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post #10606 of 15047
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Originally Posted by cloonz View Post


you're delusional if you think it's any different wearing head to toe saint laurent lol


Stop twisting my words. Head to Toe SLP could be mistaken as Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta or even H&M and Zara. I'm not saying one is better than the other, I'm simply saying SLP is much easier to incorporate into any wardrobe than Rick (yeah, try incorporating his footwear into a Uniqlo fit, the entire fit can be passed off as Rick). 

 

Rick creates clothes for his world. When I see anyone walking around in even one item by Rick - I immediately think, Ok, they're wearing Rick all the way. Unless I see Wyatt's and a specific flannel, SLP could be passed off as anything else being sold, with exceptional tailoring and details. That's the great thing about SLP IMO. 

 

Beyond that, no one has to wear head to toe anything. Not sure where you even came up with that, unless YOU yourself are an obsessive compulsive that needs to only wear one designer aesthetic, in which case, I urge you to log off the internet and venture outside more and maybe find your own style. 

post #10607 of 15047

It seemed fitting to grab these today.  I picked up from the relatively new Mexico City store(very cool and helpful staff), and was happy to save a couple hundred on US retail.  

 

I'm hoping the gold dulls a bit with wear, we shall see.

post #10608 of 15047
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It seemed fitting to grab these today.  I picked up from the relatively new Mexico City store(very cool and helpful staff), and was happy to save a couple hundred on US retail.  

 

I'm hoping the gold dulls a bit with wear, we shall see.


Very cool, those are sick.. How much cheaper is it in Mexico City ? I am going there in a few weeks. 

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Very cool, those are sick.. How much cheaper is it in Mexico City ? I am going there in a few weeks. 

 

I believe they told us about 20% cheaper.  These came out to 14,475 peso/$834 USD, but afterwards you get 8.9% back from duties/taxes which will bring them to $760.

 

If you purchase, make sure to bring your Passport, boarding pass, and immigration form to get the 8.9% back.  The SA that helped me walked me downstairs to an information desk where they'll help you out with the refund; helpful experience all around.

 

From what we were told, leather pieces flew off the shelves but they had a much better selection than I was expecting.  They were able to bring me about 7 pair of D02's from the back as well which was surprising as I didn't see a lot of them on the floor.  Seems like stuff sells ridiculously quickly to the super wealthy Mexicans, I saw more people buying in bulk than I've ever seen in LA/NY.

post #10610 of 15047
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Originally Posted by kpmurphy View Post
 

 

I believe they told us about 20% cheaper.  These came out to 14,475 peso/$834 USD, but afterwards you get 8.9% back from duties/taxes which will bring them to $760.

 

If you purchase, make sure to bring your Passport, boarding pass, and immigration form to get the 8.9% back.  The SA that helped me walked me downstairs to an information desk where they'll help you out with the refund; helpful experience all around.

 

From what we were told, leather pieces flew off the shelves but they had a much better selection than I was expecting.  They were able to bring me about 7 pair of D02's from the back as well which was surprising as I didn't see a lot of them on the floor.  Seems like stuff sells ridiculously quickly to the super wealthy Mexicans, I saw more people buying in bulk than I've ever seen in LA/NY.


Nice, good looking out!

 

Yeah, most of my family works in Novelas and they are always decked out in SLP on those shows. I know that a lot of the Novelas Stylists will travel to SLP boutiques everywhere and bring back as much as possible (I know of a stylist that bought like $30,000 in white shirts at a time across several boutiques in SO CAL alone) for warddrobe. 

post #10611 of 15047

wait, Tom Ford is the designer for Gucci?!

post #10612 of 15047
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Originally Posted by Shalashaska View Post

wait, Tom Ford is the designer for Gucci?!

Yeah like 20 years ago
post #10613 of 15047
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Originally Posted by leclutchjames View Post


Yeah like 20 years ago

I thought he had own line? Tom Ford...never knew that...it was a very, very different style than Gucci, like you wouldn't even know it's from the same Designer.

post #10614 of 15047

You'd probably be even more surprised that he also was at YSL back then lols

 

Yes he does. And many designers not only work for large houses and have their own labels too.

 

Raf Simons Dior Womens + Raf Simons Label

KVA Dior Homme + KVA Label

Alexander Wang Balenciaga + Alexander Wang

 

Lol bit outdated now though.

 

Tomas Maier Bottega Veneta + Own label

Thom Browne Moncler Gamme Rouge + Thom Browne New York

 

List goes on basically

post #10615 of 15047

Sad news, and it will be a disaster for the brand, which will probably go even further down the road of regurgitating the original varsity with leather trim in a load of different colourways, and harness boots, while the going is still good. If it is to do with creative difficulties with the corporate side of the brand, then it will turn out to be one of the worst business decisions that could be made when sales return to what they were within the space of a few years. Maybe he'll prove me wrong, but I can't see Vacarrello having the taste or skill to make new items that I want to buy. I will of course continue to check on YSL after Slimane's departure as I'll still happily buy from permanent collection and / or any items from the archive that may make a return. I can't say the news came as that much of a blow though as it was pretty much all but confirmed already, and I've already started to broaden my horizons due to jeans, boots, and some outerwear pieces just not fitting like they used to. 

 

On customers, there are of course always going to be customers that only buy for the name, but from speaking to most menswear sales staff in the London stores, the majority of customers are quite clued up on Slimane. How much of a part these customers play in sales I'm not sure, as I'm sure a huge amount of revenue comes from items like the Sac De Jour which are sold both to women into the SLP look, and also in huge quantities to women that just like luxury goods and are following the celebs. 

 

Not sure how one can move from Saint Laurent to Rick Owens as they're about as different as it's possible to get. I have no interest in Rick Owens as I don't want to look like I came from the future / am a ninja / homeless etc. Dior Homme, particularly the made to measure, and Burberry Prorsum will be my only other options, and I'd also be open to the occasional item from Acne (jeans), and maybe APC. Burberry Prorsum as I've mentioned before is my second favourite label, as Christopher Bailey understands the slim English kind of indie looking tailoring. However, next season's show was atrocious, and with the unification of all lines it could end up being a complete disaster. I would have taken Prorsum in the opposite direction, with separate stores for Prorsum (currently Prorsum is within the same stores as London and Brit, just in a different section), and maybe expanding the line to include a greater range of items / carryover from previous seasons. 

 

On the cropped Chelsea boots, I actually really like the idea of them, but suede isn't my thing, and I'm not a big fan of the London last - it's just a bit round looking and lacks any definition, whereas the old lasts for both the Blake 30 and the original cropped jodhpurs were more elongated and had more definition in the mid foot. Shame.

 

I hope he does design somewhere else, but I know very little about contract clauses. 

post #10616 of 15047
Where's the best place in London to hit up for denim? Seems like I better go quick fast
post #10617 of 15047

Lol FW16 hasn't dropped yet, Anthony will be doing SS17 which is still months away + more time for it to be produced for sale, you got heaps of time.

post #10618 of 15047
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I agree, definitely the end of an era.

Once sales start to decline, which I think is a given, how long before Kering starts throwing YSL monograms on everything to try to bolster sales, while alienating all the customers that Hedi brought to the label in the process. I really don't think any other designer can sustain the current momentum of the brand. I think SLP will look much duller in a few years.

read this and i immediately thought of the return of the YSL logo tee fad.... running out of ideas? lets just slap our logo on everything lol...:facepalm: : http://soulfulbeauty.com/comedian-kevin-hart-in-ysl-other-celebs-who-love-the-classic-ysl-tee/ 

 

In regards to Hedi's departure, good things never last. Also, garden leave clauses in contracts usually only go into effect when the contracted is either terminated or resigns. Seeing how Hedi's contract expired, he should be fine to work elsewhere without any prior contract issues.

also, first time posting on here. hi ya'll! :slayer:

post #10619 of 15047
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Originally Posted by needhelp123 View Post

Raf Simons Dior Womens + Raf Simons Label
KVA Dior Homme + KVA Label
Alexander Wang Balenciaga + Alexander Wang

Lol bit outdated now though.

Perhaps the fact that all three of those are now obsolete speaks to how well that kind of double duties works - for the designers as well as the houses.
post #10620 of 15047
yes it def is NOT easy when you have to put out so many collections are year and people like Raf they even got Couture.

designers have a very tough life, that's an understatement
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