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Originally Posted by Opermann View Post

Sorry I was referring to Polo's new shoemaker for purple label, which I think is Italian.
C&J is based in Northhampton so the Bowery is definitely made by them.

Pretty much all decent English shoe makers (and there are a lot of them) are based in Northhampton, so unless you know for sure I wouldn't bet your ass on it.

I'm sure all it would take is a call to a RRL store to find out... Dastig, you want to chime in sir?
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Speaking of Ralph Lauren and where products are being made....I just read this story. http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/us-uniforms-made-in-china-lawmakers-furious-071212. So what are your opinions RRL Styleforum members?

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Perhaps Dastig can also answer the question that has plagued this forum before as well... anyone know who makes the Murdocks this year?

We agree Texas, but I'm just curious the name of the maker. I'm stoked about my purchase and want to read up on the maker while I anxiously await my shipment.
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Originally Posted by RobearH View Post

Speaking of Ralph Lauren and where products are being made....I just read this story. http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/us-uniforms-made-in-china-lawmakers-furious-071212. So what are your opinions RRL Styleforum members?

i get it ... stupid bad PR move by RL esp since this has been an issue in the past but at the same time i assume like 75%+ of everything else at the olympics is made elsewhere including the equipment, the shoes, the electronic equipment, on and on and on. i mean EVERYTHING is made in china or at least not in the US. i think RL should have made these particular uniforms in the US esp since RL CAN but nike isn't getting sh*t for it when all of the shoes are made in south america or wherever.
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why do you think C&J makes them and not one of the other English shoemakers?

I know a few years ago RL used C&J for their mid-high Italian shoes (Polo line), with Edward Green making the Purple Label shoes. EG is pretty much the best shoemaker in the world, or one of them. Now they've switched their high end from EG to another Italian maker, not sure who.

I guess RL dropped EG for a reason; C&J was the default choice probably to avoid Italian style boots.

The benchmade C&J line is still no slouch and better than 95% of shoes you encounter in stores. I'm tempted for sure.

How do the Bowery boots run?

RL still uses EG for some of their Purple Label shoes.
The current Purple Label Italian maker is said to be Silvio Sasetti
I believe RL still use G&G for a few models.

If I had to guess, I'd probably go with those Bowery boots being made by C&J but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they're not.
I'd also guess that they run about 1/2 size big.
I ordered the 10.5 which is the same as my Lindrick/Marlowe (325 last) size.
There's a C&J captoe boot called the Keswick (also on the 325 last) but the Bowery looks a lot more bulbous.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

RL still uses EG for some of their Purple Label shoes.
The current Purple Label Italian maker is said to be Silvio Sasetti
I believe RL still use G&G for a few models.
If I had to guess, I'd probably go with those Bowery boots being made by C&J but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they're not.
I'd also guess that they run about 1/2 size big.
I ordered the 10.5 which is the same as my Lindrick/Marlowe (325 last) size.
There's a C&J captoe boot called the Keswick (also on the 325 last) but the Bowery looks a lot more bulbous.

^^

This is correct as far as makers.

As far as the RRL made in the USA, but I'm not sure about the makers. In our books, they will mention that the cowboy boots are made in Texas or mention that the hide comes from Nebraska, but they don't specify makers. Only our buyers would really have first hand knowledge of this info.
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Why is this a big deal this year? RL did Sydney, Turin, and Beijing just going on my memory. Didn't Roots do Salt Lake? If so, I do not remember a stink about a Canadian label designing for Salt Lake yet an American designer gets noise about designing for his home country. Seems strange to me that this is news. Shouldn't we be more vocal about the USOC's decision to use RL?
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people were upset about Roots last time but wasn't as big of deal

only big deal cuz its an election year and politicians used it as fuel for the fire of our bad economy. if our economy was flying high, no one would care who or where it was made (at least it wouldn't be on front page of news)
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This is a shot in the dark since I'm clearly too late, but... anyone have any idea where I might be able to pick up a gambler jacket in medium? Or am I just stuck waiting to see if they bring it back again?
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Originally Posted by Arethusa View Post

This is a shot in the dark since I'm clearly too late, but... anyone have any idea where I might be able to pick up a gambler jacket in medium? Or am I just stuck waiting to see if they bring it back again?

Like this one? Looks like you are a lucky SG........ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Polo-Ralph-Lauren-RRL-Double-RL-100-Real-Cowhide-Leather-JACKET-MEDIUM-/290727609386?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item43b0b7442a#ht_9043wt_956

 

 

 

 

 

p.s.not my auction or affiliation. 

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Yeah price isn't bad either assuming that really is in the condition states
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

people were upset about Roots last time but wasn't as big of deal
only big deal cuz its an election year and politicians used it as fuel for the fire of our bad economy. if our economy was flying high, no one would care who or where it was made (at least it wouldn't be on front page of news)

Not about the politicians, all about the economy and jobs. This is an example of what stuff like the Occupy movement and Tea Partiers CAN do across the board. Even people who are of the ilk that "All these bums should get a job" are at least talking about jobs in America and corporate profits. Now that they see these uni's were made in China, Tea Partiers AND the Occupy crowd can jump all over it.
post #10814 of 21784
im all for made in US ... doesn't really matter why or who is making it happen

BUT its pretty ridic to hold RL to this standard ONLY when past uni's and even current sponsors are all made outside of US and its been like that since forever

maybe this RL announcement will turn the tide and even NIKE will make things in US
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

im all for made in US ... doesn't really matter why or who is making it happen
BUT its pretty ridic to hold RL to this standard ONLY when past uni's and even current sponsors are all made outside of US and its been like that since forever
maybe this RL announcement will turn the tide and even NIKE will make things in US

I think when you're the "Official" outfitter of the US Olympic team, people see it differently. This is part of capitalism, if the people don't like it they won't buy, survival of the fittest. Fortunately, for Ralph, most Americans are too self-absorbed to even remember this the next time they see a sale at Macy's. Nike is the athletes choice, RL was the USOC choice...I think thats the difference.
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