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post #4861 of 5717

I think slim/fitted is just one of a number of menswear rabbit holes. For most guys in decent shape, even mall-level clothes of said persuasion are a step in the right direction. Relaxed clothing below the SF-approved level (e.g. Yohji, Harnden, Cabourn, EG, etc.) is generally brutal. Think casual fridays, gangsta warmup suits and logo tees, early-to-mid 2000s skate / snowboard wear, electronics salesmen. Fitted clothing is pretty accessible and not overly terrifying to someone trying to upgrade their look. Dark tapered jeans, proper t-shirt, fitted button down, non-obnoxious footwear... done. Add a sweater and a pea coat for F/W. Charcoal blazersuit and tie for weddings, decent restaurants, and third dates.

 

In contrast, pulling off a loose and flowy wardrobe with substance requires a much thicker wallet and/or balls of steel. And quite possibly a forgiving partner and an open-minded social circle. I would surmise that one would need to either be already living or assiduously craft a lifestyle befitting the wardrobe.    

post #4862 of 5717

Has anyone seen in person this jacket/poncho from YYPH 2010? I'm intrigued to know what the construction is like, and whether it would have the habit of constantly slipping off your left shoulder when unbuttoned. In this photo, there is a vest underneath. So I'm wondering: Is the vest a part of the jacket, which helps to anchor the poncho half? Or is this just a separate vest that the model is wearing underneath?

 

 

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post #4863 of 5717

tried it in tokyo. annoying piece, you can't really use your right-hand as its always covered.

 

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Originally Posted by Arche View Post

Has anyone seen in person this jacket/poncho from YYPH 2010? I'm intrigued to know what the construction is like, and whether it would have the habit of constantly slipping off your left shoulder when unbuttoned. In this photo, there is a vest underneath. So I'm wondering: Is the vest a part of the jacket, which helps to anchor the poncho half? Or is this just a separate vest that the model is wearing underneath?

 

 

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Originally Posted by chinesealpha View Post

I think slim/fitted is just one of a number of menswear rabbit holes. For most guys in decent shape, even mall-level clothes of said persuasion are a step in the right direction. Relaxed clothing below the SF-approved level (e.g. Yohji, Harnden, Cabourn, EG, etc.) is generally brutal. Think casual fridays, gangsta warmup suits and logo tees, early-to-mid 2000s skate / snowboard wear, electronics salesmen. Fitted clothing is pretty accessible and not overly terrifying to someone trying to upgrade their look. Dark tapered jeans, proper t-shirt, fitted button down, non-obnoxious footwear... done. Add a sweater and a pea coat for F/W. Charcoal blazersuit and tie for weddings, decent restaurants, and third dates.

 

In contrast, pulling off a loose and flowy wardrobe with substance requires a much thicker wallet and/or balls of steel. And quite possibly a forgiving partner and an open-minded social circle. I would surmise that one would need to either be already living or assiduously craft a lifestyle befitting the wardrobe.    

 

where do you live? such a boring post.

post #4865 of 5717
Hah!

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For reference, this Meredith was Meredith Etherington-Smith, a London correspondent for WWD.
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post #4866 of 5717
Would people mind if I started posting Yohji fits? Either actual Yohji or inspired by types?

This thread already has great contributions and just wanted to add more that I've found from other places around the ol interweb.
post #4867 of 5717

just because we had a "fake" or not debate here lately.

 

i think i found one. :-)

 

http://www.ebay.at/itm/Yohji-Yamamoto-Pour-Homme-Camouflage-Shirt-/130898123950?pt=US_CSA_MC_Shirts&hash=item1e7a22dcae

 

somebody tempted to buy this beauty? ;-)
 

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Hah!


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I really hate that quote, "It's ethnic, that's all". Frankly, I still surprised at how much the orientalist framing of Rei and Yohji in the 80s has continued to this day. 

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Originally Posted by chinesealpha View Post

I think slim/fitted is just one of a number of menswear rabbit holes. For most guys in decent shape, even mall-level clothes of said persuasion are a step in the right direction. Relaxed clothing below the SF-approved level (e.g. Yohji, Harnden, Cabourn, EG, etc.) is generally brutal. Think casual fridays, gangsta warmup suits and logo tees, early-to-mid 2000s skate / snowboard wear, electronics salesmen. Fitted clothing is pretty accessible and not overly terrifying to someone trying to upgrade their look. Dark tapered jeans, proper t-shirt, fitted button down, non-obnoxious footwear... done. Add a sweater and a pea coat for F/W. Charcoal blazersuit and tie for weddings, decent restaurants, and third dates.

 

In contrast, pulling off a loose and flowy wardrobe with substance requires a much thicker wallet and/or balls of steel. And quite possibly a forgiving partner and an open-minded social circle. I would surmise that one would need to either be already living or assiduously craft a lifestyle befitting the wardrobe.    


Interesting thoughts, but I don't really agree that you have to spend thousands of dollars to look good in loose clothing.

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Interesting thoughts, but I don't really agree that you have to spend thousands of dollars to look good in loose clothing.

I agree that you didn't agree lol. Let's assume you have to spend $$$ to buy into the Yohji aesthetics ( you don't necessarily if you spend some time searching on Y! ) but the pieces you end up acquiring are so timeless, a kind of anti-fashionable fashion so your investment is well worth it in the long run. I still get excited about winning his stuff on Y! that are practically more than 5 years, or even 10 years old. Sometimes they get/feel even better when broken in smile.gif
Edited by davidlee388 - 4/30/13 at 3:00pm
post #4871 of 5717

I recently took a risk and purchased a size 3 of that SS2009 cotton/silk jacket that Ivwri also has. I've been waiting for one of the Dr. Y Y suits to turn up, this is such a beautiful piece, and the measurements looked like it might just fit me, so I thought I'd give it a try. It arrived today, and to my great disappointment, it just doesn't fit right. The sleeve length is perfect, and the chest fine, but somehow with my particular body shape, it feels uncomfortably tight around the shoulders, the arm holes, and the lats. Unless I quit working out, and become a fair bit thinner in those areas, which is unlikely, this just won't feel right. Damn! Anyway, I'm going to think about it a bit, but I thought I would do an interest check with people here, before I consider putting it on Ebay. The jacket is identical to Ivwri's, same colour, size 3, and in perfect condition (I can post some pictures, including a fit, soon). If you think you might be interested, send me a PM for more details. I'm also open to a swap, if, by some miracle, somebody has a size 4, either of this (in either the undyed or the black version), or of one of the black Dr. Y Y jackets, and would prefer a 3. Since that is very unlikely, I'll probably have to sell it. I'm not sure if the sizing on Dr. Y Y jackets is as fitted as on this one, so maybe a size 3 of those would fit me better (one of the versions on the runway does look baggier). 

 

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Edited by Arche - 5/2/13 at 8:31pm
post #4872 of 5717
bought this jacket several weeks back with the intention of experimenting new brands/ designers/ cuts etc. its my first yohji piece and i'm trying to figure out how to wear it or if it even works with my aesthetics. any thoughts? jacket is yyph, aa tee, damir pants with a slight drop crotch and guidi shoes.
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post #4873 of 5717

That looks really great, KG.

The only thing I would do is roll, not fold the pants, maybe roll them a little higher or just let them fall. But I'm just being picky. Great stuff.

post #4874 of 5717
That is a good, no, GREAT, YYPH AW04 Snap Blazer you have there. Is the material canvas like cotton and unlined? You can fold the bottom panel up with snap buttons, not tried it yet?

It also fits you, in my opinion, perfectly in a Yohji oversized kind of way, the sleeves especially are exactly how I like my stuff to fit me smile.gif
post #4875 of 5717
thanks slstr! i knew the hems looked off but had no idea what to do with them. will take your advice and roll ( not fold:embar: ) them higher next time.
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