Originally Posted by slstr
just wanted to say I really, really admire this thread, the community in here is so great and the stuff you guys post in here is incredible (dantebykiko, I love your fits in particular)
could anyone give me a bit of advice on sizing? I've seen a pair of yohji pants I really like, size 2, I normally wear 30" trousers, and the measurement across the waist (flat) is 19.5 inches, do you think these would fit okay?
Welcome to this thread ( on behalf of the curator Ivwri
Since I've never seen pants in sz 1, you can't go any lower than sz 2 anyway. The Yohji masters here will tell you sizing Yohji is based primarily on height so the waist of these pants is definitely supposed to be cinched by a drawstring/belt to create that relaxed, anti-fit look or more daring still with suspenders and no belt.
Therefore since you can't get these pants narrower than a 39 waist, you may need to size UP if you are tall. I am 1.68m and I wear sz 2, someone I know who is 1.76m wears sz 3, you can do the maths.
It's all in the oversized, looser fit ( the name of this thread ). The fabrics and constructions of YY pieces revolve around this concept.