Japanese sizing--miyake & yamamoto

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  1. thc

    thc Senior member

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    I was looking at some Yohji Yamamoto clothes today. They are really well constructed, in my opinion. Some of them are really too "out there" for me, but I can appreciate the tailoring. Does anyone know how the sizing works? I looked at a pair of pants and it said size "3". What is that size in European or American measurements?

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    1 - Small
    2 - Medium
    3 - Medium/Large
    4 - Large
    5 - X-large

    Be aware that many Japanese designers make their clothes a little oversize on purpose. CDG shirts are especially large sized. This is done one purpose, to hang off the body and draw attention to the intricate handiwork. Think of those young Japanese guys with loose, often unbuttoned shirts and baggy jeans cinched at the hips. I sometimes see guys wearing these shirts really tight (usually gym monkeys) and it looks kind of silly. Likewise, Yamamoto's Y3 line was designed to be a little oversized.
     


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    VWpete Senior member

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    I'm especially fond of Yohji. As LA Guy said (who seems to have similar tastes as mine from previous posts), let the tailoring do the work. It's all about drape w/ Yohji. As a huge fan of Hedi Slimane's Dior silhouette, it took me a while to get used to the Japanese tailoring, but as I got used to it, I was esecially fond. I second LA Guys large tailoring recognition. I'm a US 38 suit, usually a medium in shirts, wear a 29-30 waist and am a 1 in Yohji. Enjoy.
    Pete
     


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    Thanks for the info. I currently have just a jacket by Comme des Garcons and I've always been really impressed with the quality of the garment. It's really impeccable.

    I only wish the clothes from the Japanese designers weren't so expensive.
     


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