As featured in FT How to spend it magazine in September 2017
Hakama are unisex pleated "pants" which can either be in a skirt style (gyoto hakama) or divided into two like baggy trousers (umanori horse-riding hakama) - traditionally worn over a full kimono. Note the side slits that would reveal what's worn underneath. The waist is generally a free size since the front and back panels are joined by long ties that can be doubled around the waist on smaller frames.
Men traditionally wear the hakama low on the hips; Japanese women wear theirs high at the waist. Hakama are good for martial arts or make a unique skirt for women.
This hakama is a non divided style with black and light grey stripes. I try to show you as accurate colours as possible but it's not always easy in a photo so the real colour might be slightly different from the pictures. Benkei is a wonderful hakama.