Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme 1980s Acetate Blazer

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Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme 1980s Acetate Blazer

1,200.00

To level accolades upon Yohji is like, as Leonard Cohen once said about Bob Dylan, “pinning a metal on Mount Everest”. He claims himself to not be an artist, he says fashion has never been an art, yet to deny the artistic quality of his work would be to deny what our eyes can plainly observe. Like an impressionist painter, he exhumes and explores the depth of relatively simple garments (dirty clothes, as he says the Japanese press maligned his early work), taking a form and rendering its function secondary to the emotion he choses to evoke. To this day their remains a "diamond in the rough" quality to his work. He refuses to do all the work for you, where a lazy man sees a wrinkled coat and oversized, strangely buttoned shirt, a man willing to do the work, to interpret this rorschach in his own, may see anything from romanticism to suffering. This refusal to fully answer what exactly you’re looking at has rendered Yohji a favorite of artists and thinkers across the world.

Though we cannot confirm these exact season, the rounded signature of the tag places this jacket to the earliest days of Yohji's vaunted label. The golden wings of birds which wrap around the jacket harken back to Japanese imagery of centuries past, while the acetate fabric gives it a smooth matte shine similar to silk. The heavier weight allows it to hang straight as a painting upon the body, draping the owner with a cut quintessential to Yohji's ethos, unstructured and malleable with a slightly extended cut, and loose body.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.

Tagged size: M

Shoulder: 20in

Pit to pit: 24in

Length: 30.5in

Sleeve: 24in

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