Thank God for Ralph Lauren

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Marc Chevalier, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    I do not remember but might be in the area this weekend. If the jacket is still in stock I will check.

    Here are a couple of photos snapped a while back. This is similar to what Marc C posted.

    I like the leather trimmed sleeve detail.
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    This is obviously not my size as you can see from the pulling..
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  2. ThesFlishThngs

    ThesFlishThngs One Too Many

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    Her mistake, of course, was choosing that white tank. Doesn't she know black is slimming?

    (I joke, but this whole thing is beyond disturbing.)
     
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    Feraud, I might be wrong, but I think that the jacket sold on eBay is a few years old and no longer made.



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  4. Feraud

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    You are probably correct Marc. The jacket I am thinking of is recent. If the auction jacket is an older one then I definitely did not see it in Bloomies.
     
  5. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    That jacket was selling Down Under last season and the one before. It was made in Italy without a generous cut so even the 46 was more like a tight 44. But that indicates that it was cut to the Italian standard where 46 is a EUR56 and when a US/UK46 is really a EUR58 IMHO from buying a few Italian suits.
     
  6. Lamplight

    Lamplight One of the Regulars

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    Funny, I had to make a detour on my way home today, so I stopped in a thrift store on the way. Found a Ralph Lauren sport coat for $4.65. It's not nearly as nice as the ones posted here, but it was well worth $4.65! Also, strangely, it's labeled a 40R, and normally I wear a 42R and can sometimes even wear a 44, but this one fits me.
     
  7. swaviator

    swaviator New in Town

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    Just a quick weigh in on the RL line. I've been wearing RL for not only their timeless style, but it is because I'm 6'3", 235 pounds and it is the only line that I can buy off the rack and be certain of a good fit.
     
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  9. psionite

    psionite New in Town

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    Great coat, looks well made.
     
  10. LordBest

    LordBest Practically Family

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    I like that three piece suit quite a bit.

    I do have a soft spot for Ralph Lauren, though its a shame the Australian prices are three or four times that of the US prices. I get my uncle to buy things for me on his regular trips to the US.
     
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  11. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I bought a club collar shirt from Polo RL some times ago cheap from ebay. I like it but the collar is rather soft and kinda small (?) I don't have other club collar shirts, so I can't compare. The buttons seem to be mother of pearl. I wear it with a collar bar. It looks so much better then
     
  12. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    last week i went into a department store that had a ralph lauren shop at one floor. I was shocked. of course the reason are the different sub-labels (polo, RLL, rugby, purple label etc) but still...it's like jeckyll and hyde.

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    I think it is insane. Am I the only one who feels that way?
     
  13. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    That's what has allowed them to prosper; they have something for nearly everyone.
     
  14. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Ok. SO I am the only one who would feel strange to say: I wear Ralph Lauren; because most people buy the ugly stuff?
     
  15. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Sorry, but I don't think that there is any stigma attached to RL, schmatta or not.


    Personally, while not a great fan I do own my fair share of the stuff.
     
  16. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    No there is not a stigma. Quite the opposite (see thread title). I was just so disappointet because the stores in my area only sell the crappy pastel color stuff.
     
  17. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Then you need to visit the Mansion.;)

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  18. Where is that Tomasso?
    I remember when one of the RL stores we used to go to had a bar in it. I think it's been taken out now though. Good way to sell clothes if you ask me ;)
     

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