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post #7426 of 14949
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Originally Posted by kieran84 View Post
 

Come on now. You've spent twenty-five thousand dollars on Saint Laurent this year alone but believe it to feel the same as high street? Something doesn't add up there. 

 

 

It's the only brand I wear, and it took me a while to try to find items that aren't as hyped. There's nothing worse than stepping out and seeing multiple people wearing the same thing as you, So i've tried to go for the sleeper items and I don't think anyone would ever think I spent that much on my clothes, aside from maybe an L17 or Smoking Jacket. I love SLP and Hedi, but i'm not fooling myself into thinking the cut and quality is better than anything you can find in any mall. I buy SLP because yes, Hedi Cultism, the scene he's recreating in fashion, simple minimalism, and maybe even the leather chain and tag, as well as being a bit of a collector. I also think that thanks to SLP being so overhyped, the resale is very quick, easy and I essentially make most of my money back if I tire of something or need to make room. 

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Hedi still wears tailored APCs doesn't he?
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He wears Saint Laurent jeans in every recent photo I've seen.

 

Scanner, I also don't wear many items that are recognisable as being Saint Laurent, and like you I'm also pretty tired of the most ubiquitous items (harness boots and check shirts for example). The only things I have which would be easily recognised as being Saint Laurent are the black cropped jodhpurs, 3 passant belt, and the western belt. However, unlike you, I really don't believe you can get anything close to the shapes and quality from high street, and even though a lot of what I wear is very simple and could technically be easily purchased elsewhere (black jeans, boots, and sweater for example), the difference between what can be bought on the high street is staggering, and while I've tried alternatives, there really are none that make the grade for me.

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Originally Posted by kieran84 View Post
 

He wears Saint Laurent jeans in every recent photo I've seen.

 

Scanner, I also don't wear many items that are recognisable as being Saint Laurent, and like you I'm also pretty tired of the most ubiquitous items (harness boots and check shirts for example). The only things I have which would be easily recognised as being Saint Laurent are the black cropped jodhpurs, 3 passant belt, and the western belt. However, unlike you, I really don't believe you can get anything close to the shapes and quality from high street, and even though a lot of what I wear is very simple and could technically be easily purchased elsewhere (black jeans, boots, and sweater for example), the difference between what can be bought on the high street is staggering, and while I've tried alternatives, there really are none that make the grade for me.


Fair enough, I'll take into account we might have differences in body type as well. For example none of the shirts fit me properly because I have a bit more muscle and mass and everything ends up looking like a kids shirt on me, whereas it would be the perfect fit for someone a bit more svelte. However, I still think at this point, every fashion brand, high and low, has been snatching up the SLP aesthetic and incorporating it into their line. Even Rick Owens started producing cropped t-shirts that are nearly identical to the Silk Pocket T's SLP carries. My main gripe is that anything SLP shows or produces is instantly catapulted into the limelight and incorporated into every fashion line. Even the fakes are produced before the actual item hits - which i'm sure is done in the same factories as the main items are being produced.

 

Regarding the Limited items, Here is a great article on the often loathed Stylezeitgeist blog - http://www.sz-mag.com/news/2015/10/comment-unlimited-edition/

 

Nothing is limited as long as you have the money for it, especially with SLP having nearly 100 Retail Stores worldwide. 

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Hi does anyone have an opinion about the Saint Laurent french boots 85? I think they are really great, and i would love to own a pair myself but i must admit that the extra high heel frightens me a little, in the sense that they might be uncomfortable to walk in. Plus the signal you're sending? I mean, most people would probably associate the high heel with women shoes?

 

I would really appreciate any comments especially from people owning a pair themselves. Thanks. 

 

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Part of the appeal for me is that the brand does the work for me. I've dressed this way for as long as I've bought my own clothes. Back in the day I had no money, and trawled through vintage shops etc. Some of my friends still do, and look dope. But my god it's nice to not even have to think - I just shop at one place.

 

The other thing is fuck me it's hard to find black amidst a sea of pastels and grey.

post #7433 of 14949
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Originally Posted by chjuu1992 View Post
 

Hi does anyone have an opinion about the Saint Laurent french boots 85? I think they are really great, and i would love to own a pair myself but i must admit that the extra high heel frightens me a little, in the sense that they might be uncomfortable to walk in. Plus the signal you're sending? I mean, most people would probably associate the high heel with women shoes?

 

I would really appreciate any comments especially from people owning a pair themselves. Thanks. 

 


They'll be in the upcoming sale, so fuck it man, buy em.

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Also, sorry, @scanner any literature on fakes? I'd love to learn about wear fakes are made. If they're done in the same factory how etc?

 

It raises  interesting issues. If the fake is made by the same people, with the same materials, is it really a fake? Like that sunset jacket a few pages back. My girl and I once came across a stand selling fake sac du jour's in a park near Marylebone and they were virtually identical. I often think if I was stupid to spend all the money on a real one. I mean, I have some eames chairs at home, which are so called 'copies'; but with furniture, there really isn't an authentic since there is no IP protection (save for TMs or registered designs--which Eames don't have) so. What's the difference?

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Originally Posted by therattler View Post


I scoured London for a pair of Chelsea's that I could wear everyday that were equally as cool, but not as expensive.  Nothing: other high end stuff, is as Hedi says 'too designed', and the rest have stupid round clown toes that my dad would wear. Same with blazers, no one else does equivalent proportions

I agree with footwear. Hedi really created something special and that alone may be worth the premium. The last is so iconic now so I'm thinking it is hard to rip off compared to jeans. I'm tempted to go to a cordwainer to see if I can make the ss13 slip-on or ss14 Blake cropped jodhpurs that Kieran posted a picture of before.
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Originally Posted by scanner View Post


It's the only brand I wear, and it took me a while to try to find items that aren't as hyped. There's nothing worse than stepping out and seeing multiple people wearing the same thing as you, So i've tried to go for the sleeper items and I don't think anyone would ever think I spent that much on my clothes, aside from maybe an L17 or Smoking Jacket. I love SLP and Hedi, but i'm not fooling myself into thinking the cut and quality is better than anything you can find in any mall. I buy SLP because yes, Hedi Cultism, the scene he's recreating in fashion, simple minimalism, and maybe even the leather chain and tag, as well as being a bit of a collector. I also think that thanks to SLP being so overhyped, the resale is very quick, easy and I essentially make most of my money back if I tire of something or need to make room. 
the whole "the worst thing is to see someone else wearing the same thing" makes me think you just want to be different than others, regardless of what is better.
post #7437 of 14949
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Originally Posted by chjuu1992 View Post

Hi does anyone have an opinion about the Saint Laurent french boots 85? I think they are really great, and i would love to own a pair myself but i must admit that the extra high heel frightens me a little, in the sense that they might be uncomfortable to walk in. Plus the signal you're sending? I mean, most people would probably associate the high heel with women shoes?

I would really appreciate any comments especially from people owning a pair themselves. Thanks. 

I got a pair and paid retail. They are uncomfortable at first considering I've never worn anything with a heel like that

My friends like to continuously point out I wear woman's shoes now

Some nights I just want to hover around 6'3" it was an impulse purchase

I wear a 41 in all my SL boots and needed a 42 in these just fyi
post #7438 of 14949
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Originally Posted by chjuu1992 View Post

Hi does anyone have an opinion about the Saint Laurent french boots 85? I think they are really great, and i would love to own a pair myself but i must admit that the extra high heel frightens me a little, in the sense that they might be uncomfortable to walk in. Plus the signal you're sending? I mean, most people would probably associate the high heel with women shoes?

I would really appreciate any comments especially from people owning a pair themselves. Thanks. 



I literally wore mine everyday last month. Only got compliments on them, from both men and women. I dont live in a city nor a really diverse town when it comes to clothing. (Most people wear carhartt, workwear clothing, as my town is a plant town essentially)

As far as comfort goes, i dont have any issues wearing them for longer days. Ive worn them for about 7 hours one day and ive walked up and down town in them and no blistering or anything on my feet or heels. Obviously its still a heeled shoe so its not gonna be as comfortable as sneakers but i have no issues when it comes to comfort with them.

As far as sending the wrong signal goes, im not too sure what you mean by that? Is it looking more androgynous? Or looking like youre cross dressing? Whatever you mean by it, i dont think you should worry. Like i said, the only thing i get is compliments on them.

I say go for it if you want them.
Edited by creepinatshirt - 11/19/15 at 6:25pm
post #7439 of 14949
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post


the whole "the worst thing is to see someone else wearing the same thing" makes me think you just want to be different than others, regardless of what is better.

 

 

Not at all, otherwise I wouldn't just stick to jeans, a black t, boots and leather jacket. 

post #7440 of 14949
Got this season's peacoat a bit ago. Extremely warm virgin wool. I think the coat is heavier than some of the posters on this thread. I know a lot of the SLP quality can be touch and go but I've been impressed with some of their outerwear and suiting. I find the price point reasonable.

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