 8 10 12 14
Europe 36 38 40 42 44
Japanese 9 11 13 15 17
Bust 34" 36" 38" 40" 42"
Waist 26" 28" 30" 32" 34"
Hip 37" 39" 41" 43" 45"

 

Shoe Size Conversion

 

UK Sizing US Sizing AUS Sizing Europe Sizing
2.5 5 3.5 35
3 5.5 4 35.5
3.5 6 4.5 36
4 6.5 5 36.5
4.5 7 5.5 37
5 7.5 6 37.5
5.5 8 6.5 38
6 8.5 7 39.5
6.5 9 7.5 40
7 9.5 8 40.5
7.5 10 8.5 41
8 10.5 9 41.5
8.5 11 9.5 42

 

Vintage Sizing and Measurements

Vintage sizing and modern sizing can be very different. Because of this, we provide detailed measurements of all vintage clothing to help you determine whether or not a garment will fit correctly. An assessment of the estimated modern size will be noted, as well as any sizes on the tag, but please refer to measurements to best determine fit.

A good way to determine fit:

* Find a similar item in your wardrobe.
* Measure it according to our measurement guidelines.
* Compare your measurements to those of the vintage item you are interested in.
* You're done. If it's a good fit, make it yours!

We do occasionally pin clothing to fit our models, so please read all measurements carefully. We do not accept returns for vintage merchandise that does not fit. If you have any questions about our sizing/measurements, please contact us at info@meroretro.com.

Measurement Guidelines

All bust, waist, and hip measurements are taken straight across while garment is laid flat. Please double bust, waist, and hip measurements.

Clothing

 

Shoulders Shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Bust Armpit to armpit, and sometimes stretched for strapless or form-fitting pieces
Waist Measured at the smallest part of the waist
Hip Measured at the largest part of the hip, straight across
Sleeves Shoulder seam to cuff; for dolman sleeves, measured from collar
Length Top of garment, from shoulder seam to hem
Rise Taken from crotch seam to top of garment
Inseam Taken from crotch seam to ankle
Swing Taken across bottom hem of garment, then doubled

 

Shoes

 

Length Sole of shoe, from toe to heel, measured on the bottom of the sole
Width Measured at widest part of the sole of the shoe, typically at ball of foot
Height From bottom of shoes (including heels) to top
Heel Taken at the very back of shoe, from floor to top of heel
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign up for our newsletter

Stay up to date with special offers, events info and our latest news.