10.6

The noble man didn’t use crimson or maroon for the trim on his robes and didn’t use red or purple for his casual clothes. In the heat of summer, he wore an unlined outer garment of fine or coarse hemp, but always covered it with a jacket before going out.

With a black upper garment, he’d wear a lambskin robe. With a white upper garment, he’d wear a fawn-skin robe. With a yellow upper garment, he’d wear a fox-fur robe.

His casual fur robe was long, but had a short right sleeve.

His sleeping garment was knee-length.

At home, he’d sit on thick fox and badger skins as a cushion.

Unless he was in mourning, he’d wear whatever he liked as an ornament on his sash.

With the exception of his ceremonial robes, the layers of his robes would all be cut and hemmed to different lengths.

He never wore black lambskin coats or hats when making condolence visits.

On the first day of the new year, he’d always show up at court dressed in his black ceremonial garb.