Unisex Fairtrade Ribbed Cotton Samue Kimono Jacket Navy Blue

Size Guide

Our 100% cotton navy blue unisex samue jackets are ethically produced in Thailand, from our own original design. Like our mandarin jackets, they're made from soft, 'shing mai' ribbed cotton, and can be worn tied up or open for a more casual look.

They look great on men and women, as a light jacket or a comfy top. Inspired by traditional Japanese workwear, our samue jackets have narrower sleeves and cuffs than formal kimono and are practical as well as stylish. They come in a range of colours and sizes from XS-XL. The cuffs are lined with contrasting beige shing mai cotton that can be turned up for a smart cropped sleeve. They are tied in the traditional style of left over right: the right side ties to the inside left and then the left side ties over to the right. Our samue jackets have 2 front front pockets: one on the outside left and the other is hidden on the inside right when the jacket is tied up.

Match your samue jacket with a pair of our shing mai trousers to create a stunning set.

  • Ethically produced in Thailand
  • Hard-wearing, soft shing mai cotton
  • Contrasting lined cuffs
  • 2 front pockets (1 hidden)
  • Ties - right to inside left & left over right
Fit, Sizes & Measurements

Our samue jackets have ties on both the inside and outside, so they can fit a range of sizes - as well as worn open.  The chest and waist measurements below reflect the maximum and minimum sizes we suggest. The length shown is measured from the neck to the bottom seam.

Please note: as you can see from the photos, the shoulder seams on our samue jackets are designed to hang below your shoulder. So the shoulder width (seam to seam) dimensions should be wider than your actual shoulders. Similarly, when worn, the sleeves will be longer than the (shoulder seam to cuff) sleeve measurements given below. The cuffs are designed to be rolled up to a maximum of approximately 4"/10.5cm for a cropped sleeve look, but look equally good rolled down.

This 100% cotton samue jacket might shrink slightly after its first wash and thereafter retain its size. So to avoid disappointment, please choose a loose fit and follow our Care Instructions below.


Chest (max. circumference)

44” / 112cm 47.5” / 120cm 51” / 128cm 52” / 132cm 55” / 140cm

(seam to seam)

23.5” / 60cm 25.5” / 65cm 26” / 67cm 27” / 69cm 30" / 76cm
Body / Waist Min
31.5” / 80cm 34.5” / 88cm 36” / 92cm 39” / 99cm 41” / 104cm
Body / Waist Max
44" / 111cm 48" / 122cm 52" / 132cm 54" / 137cm 57.5" / 146cm
Length 26.5” / 67.5cm 28.5” / 72.5cm 29.25” / 74cm 30” / 76cm 31” / 79cm
(shoulder seam to cuff)
19” / 48cm 19.75” / 50.75cm 20” / 51cm 20.5” / 52cm 21” / 53.5
Cuff 4.0” / 10.5cm 4.0” / 10.5cm 4.0” / 10.5cm 4.0” / 10.5cm 4.0” / 10.5cm
Care Instructions
  • Delicate wash at a cool temperature (up to 30°C / 86°F)
  • Hang to dry - do not tumble dry

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    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.



    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




    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








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