Speaking of sizing up, how big is too big?
The diversity of Yamamoto jacket sizes within the same numerical alphabetical frame amazes me. I have two Yamamoto jackets- one size 3 bought in store that's by a fair distance the slimmest Yamamoto jacket I've seen: I can't quite find it online, strangely the Jacket's cut and detailing corresponds pretty much exactly to this, but the material does not:
Perhaps the material they used changed between the catwalk presentation and stocking instore- its 100% cotton but is stiffer and somehow more jacket-y than this photo suggests. So, so so beautiful though and fits me virtually perfectly. I haven't measured it but it seems if anything slightly smaller than other non-Yamamoto jackets I wear that are size 38s.
My only other Yamamoto jacket I bought online, size M, and comes from late 90's, In terms of quantity of material though it dwarfs the other- fits like a coat, and any bigger it would probably be at risk of sliding off my shoulders. I love it. It looks like a fairly conventional black jacket but in wearing it just drapes me. So cool.
It seems like two ends of the extreme- one is about as fitted as YYPH is liable to get, the other as oversize.
Edited by StevenE - 1/16/13 at 1:44am