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Always cool to see all the stuff he keeps iterating on again and again. The super arm blazers look really interesting, like they would look even better in person than on the runway. The white one towards the end in particular looks pretty interesting.
I quite like the striped suit as well. Looks like it would move very well in the wind, hehe.
For me the highlights are the wrinkled fabrics, a brilliant wool/mohair blend fabric that sounds winter-y and heavy on paper but is light as air. Absolutely beautiful, and they came with tiny net bags in which you should stuff your stuff to keep it in its wrinkled glory. I also love the zipper suits, with the boxy jacket and the slimmer no-collar iteration. These were made in a stiffer mid-weight cotton/wool gabardine that will hold up incredibly over time and still moves beautifully. I think this season really excelled in fabrics and details over anything else.
And then the mega arm jacket are definitely interesting, would love to see them worn on the street.
Well, I guess it is to be expected, but I believe that the runway photos are probably not the best representations of a lot of the stuff. I can't explain why, but something about the shapes of the jackets and so on makes me believe they would look a lot more awesome in person, I could be wrong of course . I also think that quite a lot of the outfits on there look very wearable for me. The prints and so on are still pretty nice and in my experience always look better in person. I guess it helps that I have dark skin so the colours would work well. Having said that -
off of tumblr I think looks awesome. YMMV though, hehe.
This was out of stock for a while on Yoox, but just resurfaced. Someone more daring than I needs to buy, buy, buy.
I think someone is also selling a black version of this knit on SZ. Can't remember who now...looks good though and the fabric composition sounds mighty interesting.
Suit is indeed great! Would love it if he did another collection similar to this sometime soon. Would love to own a few suits like this.
Well, it's one of those days. Having first posted this in the Men's Clothing forum, I then, at the suggestion of Broder, went to post it in the Yamamoto thread, and through some kind of momentary mental lapse, ended up starting a new thread. Apologies. Third time lucky, here goes:
I recently bought a Yohji Yamamoto (Y's for Men) trench coat in a thrift shop. I like the coat, but I think it is too big for me, so I'm thinking of selling it. Hence, I am trying to work out roughly how old it is, how much it might have cost new, and roughly how much it would be worth now. The coat is olive green, 100% cotton. The cotton, unlike the finer, smooth cotton you find on the traditional Burberry type trench coat, is heavier and rougher (possibly a cotton drill), which, together with the olive green color, gives the coat a slightly "distressed" military look. The coat is belted, and has straps around the wrists, as well as one at the neck. It also has epaulets. There are also some interesting details. Although the coat doesn't have full lining, there is a kind of semi-lining (in the same fabric). For instance, the shoulder flap found on trench coats, is inside the coat, rather than outside (in other words, there is an extra layer of material over the shoulders and upper back, inside the coat.) Similarly at the front of the coat, there is an extra layer of material, which contains the internal pockets. Only lower back of the coat has a single layer of fabric. The size is 4, and since someone on this forum mentioned that Yamamoto started using the numerical sizing system post-2000 that means the coat can't be older than 2000. From the condition of the item, I would say much more recent. It is in near perfect condition. In other words, everything is perfect, with the possible exception of some minor wear or fading of the fabric. However, because of the nature of the cotton, and the fact that it was probably initially treated to make it look rougher, it is difficult to tell what is "wear", and what is intentional. It seems that the Y's line has now been discontinued and integrated back into the main Yohji Yamamoto line, so I don't know if this adds anything to the value of the coat. Is there any way I can narrow down which year this coat might be from, and how much it might be worth? Any ideas?
Arche, there should be a white small tag code inside the coat, with composition, care instructions etc, being Y's for men, it should read something like M? - C?? - ??? - ? M indicates men's Y's the letter after that season code, then C ( I presume it's a coat, but sometimes long coat has J - code ) then ??? is material, then colour. If you post the tag code, one of us can decode the season for you :)
Thanks a lot, davidlee388! Does anyone have an idea what would be a fair price for such a coat? As I mentioned, it's in excellent condition (especially if, as you say, it's from 2004). There are no rips, or holes, or any other physical damage of any sort. All the buttons are intact. It's hard to gauge the wear and tear, because, as I mentioned, the cotton is quite heavy and coarse, and may have already had a slightly aged look intentionally when new.
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