Originally Posted by asobu
What did you think of the fabrics?Did you try on any jackets or shirts?
I did not try any tops other than this cardigan
in black. The store did not have any size 1 and, in general at least, any other size is too big on me (even accounting for the Yohji fit). I focused on the pants since they were what interested me most from the collection and the store had a variety of styles.
As for fabrics, a lot of pieces seem to be in a quite crisp cotton such as this jacket
I saw. There were some prints (such as the small flower print
and a geometric print
) that I was not convinced by. Other than that, the items they had were mostly black and white so I can't comment on the colors much other than the drab green which was nice. Oh, and there was a pair of shoes in an over-dyed blue.
Originally Posted by Ivwri
I was hoping I could size up in the gab version of the hakama pants (look 37) as I wanted a more pronounced skirt effect so a bit bummed out to hear they are OS only.
The gabardine version of the wide pleated hakama is what I tried on
and I think the effect, even on someone bigger, is / would be great. I had to tighten them (the waist is adjustable with buttons) to the tightest setting and even then I would have to belt them. Looks great in movement when you can tell it is a pant, but it is still really dramatic. Not quite for me (and too expensive for something I'd wear so little), but I found myself justifying them after a while. There are numerous versions, including pleated pants that mimic the effect, the hakamas, over-pants, and even a real skirt I think. The cotton version may actually hold the wide shape a bit better (if that is what you are looking for), but I preferred the gabardine version.