Yves Saint Laurent...fake...couture or other?!

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by kateface, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. kateface

    kateface Registered Guest

    Hello everybody,

    I just found this jacket in the thrift store and initially got quite excited by what appears to be a serial number of some description, the lack of sizing and the hand stitching.

    After trawling the internet for some hours I can find no other examples of the labelling but a few VERY similar jackets. However, every other similar garment has 3-5 cuff buttons, and this only has a single button on each cuff. These are not functional buttons either, just decoration.

    On closer inspection I'm starting to wonder whether this is a RTW that has been altered by someone, or it's fake. The presence of handstitching makes me think otherwise though and I'm p-retty stumped by the random 'CA' number.

    If anyone has any thoughts or enlightening knowledge I would greatly appreciate it!
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  2. EndlessAlley

    EndlessAlley Trade Member

    Hi Kate, Forum Trade Members of the VFG are unable to authenticate designer labels on the forums. For authentication we recommend contacting the design house directly.
     
  3. kateface

    kateface Registered Guest

    Thanks Alice...sorry, I did know that already...I'll re-phrase:

    Has anybody seen this type of labeling before and know anything about it?

    Thanks! :)
     
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  4. themerchantsofvintage

    themerchantsofvintage Administrator Staff Member

    The CA number is Canada's equivalent to a US RN number; so that let's us know the jacket was sold in Canada.

    I have had YSLs mens RTW red and white on black label. The lining of the armholes on these pieces have always been hand-stitched.
     
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  5. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    YSL numbered its couture labels on the front.
     
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  6. jauntyrooster

    jauntyrooster Trade Member

    As mentioned, we cannot speak to authenticity but as far as rarity, this looks like pretty standard YSL menswear. Not really hard to find and generally well-made. A nice jacket.

    Just as a side note: Vintage men's sport coats and suits are frequently without size labels. Even if the garments are labeled with a size, they are usually no longer that exact size as almost everything would have been tailored to the new owner's measurements upon purchase.

    Looks like a nice tweed jacket and vintage tweed is very popular right now. Good luck!
     

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