- Apr 5, 2012
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^I was really hyped for that last SLP jacket you posted a pic of above, but if you look at the model fit pics on various web stores it doesn't look very good.
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But with only a t shirt wouldn’t these guys be showing a lot of wrist?I actually like how the jacket fits on the model but just not the cut of the jacket itself and I agree that the sleeves are way too long. I understand the historical and practical reasons for it though.
I personally prefer shorter sleeves on leather jackets to show off a bit of sweater/knit sleeve, tattoos, jewelery or just the wrist and hand area in general, on both men and women. The way the jacket fits on Grace in my profile picture takes this to the extreme level but you get my point. Very unpopular opinion though in the leather jacket world.
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I think it's very well done here. Dropped shoulder so the jacket doesn't seem small at all, but with a slightly shorter sleeve to show off the wrist and bracelet.
Here are some other examples on dudes.
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Oh ok, I gotcha. I went to both stores when I was last there and liked the neighborhood around mount street better, although the store at bond was infinitely better.Not explicitly, but it just doesn't get the footfall that Bond Street does. It's out of the way and quite obscure. Also as it's historically a residential street the boutiques are not permitted to open Sundays, I believe.
BlasphemyI might try a real mccoys or fine creek leathers since I really want a cafe racer.
I don't think that looks bad on you, although I can understand it being too cropped for your liking. Are you sagging your jeans in that pic at all, or are they where they naturally sit at, if that makes sense? This might just be one of the rare cases in which being tall is a drag.I wish but I don't want the jacket looking like a crop top. All the café racers/zip up jackets fit like this trucker where they were way to short. The length is usually on most of these is 23in where I need 24.5 or 25in due to my long torso. The shoulders are great since they are usually 17in/17.5in and my pit to pit is around 20in. I wish they made the 70s studded blouson jacket just without the studs since that one fit me perfectly
That's dave1 of Chromeo, I don't think he's posing, I'm guessing paparazzi took that picture haha. iirc he's somewhere around 6'1, so not super tall but definitely above average. i think the jacket looks fine, but the whole fit is a little off due to the low rise denim and his heightI don't think that looks bad on you, although I can understand it being too cropped for your liking. Are you sagging your jeans in that pic at all, or are they where they naturally sit at, if that makes sense? This might just be one of the rare cases in which being tall is a drag.
I know at the time this photo came out everyone was drooling about it, but I don't think I like how this leather fits this guy. Teh contrived pose is kinda annoying as well. It looks too cropped, and the sleeves are too short for my liking. He looks like he might be really tall as well.
Yes, I agree that that's what makes the SLP look old hat. It's a look I've seen so many thousands of times that it has lost personality. It looks like anyone who goes to Topshop - I know this is a thing that's said often about Hedi's work, but since TDK I don't feel like the high street is there at all. Yes Hedi stuff is not mega conceptual fashion but it's got this essence that just makes it a seriously high cut above other clothing, and most high street doesn't even come close.For me that's the kind of look that was making Saint Laurent feel boring and why I love Celine so much because it allowed Hedi to get away from that a bit (obviously I don't love the menswear so much recently though). Tan suede boots, ripped jeans, check shirt, leather biker jacket. I like all of those items but worn together just became a cliché. Throw in a 3 passant belt and that was the Instagram Saint Laurent uniform.