Another thing I am definitely keeping my eye out for is a black wool gabardine blazer with slightly cropped sleeves. I think I remember reading somewhere that some older Yohji jackets tended to have shorter sleeves...not sure where I saw that. The cotton jacket I picked up from wire just made me realise how much I actually like that. Also interested in 3/4 sleeves as well.
And yeah I agree about them having to charge higher prices to keep up with the construction, but they already charge ridiculous prices for stuff anyway. What I would consider a pretty normal suit goes for $1500 over here with some designers - and to my untrained eye, even though the fabrics are nice, the construction is nothing special (not to mention most of the time they cut the suits pretty tight on their clients, most designers here are really just bespoke outfits).
Anyway, since I was supposed to have started this a while back and hopefully it will convince others to contribute as well...my top YY pieces
My first post is on these -HP-P20 -100
100% wool gabardine pants from A/W11
These are my first wool gabardine pants from Yohji, the first YY piece I ever bought from a flagship store and probably my favourite pair of Yohji pants. They are also the one item that sold me completely on Yohji. When I tried them on in the store I felt like a different person to the one that walked in (and I walked in basically in full Yohji - AW11 cotton high-waisted pants - which I adore as well - and a white YY shirt!).
Extremely versatile with a great drape, perfect taper, double pleating at the top and a wonderful elongated rise, these pants are one of my most worn Yohji pants. They have raw seams on the edges of the pockets - two side pockets and two back pockets - and were paired with the shirt/jacket hybrid on the runway of the A/W 11 show from what I can see. The waist has this very cool pleating arrangement so that when the oversized waist is cinched in by a belt, they create a beautiful pattern above the belt that is best shown off against a white tee or plain white shirt tucked in. It also works very well against a black t-shirt as an extra detail that's only spotted on a second or third look. What could have been a very straightforward pair of black pants are elevated to pride of place in my wardrobe for their subtle yet great construction, great details and expertly judged cutting
The rear view is also very nice as the elongated rise works with the tapering leg to create a unique shape that is best viewed from behind. I have gotten quite a few compliments from people whenever I walk in front of or past them and they notice the back of the pants. The raw seam edged back pockets are the clincher on the deal. If I wasn't married, these would be the pants I would wear out whenever I wanted to look hot and sexy on a night out. Toss on a white shirt, leave it un-tucked and I would be good to go
And now, for pictures
Pardon the close-up shots, pants are in need of a good brushing Fit pics (Click to show)