Originally Posted by Tsujigiri
These is going to sound like a stupid question, but here goes:
Since a lot of Yohji's stuff is a looser fit, with larger than normal shoulder yokes etc, how do you know if a YY garment fits you properly
Also, does his stuff usually fit tts or large or small? Would it look weird to wear one of his loose jackets with anything other than those balloony pants he usually shows them with?
It will almost always come down to personal preference in my experience. At the end of the day, as the title of the thread implies, you can just stop worrying and wear the clothing however large you want and eschew any notions of "proper fit".
For the oversized pieces, wear them as large as you feel comfortable with. I would say that Yohji is normally tts if you want the "regular" anti-fit fit. I have never had a problem with size 4 garments, which is what I would say was my normal size, since I usually wear a 50/L in most other brands and the size 4 corresponds to that. However, I can and do fit into size 3 garments as well and those fit me pretty okay too for the most part. There are some size 3 outfits that fit me okay and look good - with no pulling etc - but I don't feel as comfortable in them since I prefer the oversized fit.
The general size guide I posted from different users on the front page is an alright one for pieces between the late 90s and early to mid 2000s, but more recently, some collections have had pieces that fit smaller than usual, so while I think tts is still a good way to go, it is probably still safer to use sleeve length and chest measurements etc to determine whether certain garments will work out or if at all possible, try them on in person or ask someone's opinion if they have any experience with the garment in question.
In summary I would say his clothing is tts - for the most part, just get the size that corresponds to whatever you typically wear and go from there (this has worked for me pretty well except for a few trousers that I wanted to wear cropped and so sized "down" to a 3 deliberately).
To answer your second question, I think it is definitely possible to wear a large jacket with slimmer pants (although my idea of slim is definitely skewed, hehe), it just depends a lot on the length of the jacket and that of the pants as well as the cut.proportion play (Click to show)