saint laurent concho belt review

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With todays review we look at this expertly crafted belt from Saint Laurent SS15 runway – pictured below on the model – which truly embodies the 60s psych rock vibes of the collection. The calf leather has a pre-aged, vintage finish, which plays perfectly with the mood big, silver finish, engraved concho placed on the center of the belt, where the buckle is usually placed.

The Saint Laurent logo is minimally engraved on the bottom of the concho, while a floreal and circles motif goes all around the silver piece. The concho itself is the cherry on top for a 70s rock n roll chic outfit, and the thickness and details of it makes it a truly luxurious piece – you can see it at a glimpse that is a high fashion item, just by looking at the burnished engravings and the thickness of the leather used for the belt itself.

The width of the belt is 4cm and it is one of the few Saint Laurent belts which fill almost completely the passants of jeans . All over the perimeter, the stacked leather has been reinforced with precise and sturdy stitches: they will definitely make it last more than a decade, since it will be impossible for the edges to fray or the layers of leather to detach between themselves.

Behind the Saint Laurent concho, as you can see in the picture I took below, there are two metal rivets with a sphere on each end, and they work to secure the other side of the belt and fasten it. Indeed, on the other side, the leather presents 3 rows of punch holes, where you can clip in the rivets.

The really cool thing of this concho belt, in my opinion, is the fact that the end of the leather doesn’t show on the outside like any regular belt, but goes down under the concho and stays near the waist of the jeans, making you achieve a cleaner look. The leather on this accessory is bull, while other belts in the Saint Laurent lineup are usually made of calf. The choice of bull makes it really thick and durable, even after the vintage-cracked process which defines the leather.

Closing this review, I suggest you to check the latest off-the runway belts from Saint Laurent FW16 collection, like these currently in stock at SSENSE:

Saint Laurent Black Cobra Head Belt

SAINT LAURENT COBRA HEAD BELT – BUY IT HERE.
Buffed leather belt in black. Carved cobra accent at adjustable pin-buckle fastening. Antiqued silver-tone hardware. Tonal stitching. Approx. 41.5″ length. Made in Italy.

Saint Laurent Black Lion Head Belt

SAINT LAURENT GOLD LION HEAD BELT – BUY IT HERE.
Buffed leather belt in black. Carved lion accent at adjustable post-stud fastening. Antiqued gold-tone hardware. Tonal stitching. Approx. 41.5″ length.
Made in Italy.

Garçons Infideles polka dot print shirt review

Continuing my tradition of clothing reviews, today I show you this shirt from the Parisian brand Garçons Infideles. Taking cues from the world of rock n roll, with an eye for vintage designs and distressed clothing, the brand position itself as an alternative for some Saint Laurent garments without skimming on quality. Let’s start from the fabric. Continue reading

TUTORIAL: how to diy a raw hem denim

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In today tutorial, I’ll show you how to do a raw hem on your pair of jeans, so it will come out like on the picture I snapped here with my FW13 Saint Laurent Wyatts. For this DIY, you will need a pencil (or a chalk), an exacto knife, a glass of water, a brush, and some sandpaper. Below I embed the videos I uploaded on my Instagram to directly show you how to do the raw hem, but there are also the steps in this article if you prefer to read through the process.

Step 1: grab your chalk or pencil and draw a line where you want the raw hem to be. Keep in mind that by fraying the edges later, the hem could rise a bit.

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Step 2: get a ruler and by using your exacto knife, cut the fabric from side to side where you put the mark previously.

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Step 3: brush some water on the hem. With this step, the fibers will get more malleable and you won’t encounter any problem while using the sandpaper – otherwise some of the cut fibers could stretch too much and unravel on the leg.

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Step 4: by using the sandpaper, stress the cut fibers to achieve a more beaten up and lived in look. You can also throw the denim in a dryer to achieve the same result if you don’t have the sandpaper at home. Some tweezers can also be used to carefully pull some single threads and obtain a more messy and uneven look.

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Step 5:  the raw hem is now done, and here I show you the final product on my Saint Laurent black raw D02 skinny cut jeans. I advise to do this raw hem DIY treatment on a pair of raw jeans, since the unraveling of threads will look way more natural – on washed jeans, especially the ones with an elastane composition, the result will be less satisfying.

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I hope you liked this DIY post – stay tuned for the next one. For any suggestion, especially for which tutorial or which garment to review next, please lemme know in the comments.

Saint Laurent blood luster skate sneakers video review

Welcome back to my blog guys and gals! Today we see a pair of coveted sneakers from Saint Laurent, the skates with blood luster print, made of black and white canvas and rubber sole. The print is all over the shoes, with the same motif first seen on SS14 runway. I hope you’ll like this video and my commentary, and please share, comment and subscribe. Cheers, and have a good week, see you next time, for the next video or blog post!