Top Five Piece - well this is another Joint Fourth, this is number 4 perhaps not in a particular piece kind of way but collectively as a Look/set-up. In fact now I feel this is better than the Yohji Uniform posted earlier ( letting emotions get in the way ). Sorry I haven't figured out the Spoiler insertion yet :(
YYPH AW04 Look 43 Zipper Blazer ( HJ-J15-100 )
YYPH AW04 Look 43 Zipper Pants ( HJ-P12-100 )
Y's x Dr Martens AW08 10 Eyelet Boots ( ME-E53-752 )
The blazer is 100% wool gab, notch lapels, classic Yohji flat-centred raised rimmed buttons, 3B closure, fully lined, buttoned non-working sleeves ( err...read on ), left chest pocket, 2 bottom flapped pockets. 2 side vents. Signature 100 soft hand gab, sz 2 generous, dropped shouldered, long Yohji fit I'm so fond of. Unassuming looking at the front. The genius lies at the back where a 32" curved metal double YKK zip is constructed between the right side vent and the sleeve end. This allows the zip to be fully closed, the double zippers to meet near armhole to open both side and sleeve, or anywhere in between, changing the silhouette playfully. Stupendous construction.
The pants are sz 3 ( OS fits all? ) same excellent wool gab, high waisted, the waist is adjustable by 2 buttons each side folding the fabric secured with a zip closure. Non-pleated front, 2 back pockets, the hems are turned-up per se. The playfulness again comes from the back where there are two 8" zippers from the hems, allowing the legs to be opened. The hems cover my ankles so I turn them up twice to reveal a surprised buttoned tab inside each leg ( which becomes the outside ) that holds the fold in a cropped manner. Lovely fit.
The Y's boots were derived from the Dr Marten 1490 boots. Yellow stitched Air Wair soles, very supple matt finished leather, 10 eyelet lace closure. The Y's twists are the full length inside zips, triple diagonal stitching on the narrower than usual toe boxes. They go so well with most YY. Size 2 ( UK sz 7 )
The Zipper Series was on the AW04 " Madness " section of the Runway. Thanks to the scarcity of online images and poor pic quality, it's difficult to work out the seven ( the number of band members? ) or so iterations of the pieces ( maybe dantebykiko can help ). The blazer and pants I won from a Y! auction as a whole set-up. Perhaps because the auction pic quality was so poor and description was not detailed, it's an absolute sleeper and I was the only bidder to win at a ridiculously low starting bid. Thought the condition was suspect but they turned out to be in pristine condition unexpectedly. The Y's boots I purchased absurdly cheap from a very reasonable SuFu seller in Paris, brand new with tags still looped through the zip pull. Whilst the individual pieces are not my top five choices ( I do wear them individually ), the whole is so much greater than its parts. The Look just epitomizes what Yohji clothes to me are all about in general. The blackness, the oversizeness, the fabrics ( the side shot is an attempt to show how well the fabric drapes ), the simplistic yet intricate construction, the fun and the whole nonchalant vibe. This is a story of I-got-a-bargain and a great set-up imo.
Oh the shirt is a black LS cotton H&M x CDG and the belt CDG H+.
Edited by davidlee388 - 7/23/12 at 4:23pm