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. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ... wrong images.. will post again later.
     
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  2. asobu

    asobu Senior member

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    Hey that fits you pretty well, looks good for a pre-1991 suit! Better than I expected tbh. Like you said the sleeves are short, and they often are on his older pieces because they are designed to fit boxy on shorter people than you and me in a size M. I think Parker had some good suggestions, maybe you try something like that? I can see what you mean with it being a bit on the conservative side though, but I wouldn't disregard it just yet, I'm sure you can find some way to make it more your own. The pants seem to fit you very well.
     


  3. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Just to chime in and agree with what Parker and asobu have said so far. I like how the suit fits and I especially like how the pants look on you. Like Parker said, rolling up the pants and wearing it with boots could help a little bit with making it look a little less conventional if you wear it as a suit. -


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    Those pants seem to have a lot of mileage worn on their own for sure. Maybe if you wear the jacket open and try to bring in the edge/weird with an interesting/untucked shirt or with different pants (high-waist, suspenders or something like that)?


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  4. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    I'm going to parrot everyone else and agree with Parker on rolling the pants and wearing with boots. Also, agree with Ivwri on wearing the jacket open with an untucked shirt that has some character (and maybe fits long?). The jacket worn as it is looks a bit too fitted. I wish it fit a bit boxier. Maybe just me though.
     


  5. asobu

    asobu Senior member

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    I'm guessing it's a bit boxier than the photo lets on, but for a more chaplin-esque look the jacket might need to be shorter and more taken in at the waist. He did a chaplin inspired collection back in the end of the 80's but those jackets were snugger over the chest and with a stronger cutaway. Anyway, I think the first pic Ivwri posted is pretty much what I thought of when Parker posted his suggestion, the AW11 collection had lots of pants with a similar cut to those, rolled and paired with boots.

    Speaking of grey 3 button suits, this is one of my favorite presentations of one (from ss00). No specific detailing or lapel tricks or anyting, just formality broken down with overly long sleeves, stuffed (patch) pockets and stacked over leather sandals. These pants are totally different though.

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    On another note while on the topic of more formal 3 button suits, after 2 years of searching I just recently got my hands on the Dr Y.Y./kamikaze/newspaper blazer from SS09 (to finally complete the suit). Let me tell you, it's fucking perfect for travelling, totally negating any need for a bag due to the massive inner pockets. When I went to Vienna I fit my wallet, keys, passport, phone, book, boarding pass, pen and paper, etc. in there, and there was still a couple of pockets empty with enough space for a notebook, cigarettes and a bottle of whisky if one would be so inclined. The fabric is a bit more "elegant" than usual Yohji fare (I'm just so used to gabardine now) so I was worried it might bring up the formality a bit too much with the complete suit, but the ghetto tailored stitched up sleeve cuffs and the embroidery helped with taking it down a notch. Also it got properly broken in already the first night, danced for hours in some sweaty, smoke infused basement and then the jacket somehow ended up on the dirty concrete floor underneath some massive beams. After I finally managed to yank it out beaten and bruised I felt the formality had indeed been taken down a bit.
     
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  6. Ivwri

    Ivwri Senior member

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    Congrats on the pickup! Sounds. Like you celebrated the acquisition in a very appropriate manner, hehe.

    I would definitely like to get my hands on one of those jackets. Or if Yohji decides to do another iteration of it. Must be hella confusing for airport security I can imagine.

    "Why does your jacket have so many compartments sir?" :lol:
     


  7. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    trouser fit it's great. just give it try couple of times and you will find your way.
     


  8. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    Found a Y's jacket I'm really considering trying out (below). It's size 2, which is what I assumed I would be since I normally wear a small or 46 (also, I'm 5'9", if that helps). But the shoulder-to-shoulder measures 16" and pit-to-pit is 18", which seems very fitted. I suspect it will be too small for me, unless there's something the measurements aren't telling me.

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    just got a pair of braces of yyph from yoox
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    thought it will works fine with white shirt and pleated pants[​IMG]
     


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    xumatrix Well-Known Member

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    jacket and pants y's
    shirt and floral tie yyph [​IMG]
     


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    love those proportions, even with the horrible pic! ;p
     


  12. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    what does it says on the label? looks women to me..
     


  13. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    Tag just says "Y's Yohji Yamamoto" and then made in Japan in French and English and care instructions. There's a 2 in the bottom right corner. Think I'll pass on it anyway. First Yohji purchase is something I think I should try on first.
     


  14. dantebykiko

    dantebykiko Senior member

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    i found the one you posted on ebay. it's from dialcube and it's women jacket. they often got their jacket mixed up and use wrong images as references. tricky seller.
     


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