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post #1741 of 21963
May I offer a dissenting opinion? I made a visit to the Melrose RRL today, and... the prices are ridiculous. Plaid cotton western shirts at $185 to $250. Chambray buttondown $250... chambray workshirt about that price. Red denim jeans are $350.

I like the materials, I like the "curated" vintage items that make the store an interesting visit. I think the "experience" of the store is fun. But the prices are over the top, especially for items that are done better by japanese and other designers. I see RRL playing catchup on many pieces, whether they are riffing on vintage western and workwear, or rushing out versions of pieces originally done by smaller companies.

Anyway, I don't think RRL stuff warrants the high prices of their retail or ebay.
post #1742 of 21963
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Originally Posted by subdivide View Post
May I offer a dissenting opinion?
You may.

Of course, you are likely to be shouted down on a thread devoted to RRL love.
post #1743 of 21963
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Originally Posted by subdivide View Post
May I offer a dissenting opinion? I made a visit to the Melrose RRL today, and... the prices are ridiculous. Plaid cotton western shirts at $185 to $250. Chambray buttondown $250... chambray workshirt about that price. Red denim jeans are $350.

I like the materials, I like the "curated" vintage items that make the store an interesting visit. I think the "experience" of the store is fun. But the prices are over the top, especially for items that are done better by japanese and other designers. I see RRL playing catchup on many pieces, whether they are riffing on vintage western and workwear, or rushing out versions of pieces originally done by smaller companies.

Anyway, I don't think RRL stuff warrants the high prices of their retail or ebay.

The raw jeans at 220 are a great value, and a lot of the washes RRL does are really, really nice. I also love the slim boot cut. I think everything other then the made in the USA jeans/cords are rather overpriced.
post #1744 of 21963
Given that you guys are likely talking about the massive influx of jeans that hit the Polo outlets in the last 2 weeks, the main difference between the mens and womens jeans in that batch is that the mens jeans have 5 buttons on the fly, and the womens have 4 buttons. This info was kindly told me by another member, and i examined a bunch of these jeans and it looks like he was right. But ymmv
post #1745 of 21963
...BUT you must also take into account that even some smaller Men's sizes don't have 5 buttons because the waist is small, like a 28 or something. Even APC's are like that and other brands
post #1746 of 21963
To each is own, some folks here sells women jeans for men and vise versa.
post #1747 of 21963
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Originally Posted by oceansaway View Post
What's up with the outrageous prices being charged for RRL items by the eBay seller, Blue Present? I guess it's none of my business, and I don't begrudge someone making a profit, but it seems downright greedy to charge more -- in many cases a lot more -- than the original retail price.

I bet that dude smells like drakkar noir.
post #1748 of 21963
Hey guys,

I am thinking about proxying some RRL sweatshirts from Japan. I was wondering what their quality is like (I am guessing they are not loopwheeled?) and the fit. Also, am I better off going with alternate brands like BR or Left Fielf (although the prices are kind of ridiculous). Will also take any other suggestions.

Thanks,
post #1749 of 21963
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I bet that dude smells like drakkar noir.
Actually, I prefer Old Spice.
post #1750 of 21963
Cool vintage RRL site I found.....
http://ralphlipschitz.tripod.com/
post #1751 of 21963
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Originally Posted by subdivide View Post
May I offer a dissenting opinion? I made a visit to the Melrose RRL today, and... the prices are ridiculous. Plaid cotton western shirts at $185 to $250. Chambray buttondown $250... chambray workshirt about that price. Red denim jeans are $350. I like the materials, I like the "curated" vintage items that make the store an interesting visit. I think the "experience" of the store is fun. But the prices are over the top, especially for items that are done better by japanese and other designers. I see RRL playing catchup on many pieces, whether they are riffing on vintage western and workwear, or rushing out versions of pieces originally done by smaller companies. Anyway, I don't think RRL stuff warrants the high prices of their retail or ebay.
You're absolutely right. RRL is at its core a rich man's J Crew. The stuff is overpriced and a lot of it isn't even made in America. But...it's really nice stuff. And I don't mind paying for it. See that site that's linked above: they're selling an idea that I like to buy sometimes. Not all the time, and not for everything, but their goods are generally well made and well marketed and really that's what people respond to. Plus their oxfords are perfect and worth the premium, but maybe that's just me.
post #1752 of 21963
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Originally Posted by airportlobby View Post
I bet that dude smells like drakkar noir.
Originally Posted by oceansaway :
What's up with the outrageous prices being charged for RRL items by the eBay seller, Blue Present? I guess it's none of my business, and I don't begrudge someone making a profit, but it seems downright greedy to charge more -- in many cases a lot more -- than the original retail price.

They are really soaking in the ones that eventually buy, they don't sell too much at their prices, but when they do, it makes up for the month. I would never charge such prices as they do, and I would never buy from them even as the collector I am.
post #1753 of 21963
Anyone attend the RRL party last night on Melrose?
post #1754 of 21963
as a rrl supplier i assume you did.
post #1755 of 21963
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as a rrl supplier i assume you did.

Good one
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