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

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  1. pickpackpockpuck

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    Ivwri, this thread is super awesome. I've spent the last couple days reading through all of it and I have to say I'm itching to try the Yohji look now, especially since I have some extra cash...

    I've never really bought anything from a proper designer before, though. Is there a thread that has tips on how you guys do it or would it be okay to ask questions here? Not just buying from a stockist at retail, I can figure that out, but how you guys all find out about the deals, get informed about restocks, etc. Also pretty uninformed about how to figure out which clothes that I see on the runway are stocked where...


    I saw that you got those, and was wondering a couple things about them: since they're silk, are they really shiny? I love the way the black Yohji hakamas look but I really like the matte blacks and greys and don't know if I'd like them shimmery (at least starting out). Also, are they a comparable price to order from Japan (if you don't mind me asking that).

    Really excited to explore this direction of fashion, I'm so hooked on the look from watching all the videos and you guys' awesome fits :slayer:
     


  3. pickpackpockpuck

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    found a great deal on a lingering pair of SS12 wool gab pants (HB-P05-100) that included free shipping and returns, so I decided to go ahead and give them a try. They're the ones with the pressed pleat down the front and back. The waist on the size 2 measures 35" and so does the inseam, so I suspect I'll have no problem with them being too short or too tight. :D Hoping they work out.

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    Edit: also, Atelier in NYC got their fall shipment of Yohji in. Will swing by when I have some time (maybe Friday) and report back.
     
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  4. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Glad you decided to take the plunge dude :).

    Well, beyond just stalking most of the retail/auction sites and building a rapport with the sales assistants and customer service people (LN-CC and Atelier New York have great staff that are very helpful) at stores you like, keeping track of this thread also helps as people share lots of information all the time as you would have seen. As for which clothes on the runway are stocked where, again it is a bit of a crapshoot and you can do the legwork by checking up all the sites or waiting for people to post about them. The fact that the product codes are all listed on the main YY website now should make things a lot easier now I think.
     


  5. pickpackpockpuck

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    according to nowfashion, yohji's ss12 show is 398 days late (and counting)
    http://www.nowfashion.com/23-06-2011-yohji-yamamoto-menswear-spring-summer-2012-paris-show-452.html

    just wondering, how much stuff do we see in stores in a given season that isn't shown on the runway? when I was at Barney's looking at this spring's yohji collection I saw a few knits and a long-sleeve t that weren't in the runway show. the pants I bought also weren't on the runway (unless they were hidden under something).
     


  6. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Seems like quite a few items are not shown on the runway and end up in stores. Even in the flagships. However, I would think that these pieces make up a very small percentage of what any of the retailers I know of stock any given season. Like possibly 1 or 2 every 10 pieces if that for most retailers.

    There's always stuff like t-shirts and the like that are hidden under stuff during the show so those are harder to locate on the runway without being armed with both the product codes from the season and the item in question.

    From what I hear, Atelier's Yohji buy seems to be moving pretty quickly. The shawl/capes are retailing for $1320 and are already down to just a few left from what I understand.

    Would be great to get your feedback on the pieces they got in.
     


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    wow, better get over to Atelier just to have a look
     


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    I'm sure that varies. Also I'm 99% sure that Yohji its arriving in Paris with boxes and boxes and boxes of garments. Usually couple of days before the show its the pre-styling where you have one model for whole day and you building looks with the garments you have around you according to your concept. After that you have casting where you have 3-4 important and different outfits, which goes on the models that are coming to be seen. After long day and seeing hundreds of models you edit the one you like and you call their agency so they can come next day for actual fitting of the look certain boy will have. You may add looks (garments) on the way depending how the line-up its.

    Then the day of the show you have all the buyers coming to look at the full collection and they are picking up things, which means they might like something not on the runway.

    That's what I've seen from my couple season in Italian knit house. Of course different brands have different scheme of doing things, but it won't be far off.
     


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    i remember years ago there was a yohji 'home' line (can't remember what it's called) that included home/lounge/pajama wear, t-shirts, bedding, even light furniture....

    there used to also be an eyewear line...

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    Yeah, as far as I know Y's for Living is the Japan-only home line. I keep seeing various sunglasses from older Yohji season popping up on eBay from time to time. Would be interesting if he started doing them again as well as frames.

    Thought I would post up some of the Atelier style shots from their Yohji buy this season. Looking good so far :).


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    EDIT - They also got in the look 23 jacket with the neck button closure and asymmetrical double collar. Actually, p4, whenever you get to Atelier, if they still have that jacket in stock, could you have a look at how it fits? Curious about it.
     
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    I've been told that if I want to do some tailoring on the jacket it's best to do it before sending it to the cleaners.
    Still debating about tailoring the sleeves or removing the light shoulder pads, a part of me wants to just put it on and leave it original.
    I'm uploading some pics (bear in mind it hasn't been ironed) to ask for your opinion regarding that and more importantly about the general fit (don't tell me it fits bad because I think I was able to get the matching pants :lol:). I'll wear it with normal and rolled up sleeves.

    The jacket is super comfortable and lightweight. When I put it on it's almost like I'm wearing a cozy light sweater, it falls nicely and wraps the body but at the same time it feels like I have this layer of air in between, hehe this probably doesn't make any sense but it's hard to describe. Fabric and construction seem top notch to me.

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    Asobu, the code is only printed on the outside tag (see pic below), not on the fabric composition tag. So I think we can assume that the codes started from day 1 but only appeared on the interior tags later on.



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  14. dantebykiko

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    Maybe tuck the shirt in and roll the sleeve a bit. You got all this straight lines - cuffs, hem of the jacket, hem of the shirt. It needs more draping and gathering. Also the whole no head thing its confusing, looks like soulless plastic mannequin. We can understand about the fabric :p I hope you are all hooded up.
     


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    cant wait to see some members rocking the yohji cape :slayer:
     


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