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post #11986 of 15047
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Price is kind of a meaningless construct when it comes to luxury items, but I get your point. Normally the SLP shirts I buy are fairly distinctive, meaning I can't really get them from anyone else, like the Hawaiian shirts @needhelp123 mentioned, or the silk shirts. For the more standard shirts, I think you have some options, though fit will be an issue. It all depends on what you value. While a shirt from Brioni or Charvet will undoubtedly be of a higher quality, and for about the same price, it's not the kind of shirt you'd wear with jeans. It just looks strange to me. I think the quality of SLP shirts is about on par with similar luxury houses (Lanvin, etc.), though Saint Laurent still occasionally charges more for their items. It's just easier for me to grab a Saint Laurent shirt and not have to try on a dozen alternatives.

It is overpriced but ultimately it comes down to quality and cut. Their permanent collection white shirts are perfect for me - shoulders, chest, sleeve length, overall fit. The cotton seems of a good quality though I am no expert here. The boots are an easy buy because there are no bells and whistles, the proportions are just perfect. Jeans are hit and miss depending on the season and cut. 

 

Gonna wean off SLP soon. Found a cheaper alternative for safe classics - AMI by Alexandre Mattiussi :-)

post #11987 of 15047
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Originally Posted by Death24xASecond View Post
 

The above shirt resembles something from Uniqlo. 

 

You have no idea how the colors pop in person on the SLP and something from Uniqlo does not.

post #11988 of 15047
It's worth noting that you can get MTM shirts for a fraction of designer shirts, and the you can have them made with your choice of cotton and to your exact specifications. I haven't had it done yet, because I don't wear poplin shirts that often, but it would be interesting to see if a tailor could replicate a Saint Laurent shirt. Unlike suiting, it would seem to be a pretty straightforward process, though I imagine patterns would be pretty limited. Anyone tried it?
post #11989 of 15047
Wouldn't be that hard for Luxire or whatever if you can source a fabric you like. Fabrics aren't always unique. Quality wouldn't suffer from a construction standpoint.

The handwork on shirts from say Inglese (even OTR) >>>>> any fashion shirts.

The footwear isn't some amazing construction either. You're paying for design.
post #11990 of 15047

Imo Saint Laurent shines only for the signature print shirts (babycat especially) and the wool flannels in the oversized cut with silk lining since it is really difficult to find something similar. Last but not least, some of the most intricate SS15 tunic are incredible, I mean, where could you find something like that in a modern, slim fit?

post #11991 of 15047

Only buy things if you feel that they deserve that price tag. 

post #11992 of 15047
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Wouldn't be that hard for Luxire or whatever if you can source a fabric you like. Fabrics aren't always unique. Quality wouldn't suffer from a construction standpoint.

The handwork on shirts from say Inglese (even OTR) >>>>> any fashion shirts.

The footwear isn't some amazing construction either. You're paying for design.

Interesting. Does anybody know of any shirt makers in the UK that would be prepared to produce made to measure shirts, working from a Saint Laurent sample for collar size and general pattern? Price isn't really an issue as long as quality is high. I want several Yves collar plain white and black shirts, and buying a load, then having alterations done to all of them doesn't really make sense if it would be possible to just have them made. 

post #11993 of 15047
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Interesting. Does anybody know of any shirt makers in the UK that would be prepared to produce made to measure shirts, working from a Saint Laurent sample for collar size and general pattern? Price isn't really an issue as long as quality is high. I want several Yves collar plain white and black shirts, and buying a load, then having alterations done to all of them doesn't really make sense if it would be possible to just have them made. 

I believe London has the highest concentration of reputable shirtmakers in the world, so it shouldn't be too hard to find one. I can't speak from experience, but I believe you usually have to order five or six shirts first, after which they will keep your specifications on file forever. As long as you know how you want the shirts to fit, they can produce them for you, especially if you bring them a template. You might have to quarrel a little with the older tailors, but as long as you know what you want, you should be fine.

Conversely, if you visit Paris, you can go to Charvet, where Yves himself had his shirts made.
Edited by Isolar - 6/5/16 at 12:59pm
post #11994 of 15047
ha! i knew that was you dude. there was a very @therattler vibe. we gotta grab that coffee, i'll message you.

this idea that a brioni shirt is "higher quality" than an sl shirt is probably the dumbest thing i've heard all day, and i've been reading about trump. among hedi's numerous innovation in shirting are the fabrics, the latest one which is the viscose that he's started to use is really pretty amazing in the drape, fit, weight.

but hey, i hear nicolas sarkozy is a big fan of a charvet shirt/tie combo.

as for jermyn st shirt makers, they're all gone and those that are left are going to make you look like prince harry.

guys, at this level "quality" isn't a one-dimensional thing. nobody in their right mind would wear a charvet shirt with a pair of destroyed jeans, right? and if you would, you don't have the sense of style that precedes any meaningful notion of quality. so the qualities we are after are different things from the charvet guys. if you don't know what i mean, go try a charvet shirt.

speaking of shirts, i'm letting go of a pink/blue check bleach flannel, bnwt, as seen on runway, sold out, etc etc. size m, pm me if you want it.
post #11995 of 15047
Hey guys, my very first pair of Wyatt's arrived today. I absolutely love them, but the only thing that's bothering me is that I feel like that they look a little bit long for me. I usually wear a US 9, so I got the UK 8s. They feel just right on my feet, but I was wondering if I should get a size down?



post #11996 of 15047
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Hey guys, my very first pair of Wyatt's arrived today. I absolutely love them, but the only thing that's bothering me is that I feel like that they look a little bit long for me. I usually wear a US 9, so I got the UK 8s. They feel just right on my feet, but I was wondering if I should get a size down?



 

 

you said they feel just right on your feet so no you're good

post #11997 of 15047
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you said they feel just right on your feet so no you're good

They don't come in half sizes, right?
I might just have to get new jeans, coz the one I have on is a spray on fit.
post #11998 of 15047
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They don't come in half sizes, right?
I might just have to get new jeans, coz the one I have on is a spray on fit.

 

I'm not sure if they come in half sizes for the pair you have

but maybe that too, what jeans are you wearing?

post #11999 of 15047
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I'm not sure if they come in half sizes for the pair you have

but maybe that too, what jeans are you wearing?

I just checked the website, yeah, it seems like they don't have these in half sizes. The pants are a pair of old 501s I had altered.

The Deven's looks like they're gonna be slightly shorter in length than the Wyatts. I don't think I can wait 'til august though aha

 

Maybe I just need some time of getting used to it. But I'm also tempted to try the 7s, ugh

post #12000 of 15047
I know what you mean about length of boot and how it looks proportionally. I've found out that anything past 28.5 cm in length starts to look out of place for my height. 27 - 28.5 is usually a good range that works for me.

If you can provide a full side profile shot it would be easier to see if it really is noticeably too long.
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