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post #2206 of 2214
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DH stuff on the whole seems to have better overall quality and QC still.

 

DH was doing some pretty shitty stuff though for a while. It wasn't until SLP came out that they started focusing on quality, putting out fewer items and limiting availability and sales as well as being more subtle about marketing. The difference in luxe and quality you get from going into a DH boutique over SLP is pretty massive. SLP feels like Top Shop compared to DH. 

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DH was doing some pretty shitty stuff though for a while. It wasn't until SLP came out that they started focusing on quality, putting out fewer items and limiting availability and sales as well as being more subtle about marketing. The difference in luxe and quality you get from going into a DH boutique over SLP is pretty massive. SLP feels like Top Shop compared to DH. 

I agree with this. I remember seeing a Dior polo Made in Turkey a few years ago, but now (post SLP) it's all super luxe, much better quality and made in Italy or France.
post #2208 of 2214
This is true I suppose. They're around the corner from each other here in SF so I stop by both relatively frequently (the place where I get my haircut is exactly in between). The biggest differences I've seen have been in the footwear and knitwear, but I haven't really looked too closely at the leathers as I feel like I have enough.
post #2209 of 2214
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

This is true I suppose. They're around the corner from each other here in SF so I stop by both relatively frequently (the place where I get my haircut is exactly in between). The biggest differences I've seen have been in the footwear and knitwear, but I haven't really looked too closely at the leathers as I feel like I have enough.

 

Must be a nice haircut place lol. 

 

I think the DH leathers are better quality, but unfortunately I find them to be too delicate for casual wear. A lot of the DH leathers are surprisingly overpriced though because they are doing smaller production runs and using more exotic materials. 

 

Which reminds me, I recently tried on an Hermes leather baseball jacket and thought the SA said 22 as in $2200 and got a pretty big shock when it was $22,000. Sure the leather was very nice, supple, and the hand crafted detail of sanding the leather down by hand to give a gradient look was great, but how many times would you wear something like that even if you had the money?

post #2210 of 2214
I would be more shocked if Hermes offered a leather for $2,200 to be honest.

Pics would have been nice satisfied.gif
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I would be more shocked if Hermes offered a leather for $2,200 to be honest.

Pics would have been nice satisfied.gif

 

This is true but it was thin like a shirt and so basic. from afar it looked like it'd be the hender scheme of jackets. I think only 40 were produced. I should have taken a pic. 

post #2212 of 2214
I never found Saint Laurent gear to be that well made even from the start, at least not mind-blowingly so. For most, I would assume buying into Hedi's Saint Laurent world is more about the fit, look, design, and energy than it is the craftsmanship. To assume the clothes are long-lasting in comparison to the price is a bit much and that's really in regards to most high fashion brands.
One thing is for sure though, Hedi does an excellent job at creating his world and making sure everything is extremely cohesive. And if you can afford it and you appreciate the brand/designer/clothing then odd stitching and having to re-size on some things shouldn't matter all too much.


post #2213 of 2214
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One thing is for sure though, Hedi does an excellent job at creating his world and making sure everything is extremely cohesive.

 

Hedi might have been an innovator 10 years ago but these days he's merely merged Kooples and celebrity hipster fashion for use in his editorials. His runway styling might seem cohesive, but the items SLP as a brand is pumping out left and right is anything but. 

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Appreciated. Did you go with your natural size, or go up?

i went with my natural size 30, both fit perfectly comfortabl

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