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Originally Posted by Isolar View Post

I'm curious: if the label reverts back to YSL-branding, as seemed to be implied in the interview posted a while back, would that not also in effect make all Saint Laurent Paris-tagged items 'unsellable', ie. recalled and retagged, or marked down? Similar to when Hedi first took over. Of course they could also operate with both brand names registered, though that would dilute their standing somewhat.


@SirGrotius I've been eyeing that jacket as well. I'm looking to pick up a versatile blazer this season, since I don't own much of their tailoring, aside from my Le Smoking.

It's quite versatile...if you're in a somewhat less conservative field (e.g., advertising, tech, start-up, etc.). I'm in the market-research field, so could wear it with some of my clients, not all. Obviously, perfect for going out, etc.

It's fully canvassed, very solid construction. I had to get the sleeves taken up a bit (from the shoulder), buttons opened on the cuffs, and about an inch off the length since I'm 5'6". Very good feel.
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Sorry for the basic question in advance. Is it a simple tailoring job to make a button down shirt slimmer throughout the body? I've got the polka dot one but it's a size too big.

I have it done all the time. I don't have darts done, because I find it somewhat feminine. They just take in the sides about a half inch or inch on either side. They usually will take some in from the top of the arms, as well to keep everything even keel. I have it done at the boutiques.
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It's quite versatile...if you're in a somewhat less conservative field (e.g., advertising, tech, start-up, etc.). I'm in the market-research field, so could wear it with some of my clients, not all. Obviously, perfect for going out, etc.

It's fully canvassed, very solid construction. I had to get the sleeves taken up a bit (from the shoulder), buttons opened on the cuffs, and about an inch off the length since I'm 5'6". Very good feel.

Good to know.

I've never had sleeves taken up from the shoulder, though I have a jacket that I'd like it done on. To your knowledge, is a relatively straightforward job?
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Good to know.

I've never had sleeves taken up from the shoulder, though I have a jacket that I'd like it done on. To your knowledge, is a relatively straightforward job?

Not that straightforward, the tailors don't like doing it since it's more time consuming than lopping off some length at the bottom and (gasp) knocking off a button. The good thing about having the sleeves taken up from the shoulder is it makes for a slimmer arm at the top yet keeps the slight flair at the opening near the bottom. I always get the cuffs opened so I can pop open that last button, too.
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Thanks for the replies. I don't live near a SLP boutique, but was going to take my shirt in to my regular tailor. At least I now know what to ask for!

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a couple of new pieces have arrived in London. some sweatshirts with musical notes, skeleton t shirt, a fair isle sweater (not on barneys or LVR), grey bloodluster and a black shirt with moons and stars. saw them today on my lunchbreak. excited to see more.

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guys.....to Dry Clean or Not?

 

black raw d02....i guess im looking for opinions since i've never dry cleaned my denim before....had these for about 3 yrs now and are now my every day jeans...I rotate about 5 pairs of black d02 but these i wear most....i think i've heard that I will loose some of the deep black of the denim, but that's fine, as long as it doesnt look like a "washed" style im ok

 

thoughts please, thx!

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guys.....to Dry Clean or Not?

 

black raw d02....i guess im looking for opinions since i've never dry cleaned my denim before....had these for about 3 yrs now and are now my every day jeans...I rotate about 5 pairs of black d02 but these i wear most....i think i've heard that I will loose some of the deep black of the denim, but that's fine, as long as it doesnt look like a "washed" style im ok

 

thoughts please, thx!

 

Pair of D02 I brought to the dry cleaner, this is how they look now. Some washed up areas for sure.

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Pair of D02 I brought to the dry cleaner, this is how they look now. Some washed up areas for sure.

 

 

thanks @slann01 they still look good though, i guess this is what i was expecting, just didnt want it turn out like a full on washed denim

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@slann01 did you notice any shrinkage? guessing since its a dry clean, then shrinkage shouldnt be there

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you can hand wash and soak in cold water with light detergent and hang dry.. then you will have to wear them for a few times to re-break them in. 

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Originally Posted by dieseltheory View Post

guys.....to Dry Clean or Not?

black raw d02....i guess im looking for opinions since i've never dry cleaned my denim before....had these for about 3 yrs now and are now my every day jeans...I rotate about 5 pairs of black d02 but these i wear most....i think i've heard that I will loose some of the deep black of the denim, but that's fine, as long as it doesnt look like a "washed" style im ok

thoughts please, thx!

I recommend the following for raws:
  • Fill a bathtub about a quarter way with lukewarm (if very dirty, don't mind a modicum of shrinkage) or cold water
  • Add a small amount of Woolite Dark
  • Turn jeans inside out place them in the water and mix it around a bit
  • Let soak for about 30 minutes
  • Empty tub and rinse jeans in cold, fresh water to remove any detergent
  • Hang dry right-side out in sun if you want fades, inside your house if trying to preserve as much as possible the dark color

Some of the above may be folklore, but it works for me. I have seen the "sheen" from dry cleaned jeans sometimes and don't recommend it unless you couldn't be bothered to do the bathtub method. It's pretty easy, except the worst part is rinsing them out in cold water is a hassle tbh.
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my pair that have been washed a few times are the best fitting jeans I've ever owned. 

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it's certainly not a quick job to take up from the shoulders, you need a great tailor for that too

for jeans, i NEVER wash i've got 3 pairs that are like 2-3 years old, NEVER washed, no smell or grime
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my pair that have been washed a few times are the best fitting jeans I've ever owned. 

I agree. I really like the fit when I wash them 1-2 times 

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