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post #13486 of 15587
SLP footwear is perfection with slim/skinny jeans. Those traditional menswear footwear works better with trousers with a wider hem because their angles are too sharp. The SLP angles are both smoother, rounder, and more lower profiled to really elongate your lower body when matched with tighter pants.
post #13487 of 15587
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Originally Posted by ktown View Post

I'm brand new to SLP and don't own a single item from the brand. How is the quality of the shoes, and other clothing items in general? I mainly buy brands from the classic menswear side (Vass, Carmina, etc), but I like how SLP stuff looks for streetwear.

Streetwear is on par with most fashion brands, such as Balenciaga and Lanvin. Most of the items are made in Italy with a good eye to quality, although you should not expect hand stitching or the more labor-intensive artisan methods that you'd occasionally find with Hermes and Dior.
post #13488 of 15587
Some of the boots didn't even have real welting peepwall[1].gif
post #13489 of 15587
why would you want to compare sl to vass, if you want boring office shoes to flaunt, then go buy them. i don't mean that in a mean way, but let's face it, no one's wearing wyatt boots and an L01 to the boardroom. except maybe me and therattler.

if "quality" means "an old white guy making stuff especially for me because i need to feel powerful" then you'll never find what you're looking for here. if on the other hand quality means "something perfectly designed for people who grew up never wanting to be the first kind of person" then you might.

quality isn't necessarily subjective, but the qualities that we prize in sl are often exactly the opposite of those prized in say the alden thread. i could care less if some old fart is hand stitching my boots. quality for me is design, intention, purity, rebellion, freedom from these stifling values of middle managers and their office shoes which together, if done correctly, should add up to a big fuck you factor to people that think quality is the old fart hand stitching boots, whether's he mr vass or suicidal goth ninja poell or whomever. that's the luxury of not giving a shit, which is the best kind of luxury, comfort, effortlessness, really.

so i think maybe you need to step back and think, reflect, mostly we like this stuff because it does all of that, not really so we can flaunt it.

maybe you get my drift, maybe not.

man the new vaccarello designs rolling in here and there are bad.
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man the new vaccarello designs rolling in here and there are bad.

 

where do you find pics of them?

post #13491 of 15587
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why would you want to compare sl to vass, if you want boring office shoes to flaunt, then go buy them. i don't mean that in a mean way, but let's face it, no one's wearing wyatt boots and an L01 to the boardroom. except maybe me and therattler.

if "quality" means "an old white guy making stuff especially for me because i need to feel powerful" then you'll never find what you're looking for here. if on the other hand quality means "something perfectly designed for people who grew up never wanting to be the first kind of person" then you might.

quality isn't necessarily subjective, but the qualities that we prize in sl are often exactly the opposite of those prized in say the alden thread. i could care less if some old fart is hand stitching my boots. quality for me is design, intention, purity, rebellion, freedom from these stifling values of middle managers and their office shoes which together, if done correctly, should add up to a big fuck you factor to people that think quality is the old fart hand stitching boots, whether's he mr vass or suicidal goth ninja poell or whomever. that's the luxury of not giving a shit, which is the best kind of luxury, comfort, effortlessness, really.

so i think maybe you need to step back and think, reflect, mostly we like this stuff because it does all of that, not really so we can flaunt it.

maybe you get my drift, maybe not.

man the new vaccarello designs rolling in here and there are bad.

 I'd imagine when most people talk about quality of clothing they're talking about the quality of material and construction-- as in a well-made. Aging well and lasting long. The things you list could be considered qualities as in features and attributes, but not quality as in caliber of construction (which can be achieved without the specific scenario of an old white guy hand stitching something). You can be a rebel while not wanting to buy cheap and poorly made things (and I personally think Saint Laurent does generally have a focus on quality).

post #13492 of 15587
Material and construction in most fashion items is pretty shit. That's ok - I would hope that most buy while knowing this. If they pass a minimum threshold and I truly like the item I'll buy. YMMV.
post #13493 of 15587
Broken in boots this season? I like the exposed zipper though

http://www.mientus.com/en/saint-laurent-boots-wyatt-40-camargue.html
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Well I just bought something on grailed - a classic black blazer. We'll see how it turns out. I like the wyatt boots and might get those later.

 

I've been looking for a while for a black sportcoat to wear with jeans and chelseas on a night out. I have bespoke suits and sportcoats and while they look great, they don't achieve the super slim look I want when I wear jeans. And I don't want to go to one of those tailors to make something, because they are "old" guys and don't get it - armholes too low, too much shoulder padding, not enough waist suppression, etc.

 

@neonrider Not sure if you were directing your angst to me...where did I compare Vass to SLP? I asked a basic question. What's the quality like? I told you what I'm used to buying, and that I like the look of SLP for streetwear.

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Material and construction in most fashion items is pretty shit.

True. I should have specified Saint Laurent seems to care more about quality compared to other fashion brands, though some would maybe consider even that a stretch. Let's just say there's room for them to care less.

post #13496 of 15587

ugh


Edited by somethingfishy - 8/24/16 at 8:00am
post #13497 of 15587

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Edited by somethingfishy - 8/24/16 at 8:01am
post #13498 of 15587

@somethingfishy what's wrong with wearing the same biker jacket in 10 years

Not everybody is just going to trend hop 

post #13499 of 15587


ugh,


Edited by somethingfishy - 8/24/16 at 7:59am
post #13500 of 15587

How about not giving a fuck by not giving a fuck you're wearing the same thing you were wearing ten years ago.

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