In older vintage pieces, aspects of Komon may be combined with design cues from other styles of kimono, such as blending the all-over pattern of a Komon with the hem-only design of an Iro-Tomesode with a crest, or the hem-sleeve-and-shoulder dyeing pattern of a Tsukesage. For formality's sake, these kimono should be treated as the non-Komon half of the hybrid (such as treating the previous examples as an Iro-Tomesode and a Tsukesage, respectively).
Edo-KomonEditAt one point in history, Tokyo (then known as Edo) became a major point of Komon production. One style that was particularly attributed to Edo was one consisting of designs formed entirely from tiny dots. These Komon, now referred to as Edo-Komon, were made through a form of 'resist dyeing' that called for applying rice paste to the kimono with a metal stencil, and then dyeing the fabric. When the rice paste was cleaned away, it left white un-dyed dots in its place. Though this was historically used with indigo dye, modern examples may use any number of colors and modern dyeing techniques.
From a distance, an Edo-Komon may appear to be a solid color without a pattern, and the dot pattern may only become apparent up close. For formality, an Edo-Komon should be treated like an Iromuji. They are very versatile, and depending on how they are styled with obi and accessories, can be worn for a wide variety of occassions.