Thanks Davidlee - I appreciate your advice. Your fit pics and YY knowledge is amazing.
My problem with Coming Soon and Y-3 is that they're nearly as expensive, seemingly, as YYPH.
I have to admit, I've got my beady eye these:
I would wear them without the braces, but I find them unspeakably beautiful
I'll twiddle my thumbs until the sales and work on a "if it doesn't happen, its not meant to be" basis.
In the meantime, back to Yohji on the cheap - or find a better paid job.