excellent... maybe we'll get to see a MoK x YY fit pic in the near future.
@Ivwri that AW13 Boiler Suit was a standout piece of the collection and a challenging garment to pull off. Of course you've done it with aplomb. Awesome.
@the shah Very summery and effortless.
YYPH SS10 Hat - polyurethane
YYPH SS09 Look 31 " DON'T DO THAT " Blazer - linen/cotton, polyester embrodiery
YYPH SS09 " PEACE OF SHIT " SS Tee - cotton
YYPH SS07 Look 21 Overall - wool gabardine
Y-3 AW09 Hajacklack Hi-Tops - leather
I came across a really interesting YY tie on, of all places, Etsy this morning. I think it's a really beautiful piece, looks almost like some sort of abstract, deconstructed tartan.
As the label shows, it was made for the Central Japan Railway Company. I'm assuming from this that he designed a full uniform the company?
I'd never heard of this until today but would be interested if anyone knows the details. Yohji's involvement in corporate collaborations, like Miyake perhaps, is a complete blind spot for me - I hadn't really considered it before.
Yeah I did. It was only £5 including postage, so more than worth a punt.
I check Etsy from time to time, because some interesting Yohji pieces do surface and they seem to get less attention than on the more obvious sites to check. Tends to skew quite heavily towards the 80s though, at least the times i've checked, which can limit choice for the shoulderpad-phobes among us.
Still reading through the thread whenever I have time, around page 170 now and thought I'd post a few things of my own.
Y's For Men Rayon Shirt, Y's Red Label Pants, DIY Jacket / Hikeshibanten
This one is from last year, YYPH SS 2010 Mandarin Collar Shirt + SS 2012 Cotton Hakamas.
Unfortunately I don't own either of these anymore, the shirt material was a bit too stiff for my liking (I like having things "fall, float, and flow"), it had almost a paper - like texture.
I tried to make the Hakamas work but I decided that they just do not go very well with my body structure and looks.
I am hoping that there will be a plain black iteration of these pants I can pick up to replace the Hakamas:
I've done some buying / selling of Yohji over the past few months, still figuring out how things fit / work in relation to my body, how I want to look, etc. etc. I have stuck with a few key pieces, my entire wardrobe as of now is :
Y's For Men Red Label Suit
Y's For Men Shirt
2 T - Shirts
2 Pairs of Shoes
It is incredibly liberating to really have a uniform that you love and feel good in and can throw on and go out without thinking about it.
I am somehow surviving with this small amount, but it's time that some of them went for a trip to the dry cleaner. If anyone has any tips on dry cleaning, would be appreciated as I have never dry cleaned anything before and am a little worried it might ruin the shape of the clothing.
Also I found Kiko!!! Looking awesome 5:29