Saint Laurent

Dating back to its inception by Yves Saint Laurent in 1961, Saint Laurent started as a haute couture brand.

Now under the direction of Anthony Vaccarello, the famous runway style of the House of YSL has been transformed into the more ready-to-wear line known simply as Saint Laurent.

Available online and in luxury department stores, this is a brand that pays homage to the beatniks of the 60s, and retains the swagger and grace of cool—French—artistic style.

Known for its marriage of boundary-pushing and edgy design coupled with expert tailoring, Saint Laurent is definitely a brand worthy of investing in.

Today, they’ve added to their standard collection a series of hoodies, sweaters, and logo T-shirts, in addition to trousers, and blue jeans. Whichever you select, you can expect all pieces to come with a soul of rock ’n’ roll.

Classic Leather Moto Jacket

Saint Laurent in well-known for its classic collection of lapeled leather jackets, and there’s none that are quite as well done. The biker jacket, in particular, reflects the signature style of this label’s rock-star attitude.

Here’s what you can from this investment piece: buttery leather, a slim fit, and prominent silver hardware. Although technically outerwear, it has the power to transform any outfit instantly. Try it over a T-shirt, sweater, or your favorite jeans.

Slim-fit trousers

Saint Laurent style always comes back to its rock ‘n’ roll influences, and nothing says ‘rocker’ more than slim tailoring.

With a taper through the legs, these trousers are a sharply pressed blend of black virgin wool woven with tonal triangles and then lined in silk. This results in an effortlessly sophisticated, yet updated look that is best paired with a thin cashmere sweater.

Skinny jeans

Mr. Saint Laurent once remarked, “I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans,” In that spirit, no list of Saint Laurent favorites would be complete without denim.

Often distressed, these jeans are designed to look like they’ve been well-loved and well-lived in for years. The skinny leg and classic blue tone are a perfect pairing of old and new.

Low-top tennis sneakers

Available in classic shades of black and white, the understated design of these shoes make them especially versatile.

Indeed, the simplistic design of those white sneakers allows them to be paired with everything from sweatpants to tailored trousers. Think of them as being foundational to your wardrobe—the subtle stamp with the house’s name in gold will allow others to see your nod to iconic style.

Teddy Jacket

Saint Laurent’s Teddy Jacket had to be included on this list! It’s been sported by everyone from Justin Bieber to John Legend since it’s release in 2016!

Now available in many different varieties of fabric and trim, this essentially perfect jacket is out there waiting for you, too. With a nod to traditional varsity style, its retro vibe can add substance to more modern looks, as well as complete a simple jeans and T-shirt outfit.

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