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The hat seems to fit more like a swimming cap; not just the shrunken brim
post #4367 of 5700
Its an old hat.

I got it when I used to coach hs debate. My debater qualified to a very prestigious national tournament even though he was not the typical brainy kid and came from a relatively poor area in NJ. We both got fedoras as a silly way to remember the moment.

Will keep an eye out for something that actually fits me, I just took the picture with it to see how I looked with a hat all all. I liked it even if it was not ideal smile.gif
post #4368 of 5700

I think you look nice. Look works IMO, bro. 

 

Though personally I always feel awkward wearing a hat.


Edited by StevenE - 3/3/13 at 1:50pm
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I've just put a lower starting price on the YYPH AW 1996 jacket I have up on Ebay (the one with the slashed sleeves), so hopefully this will tempt someone. Of course it's all going to end up being funnelled back into other YYPH purchases! 

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Good luck with the auction. It's an amazing jacket, if it was size 2 or a smaller 3 I'd put a bid in.

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did someone out-snipe my snipe with 1 second left laugh.gif


ss06 the baseball collection ! though the runway images i've seen aren't high-res enough for me to make out whether it was shown or not ... looks like a fun piece, the ramie material is quite breathable on the Y's jacket i have! though it's starting to fade and change colors (worn into another shade of black icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif)

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It aint a Runway piece, I took a brief look, noticed it's size 3 and moved on. How much did it end at? 

 

Guys please be careful about stuff auctioned on eBay. After a fellow SFer bought maybe a fake YY piece with a label attached on, I've noticed at least 2 pcs ( one of them a multi-zip blouson )  advertised with the silver/grey YYPH tag containing wrong spelling on the words " instructions "  and " etiquette " which is simply impossible on a genuine item. The only stuff on eBay totally safe to bid on imo are Rex Woo's comma.comma.... and Arche's/Kiko's of course.


Edited by davidlee388 - 3/3/13 at 6:13pm
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Yikes! and so it has begun, the inevitable profiteering once a brand gains popular traction (odd it took 30 years to get to this point). Hopefully y!jp and rakuten avoid this infection at least a little while longer...

Jacket ended at $102.something
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Regulation SS13

 

 

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Womenswear FW 13 definitely disjointed but glorious I think: lots of Tim Burton in there.
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Interesting that this issue of possibly fake YYPH items has come up. I'm kind of interested in this issue, so I hope others won't mind if I bring it up again. If I was somewhere with a Yohji store, I would be interested to ask staff whether they have heard of fake YYPH items floating around. Maybe if anyone is in London and happens to visit the Conduit Street store they could ask? I'm still not sure about the jacket that came with the suit I bought. The trousers seem to me 100% genuine. They have the correct looking tag and are very well made, with great attention to detail. The jacket, interestingly, also has what looks like a misspelling on the words "Instructions" (spelled as "Instrctions") and "Etiquette" (spelled "Etiqette").

 

I was considering confronting the seller about this, and if he didn't have a good explanation reporting it to Ebay. But a couple of things made me have doubts. Firstly, it seems odd that somebody would bother to sell a fake YYPH jacket with genuine trousers. Perhaps, if the jacket is fake, the seller got duped when he bought it from someone else, and then resold it unknowingly (though he claimed to have bought it from the Conduit store, which would raise the question why he lied about that).

 

But my biggest doubt has to do with the quality of the jacket. As I mentioned a while back, my partner is a dress historian. She's handled a lot of clothing, and has also done work in making reproduction historical dresses. She's had a look at the jacket and says that it is made to the sort of standard you would expect from a high end label like YYPH. I trust her judgment, which raises the following issue: This is either a fake, in which case someone has gone to an awful lot of trouble to make a very high quality fake, only to sell it reasonably cheaply on Ebay; or, it's a jacket from another high-end label, and someone has removed the label, to add the fake YYPH label. Either option seems unlikely. If it is a fake, most likely the guy who sold it to me bought it from someone else who faked it. But I'm assuming that people who make fakes would make them in reasonably high numbers (it's not going to be some guy at home with a sewing machine). If this is the case, the quality seems overkill. I should also add (in response to a question David put a while back), that the buttons on the jacket are definitely horn, rather than plastic. 

 

Anyway, I would really like to get to the bottom of this, not just to work out if I was sold a fake, but also to be more aware in the future. I'd be interested in any thoughts, especially if any of you have the opportunity to ask the staff at a Yohji store. I'm assuming employees of the company would be aware of fakes circulating, if there are any. 


Edited by Arche - 3/3/13 at 7:21pm
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Originally Posted by davidlee388 View Post

Regulation SS13








See, that's what I mean. Those coats are great, but those trainers are hideous. Such a schizophrenic designer...
post #4378 of 5700
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It aint a Runway piece, I took a brief look, noticed it's size 3 and moved on. How much did it end at? 

 

Guys please be careful about stuff auctioned on eBay. After a fellow SFer bought maybe a fake YY piece with a label attached on, I've noticed at least 2 pcs ( one of them a multi-zip blouson )  advertised with the silver/grey YYPH tag containing wrong spelling on the words " instructions "  and " etiquette " which is simply impossible on a genuine item. The only stuff on eBay totally safe to bid on imo are Rex Woo's comma.comma.... and Arche's/Kiko's of course.


do you have links to said 'fake' pieces David? This begs further investigation.
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do you have links to said 'fake' pieces David? This begs further investigation.

Hope no one gets into trouble over this.....very suspicious about these based on the labels ( and prob the pieces/cut ) 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YOHJI-YAMAMOTO-MANTEL-schwarz-Gr-M-L-3-KLASSISCH-WOLLE-BF175-/190804363234?pt=DE_Herren_Jacken_Mäntel&hash=item2c6cd387e2

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330876282556?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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I also found this jacket with the suspect label:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/YOHJI-YAMAMOTO-Pour-Homme-Black-Cotton-Blazer-w-Needlepoint-Accents-size-S-/251238712881?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item3a7efe8631&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:US:101

Also, it's hard to tell, but it looks like that zippered bomber has riri zippers, which are pretty $$$ to put be putting on a fake.... Of course they could also be knock off riris lol
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