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  Yep! My friend's brother worked there so we'd always hit him up for stuff. the uniform: ss button down popovers, surgicle belts, bermuda shorts and sperrys/vans/leather thongs. Basically proto Engineered Garments. Sometimes I think Daiki has a back-stock of At-Ease catalogs in his studio. The old guy SoCal look also added saddle shoes and blue blazer. I think Ralph Lauren and Tommy Bahama supplanted that old West Coast trad vibe. Ironically one of my first jobs (stock...
I think it's hard to compare since Yohji makes so many different cuts of pants: slim, full, wide, cropped etc. Also, he makes conventional designs like those Tautz, but a lot with elaborate closure systems, buttons, etc. As a generalization, his pants always seem to "hang" very well off the rear and waist -- probably because he is an expert pattern maker.    If you're looking for drape, I'd go for wool. Cotton is trickier. It really depends on the fabric, some has it...
 I don't think it was always this way though. I remember the older guys in So Cal were well-dressed until about the end of the 80s. The wave of preppy kept a bunch of people looking pretty sharp. Then it all seemed to go downhill. Around the same time, many of the "classic" mens shops closed up.  Maybe it was the influence of designer or branded clothes or just cheaper production or the rise of discounters.  Whatever happened, I agree Americans got used to thinking about...
Yeah, where's the update guys?
Great look Ivwri. ^^ That shirt-blazer is really cool. I like how the back panel tucks around the bottom hem.    Yeah, I'm still around. I've actually been reading this entire thread again recently. I missed a lot the first time around, so learning some new stuff. 
In case anyone is still reading this, I found some explanation for the layering here along with some extra shots of the footwear.  Corporate Motherfuckers!
Miharayasuhiro FW16          
Yeah I really like this collection, more so than the AW15. Totally see the punk rock VW vibe in it. Love the almost all the trousers, the rat tails, and the strap boots/Docs. And the knits. The knits are awesome! I have no clue about the small tight shirts over the big puffer coats. Maybe a semi-bondage, straight-jacket reference. Some of our Yohji experts seemed to have split the scene, but maybe someone can shed some light. I'm curious to read the reviews later.
I can see the appeal of JE for a lot of guys. Athletic ("masculine?") basics with some interesting details. The brand seems like an easy step into a more fashionable style if you were coming from a basic  "jeans, tee and sneakers" style. But not as fashion-y as Rick or whatever. Their design, photography, models, website feels cool.. plus they got that GQ bump.
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