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 In my experience (granted its been a year or two since I bought/tried on any RRL tailoring items), the Made in Italy suiting tends to more or less run TTS, so that a 32 is actually pretty close to a true 32.  Let us know how it turns out.
  Just a heads up, that particular sweater is on sale for $389 on the RL website.  Actually, a lot of add'l markdowns on the RRL stuff via the website.  If I hadn't recently made a bunch of purchases I would be all over it.  Not sure what in-store pricing may be, but calling around may help.  Like past season versions, once these go to second markdown I've found they start to run out, so now may be the time to pounce on it.  Buy first, ask questions later...
    Can confirm they run small as well (if we're talking about the Norfolk's).  I'd definitely go with the 9 over the 8 in your case.
  True, and perhaps I should have clarified that.  When I'm thinking of quality in this sense you are right, I am often thinking of durability and heft of fabric/stitching etc.    You are right that this is less of a quality issue and more of a design issue, but this presented an 'issue' from my perspective nonetheless. It just seemed the women's items were more of an afterthought, and besides seemingly sharing some fabric here and there, the fabrics and washes used...
  This echos the sentiment of my significant other, who tried to get into the RRL women's line but more often than not felt that it was too costume-y to pull off in any sort of daily rotation.  She would see the men's items and ask 'why can't they just make this, but tailored towards women'?  A couple of sweaters and pants seemed to fit the bill, but most of the items as you note, did not. It seems as if this is a potential hole in the market.  Not to get too off-topic...
 Fit looks pretty spot on, except for the longish sleeves as you note.  Can easily get them shortened if you wish, though keep in mind not to go 'too' short on the sleeves.  My personal opinion is that a waxed Barbour's sleeve length should be purposefully on the longer side, similar to a trench, due to its weather protection purpose. I see many wearing Barbour's with shirt sleeves poking out, which to me doesn't seem right.
  Funny you mention that.  I went through a period last year where the website cancelled four of my orders in a row.  I got pretty ticked and decided to actually contact their customer service about it, basically noting what good is offering me free shipping when I can't even receive the orders!  (this was pre-shoprunner). I heard the faint whisper of the world's smallest violin in the background, and not one fu*k, let alone two, were given by the CS rep.
No but this guy does.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/225-RRL-RalphLauren-Ivy-Rust-Sweet-ORR-Brushed-Cotton-Work-Shirt-MEN-M-/272173742505?hash=item3f5ed1b9a9:g:f8oAAOSwCypWmv8g While I don't often buy clothes on eBay (too many people list NWOT crap or re-attach tags and sell as new), I've found that if you search ebay listings it can be a helpful tool to finding measurements.  And oftentimes they are a lot more accurate then these 'professional' websites.
Crappy (pun intended) bathroom pic, but thanks to @FJCruiser for the suggestion on the Levi's X Pendleton workshirt.  Great quality (stitching and deep indigo wool denim material used is on point) and MISUA, I highly recommend it to the RRL-heads here.   Paired with Fairmont wash RRLs.  
  That looks very similar to the McQueen 'Jeffries' coat I own, except without the flag patch and button detail.  I believe that model was called the Mulholland, but I'm not 100% sure.
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