Originally Posted by PregnantBob
Yohji fits I find are such a personal thing, by that I mean with a lot of other labels you're dictated on what you should wear and how, but as with the entire point of this thread its that gradual appreciation of 'fit' and understanding the fluidity of the meaning that Yohji offers.
I wear my cardigans and sweaters in 3s, but most of my jackets are all 2s. Pants... that probably has the biggest variance of all since the sizing label is almost just a rough guide i've found haha.
Just saying that give the 3 another go, but wear something else with more drape... can't believe i'm saying this, but it's like wearing an emotion.
...yeah fuck I actually said it.
Great post. I think it's good to raise awareness around sizing and that things can be allowed to fit differently than one is perhaps used to but I wouldn't say there a given size you have
to wear, obviously the important thing is that you like wearing it whatever size it is.
Funny, when I went to the London store I ended up talking about sizing and the SAs - one of which was a woman who had been working with the company for 25 years - said I would be a 2 or 3, and was a bit hesitant to believe me when I told her that I mainly wear 4 (and 3 as well). The other SA was taller than me and wore a 2 in the gabardine coat. Admittedly that one fit quite big and size 3 was perfect on me and fit me bigger than the runway model look, sleeves to knuckles and all. I still stick by that I think it's not a good thing to size down to the smalles size you can normally "fit" if the balance is off. Looking through a few runway collections gives a pretty good indication on how jackets can fit.
But yeah, bows, 3 would be good for you. Perhaps try it on with a pair of relaxed pants and I'm sure you'll find it very wearable. Just gotta get used to it.