x Aspesi Asymmetrical Backzip Articulated Trousers
Asymmetrical rebuild-style trousers from a longtime collaboration between Yohji Yamamoto Y's and Italian clothing manufacturers Aspesi. These pants feature two different ways of approaching an articulated, bent leg. The wearer's right leg features a darted knee panel while the wearer's left uses long vertical arced panelling as a way to shape the fit. On the backside, long brass-tone YKK zippers are set along the center calf from knee down. They open to a zipper placket and also whatever is inside, be it long socks, another pair of pants, or bare skin. As a functional detail the backzips let the wearer ventilate the lower legs, but more interestingly they open up different styling possibilities with opportunities to showcase any layers worn underneath. Using the drawstring hem, there's even the option to fold the unzipped hem up and tie it above the calf, letting these function as cropped pants. Two different cottons are used, a navy gauze and a black densely woven canvas, with some edges left raw for the 'rebuilt' aesthetic.
Finished with button fly and waist closure, jean-style j waist pockets and back patch pockets. Reinforced seat and instep.
Made in Italy 9/10 Condition, with no rips, stains, or tears.
Fit Notes: Tagged a size 3, fits a 32-33W. Straight cut leg with articulated knee creates a subtle flare at the hem as the lower leg is pushed backwards.