Y’s for Men black minimalist button up waistcoat with belted back — 1990’s

Size: unknown

Shoulder to shoulder: 38 cm

Armpit to armpit: 47 cm

Length: 70 cm



48% cotton

39% triacetate

13% polyester

Lining: 100% rayon



Black waistcoat

Fully buttons up with 7 buttons

Minimalist Mao collar with hook closure

Small slits on the side

Contrasting fabric on the back

Adjustable belt on the back


Two slit pockets

Ton-sur-ton striped front

Fully lined

Inner pocket

From the late 1990’s


Condition: 4,5/5

Very good condition



About Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto is a Japanese designer, who graduated from Keio University with a degree in law before studying fashion design at Bunka Fashion College.


Going against the main 1980s aesthetic of broad shoulders and tight dresses, he designed oversized loose silhouettes, mostly in black and white.


About his collections almost always referencing menswear Yohji Yamamoto said: “‘I think that my men’s clothes look as good on women as my women’s clothing […] When I started designing, I wanted to make men’s clothes for women.”

Yamamoto’s clothes are designed like armor, to protect the body.


He is considered to be a master tailor, alongside those such as Madeleine Vionnet and is known for his avant-garde tailoring featuring Japanese design aesthetics.


Yamamoto often stated that when he died, the brand dies with him.


Yohji Yamamoto currently has 6 main lines. Yohji Yamamoto (women/men), Yohji Yamamoto pour homme (men’s line), Y’s (women’s diffusion label), Y-3 (adidas collaboration), Yohji Yamamoto +NOIR and S’yte (online-only T-shirt and accessories line).

Diffusion Lines include Y’s for Men, Yohji Yamamoto Costume D’Homme and COMING SOON.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg

Mens size