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I'm not saying there is anything wrong with China's quality control or construction. Most of RL's clothing comes from China anyway. I am a proponent of being competitive and making clothing outside US, Italy, etc.

 

However this will significantly lower the brands prestige since the denim was the core product. What I don't like is jeans made of Japanese selvedge and in the USA going for $360 then next season being made in China using Chinese denim for the same price. It's clear RL's profits will be higher and the consumer pays more for a lesser quality product.

 

Why would I pay $250+ for Chinese jeans when I can get Japanese jeans for the same price. It doesn't make sense to a denim enthusiast. RRL will become another ubiquitous mall-brand like Polo if everything comes from China. I suppose that is good for business... selling mass produced rehashed junk at ridiculous prices then at huge discounts is still better for the bottom line...

post #17402 of 20961

That guy's Chinese jeans brand looks good, even though all the classic knock-off details are hurting my eyes. They look like jeans Carhartt would make.

 

Also the price is ~$200, while it is probably a fine quality product, I can get US or Japanese jeans for that money. Unbranded (N&F) is offering raw denim for $79 that is proven to be great quality and great denim.

 

If these Chinese jeans were $100-120, I would buy them unquestionably but they are in the same price point as more legit, higher quality brands so unless I want to go out of my way to support a Chinese repro brand, it probably won't happen. I can see him being successful in other markets.

post #17403 of 20961

I'm heading up to Montreal tomorrow.
Are there are any stores up there that carry RRL that you guys know of? Just curious.

Thanks!

post #17404 of 20961
I'm a size 30 waist in low straights, what size in black slims?
post #17405 of 20961
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Originally Posted by Sym View Post

I hate RL.com pics, it seems like they fail to portray the item accurately only half the time. I found these on Dave's eBay store of the Lambswool Crewneck and the blue look greyer and the green looks brown, which set of pics represent the actual color of these sweaters?



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Also can anyone comment on the sizing/quality of the Powell



I also picked up the charcoal cashmere crew and peacoat, love both pieces.

The lighting on that set of photos sucks. I took them in a bathroom at a relatives house over thanksgiving. Theyre closer in color to the website pics. Sleeves look wide because i have XL ones and the site probably shows S or M
post #17406 of 20961
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Originally Posted by RRL CLOTHING View Post

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with China's quality control or construction. Most of RL's clothing comes from China anyway. I am a proponent of being competitive and making clothing outside US, Italy, etc.

However this will significantly lower the brands prestige since the denim was the core product. What I don't like is jeans made of Japanese selvedge and in the USA going for $360 then next season being made in China using Chinese denim for the same price. It's clear RL's profits will be higher and the consumer pays more for a lesser quality product.

Why would I pay $250+ for Chinese jeans when I can get Japanese jeans for the same price. It doesn't make sense to a denim enthusiast. RRL will become another ubiquitous mall-brand like Polo if everything comes from China. I suppose that is good for business... selling mass produced rehashed junk at ridiculous prices then at huge discounts is still better for the bottom line...

Yes- absolutely I agree. Just threw in my .02 as I didn't know your particular thoughts. I still recommend RRL as an eBay buy for people stepping into the brand. I don't find the idea lowered prestige too stinging. I understand for purists/collectors this may not be the case, but a simple pragmatic pair will get it done for me, while the ethos may have changed. Has it been determined that the denim is created in China? Maybe the final production occurs there? I did a quick search but I did not find much. As far as Cone goes, some of the separate/newer stuff is also complete trash in comparison, so that's why I hesitate to change my thoughts on country of origin.
post #17407 of 20961

I am loving this Denim Supply cardigan 

 

post #17408 of 20961
Just noticed new items on RRL online. Empire Denim buckle backs and a brown/butterscotch motorcycle leather jacket. Anyone know when we might see the rest?
post #17409 of 20961

I went with a 31, a size down from my standard chino size. fit tight out of the box but have loosened up some.9uLlxh

post #17410 of 20961
lol i didnt know "Dave's photos" were yours, Dave_SFU!
post #17411 of 20961
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I'm here now. Sad I know. Its 80 off most stuff. A lot of 36 reg sports jackets but the style is really underwhelming. A few purple label here and there retailing at 3000 for the sports jacket.

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post #17413 of 20961

Why wouldn't they be legit? What reason do you have for suspecting they are possibly fake? Have you actually read any of this thread at all?
post #17414 of 20961
Check the uk site they seem to have just about all if the new stuff online already, then you know what to expect when we get it .
post #17415 of 20961
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Originally Posted by Lord Nick View Post

Check the uk site they seem to have just about all if the new stuff online already, then you know what to expect when we get it .


Where do you see that? 

Also, it seems like they changed the Eurpean sites in that you cannot have a non-flash view of RRL items anymore. If you put something in your cart and then click on it, it won't appear under RRL in non-flash but just under the category like 'jeans'. 

For some time weirdly RRL items were also shown within a Denim&Supply frame. But that seems to have been corrected.

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