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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. Death24xASecond

    Death24xASecond Senior member

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    Okay, so I'm a fan of numerous SLP classics. But I've never seen a single shirt from them that seems worth the silly prices SLP charge. I'm comparing to your basic "good" shirting (Kamakura, Brooks Brothers) to higher-end names (Brioni). The above shirt resembles something from Uniqlo.

    So, genuine question: do you guys think SLP shirting is actually good? Or do you end up buying it simply because it's SLP? I love SLP's take on chelsea boots, jodhpurs, jeans, etc...but for shirting they're distinctly unimpressive IMO.
     
  2. needhelp123

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    i like their seasonal patterned shirts, like FW15 paint splatter, SS13/16 Hawaiians

    The classic babycats, and stuff
     
  3. Isolar

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    Price is kind of a meaningless construct when it comes to luxury items, but I get your point. Normally the SLP shirts I buy are fairly distinctive, meaning I can't really get them from anyone else, like the Hawaiian shirts @needhelp123 mentioned, or the silk shirts. For the more standard shirts, I think you have some options, though fit will be an issue. It all depends on what you value. While a shirt from Brioni or Charvet will undoubtedly be of a higher quality, and for about the same price, it's not the kind of shirt you'd wear with jeans. It just looks strange to me. I think the quality of SLP shirts is about on par with similar luxury houses (Lanvin, etc.), though Saint Laurent still occasionally charges more for their items. It's just easier for me to grab a Saint Laurent shirt and not have to try on a dozen alternatives.
     
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  4. kieran84

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    On shirts, I personally rarely buy them due to the fact that they require fairly significant alterations in order for them to tuck into my jeans without massive amounts of material spilling over and looking messy. However, that's more because I need to take a 40, rather than the fault of the shirts. I do really like the plain cotton Yves and Dylan collar shirts, as well as the silk variations, and the many more seasonal offerings such as the babycat and the polka dots. Check shirts and denim shirts aren't something I'd ever buy myself as they're just not my personal style. As for value for money, I don't see them as being any less value for money than £790 sweaters and £300 t-shirts which I will often buy, and they are pretty durable (the poplin ones at least).
     
  5. onlyslp

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    You need to consider if the fit will look good on you.
    If a uniqlo shirt fits better than an SLP shirt to you then no doubt go for the uniqlo one. The problem that most people struggle with SLP shirt is probably the length of them honestly because they really are meant to be worn by individuals on the taller side. In the end, I think they are good as long as it fits you decently on the fit and the length
    SLP footwear on the other hand are definitely worth the price. It's not really about the quality of the material or anything like that. It's mostly the sleekness of SLP footwear that no other brands' footwear (as of right now) are able to compete with

    Just personal opinion btw
     
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  6. Hedifan

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    It is overpriced but ultimately it comes down to quality and cut. Their permanent collection white shirts are perfect for me - shoulders, chest, sleeve length, overall fit. The cotton seems of a good quality though I am no expert here. The boots are an easy buy because there are no bells and whistles, the proportions are just perfect. Jeans are hit and miss depending on the season and cut.

    Gonna wean off SLP soon. Found a cheaper alternative for safe classics - AMI by Alexandre Mattiussi :)
     
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    You have no idea how the colors pop in person on the SLP and something from Uniqlo does not.
     
  8. Isolar

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    It's worth noting that you can get MTM shirts for a fraction of designer shirts, and the you can have them made with your choice of cotton and to your exact specifications. I haven't had it done yet, because I don't wear poplin shirts that often, but it would be interesting to see if a tailor could replicate a Saint Laurent shirt. Unlike suiting, it would seem to be a pretty straightforward process, though I imagine patterns would be pretty limited. Anyone tried it?
     
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    Wouldn't be that hard for Luxire or whatever if you can source a fabric you like. Fabrics aren't always unique. Quality wouldn't suffer from a construction standpoint.

    The handwork on shirts from say Inglese (even OTR) >>>>> any fashion shirts.

    The footwear isn't some amazing construction either. You're paying for design.
     
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    Imo Saint Laurent shines only for the signature print shirts (babycat especially) and the wool flannels in the oversized cut with silk lining since it is really difficult to find something similar. Last but not least, some of the most intricate SS15 tunic are incredible, I mean, where could you find something like that in a modern, slim fit?
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  11. thorns

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    Only buy things if you feel that they deserve that price tag.
     
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    Interesting. Does anybody know of any shirt makers in the UK that would be prepared to produce made to measure shirts, working from a Saint Laurent sample for collar size and general pattern? Price isn't really an issue as long as quality is high. I want several Yves collar plain white and black shirts, and buying a load, then having alterations done to all of them doesn't really make sense if it would be possible to just have them made.
     
  13. Isolar

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    I believe London has the highest concentration of reputable shirtmakers in the world, so it shouldn't be too hard to find one. I can't speak from experience, but I believe you usually have to order five or six shirts first, after which they will keep your specifications on file forever. As long as you know how you want the shirts to fit, they can produce them for you, especially if you bring them a template. You might have to quarrel a little with the older tailors, but as long as you know what you want, you should be fine.

    Conversely, if you visit Paris, you can go to Charvet, where Yves himself had his shirts made.
     
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    ha! i knew that was you dude. there was a very @therattler vibe. we gotta grab that coffee, i'll message you.

    this idea that a brioni shirt is "higher quality" than an sl shirt is probably the dumbest thing i've heard all day, and i've been reading about trump. among hedi's numerous innovation in shirting are the fabrics, the latest one which is the viscose that he's started to use is really pretty amazing in the drape, fit, weight.

    but hey, i hear nicolas sarkozy is a big fan of a charvet shirt/tie combo.

    as for jermyn st shirt makers, they're all gone and those that are left are going to make you look like prince harry.

    guys, at this level "quality" isn't a one-dimensional thing. nobody in their right mind would wear a charvet shirt with a pair of destroyed jeans, right? and if you would, you don't have the sense of style that precedes any meaningful notion of quality. so the qualities we are after are different things from the charvet guys. if you don't know what i mean, go try a charvet shirt.

    speaking of shirts, i'm letting go of a pink/blue check bleach flannel, bnwt, as seen on runway, sold out, etc etc. size m, pm me if you want it.
     
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    Hey guys, my very first pair of Wyatt's arrived today. I absolutely love them, but the only thing that's bothering me is that I feel like that they look a little bit long for me. I usually wear a US 9, so I got the UK 8s. They feel just right on my feet, but I was wondering if I should get a size down?

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  16. onlyslp

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    you said they feel just right on your feet so no you're good
     
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    They don't come in half sizes, right?
    I might just have to get new jeans, coz the one I have on is a spray on fit.
     
  18. onlyslp

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    I'm not sure if they come in half sizes for the pair you have
    but maybe that too, what jeans are you wearing?
     
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    I just checked the website, yeah, it seems like they don't have these in half sizes. The pants are a pair of old 501s I had altered.
    The Deven's looks like they're gonna be slightly shorter in length than the Wyatts. I don't think I can wait 'til august though aha

    Maybe I just need some time of getting used to it. But I'm also tempted to try the 7s, ugh
     
  20. thorns

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    I know what you mean about length of boot and how it looks proportionally. I've found out that anything past 28.5 cm in length starts to look out of place for my height. 27 - 28.5 is usually a good range that works for me.

    If you can provide a full side profile shot it would be easier to see if it really is noticeably too long.
     
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