I must be out of touch because i thought that Black Label was,
at least few seasons back, an updated traditional cut and a direct
descendant of the original Ralph Lauren " Ivy -style" clothing.
Purple Label offered an English Savile Row cut with built up shoulders
and nipped waist, at a higher price point. Price difference aside, the
Black Label customer would not necessarily be intersested in Purple Label.
Now it seems that Black Label now consists of Italian...