Really great post asobu. The whole thing is getting me a bit misty eyed to be honest. Really like how intimate it all feels. Those white shirts with the red ribbons attached are beautiful, would love to get my hands on one.
Really excited for tomorrow's collection. Trying to keep my expectations in check, but it's been a lot of work to do so .
In continued happy news, picked up my SS08 suit from the cleaners and now that there is no longer any tobacco smell to bother me, I have tried it on. I feel like a banchou (Japanese high school gangster) haha.
Even more views (Click to show)Detail shots (Click to show)look 2) and a big part of why I really like these pants. Combined with the volume and fabric, it really gives off this badass nonchalant vibe when I stuff my hands in them. On a side note, I find that with a lot of Yohji's clothing there are in-jokes scattered all over the place. Text where almost no one would see it, hidden pockets, hidden double collars, his name written upside down or reversed etc. A casual observer would never notice any of these things, but because you know they are there it can make you smile sometimes. These pockets are like that for me with these pants. Anyway, I guess you can tell I am extremely happy with the purchase (thanks again for pointing it out to me wire!).
I also got my SS08 zipper cargo pants back and those are very nice as well. Love how the zipper alters the silhouette of the pants (most especially from the side). It shows the genius of Yohji when he does things like this as essentially the zippers perform the same function as the buttons on the ronin pants from this same collection, but the pockets are placed differently and the zips are placed in front in order to achieve the same silhouette from the side that the buttons (which are placed on the side in the ronin pants) achieve in the other pants, slimming the lower part of the leg and having the cargo pouches enhance the area above the knee, making it look like literal ronin pants or calvary pants tucked in to high boots. Great stuff
Great stuff you have there and they fit you really well Is the suit on the runway? SS08 was a stupendous collection, the pants especially were breathtakingly constructed yet very functional and practical. You need to post the fabric codes lol ( or you have done it already elsewhere? ) I have the Look 2 pants in black cotton, the construction is crazy. The runway showed the pants at the narrowest setting at the shin part I think. There is a long roll of buttons on each side of the leg to adjust the width, plus buttons on cargo pockets, belt loops, back pockets and closure buttons. In total 87 buttons! The cotton is the softest type imaginable. The fabric combined with those buttons allow different silhouettes to be achieved. I have mine in sz 3, need a belt to wear, got them at a bargain price of circa 11k yen. Since then I have seen a sz 2 on Y!, someone should snap them up, in fact anything from SS08 really lol.