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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. davidlee388

    davidlee388 Senior member

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    Looking very good repp_fink and Arche in the Parachute Blazer, and great Arche you have the matching pants too.

    Making it a hat-trick for AW05.

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    YYPH AW05 Look 43 Toggle Coat - ( HN-J03-115 ) - black, 57/43 linen/wool, unusual linen blend ( only just.. being 57% ) for a AW piece, pronounced weave and feels indestructible and warm enough. Size 2 proper dropped shoulders, perfect sleeves + length for this short YY fan. Full sleeves + half body in cupro. 3 Yohji button concealed closure, notch lapels, 3B non working sleeves. Close inspection reveals lovely handstitch details next to concealed button holes. The focal point is the front with 3 leather braided " toggles " and long tassels fastened to loops. 6 Silver metal " tabs " secure the toggles and loops creating a DB illusion. The buttons and toggles allow different closure variations and the tassels really dramatic in motion unfastened. Brilliant coat, my top 3 coat for sure.

    YYPH AW04 Look 26 Patten Knit - ( HJ-T01-940 ) - Asobu has it too, posted with his AW05 Look 2, Black iteration, 100% alpaca, very light weight, delicate fabric. Size 3 very oversized, super long sleeve fit. Front panel features random grey pattern in thinner fabric with frayed raw fabrics along the border. Perfect for layering.

    Y's AW08 Contrast Stitch LS Top - ( ME-T01-053 ) - Black 100% soft cotton, size 2, big round neck with white contrast stitching.

    YYPH SS09 Look 15 Leather Insert Pants ( HV-P07-114 ) - 100% soft wool, size 3, huge waist and baggy, front pleated. Belt loops, 2 back pocket flaps, and darts on knee side buttoned pockets in leather.

    Y's x Dr Martens AW08 Boots ( ME-E53-752 ) in black matt leather, size 2, triple diagonal stitches on toe box and side zips. 10 eyelet lace closure.

    CDG H+ belt.

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  2. Auburn

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    I love the stuff that has been posted! I got to say though, the parachute jacket gives off a super creepy vibe. It's a nice change from the normal "gentle" Yohji.
     
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    so...looking for size 2 yohji jackets, black gab preferred.
     
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    Watching Brother, Takeshi's characted is aptly named Yamamoto :satisfied:
    So many luxurious costumes, I don't even care about the plot at this point (gangster exiled and acting like a look dude in new surroundings) but rather it becomes one long expose of yohji fabrics in motion lol
     
  5. dantebykiko

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    hide-san fucked up big time with me. so disappointed. i'm trying two purchases using fromjapan. which shipping service you used? and also did they put the actual price on the package? i hope not.
     
  6. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    That's too bad K.

    For FJ I used the EMS shipping option and opted for their own box as opposed to them sending the original packaging they received. It is slightly more expensive (and for a small item is really overkill), but I quite like the box they use and it is very sturdy. You choose what value to put on the package and that's what they will use. It is part of the shipping options you have to fill out in one of the forms. Hope that helps.
     
  7. dantebykiko

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    fantastic info. how instant its if you want to "buy now". i paid for something and it still not "sold out" on the website. last night i bought dress for my gf and it took 3 hours to be sold out. :/

    ps: whats their working hours??
     
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  8. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Hm, I can't help you there with regards to "buy it now" purchases as I have only used them for auctions. As for working hours they seem to have responded to most of my orders immediately, probably because it must primarily be an automated process. Moving funds and so on. Packaging is probably the only thing time dependent I think. Maybe someone else could shed a light on this?
     
  9. dantebykiko

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    i see. quite frustrating because the item it is still on sale and i sent the money 4-5 hours ago. i don't really care about the packaging as long as arrive. i don't really understand if its automatic process and all this links etc, why the order doesn't go through and say "sold out". i guess and this proxy its not the best alternative, easier to communicate but regarding instant buys they lack speed.

    also if you want to contact them their working hours are pretty odd. no weekends and 11 to 7. hopefully my order will go through. looking forward to see their shipping quotes etc.
     
  10. Ivwri

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    This is part of the reason I restrict my browsing of Y!J, too much tension as to whether or not one gets a piece they want, lol.
     
  11. TWorksheets

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    I know what you mean Ivwri! There was a nice simple yyph overcoat I really wanted on yahoo that jumped in price to twice my max bid before I could send Hide an email. I was already dreaming about how I would wear it too ;_;
     
  12. davidlee388

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    There are so many more positives than negatives on acquiring YY on Y!. The savings on Y! are huge compared to retail ( and to eBay ). Ok we do get the odd last min outbiddings that a proxy like SS can't respond to, but I'm sure many of us, over a long period of Y! hunting, will remember the many pieces, in great condition, won at ridiculously low prices. We almost take it for granted that we shouldn't be getting in on the action of Y! Japan at all were it not for the proxies.

    The selfish side of me will hope you guys are all put off for bidding on Y! so I can get all the good stuff with less competition. But the popularity of this thread has already let the secret out regarding Y! and more & more of us will be taking the plunge eventually.
     
  13. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Yeah Y! definitely has amazing pieces for sure and so far I am very happy with my three purchases from over there as I would probably not have been able to pick them up otherwise. But, I guess a combination of just being lazy and sort of happy with my wardrobe right now is what keeps me away from hunting down stuff on Y!. If I had a paypal account it would be a LOT easier to do more shopping, hehe. From Japan will probably end up making me pick up more stuff from Y! as it will now be much easier for me to pay for stuff on there. :D
     
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  14. dantebykiko

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    i just contacted to see what's up with my purchase. Its been 8 hours since I paid. I'm also quite happy with my stuff I got so far (10+ suits!) but its sad seeing so many nice things for so cheap and not buy them. Also for me its more like garment research (or at least that's how i lie to myself) for the future. finishing, fabrics etc.

    i can't agree on the point that we need to be super thankful to the proxies. its their business... i totally lost my trust after hide's fucked up. also why we should compare to the retail price? we don't buy from retail shop. most of the things are bought at sample sale for probably less then what we end up paying.
     
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  15. davidlee388

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    It's a valid point about the proxies making a living out of us; we are their customers so you have every right to be aggrieved when they don't deliver. It's a free country, you don't like their service, you use someone else's. The same as you don't go back to the same restaurant that poisoned you etc. We all have our own degrees of tolerance.

    We are not all able to get to a sample sale I'm afraid. For a " normal " consumer what's wrong with using retail as benchmark? Plus how do you know YY things on Y! are cheap to start with? Because I wager you have already used retail prices to compare subconsciously without even realising it.

    Let me put it another way, if you know flagship retail prices were very similar to the prices on Y! for the same pieces, why on earth would you want to buy 2nd hand stuff?
     
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  16. dantebykiko

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    i've never compared final price to retail simply because the retail its way off my wallet and its silly. what difference will make if it was retailed for 150k or 50k and i bought it for 10k, no difference to me. 10k its what i paid and thats it. i don't need benchmark to help me justify something i like or not.

    there its huge amount of sample sale garments on yahoo/rakuten. all marked with red pencil(instruction label) are from sample sale.
     
  17. davidlee388

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    I thought the red pencil mark on labels are from the Family Sale, no? Samples? Reckon we have different definitions for what a sample is :)

    So you said you paid 10k for something that needs not be justified by retail prices and yet said that something could have been retailed for 50k or 150k being silly. You have already compared the prices to know the latter is silly, right? I agree you don't need justification of a piece that you like but you justify buying that from Y!/Rakuten because it's cheaper there.

    Think we just agree to disagree. Peace.
     
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  18. dantebykiko

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    sample sale and family sale its the same. at both places they sell old collection at 60-70-80-90% off retail price. they rarely sell actual "samples" from the shows. they are usually given to the people who work at the pr offices.

    buying from those on-line places are much more exciting for me then buying from retail place. i don't need to try the garments, i don't need to check the measurements(only tag size). i like to not know what i'm receiving, because i know i have confidence and presence to make it work and enjoy it. thats why i'm keeping buying from those places. also i know my budget and can work around it pretty well.
     
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  19. davidlee388

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    This new format of thumbs-up without the option to write comments is a big thumbs-down for me.
     
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  20. Ivwri

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    Gah! Just got back my cream SS '00 suit from the dry cleaners only to see that the lower front button has snapped in half and I don't think I got this with the usual spares included :(. Weird how buttons and dry cleaning were just brought up in here too, lol.

    Now I don't know what to do. There are other buttons on the jacket, but none of them are the same size as the undamaged front button. Do I just swap out both front buttons with smaller ones so they match or work with a mismatch up front?

    So annoying. This is the sort of thing that is a bit sad with older Yohji pieces. No spare fabric and no spare buttons.

    Ah well, maybe I should just do the mismatching button thing and roll with it.
     

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