Not another fit post, that will be quite a while yet.
Instead I had a fair few ( pleasant ) surprises today Yohji-wise
Firstly I won a blazer about 10 days ago and Hide said it was sent last weekend but he wasn't told the tracking so whilst we were all kept in the dark, out of the blue it arrived this morning ( 4 days from Japan to UK ) !!
It's a YYPH AW05 Blazer ( my favorite season ), non-Runway piece but I believe same cut as Look 38 the vintage linen version. HN-J70-120, 90/10 wool/nylon, the ubiquitous AW05 fabric. However the 2nd surprise is it doesn't have any weaving as first thought compared to the black Look 2 & 34 which are also 90/10 wool/nylon ( but code 106 ). This one has a boiled wool feel....which led me to agree with Asobu when we discussed a while back the fabric codes decide the fabric composition as well as the texture, i.e. same thickness/warmth but different drapes and feels, makes sense?
Lovely bespoke flat metal buttons, 3rd surprise is it's 2/3 lined in cupro which I've never come across, must have to do with how the piece moves in motion, attention to detail by the master. Usually a AW piece is fully lined....
Final surprise being ( the auction pics failed to show ) the lovely handstitching from the lower notch lapels all the way down and round the corner of the panels, superb.
So for the price of less than the cheapest Coming Soon Blazer on Yoox ( Hide forgot to charge EMS lol ) one of my Yohji highlights. And Benesyed please take note, you can get the real thing for peanuts