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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. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Someone uploaded scans of the interview Yohji did in Surface magazine so thought I would share the relevant pages. Click or open in new tab/window to enbiggen.


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    Looks like they have Yohji on the PR circuit, great to have him popping up in the news a little bit more.
     


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    candrew Senior member

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    God...Reading this thread has made me want a black Yohji suit and Hakama pants...

    I'm now seriously look at that SZ classified and digging into the depths of my soul to find out whether it's 'me'.
     
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  4. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Haha, well if at all possible, you should try on some stuff at a store. If that's not an option, well like quite a few of us keep saying, it's not that hard to wear YY, especially if one sticks to the basic pieces - Jacket, pants, white/black shirts. The hakama pants are really great and very comfortable, but they are also not gonna mesh with everyone's wardrobe and/or sense of style so I personally wouldn't advise everyone to pick up a pair of them unless you are prepared to deal with "Why are you wearing a skirt?" comments or they just really fill a space in your clothing collection.

    A YY suit (esp. off eBay/Y!J or various classifieds) is definitely something that can give you a very straightforward and relatively risk-free idea of the brand for sure though so if you are interested, probably best to start with that.


    Those are the same as the first hakamas I got and the fabric is really nice. Love everything I have handled that was made in this cotton and it is probably my favourite fabric from the season. Anything made in this particular cotton also seemed to have a good price relative to other fabric iterations as well so if anyone's in the market they should definitely pick it up.
     
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  5. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    so who bought the hakama pants :eek:
     


  6. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Lol. Didn't even see that they were gone. That was fast. :slayer:
     


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    i saw that you schooled the guy on caring for the pleats :teach:
     


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    I'm gonna need to look around some. Thanks for the advice and suggestions! I imagine there must be some place around LA that carries Yohji as many smaller designers will stock their things here or NY. If not, I'll try through a site that has a lenient return policy.

    My first Yohji item would most definitely be a black suit that I'd wear with some derbies and a white shirt of some kind. The hakama pants are more of a pipe dream since I couldn't imagine doing anything with it except running through a bamboo forest in it with a black silent tee reciting haikus and acting very romantic-like (or maybe that's just my dream). [​IMG]
     
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  9. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Oh, you're in LA? You should head over to Maxfields when you have the time. They tend to have a very solid Yohji buy (at least the last two seasons they got a very nice selection of pieces) so you can definitely try on some there. I actually didn't get photos of their buy this season as I picked up quite a bit of stuff from Japan, but I am pretty sure they would have picked up the more trouser-like hakama pants and you could try those on.

    Barney's as well stocks Yohji, although the one I went to had a pretty small selection.

    New York has Atelier which stocks Yohji too and I am sure they would have a few more stores that carry his stuff over there for sure.
     
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  10. the shah

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

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    anybody knows this pair of trousers ? i like the idea of the cuffed/belted hem but i'd prefer seeing a proper pic, it looks a bit off here

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    They're from S/S2009, there were a couple of versions shown on the runway.

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  12. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    I don't think this collection has been posted yet - YYPH Autumn/Winter 2006-2007.

    Really like how the show progressed from standard Yohji-style suits to those same suits with splashes of colour and stripes, to heavy ornamentation and embroidery. The jacket with the crazy amounts of ornamentation is something I would love to own actually (especially since I believe all the stuff attached to it is removable, can anyone confirm?). Some killer coats in here as well I think and I really like Yohji's outfit at the end. One of the few top and bottom denim outfits I like.


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    That coat is amazing...

    Thanks, Ivwri. I've actually been to Maxfield's, but only to check out their Rick selection. I had no idea they had Yohji. I will also be sure to check Barney's. This coming Saturday morning will be full of trying on Yohji things. [​IMG]
     


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    Ivwri Senior member

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    Cool. You should take pics if you can :).

    I also discovered another online Yohji stockist - Ikkon. Will update the OP.

    A lot of the copy on the various items is very um...flowery...but they have a very solid buy from this season with loads of jackets and trousers and not a single hakama-style pair of pants in sight.

    Tempted by this and the linen napoleon jacket really looks nice as well.
     


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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^ great find, ivwri. they have some nice, different things than some other stockists.

    btw, I've noticed quite a few items including these 3/4 hakamas which I didn't see in any of the runway looks. how much stuff does yohji produce that's not shown in the collection, or am i just missing something?
     
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