Just want to say thanks to all the active contributors here and the valuable information that have been shared. I've been a big time fan of Yohji's work but with very limited access to his works over the years, it was such a big risk to purchase anything. And anything that I did try on seem overly massive on me. Yes, I understood that it may have been the intent but you have to wear a piece that you feel comfortable in. I think that is the advice that helped me to take a leap and start working Yohji into my wardrobe.
I have the SS!! black hakama in that soft cotton jersey but when compared to the pics of the cream/white color pair showing the waist enclosure, I'm surprised that they are not exactly the same. The waist on mine are just adjusted via 3 buttons on each side of the waistband so you choose where to want to place the buttons. I haven't found the occasion to wear it here in Singapore yet but hoping to do so soon. It doesn't help that most of my clothes are sitting in Canada so it limits what I can pair the hakamas with. I like them enough that I want the wool gabardine ones as well but with so many strong pieces in the upcoming FW12 collection, I'm not sure if I can afford to pick those up as well.
I've been eyeing this piece and wonder if anyone here has handled this in person? I'm curios as to what the fabric is like, the weight of the jacket and the fit? In the picture, it almost looks too fitted...if that makes any sense, but perhaps this style requires it to be worn that way.
I'm always looking for some color to break up all the blacks / greys that I have. It's a piece that may be hard to work into a regular rotation and I'm no where close to a place that has this.