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. slstr

    slstr Senior member

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    Hey,
    just wanted to say I really, really admire this thread, the community in here is so great and the stuff you guys post in here is incredible (dantebykiko, I love your fits in particular)

    could anyone give me a bit of advice on sizing? I've seen a pair of yohji pants I really like, size 2, I normally wear 30" trousers, and the measurement across the waist (flat) is 19.5 inches, do you think these would fit okay?
     
  2. davidlee388

    davidlee388 Senior member

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    Welcome to this thread ( on behalf of the curator Ivwri :D ).

    Since I've never seen pants in sz 1, you can't go any lower than sz 2 anyway. The Yohji masters here will tell you sizing Yohji is based primarily on height so the waist of these pants is definitely supposed to be cinched by a drawstring/belt to create that relaxed, anti-fit look or more daring still with suspenders and no belt.

    Therefore since you can't get these pants narrower than a 39 waist, you may need to size UP if you are tall. I am 1.68m and I wear sz 2, someone I know who is 1.76m wears sz 3, you can do the maths.

    It's all in the oversized, looser fit ( the name of this thread ). The fabrics and constructions of YY pieces revolve around this concept.
     
  3. slstr

    slstr Senior member

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    haha, I'm not tall at all, around 175cm so I'm guessing those should fit me fine!
    Really hope I win the auction, have been lusting after some yohji pants for god knows how long. Thanks very much David, you guys are all just so nice and welcoming in this thread! It's a nice break from the rest of this forum [​IMG]
     
  4. dantebykiko

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    be careful with those pants you bidding on. they will go very high price. this seller have habit of pushing the price of his items with other accounts.
     
  5. slstr

    slstr Senior member

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    ah, seriously? I didn't even know that was allowed, well I'll set myself a limit which I won't go above no matter what.
    what a crap person [​IMG]
     
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    don't bid till the last day, so you can see how much it will go.
     
  7. slstr

    slstr Senior member

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    that's always what I do anyway! thanks, Dante.
     
  8. 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
     
  9. 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!

    [​IMG]

    The shirt and jacket are coming soon
    The pants are v-ave shoe repair
    The shoes are rokin
     
  10. 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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    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
     
  12. 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.
     
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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.
     
  14. slstr

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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]
     
  15. 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.
     

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