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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    ss12 gabardine hakamas, aw04 zipper blazer, helmut lang knit, reeboks.

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    It's a shame that more of the stores on Rakuten don't ship directly to the US as of now. So much cool Yohji stuff that I have to proxy instead...


    Also: I know a lot of you guys have Docs. Looking to get some, just wanted to check about the sizing. How large do they run? If I wear an 8.5-9 in converse should i just get that size in Docs (converse supposedly run big too)? Any help would be great, need some boots desperately, currently my only shoes are black monochrome chucks and white chucks :embar:

    (ps- if my questions are out of place for this thread, let me know and I'll stop)


    gabardine hakamas = me jealous. the jersey cottons I have are getting chilly in this weather :( Hoping that some long underwear will fix that for me.
     
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  3. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    i take 9 in chucks, and got 10 in docs thinking chucks = big and docs = tts, but lo and behold i actually needed a 9 in docs too ! swapped, i had tried the napa leather one originally which was nice, 10$ more than regular leather but the regular seems stiffer so i assume will be better for trudging through feet of snow come the first storm
     
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    I think I'm gonna go for these, I'm not a huge fan of the shine of the regular leather but these are nice:

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  5. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1 if I've learned anything in the streetwear forum, it's to go for the "real thing" if that's the look you want. Much of what makes something unique/enjoyable/cool is in the design details. Those details are sometimes the signature of a designer and just can't be replicated: like the way yohji cuts his blazer shoulders, or a particular button style or cuff treatment. Of course these don't have to be expensive things. I like things like Vans slip-ons, t-shirts, regular white dress shirts, etc. just for themselves.

    btw, is the model wearing anything under that blue floral "blazer"? I think I'd need at least a tee underneath. Brrrrr.

    re: Docs. I believe they just come in whole UK sizes. fwiw, I am a 9 Chuck Taylor and 8 (UK) in Docs. there is a lot of good info in the traditional skinheads thread if you're interested in Docs or Doc-style boots (Solovair, etc). also some good music reco's if you're into early ska, reggae, etc.
     
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  6. Benesyed

    Benesyed Senior member

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    Yeah I think ill be moving over here. I actually wore a fairly Y outfit today. CS trouser and crinkled linen blazer (both cuff on pants and blazer rolled up) with a bluish grey healther AA pullover under and some suede boots.

    Will start selling street stuff on ebay. I could probably sell a few items here from the more favored brands like mmm. Will make the dive into the world of proxies, pretty much a must at my $$ level :)

    And thanks for the warm welcome!
     
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  7. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    pretty much everyone its going through this transition, don't worry. i sold all of my junya/comme/lanvin/margiela/balenciaga etc, so i can afford some yohji bargain's. it will takes quite of time if you don't have extra money to afford higher price points.

    also please don't count CS too much into yohji's aesthetic because its not. maybe only few bits can be added to yyph look not much, though. however, there are plenty of examples that you don't need yohji garments to look cool and closer to his vision, just need to know your proportions and have some sense of fabric and texture. ;)
     
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    Benesyed Senior member

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    the bits ive been grabbing are pretty basic pieces like linen pants that capture some of my fav aspects of Y. You are definitely right tho, 80% of it is not YYPH.
     
  9. davidlee388

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    Great stuff :) and please start posting some fits here too ( you are a regular poster of fits in the other one ). Need to fill these pages with good silhouettes and proper nonchalant vibe.

    It's always better buying the right stuff at the wrong price than wrong stuff at the right price. Right stuff at the right price in a perfect world of course.
     
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  10. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice editorial shot of FW 2011 tweed suit. Would be nice on this cold November day.

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  11. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    yup takes some time till it clicks like calculus

    but i feel at least old skool mmm and rei go well with yohji if one is so inclined. of course a base wardrobe + foreign mix-ins is what i'm referring to so perhaps an obvious point ...
     
  12. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    "Oh, dear Sir! A fine lady's clothes are not old by being worn but by being seen." - Richard Steele

    [FONT=lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]Quote that I found while reading something for my new essay. It's scary when you think how that statement is not only for women but also men and children. The beautiful thing about Yohji's garments are that the more you wear them the more you love them. I haven't been bored by any of mine so far.[/FONT]
     
  13. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    90s comme its fantastic. i've been looking through old collections and some times if there its no designer tittle its hard for me to tell if its yohji or comme. not tacky bullshit as present collections, just pure and honest silhouettes, fabrics and old dudes rocking paris. not sure if i agree about margiela as its very french look to me.
     
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  14. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Just to chime in and say that I sold and gave away most of my wardrobe to make room for Yohji garments. It starts slowly and can build a lot of momentum once you get into a nice groove. The best thing about his clothing though is that like dante said, you generally won't get bored of them. Even if all you have is a nice pair of gabardine 100 pants and a jacket, you will find that you can keep on wearing that combo throughout the week just changing out your shirt/tshirt. Very monk-like in fact sometimes if you want to look at it a certain way. And then when you start going for the more standout pieces it allows you to experiment and "go wild" every now and then :).

    Looking forward to seeing you take the plunge Ben. Best to go at it slowly and focus on building a solid base before branching out.

    Welcome to the thread Rylon. Hope to see more posts from you as well :slayer:
     
  15. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Yeah I have the same opinion when it comes to older Comme pieces. Was browsing on Y! or some other site and it switched to showing some Comme garments and I still thought I was looking at Yohji suits, hehe. Older Comme will definitely blend very well with Yohji for sure. Would like to have one of her polyester suits
     

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