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February 3, 2009

the commitment-free jodphurs

Having worn them three days in a row, I would like to present to you my favorite pants of the moment.  These Y-3 jodphurs, or ninja pants as it says on the tag, are the perfect way of wearing that “carrot” shape of trousers that the fashion world is crazy about right now without having to fully commit to them.  With zippers on the legs that allow you to play with the volume, Mr. Yamamoto gives the wearer much-needed options!
Zipped, they are jodphurs; and the structured fabric helps create volume up top.

Y-3 ninja pants worn zipped with vintage bowler hat, Zara cardigan, Casio watch and studded cuff from Japan, Margiela sneakers
Unzip the legs, and they become looser-fitting flood-length pants.  Perfect for days when you want to be comfortable without looking too conventional.

Y-3 ninja pants worn unzipped with tailor-made jacket, Dean & Trent v-neck, vintage Rolex, ring from Anthology, straw fedora and Don Quijote loafers

17 Comments

  • Homer G
    February 3rd, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Hi! I just wanted to ask where you got the Y-3 johdpurs. Been thinking of trying out this look and these pants seem like the perfect pair.
    Thanks!!

  • izzydore
    February 3rd, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    homer: I got them from a boutique called Homme et Femme in Manila. They were part of the Spring 08 collection.

  • chauss
    February 4th, 2009 at 12:49 am

    looking good. :)

  • Homer G
    February 4th, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Thanks, Izzy!

  • Wax
    February 4th, 2009 at 4:48 am

    is this the one you told me about before? I LOVE IT!!!

  • Brook and Lyn
    February 4th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Ninja pants…that’s pretty funny. Zipper is a great idea. I’m also in the market for pants like these. I’ve never bought anything from Y-3 I will definitely need to start looking around more.

    p.s.-I subscribe to i-D magazine. You are pretty much the only men’s blog that I read so I thought you might want to hear that this month’s issue is all about men. So far so great.

  • cfraisrudy
    February 6th, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Nice look ! I really love those pants (I owned several pairs)However, I would have put another pair of shoes ;-)

  • Anonymous
    February 6th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Love it.

  • Esther
    February 6th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Oooh these are great! The cut and length is just perfect.

  • fuchsiaboy
    February 7th, 2009 at 5:10 am

    i have the same pants from jaspal! ;) i got those a long time ago, though.

  • retailromeo
    February 7th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Hi. I hope you don’t mind if I ask how much you got the pants for at homme et femme. Wanted to get myself one but I’m currently on a budget… Thanks!

  • izzydore
    February 7th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    retailromeo: I got them for about Php6000, if I remember it right. I’m afraid they were the last pair though. But do check out the store, they still have items on sale!

  • Thomas Guénot
    February 8th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Beautiful.

  • noelle chantal
    February 9th, 2009 at 2:08 am

    your pants is really nice izzy! i like the cut esp the side zippers. reminded me of my topshop pants, same fit and texture but no side zippers. this ninja pants perfectly suits your style. :)

  • Frederic
    February 10th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    love Ur ninja pants!

  • Cara
    February 12th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Those pants are awesome! I love two-in-one items of clothing. Now if only I had the courage you do to pull off jodphurs…
    xx,CC

  • -h of candid cool
    February 13th, 2009 at 8:01 am

    i really like how the zipper allows you to change the fit. those pants are great.


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