This double layer Top explores your two states of being.
建前 - tatemae – The way society expects you to present yourself
本音 - Hon'ne – Your true self
The formal black represents the reserved social “you”, with the Japanese symbols for “tatemae” embroidered on the front panel. Tatemae is the way to summarise the way society expects you to present yourself.
By revealing the second layer hidden beneath the reserved top panel, a playful color print reads 本音, or Hon'ne: your true self.
This 260 gram 100% cotton Top is loose fitting and comfortable.