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Saint Laurent Paris - Official Thread.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by AriGold, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. niyengar

    niyengar Well-Known Member

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    Excellent, imo. I have the nut suede from the new season and then black calf Wyatts from 15. The suede is very coarse, like a Roughout leather. Super rugged (relative obviously). PM me any questions you have!

    Edit: the harness is a bit loose but that doesn't really matter.
     
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  2. kieran84

    kieran84 Well-Known Member

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    I was going to mention a grey and black striped t-shirt, but tried to keep it to permanent collection only. If going outside of permanent collection then I'd also add some of the striped knits such as the black and ivory one, and the red and black one which are personal favourites of mine. On shirts I'd also add in a babycat, a polka dot, and a black pleated.

    The other two items you mentioned I also like and are quintessentially Saint Laurent. The L01 is my favourite of the bikers, but while I've been tempted by one in the past, I'm not sure if I might be a bit old for them, and I tend to prefer the look of the plainer button up leathers with lapels, like the western one from AW 13. The suede boots look really cool dressed up, and are something I may experiment with again. A friend wore a pair out last Saturday night and I was really impressed by them. I'm not sure which model I like most. f I could get a pair of the original cropped jodhpurs in the light beige then I would.

    I do buy some seasonal runway stuff but then much of the seasonal stuff I've bought ended up becoming permanent collection anyway (the western belt for example). I haven't bought anything but permanent this season, with the exception of the raw hem jeans which I ended up selling. Last season I bought the French 60 Chelsea, the black mid waist, the red and black striped knit, and the Saint Germain belt though, but as you can see from that list, most of it looks like it could probably have been part of the permanent collection anyway.
     
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  3. kieran84

    kieran84 Well-Known Member

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    On next season, the boots and shoes are what I'm most excited about, but I'm also interested in some of the other items too. I really fancy trying on one of the mandarin collar military jackets with the gold buttons, although I'm still on the fence about whether it's a bit too ornate for me or not. I also like the longer blazer length. I especially love the striped one, but again too over the top for me. I'll almost definitely be picking up the Breton turtleneck, and I'm sure there'll be some other bits and pieces, as this collection is a lot more me than the current one.
     
  4. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    My SLP stuff is all pretty mild.
    Olive MA-1, PC teddy, mid gray double breasted overcoat from I think FW14?, SS16 knee patch denim, nightriders, Hedi 30 high (calf and suede), old D01 coated from one of the early seasons, Wyatts (suede forgot which season but old, black calf chain), Santiags (suede), black/white SL10, white lows. I'll probably pick up an L17, maybe a shirt or two and a scarf and call it a day.

    I find SLP knitwear in general to be pretty underwhelming. Minimal interest in the T's.

    @jwoowoo does it better than most. Not just in SLP.
     
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    idk why but this was dope to me lol. The fact that your family work in novelas. Maybe bc as a mexican kid growing up my mom and grandma would always watch them after dinner haha.
     
  6. jwoowoo

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    My advice is to not be fixated on just the permanent collection when you start stocking up on slp items when Hedi leaves. I look more at pieces outside of permanent collection and just ask myself "is this wearable for multiple seasons?" Just my 2 cents, this may be obvious to everyone already. Example of this below. The jacket is from 2014 and is not permanent collection, but it still can be worn for multiple seasons and is a NICE piece. Just a classic shearling A-2 bomber with really nice leather and shearling colllar color. Cut on the jacket is aso perfect. Only thing permanent collection in that fit is the black D02's.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    I wish that brown suede jacket got made. :fu:
     
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    Nice! love how you match the wool collar with your shoes!

    something about this bothers me though...I think it's the jods but it's probably just me

    while most people love slp high jods.....I actually think the cropped jods look so much better than the high jods
     
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  9. Jbidwal

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    now that changes for the future are confirmed, thinking of picking up the patch military jacket. Anyone seen this seasons as far as the fit? I like the previous gold trim one but I can't find one in my size or a decent price at that.
     
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    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    If you're talking about the one that is $1890: it's really oversized, size down.
     
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  11. SirGrotius

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    I've seen it, and agree with cyc above. It has the oversize look. I would recommend sizing down similar to the idea behind the varsity.
     
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    thanks. I'll track down a small then and see how it fits.
     
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    I have a modicum of interest on how Vaccarello will do. Assuming he keeps the SLP line and aesthetic...and the permanent collection sticks around a season or two, who knows, maybe he'll surprise us? I'm completely unfamiliar with Versace, and perhaps he will alter the aesthetic from there (sleazy?) to SLP accordingly.

    I'm curious how YSL made the business decision, as it seems that the issue with Hedi was not creative freedom but rather money. Revenues for YSL have been growing at an exponentially higher rate than the fashion houses, so I suppose the question comes down to a few things:


    • How much of that growth is Hedi specific?
    • How much of that growth translated into profits?
    • How much of that growth can be sustained, since there isn't a clear competitor occupying a same position, etc.
     
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    operating profits quadrupled. there's a bloomberg analysis or something. i wonder if hedi even wanted to stay, or if he always planned to leave at the end of the contract.
     
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    Don't forget that they were paying a lot for Hedi (et al) too... Aside from that, a lot of people were unhappy with the direction he was taking things, especially women's. I'd imagine Vaccarello will focus a lot more on women's RTW.
     
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    There's a part of me that thinks this was the reasoning, that he always planned to leave the company or at least decided he would after a few years of being back at it.

    I just can't make any sense of them not wanting to keep him with business being as good as it is.

    "Hedi Slimane has led the house to spectacular results. In the three years since he took the creative reins, the brand has more than doubled annual sales revenue to €707 million in 2014 (about $787 million), up from €353 million in 2011." This number have also gone up since; "Saint Laurent recorded revenues of 974 million euros, or $1.08 billion, last year with a network of 142 stores."
    Also SLP has hit their highest operating margin ever at 20%.


    Also, this article is a rather funny read; https://hbr.org/2016/04/hedi-slimane-the-steve-jobs-of-fashion
     
  18. neonrider

    neonrider Well-Known Member

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    prudy, udo, looking good.
     
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  19. echau

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    I'm a hypocrite. I said I was gonna get the L01, but got this instead:

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  20. gustavobradley

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    I'm very optimistic about Vaccarello at SLP. Taking his womenswear as reference, it seems like his stuff carries the same kind of "sleazy" essence as Hedi SLP, but in a way that's more "realized" (it's pretty clear that women's RTW was an afterthought for the Hedi team).

    I don't think Versus Versace is super representative of what his men's work at SLP will be. I assume a lot of his signatures will remain, but he'll be taking a different direction given the different messages and philosophies of Yves, (presumably) Hedi, and the house as a whole.
     

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