Yohji, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Looser Fit (Yohji Yamamoto Thread)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Ivwri, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Arche

    Arche Senior member

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    Thanks for that info asobu. I didn't realise it was that old. In response to Ivwri's comments about Yohji's philosophy, I actually really like the idea of picking up items that have some history to them. I'm actually thinking about maybe getting a couple of other pieces. One is the jacket below. Does anyone recognise it? I don't have an image of the tag, so I can't check the season code. I'm interested because I would like to see if I can track down an image of someone wearing this. I like the overall look of this, but in this image it seems to bulge out rather a lot in the middle, rather than being uniformly boxy, giving a kind of pear-shaped silhouette. But maybe it looks quite different on.


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  2. davidlee388

    davidlee388 Senior member

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    Well said Ivwri. Also a lot of the stuff on Y! auctions are really superb in quality, some 00s stuff ( even 90s ) sold there are kept in superb condition. Something to do with Japanese consumer culture I guess. I was reliably informed that the Japanese buy YY brand new from the stores, lightly use them ( some even unused ), stash them away and conveniently forget about them. A while later they will sell them to recycle shops for about 10/15% of the retail price without even feeling a bit of guilt. I also find in my own experience the Y! sellers are pretty honest and accurate about description and measurements of the items. The only downside is you need to proxy to buy from Japan unless you are based there. The proxies we use are pretty efficient and reliable as well.

    eBay on the other hand is a bit of a minefield. Some eBay sellers put in runway pictures that are completely un-related to the items and some grossly mis-describe them ( Y's claimed to be YYPH etc ). Ought to be more careful.

    Go to the YY retail outlets to check out current stuff if possible. You will find some current season stuff already look and feel vintage which are deliberately constructed that way so if we cannot afford to pay full retail or sale price in the shops ( still dear! ), buying from auctions/Classified makes sense, further echoing what Ivwri said.
     


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    I was thinking to buy this jacket. Very nice and simple. Great item if you want to start building Yohji wardrobe.
     


  4. davidlee388

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    Great fit! Need to find more SS08 pants for myself [​IMG]
     


  5. snowmanxl

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    ivwri, are those the new season ann's with the jagged sole? or current s/s?
     


  6. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Thanks for the compliments guys. I really wish I got my suspender pants with this same fabric. It is so nice and soft :drool:. Got those in a 100% cotton so they are crisper.

    Arche, I think that jacket would look way nicer once worn. The way it drapes forward looks like it would add some incredible motion if worn open and your shoulders should take care of the rest if one with one button closed. Good buy in my opinion.

    snow, they are the new season ann's. The jagged sole is what finally sold me on them (guess I will have to vibram them once they wear down). All the other iterations always looked too...flat..? Anyway, they are great shoes with a nice shape.
     


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    yeah, i agree with you on that one(too flat). glad i held out on buying the ss version.
     


  8. Arche

    Arche Senior member

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    Well, I'd really like to buy that jacket I just posted, but I have no experience with proxies. Can anyone here suggest a good one. So far, I've only found a site called "import monster," that helps people to purchase things from Japanese auction sites, but they want to charge me more than the jacket itself will cost for postage and associated costs, which seems a bit ridiculous.
     


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    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    Arche, that jacket is incredible. I sent you a message about a proxy. Hope you pick it up.
     


  10. Arche

    Arche Senior member

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    Thanks for that pickpackpockpuck. I'm definitely going to try to pick it up. If I can get it in time!
     


  11. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like that long jacket, Arche. Looks like a nice year-round item you could wear a lot.

    Damn, valter! That's very cool. Have fun. I have to run to a meeting now, so I'm going to miss the live stream. Will catch up later today. Looking forward to see what Yohji brings this time.

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  12. dantebykiko

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    Sharpservice are the best! But yes I think you will pay quite a lot for the shipping, fees etc. The jacket cost around 5-6k if I can remember and ems shipping will be 2k-3k.
     


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    SS13 is live now. It looks like a version of the hakamas are back but what's the story with the cut & bruised looks?
     


  14. Ivwri

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    Yohji is looking amazing so far! Wow.
     


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    Second that feeling.... Yohji is killing it.... The flow of the garments leave me in awe as usual. I especially like the color combination, it's just brilliant
     


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