When I was around 13 back in 1974 my Mum made me a Hakama, the traditional wide trousers of the Samurai.
It went well with my Japanese Katana my parents got me from the Grattan catalogue, which I went on to use at public Judo displays as part of the Ashton Judo club. I've managed to hold onto both these treasured 'collectables'.
The black Hakama had wide split trouser legs and side tie strings.
It also had a pouch at the back for inserting a piece of thick card, which created a sort of lower back rest typical of the style.
It was very comfortable to wear especially for Judo, Aikido and swordplay.
To feed my teenage passion for all things Eastern I also wrote out a long scroll in Japanese on a roll of wall paper, which I've managed to keep hold of too.