I’ve been reading up on Kimono, and while I’ve found information on what proper fabric would be for something made in the style of the Heian or Kamakura periods would be, I’ve not really found anything explaining what the typical weave and style of silk for a modern men’s Kimono is. I’m pretty sure it isn’t one of the shimmery types that I’m sure I’ve seen in the bridal kimono.
One can buy kimono fabric from Japan, which is fine, but what would a kimono be made of if one had to buy the fabric from a non-Japanese retailer? Would it be Charmeuse? Broadcloth? Habotai? Jacquard? Shantung? Noil?