Originally Posted by vida
Interesting blazer on Mr. Porter. I remember at one time YSL was made by Zegna. Anyone know about the quality? Anyone wear YSL jackets, suits?
Personally I would probably not pay that kind of money for what is a Navy blazer. There is nothing design wise on this particular YSL piece that makes it stand out as a unique thing to own and thus justify spending retail on it. You could halve your money on a similar piece by a different maker / brand and not be left short changed in terms of quality.
But, to answer your question, I own a lot of YSL stuff (literally about 1/4 of my closet is YSL). Quality wise, it is as you would expect at the quoted price, it is very good. Their suits and blazers are fully canvassed, nice Zegna fabrics, there is really not a lot to complain about.
The label has seemed to have gone more conservative in recent times, in some ways a good thing, but in other ways bad.