Question-It says slim fit so does that mean it's 16cm or 17cm? 16cm is as skinny as I can get. My legs are too big for 15cm.
i have a lamb l01 from last season. it is not at all as flimsy as the ones the boutiques have now. but the seam of the lining ripped so ill be taking it in to be repaired, no charge which is nice. i don't get to wear it as often as id like (office job), but whenever i do, people definitely notice that it's special. i don't hesitate to wear it to bars or gigs. though i do tend to dress it up a bit.
i tried on hundreds of bikers, but for me none compared. @neonrider is right, its the equivalent to a super nice tailored blazer. I'm torn now over what to get next, my heart wants a calf l17 to beat the shit out of for the rest of my life, or grab something a little more smart that i could wear with a shirt, trousers etc to work. anyone have any thoughts? id love one like hedis on the photoshoot with karl.
i got the sunset teddy this week. absolutely love it. now I'm on the hunt for the jungle, which i think is a little more wearable.
I tried the classic 17cm black gabardine trousers today. They are very nicely made, and the fit is excellent, but unfortunately for me I am exactly between the 44 and 46, and unlike jeans, where moving from a 28 to a 29 isn't that much of a gap, with trousers it's a whole 2 inches, so in effect it's like going from 28 to 30. The Sales Assistant recommended going with the 46 and having alterations done, but I just don't like the idea of taking a risk on something that may not come out right. I will give it some thought though as I really want a pair of them.
I also tried on the Acne thin jeans in stay black fabric. The fit is good, and the leg and knee is good and skinny (knee is still slightly bigger than AW 13 raw D02s in same size though, although the 13 D02s I was wearing have been through the dryer multiple times so maybe not a fair comparison). They look a mile better on me than Saint Laurent's new offerings. However, the denim and shape in the hips just isn't the same (acne are much more just like a stretchy women's jean that takes the shape of your body), and so I'm caught between going with the Acne which look good without any tailoring, or having Saint Laurent's newer offerings tailored down to be skinnier from the crotch down, which if successful would come out a league above.
I'm also considering the large flat museum briefcase. I love the large one I use day to day for work, gym, etc., and it's the most complimented item I've ever owned, so I quite fancy having one to keep for best, maybe in a sleeker shape like the flat one. I kind of feel like I'm reaching for things to buy though when I already have one very similar.
I have the classic black grain de poudre large museum briefcase. This one:
Looks legit, zipper placement and shape is correct. If you want to be super sure two more checks you can do are the tag and the backside of the knee zippers (the part touching your legs). They will have SLP branding whereas fakes I've seen just had YKK on the back.
I would be careful with that one.. It's womens, note the Gold Chain. The bean counters at YSL are desperate to get anything new and fresh over to the mens division as SS16 has not sold very well, even though there is some serious heat.
Because of this, there are 3 more deliveries being produced - Delivery 3 & Delivery 4 with even more options and variety and a Capsule Collection which will be a twist on permanent collection items and most of these new items are being done by an offsite atelier team without Hedi overseeing.
Unfortunately, from what I heard, most of these Capsule items will be Made In Portugal (not just T-Shirts). Not to knock Portugal, but this is very unfortunate news as it shows that the bean counters are desperate to recoup sales and cut corners through other avenues, even though most brands do it these days (Lanvin, Givenchy, etc.)
I also fear that this is the impending fate of Hedi retiring as most of the people I know at other labels like Dior and Chanel are saying they have not heard anything about him going to another house. I don't know much more than that but I get the feeling that he is satisfied with his resume and is ready to return to his photography 100% without having to deal with fashion industry criticism and mass fashion vultures.