Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme SS2008 "No Meaning to Try" Tee Shirt

Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme SS2008 "No Meaning to Try" Tee Shirt


Yohji claims 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 reject what our eyes can plainly observe. Like an impressionist painter, he exhumes the depth of relatively simple subjects (dirty clothes, as the Japanese press branded his early work), in turn rendering their form secondary to the emotion he choses to evoke. Like any emotion, there’s an ephemeral sense conjured in viewing his work, and no concrete answer left in that feeling’s place. He refuses to do the work for you, where a lazy man sees a wrinkled coat, one willing to ponder the rorschach presented may conclude he is viewing anything from romanticism to suffering. This refusal to dumb down his work into easily digestible statements has rendered Yohji a favorite of artists and thinkers across the world.

In 2008, Yohji released a series of intricately paneled tees with morose statements languishing atop them. Amongst them was the one shown above, which features an extended cut and two fabrics which vary in weight. The white portion is lighter than the black fabric on either side of it, giving it a unique drape over the wearer’s boy.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.

Tagged size: 2

Shoulder: 15.5in

Pit to pit: 19in

Length: 29.5in

Sleeve: 11in

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