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Ysl vs. gucci

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I've come across a few pieces from remaining Tom Ford era YSL Rive Gauche and Gucci lines, and was wondering about differences in styling and quality--with concerns mostly about quality. How does YSL stack up against Gucci in terms of RTW? I'm not a huge fan of either, but wouldn't be opposed to experimenting if the price was right.
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Personally I really like YSL by Tom Ford. And certain Gucci collections. F/W '01 had too much of that grunge look for me to prefer it overly. However F/W '03, and '04 were fabulous. As was the sartorially inspired YSL F/W '03. Overall YSL Rive Gauche is more to my taste. But note that it has to be YSL Rive Gauche not YSL Pour Homme or any of that licensed dross. The quality is mostly the same being made by Zegna, Sergio Rossi in Italy. The style of Gucci is much more oversexed playboy while YSL has a 70's Studio 54 gigolo feel. Slicker in the case of Gucci per se. Quite personally all my YSL, Gucci items have proved fine in quality although I'd expect that much from say, a $1000+ jacket, and $600 trousers.
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You mention that you have encountered some vintage pieces. Where did you find them? Consignment shops, etc? It seems as though Rive Gauche things are pretty hard to locate. I'm a great fan of both lines, and have not found any quality programs in the pieces I own. The fabrics and workmanship, not to mention design, seem better than comparably trendy lines (Prada, D&G, etc.) though I am no expert. I would love to get some of the flared pants from the Fall 03 Gucci line and jackets form the Yves 03 and 04 fall lines. Earlier stuff too.
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I would love to get some of the flared pants from the Fall 03 Gucci line and jackets form the Yves 03 and 04 fall lines. Earlier stuff too.
As would I.
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I like both the lines, but I'm not a fan of any of the 'head to toe' looks. I like taking certain pieces and mixing them with different things. My favourite Gucci collection by far was fall/winter 2000. I'd take anything from that collection and wear it till it disintigrates. As for YSL, I like the current collection a lot. The silk jackets (am I right?) look amazing, and I'm even a fan of the interlocking YSL buckle belt.
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i just got a postcard from YSL stating that the spring/summer collection will be on sale starting june 3rd.
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i just got a postcard from YSL stating that the spring/summer collection will be on sale starting june 3rd.
that is correct on the date. they are already sold out on the boot that i have been wanting though. as everyone who knows me, i am obsessed with ysl rive gauche shoes. to answer the question... i think it depends on what you're looking for. each house gives you something different. in my mind, ysl fw03 was probably the best collection yet by tom ford. great furs and great coats. i have really enjoyed the fw collections from gucci more than the ss ones. i have alot more of the fall pieces and the homages to the seventies for some reason. ss00 was one of those collections including fw03. but i am certainly stocking up on suits and overcoats from gucci this fw. including one of the best double breasted suits i have seen. it's a must.
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