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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. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    don't bid till the last day, so you can see how much it will go.
     
  2. slstr

    slstr Senior member

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    that's always what I do anyway! thanks, Dante.
     
  3. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    "My concept for this main brand was that after trying so many fashion, when people are very tired of everything, then come. I can satisfy you. Because of it's simple-ness.

    In simpleness, I am hiding things. Bomb. Excitement. Secret excitement."

    - Yohji Yamamoto
     
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  4. Benesyed

    Benesyed Senior member

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    My first attempt at a yohji fit. I apologize for the picture not being as well you regulars!

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    The shirt and jacket are coming soon
    The pants are v-ave shoe repair
    The shoes are rokin
     
  5. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    i would say that the jacket it's too small. if you can, in my opinion you should return it. hows the shirt fitting without jacket? also maybe with simpler trousers?

    i would suggest to look at this amazing post by asobu. HERE there are plenty of examples in terms of cut and styling yohji. you just need to start slowly and ignore the rest of the market. if you want of course.
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  6. Benesyed

    Benesyed Senior member

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    Thanks!

    I think I will hold on to the jacket for now since I really enjoy wearing it and it was inexpensive. It is not actually tight except around my bicep when flexed (i have very bizzare proportions). I think what makes it seem tight is its short cut and the angle of the mirror.

    The shirt is a much looser fit.

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    As for the rest of the market; agreed. I am not planning on making any non-Y purchases. I have enough to last me a while.

    I look forward to slowly making my transition. I will probably consult this forum a lot :D
     
  7. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    it's just look very short, almost as spencer from the photo. the shirt looks nice, maybe if it's me will consider the top button undone and wearing without vest/tee due to the transparency.
     
  8. Benesyed

    Benesyed Senior member

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    Ya in the first photo there is no t underneath. The photo just with the shirt is an old one and i learned my lesson haha.
     
  9. slstr

    slstr Senior member

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    dantebykiko, I've been reading back a bit in the thread and saw you're london based, could you recommend some good places in london where you might be able to find some vintage yohji? or just good quality vintage stores as opposed to the usual charity shops? just so I can have a few places to check out next time I visit [​IMG]
     
  10. davidlee388

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    You must have very masculine physique :) The short ( intended? ) jacket gives a dropped shoulder look and yet the cuffs are above your wrists. ..... Very few Yohji outerwear items I've come across are under-sleeved in my view. So perhaps you can try pairing with a SS Tee to make those sleeves looser.

    This CS blazer is nice enough on you in its own right but I don't think it has achieved a typical Yohji silhouette unless you size up by two notches. In other words, concur with Kiko.
     
  11. the shah

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    I'm sure dante can help out more but I've heard good things about Bang Bang on Berwick Street. People have happened upon some nice CdG pieces there in the past. Nothing of interest when I went but I assume there's a good rotation ...
     
  12. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    hm.. i bought my first y's shirt from there for £40. you need to go at least twice a week as the good garments move really quickly. some times the price it's weird - last time i saw bright blue y's painter trousers for £230 or so... few months before that pour homme blazer for £90. not that i've seen tons of yohji (maybe 15-20 for the past 1-2 years) but you never know and yes quite a few cdg things, mostly shirts. notting hill exchange shops are good but you need 1 hours to go through all garments in the shop.
     
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  13. davidlee388

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    My wife and I went to Bang Bang on Berwick Street last year ( not been to the Goodge Street one ). Nothing found for me but she bagged a very nice Pleats Please knit dress and the most incredible YYF SS04 Runway 2-piece black metal ringed dress, BNWT!

    The House of Liza on Pearson Street sells some very cool YYF stuff too, No YYPH but it carries Kansai Yamamoto, one of my favorite knitwear designers back in the 80s .
     
  14. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Hi Ben,

    I think your fit(s) is(are) really being done a disservice by the mirror shot to be honest. Since you seem to have interesting proportions already any distortion from the focal distance, mirror and angle really adds up. The short jacket and baggy pants could work in a sort of ancient Ottoman military sort of silhouette (which I guess is more of a Damir silhouette than a Yohji one nowadays) but would need to get a more natural pose and better pic to tell, hehe.

    I would have preferred a longer jacket like what kiko and david are suggesting though.

    I saw on the WAYWT thread that people are advising taking pics outside which would of course make the whole thing much better. Another option if your camera has a timer is to set it on a ledge about waist high somewhere in your room and step back as much as possible (assuming the space is there for something like that).

    Also try and move your body a bit or if the light is poor, pose in mid motion. The thing with looser clothing is that they really do not benefit from robot-style poses. You have to show that drape :D
     
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  15. snowmanxl

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    Ben, are you Canadian? :)

    I usually do the short jacket-drop crotch thing and I feel like it works for the most part..hopefully :eek:
    It might be the rounded hem of the jacket that throws things off for me :/
     
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  16. Benesyed

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    I am indeed although I have been living in America for sometime (in medical school at the moment)

    Maybe im just too blinded. I really have enjoyed wearing looser fit stuff, which is very different from when I wear a lot of "sexierr" stuff. I get compliments and stuff but its not true to my nature. I just happen to be very muscular so things like v-neck t's + leather jacket + slim jeans and boots work really well for me. Except that it doesn't feel quite right.

    This stuff feels much more me. I really like yohji's approach to design and philosophically I really feel what he is doing. I remember watching an interview and I was like wow this person is like my intellectual double!

    I will take everyones advice and next time take a photo on my porch.
     
  17. the shah

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    i thought you were living in kuwait for some reason :laugh:
     
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  18. fireflygrave

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    finally got my hakamas in and I really love them, so soft and comfy :) got a lot of funny looks but lots of positive comments as well! I had a really big grin while I was wearing them all day. Its been repeated a lot but it really feels "me," like something I've owned a long time.

    (sorry for weird color palette, had to blow out the contrast to see the folds of the garments)

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    YYPH/black t shirt/YYPH/chucks

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  19. the shah

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    firefly looking like money memphis mastah

    Ivwri what pants and fone are in this pic ?? the whole setting looks so great, chair especially

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  20. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    fireflygrave that looks really nice! That jacket is pretty cool as well. Now that you have been bitten by the bug, I am looking forward to seeing you in more YY :slayer:
     
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