Originally Posted by clee1982
RRL is part of the American feel nostalgic about the good old days brand, China bashing is quite inevitable by that definition..., though I agree with you about RL's China plants has high quality standard. I have two made in China Officer Chino (9.23oz, and 11.? oz) both are constructed well and hold well so far.
edit: I certainly never paid anything MSRP...
But nobody seems to have a problem with RRL using Japanese fabrics or when older stuff was Made in Japan. China bashing is ignorant. Especially when you can get "Union made" jeans for $39 bucks. What's that say about USA made when China manufactures better quality, far better looking clothing and get away with charging 10x more money?
Polo is "American Classic" clothing made in China. The public at large doesn't care where it's made and it's made RL a billionaire. As long as RL can stay competitive among other designers, I don't see a problem with it.
RRL isn't a special, exclusive brand that everyone wants and nobody can attain. It's now a mass produced heritage label that makes replicas of historical archives of vintage clothing as well as casual contemporary stuff, a good blend of East and West coast clothing, formal wear, and some British military stuff, nothing more. They are basically the clothing equivalent of buying Taiwan reps of BBS wheels. Seemingly expensive to most, but still cheap compared to the real deal. /rant