Saint Laurent Paris - Official Thread.

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

  1. scanner

    scanner Senior member

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    I felt a bit like this when I went to Beach Goth this year and last. It was obvious I was in SLP and I'm pretty sure everyone there knew it and sort of gagged. I got a coupe of comments and felt like I was someones guardian that threw away money on an outfit to fit in.

    But then I realized, I'm an adult and have disposable income thankfully to spend on nice, new clothes and not thrift shop hand me downs. I will say, most of these kids seem to be trust fund babies with a lot of creativity and style, which I personally don't have or even have the time to think about.

    I think if you look back at your 20+ slp pieces later down the line you'll still get plenty of wear from them and they will age, and eventually be 'vintage', so don't stress about it. I think this all goes back to the conversation everyone is having about the overhyped products. Luxury goods shouldn't be a lifestyle, it should be something nice we treat ourselves to. Rather than buying a head to toe Insta approved fit, just go for the things that you wouldn't normally go for or something so subtle and inconspicuous that it doesn't matter where it came from.

    To add, this is also why I got away from the Goth Ninja Rick styles.. I don't want to wear a uniform.
     


  2. therattler

    therattler Senior member

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    I think this was built into the brand and most people don't get it. It's clear this stuff is only cool by virtue of its association with subculture etc. Hedi's photography attests to this too: clearly you don't need SL to be cool.

    At the same time, cool as it may be shopping vintage and looking dope, there's also a serious nonchalance about also wanting the perfect fitting leather and casually dropping £3k on it because you know where to find it.

    Both gestures involve the fuck you that makes things interesting.

    A lot of my friends are still travelling around trying to hobble a living together playing in bands etc. Some think I'm a sell out. We both agree that my L01 is sick.

    Parenthetically given the corporate nature of my job I get fucking terrified that one day I'm going to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror wearing a pink shirt, blue blazer a size too big, and what qualify as slacks. Therefore, my SL collection is basically invaluable.
     


  3. Slpbaby808

    Slpbaby808 Senior member

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    Slp Hedi collection is most timeless. It will never truly age, the cowboy ethics and Rock n roll aesthetics. Those don't die out they become more niche wear whether now or later. For now slp is hyping up but only some thing, good amount of the collection people won't get into it
     
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  4. Death24xASecond

    Death24xASecond Senior member

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    Pink shirts are truly timeless, however.
     


  5. iPaul

    iPaul Active Member

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    Joke post,right?
     


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    Shrimp on the barbie, mate, STRAYA, fetch your old man a beer will ya son
     


  7. mugatu

    mugatu Senior member

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    Honestly it seems some of you take this SLP business waaay too seriously.. to a point where it's just not cool anymore and you kinda sound like a label whore. Also dressing up head to toe in SLP demands a lot of confidence, especially if A. your body type isn't runway material B. you're not a rock star or somewhat connected to the indie music scene. Anyways I strongly suggest you check out this recent Dave 1 (from Chromeo) interview. He's got an insane SLP leather collection and rocks it really well imo (then again he's a tall skinny performer) and doesn't hesitate to be playful with it (check out the pin adorned jacket): http://uk.complex.com/style/2015/10/dave-1-guide-to-perfect-leather-jacket

    He also touches on the whole SLP vs vintage subject:

    You wear a lot of Saint Laurent jackets, but do you still cop vintage ones too?
    Yeah. It’s hard for me to talk about the designer stuff, because like on the one hand, I wear it, and sometimes I get hooked up a little bit, but a lot of kids read these things about the culture we’re a part of and tend to fetishize it. It’s super brand driven, and I feel weird because I sort of play into that, and I feel conflicted because at the same time, it’s really not what I stand for.

    I think that it’s all about style. Honestly, if I had time to go get only vintage, and if I had an amazing alterations person that was there every week for me to take the sleeves in and make the arm holes higher, and if I wasn’t on tour like 200 days out of the year, I would do that. There’s just a convenience—I’m really tall and skinny, and it just so happens Saint Laurent fits my body type.

    That makes sense, it’s not necessarily all about price.
    I think the example you want to set is “go for authenticity.” If you got it like that and you can get the two-tone Saint Laurent joint, then get it, but that doesn’t give you a ticket to flyness. You can totally see somebody else on the L train might be killing it in a $60 thing from Beacon’s Closet.


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  8. sepp

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    I agree.
     


  10. SirGrotius

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    Am I the only one who thinks Scanner is an outstanding writer?

    anyway, good posts all around. This is a great conversation.
     


  11. dieseltheory

    dieseltheory Well-Known Member

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    yes....'13 and '14 collections fit a lot better than the '15....i have the blue trash and black trash denim from f/w15 and the fit on the calf area is a bit, just a bit looser...i wear a size 28 in '13/'14 and can fit into the '15 size 27, but waaaaaaaaay too tight, dont think my wife would appreciate my jeans being tighter than hers :X hence why i am selling mine....if anyone interested let me know :)

    PS: when speaking to the SA at the Rodeo SLP store he did mention that the new season will still have the 15.5CM hem but with a bit looser thigh/knee area and i guess the cut/fit from the '15 denim was a foreshadow perhaps?
     


  12. Slpbaby808

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    yeah it's because some bigger dudes with bigger calves were complaining about the slp for being too tight on the thighs.. So they loosened them up. My examination is that they figured people that want to make them tighter can just get them hemmed. But dudes with big thighs can't make them bigger so they ended up making them looser, weak. I personally like my denim to come from factory/store as is.
     
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  13. dieseltheory

    dieseltheory Well-Known Member

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    exactly...something about it not being in it's "original" cut just throws me off...but when it comes to denim in general...the cut/wash on SLP denim is by far the best, especially the destroyed denim, nobody else out there can make denim that looks like it was organically destroyed like SLP does as some of the 'destroyed" denim out there is hideous...the only one that comes semi close is Amiri, but then they have the rick owens feel to them in hybrid mode with balmain biker jeans, just my thoughts
     


  14. Slpbaby808

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    ayyyy haha glad u know Amiri, i got their biker pants with the string my personal favorite. The fit is good as well
     


  15. dieseltheory

    dieseltheory Well-Known Member

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    yeah....living in LA, I get to see a lot of it actually...just not into the "biker" jeans look, although i do love the denim Amiri has come out with, some of their jackets are really nice and the fit is amazing, i just think the SLP look is more of a look that is a "classic" look for those that are drawn to that style, whether it's elements from the 70's 80's 90's that are added/implemented to it, SLP gives it the modern vintage feel to it's lines...but not really sure the direction of their SS16 look...i live in LA...and i get the look, but that's more of the "venice beach/santa monica" skater/surfer boy look...not sure the whole world wants that look, then again, monkey see monkey do!
     


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