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Originally Posted by RRL CLOTHING View Post

No, because tweed pants are too geriatric for my tastes.

 

The point is, if these pants came from Italy or France they would easily cost over $1k. It doesn't even matter where it's constructed, the fabrics and design is what's important and RL's China plants have high quality standards. There is cheap China clothing and expensive China clothing just like there is cheap USA made and expensive. I'm tired of the China bashing that comes into play here every few months.

 

Furthermore, two posts don't go by in this thread without mentioning SilvioB or outlets. I sincerely doubt anyone in this thread has ever paid MSRP for anything.

i will say the china made polos from ralph lauren seem to be more comfortable at the top unlike the sri lanka polos where they seem to small/tight at the top

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Yes, I meant that as an American brand it should have been using American denim and fabrics from the start, whereas they have been heavily using Japanese denim and fabrics as a sign of prestige and quality over the years, which is fine with me and also fine with me if they balance it out with cheaper stuff from India or China. The key word being balance.

Those people who only care USA this and USA that never noticed the strong Japanese/Asian influence the brand had from the beginning. Seems hypocritical to accept Japanese materials and construction but not Chinese/India coming from an 'American heritage' label. All political issues aside, I don't think China/India/etc is incapable of making a superior product if they were backed by a legitimate designer. 

  RRL only recently switched to American denim for their core jeans, but I doubt it was only to be more authentic or true to the brand image, but also as a cost saving measure. So they knocked out 2 birds with 1 stone.

After getting into nicer clothes I quickly go to the point where I wouldn't even look at things made in China as I thought they would always be inferior to US or Japanese counterparts. RRL Officer Chinos changed that for me. I had the chance to check them out in person and as soon as I did I realized that China can produce something just as good as anyone else. The officer chinos are truly fantastic both in materials and construction, they are better built than my US made RRL jeans or any of the other brands of US made chinos I've ever handled. I have a few RRL shirts as well and they are very nice. I have seen some that were sub-par, mostly due to too much distressing that left holes in the fabric (seen on at least three RRL shirts I can recall...all were purchased and returned to the online store during their big sales). The few I have bought and kept are great though and get lots of wear next to my Gitmans, Mister Freedom, Post O'alls, and EG shirts.
post #15843 of 20095
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Originally Posted by robbase View Post



What's up all? I'm new to this forum and already I'm asking for favors, lol but.......
Can anyone help me find this in XXL? Did they even make it in a XXL?

You should try an XL.
If it's anything like the indian head one from last year, it runs on the big.
post #15844 of 20095
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Originally Posted by 00bam View Post

i will say the china made polos from ralph lauren seem to be more comfortable at the top unlike the sri lanka polos where they seem to small/tight at the top

You will say that... regardless of it being neither edifying nor relevant.
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Originally Posted by Baldomero View Post

So much talk about copping great deals and ebay buys but I never see any user photos.

Word is born.
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post #15847 of 20095
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Originally Posted by RRL CLOTHING View Post

No, because tweed pants are too geriatric for my tastes.

 

The point is, if these pants came from Italy or France they would easily cost over $1k. It doesn't even matter where it's constructed, the fabrics and design is what's important and RL's China plants have high quality standards. There is cheap China clothing and expensive China clothing just like there is cheap USA made and expensive. I'm tired of the China bashing that comes into play here every few months.

 

Furthermore, two posts don't go by in this thread without mentioning SilvioB or outlets. I sincerely doubt anyone in this thread has ever paid MSRP for anything.

 

"...Tweed pants are too geriatric for my tastes." I guess the implication being that you would, in fact, spend $490.00 on pants -- just not standard-issue geriatric ones. Good for you.

 

Not sure what part of what I said can be construed as China-bashing. I merely stated that I wouldn't purchase $490.00 pants -- or, if we're to be specific, bottoms -- made in Southeast Asia. It has less to do with quality and more to do with labor conditions. A bit overly enthused to protect the Chinese-made throne, eh?

 

Who (or what) is SilvioB?

post #15848 of 20095
lol @ $490 MIC pants
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Pretty sure all of us have fancy $600 iPhones (or similar) that were Made in China and nobody is complaining.
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well yes because they're certainly related lol8[1].gif
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Or that their GM/Hyundai that is filled with 80% cheap Chinese components... 

 

Pretty sure people don't care where it's made when they get those big discounts. You don't have a problem with Made in China when it's cheap or on clearance and would buy those pants in a second if they hit your outlet for $75, but if you can't afford it everyone has to hear about how it's suddenly overpriced Chinese garbage.

 

Silvio is the guy with 15000fb who sells RRL @70-80% off to everyone on the forums. I'm sure he'll have those Chinese tweed pants listed for $99 in no time.

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Now you're catching on, that's called value my friend.
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Value is out the window when discussing overpriced, luxury, Designer clothing.

 

Lets get real, a pair of $50 Levis STF will probably outlast a pair of TR jeans that cost $320 made in LA. This has never ever been about quality.

 

Like I said, if those pants came from Italy for $500 he would not buy them either. The truth is when it's out of someone's budget they hate on RRL and find reasons to bash it.


That is all.

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Originally Posted by RRL CLOTHING View Post

Or that their GM/Hyundai that is filled with 80% cheap Chinese components... 

 

Pretty sure people don't care where it's made when they get those big discounts. You don't have a problem with Made in China when it's cheap or on clearance and would buy those pants in a second if they hit your outlet for $75, but if you can't afford it everyone has to hear about how it's suddenly overpriced Chinese garbage.

 

Silvio is the guy with 15000fb who sells RRL @70-80% off to everyone on the forums. I'm sure he'll have those Chinese tweed pants listed for $99 in no time.


Ha! You paint with a broad brush, my friend: "...if you can't afford it everyone has to hear about how it's suddenly overpriced Chinese garbage."

 

I missed the part where I said that. And yes, if the pants were $70.00, or even $150.00, I'd buy them. But that's because I, personally, don't attach much value to them. Does that mean I can't afford them? Absolutely not.

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