Originally Posted by Frislid
Shoes. Shoes add so much to outfits. Wear a pair of nice boots/shoes and you'll charm everyone. Confidence and attitude. If you seem comfortable in your own skin, people will like what they see, if not, well, yeah...
Yohji has a very unique approach to clothing, and you can't just put it on like you would with any other cloths and expect to look great. Drop-crotch pants are a lifestyle!
I agree a lot with this. The details are what you can use to make yourself look a bit more deliberate and put together than otherwise. Nice shoes, shirts etc. and of course being comfortable as well. Having said that, being dressed primarily in Yohji I do not expect to get praised for how I look as most people will not 'get' the look or have the relevant aesthetic reference points to draw on when they look at me. I haven't been described as looking homeless before (different cultures and all that), but I think that that descriptor is a shorthand for what they are really trying to say. I would also wager that for the majority of the prized looks on this side of the forum, most people would still think that a person in Dockers, loafers and a clean fitting shirt looked better.
In other words, nothing wrong with looking homeless if that's how you "want" to look and are not going for a job interview or a wedding or something like that. Hehe.
Originally Posted by Platypus Ivwri
: The hakama pants look great. Which version are they? I tried on the heavily pleated version with the partial side cutouts and they seem to fan out / angle out more than yours (though that may be because I'm a 44 / XS and I was trying on a size 3). I also tried a simpler (still pleated) pants version, but the overall effect was nowhere near as interesting. Yours seem to strike a nice balance.
The hakama pants are the 100% cotton ones in a soft jersey cotton. From look 7 on the runway. As for them angling out, that may indeed be because of how they fit on your smaller frame. I think this style of the hakama pants are only made in a 3 non?
Very happy with how they fit actually and they are very comfortable. I will still try them with a pair of pants underneath to see how that goes too.