My Yohji Yamamoto Memorial Pants (as I call them) were inspired by black cropped pants by the Japanese designer, seen in a boutique in Hong Kong. The originals had a pleated waist and a self-fabric tie belt, and were made in a heavy cotton twill. Even with a hefty sale reduction they still cost 800 dollars. For my version, made in black linen, I chose Vogue 1437, one of Tamotsu's Career patterns from 2001. The pants have wide, slightly flared legs and a pleated waist, slanted pockets at the sides and a front zip. I was also influenced by the general look of Vogue 2532's view D but, other than leg shape, I preferred the features of Vogue 1437. It also better captured the spirit of the original, which had pronounced pleats at the waist. I cut the legs shorter to achieve an above-the-ankle length - 15cm longer than view D of Vogue 2532 - and moved the zip to the left side. They have been a success - except for the self-tie belt, which I've dropped.