Y-3 is supposed to represent the gap between Yohji’s signature design and sportswear. This trouser from the current season exemplifies this philosophy with an excellent poplin trouser. Constructed of lightweight cotton , the pants feature four-pocket styling with zippered expansion panels. The cropped cut with adjustable cuffs allow the wearer to adjust the width of the opening with ease. You can find these over at SSENSE.
Nike has done an excellent job in recent years of segmenting their brand by creating various sub-lines (Nike Sportswear, Nike ID, Nike SB among them). In an attempt to bring more fashion-forward concepts to a sportswear consumer, Nike NSW White Label has been created. The label has limited distribution and a price-point that may shock long-time Nike loyalists. This may be my favorite pair of sweatpants I’ve seen all year but I had to hesitate hitting that cop button due to a retail price well into the mid-hundreds.That being said I can’t say these wouldn’t be worth it. The fit looks excellent, slim (not skinny) with a slight tapered cuff. Apparently pants are made in Italy from a cotton-blend fabric with slash pockets on the hips and a luxe paneled construction. This is as close as you can get to fooling the world that you’re wearing trousers not swepants. I might have hesitated at buying these but that doesn’t mean you have to.
Available at Oki-Ni for £275.00