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post #4231 of 5726
esox if it doesnt work out for you....wink.gif

for sure. In my value matrix it doesn't cut it but perhaps there are more people than not who like the tanks. I personally think the other items are just soo much more interesting and exciting.
post #4232 of 5726
bene. after paying 32% of taxes you dont want it. ;-)

for europeans they have really good prices now.
post #4233 of 5726
sorry. ipad....
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Two beautiful new pairs of black trousers added to the LN-CC sale.

 

http://www.ln-cc.com/invt/yoh0110017blk

 

http://www.ln-cc.com/invt/yoh0110018blk (which i bought)

 

I took a punt on one, but their model from last season is so weirdly shaped (looks slim but must be a tank) that I can't really guess whether the sizing will work. Does anyone know if LN-CC's items are final sale?

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you bought size 1? i'm confused why someone would want to buy such a slim pair of trousers from yohji? doesn't make any sense to me. the linen one are much better i think..

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I got size 2. I don't think I've ever seen YYPH trousers in size 1 (does the Conduit st store even carry size 1 anything?).

 

for anyone who hasn't clicked the link:

 

 

 

I strongly doubt that they'll be all that slim on me - because my natural build is indeed very slim- a lot of older trousers and particularly wide ones I physically struggle to wear. With these, they look pretty slim on that model, but I'm expecting to need a belt to keep it up. My experiences with past purchases has been that LN-CC's a/w12 photography and casting made the items look vastly slimmer than in reality. 

 

But regardless the Yohji aesthetic means more than just baggy trousers to me- it's not a fixation I share with many buyers, admittedly. I only came to the label in the last three years, and I'd say in recent collections the average silhouette is growing tighter and tighter, so i probably reflect the preferences and direction of someone who came to the brand after 2009-ish. We're never going to get YYPH ultra-fitted elasticated skinny jeans (though saying that, didn't the s/s13 show feature leggings? Anyone know if they made it to stores?), but trousers like these aren't the outliers that they would have been perhaps 10 years ago. I haven't seen the s/s13 stock yet, but when I think back to conduit street's a/w12 stock, my experience was that well over half of the trousers were a comparable shape, size and width to these.

 

But ultimately, when it comes down to it I just don't think ultra-baggy trousers suit me all that well, and the label's trajectory is beneficial to someone of my shape. My hope is that these will prove just right.


Edited by StevenE - 2/10/13 at 8:14am
post #4237 of 5726
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Originally Posted by StevenE View Post

I got size 2. I don't think I've ever seen YYPH trousers in size 1 (does the Conduit st store even carry size 1 anything?).

for anyone who hasn't clicked the link:





I strongly doubt that they'll be all that slim on me - because my natural build is indeed very slim- a lot of older trousers and particularly wide ones I physically struggle to wear. With these, they look pretty slim on that model, but I'm expecting to need a belt to keep it up. My experiences with past purchases has been that LN-CC's a/w12 photography and casting made the items look vastly slimmer than in reality. 

But regardless the Yohji aesthetic means more than just baggy trousers to me- it's not a fixation I share with many buyers, admittedly. I only came to the label in the last three years, and I'd say in recent collections the average silhouette is growing tighter and tighter, so i probably reflect the preferences and direction of someone who came to the brand after 2009-ish. We're never going to get YYPH ultra-fitted elasticated skinny jeans (though saying that, didn't the s/s13 show feature leggings? Anyone know if they made it to stores?), but trousers like these aren't the outliers that they would have been perhaps 10 years ago. I haven't seen the s/s13 stock yet, but when I think back to conduit street's a/w12 stock, my experience was that well over half of the trousers were a comparable shape, size and width to these.

But ultimately, when it comes down to it I just don't think ultra-baggy trousers suit me all that well, and the label's trajectory is beneficial to someone of my shape. My hope is that these will prove just right.

I do agree that not all Yohji trousers are supposed to be baggy, especially if you said some baggy YY pants feel uncomfortable for you to wear then there's no point. A lot of YYPH looks on runways in recent years were oversized blazers paired with slim ( ish ) pants which worked imo. I stated this with caution since his " slim " pants were still relatively roomy by conventional standard.

However for the first time ever, I had to exchange a pair of sz 2 YYPH pants I bought @ presale in Cambon ( AW12 Look 25 wool pants ) because they were too small in the waist ( 31", almost unheard of for a sz 2 YYPH ) and the overall silhouette just wasn't good. I am 31" in the waist which means i couldnt wear them after a meal or trying to tuck a shirt in. Perhaps I'm just too used to this baggy goodness but this is a shock. Also the crotch area felt decidedly short, like the pants on LN-CC you showed. So I hope they will fit you and certainly a gamble worth taking especially of the % reduction + no quibble return policy.
post #4238 of 5726

I found one of my grail items on fleaBay, but it's a size 4. arrggggh! It's the jacket from Look 08 AW2007. Tempting, but it would look nothing like the runway on me.

 

 

 

 

"Penalize the offenders with heavy fines!!!!"

post #4239 of 5726
I know i was contemplating it too! But for now i must wait
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Buy it anyway. 

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I was debating grabbing some of that seller's other stuff, but I'm nervous about duties.

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David, when you have a moment after you are done with the CNY festivities, would be interested in hearing more about your new pieces since I will likely never handle these in person.

From previous posts, I thought you were a size 3 so did you size down to a 2 because the pieces were fitting big? With the wrap pants, how much extra material forms the flap? It's difficult to tell from any pics how far the 'wrap' goes. And with the train on the blazer - does the train fasten underneath the back of the jacket when you don't want to unveil the train?

Gung Hei Fat Choi
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YYPH SS13 Look 21 Extendable " Train " Blazer - 56/44 cupro/cotton.

YYPH SS13 Look 21 Wrap Pants - the 100 wool gab iteration. Here worn unwrapped.

Both sz 2, the blazer feels like a coat at the back, the pants feel like a coat at the front. Flow/drape epitomised.

Gung Hei Fat Choi ✌
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I know they have a lot of stock to photograph but would it really hurt yoox so much to not somehow make every single item they touch look like utter shit? (Some YY, particularly the Femme line, is so manhandled as to be genuinely somewhat upsetting.)

 

EDIT: @david, nice jacket.

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hey, yoox's really bad photography is what lets items make it to a price I can afford!!

don't take that away from me happy.gif
post #4245 of 5726
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Originally Posted by sshum View Post

David, when you have a moment after you are done with the CNY festivities, would be interested in hearing more about your new pieces since I will likely never handle these in person.

From previous posts, I thought you were a size 3 so did you size down to a 2 because the pieces were fitting big? With the wrap pants, how much extra material forms the flap? It's difficult to tell from any pics how far the 'wrap' goes. And with the train on the blazer - does the train fasten underneath the back of the jacket when you don't want to unveil the train?

I'm normally a sz 2 for both YYPH pants and blazers/coat but pants sometimes are O/S ( sz 3 ) so they will have to do ( belt and roll or tailor length ). Some blazers fit me in sz 3, depends on the cut

The train blazer ( Look 21 ) fits slightly oversized due to its cut + absence of lining + shoulder pads. The inner back panel has 9 double buttons about 12" from the bottom so the outer fabric ( 7 button holes ) can be folded inside the panel, on top of it or you can play asymmetry ( partly buttoned ).

The wrap pants have max waist of 34" in sz 2 or I'll say they are cut the normal oversizeness for his pants. The " wrap " fabric is about 1.75 times the normal amount of leg fabric at the hems, to about a few inches overlap at the waist, so lots of movement options.

You can see the train blazer as well in blue iteration ( Look? ) on Barneys website. The dotted 2B blazer listed there have been tried as well, I need a sz 3 to be completely comfortable chest wise. One iteration of the wool gab zip out pocket blazers is tight in sz 2 ( J49-100, can't remember which Runway Look ) and yet the other version, also 3B, J48-100 ( Look?? ) is ok in sz 2 even at first glance it's similar to J49..... Look 32 blue rayon print shirt jacket absolutely great and enormous in sz 2 ( batwing sleeves ), 5B closure.

So the cut in blazers can still be random this season though not as small as SS12.
Edited by davidlee388 - 2/11/13 at 9:29am
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