Yohji Yamamoto Y's For Men 2007 Reversible Bomber Jacket

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Yohji Yamamoto Y's For Men 2007 Reversible Bomber Jacket

600.00

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. 

When Yohji has opted for prints, he often imbues a playful, exaggerated quality to the morose and gothic, as seen here, where he adds a top-hat upon a skeletal bat. The construction of this two-in-one jacket is exceptional, featuring on one side a lush velvet, contrast cuffs, and raised graphic. The sukajan contrasts boldly due to it’s orange and white pattern, and western yoke detailing. The velvet or rayon inners (depending which side is being displayed), make the jacket extraordinarily comfortable.

Condition: 8/10. Normal signs of wear. Minor pilling on the elastic.

Tagged size: 3

Shoulder: 20in (approximated because of raglan shoulders)

Pit to pit: 22in

Length: 23in

Sleeve: 31in (measured from neck)

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