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Originally Posted by Dave_SFU View Post


Theyre slim fit. They came out last summer and are the same jeans that are on sale now:
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=23008676&cp=11588650.29124786&ab=ln_men_cs2_sale&view=99&parentPage=family

 

Gah!  i would be on them if they were slim boot..thats my RRL cut...i cant do slim :(  So unionmade really screwed up the description i guess.

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Thompson work chinos arrived today. Heavy selvedge canvas, sort of like an abraded pair of the Clydes in a faded black. Fit is pretty slim. Rise is lower as well. Looking forward to breaking them in.

Does anyone know if the prices are still better in stores than online?
Snow14 is a pretty good kick for some items.
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Anyone own the cotton wool henley? Thinking about picking it up. Could be a nice transitional piece.
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Originally Posted by JChance View Post

Not sure if this has been posted, but interesting article about Polo Country, the brand precursor to RRL

"Old-time rocking chairs ($350 to $1,000)

Twig brooms ($85)

Rolls of mattress ticking, stone-washed denim and buffalo-check cotton ($35 to $55 a yard)

Flannel shirts ($45 to $97)

Authentic late-19th-century quilts ($575 to $825)

Hooked rugs ($350 to $1,200)

Old postcards ($2.50 each)

New socks ($9 to $16 a pair)

Shearling-lined slippers (about $100 a pair)

Sweaters in American Indian-inspired patterns ($405)

Weather vanes ($425 to $1,200)

Birdhouses ($325 to $550)

No, this isn’t a listing of prices from the latest Brooklyn Flea. These figures actually come from a 1988 New York Times article on the long forgotten “Polo Country Store” which once occupied a corner on the fourth floor of Ralph Lauren’s Rhinelander Mansion (although the article doesn’t use this name) at Madison and 72nd in New York. While Ralph might not have any interest in creating a public archive (something I’ve never been able to understand), the New York Times fortunately does, and it’s there that I came across this incredible article, which quite frankly tells more about the Polo Country brand then I’ve ever read before. Aside from the prices (which really don’t seem to have changed that much over the past two and a half decades, I mean some sweaters still do hover around the $400 mark, although you could definitely tack a 1 in front of those flannel shirt prices), there’s some pretty boastful quotes from Mr. Lauren himself, and a particularly interesting passage on the layout of the store which was inspired by the 1953 Western “Shane” and sounds like it looked very similar to a RRL store. Unfortunately, the one thing the article doesn’t have is photos, but it still provides a fascinating look at Polo Country, a brand that acted as a precursor for so much of what RL is doing today."

http://wax-wane.com/category/polo-country/

I'd say the price of sweaters hovers around the $500-800 range but otherwise I agree with you. (The "serape" cardigan from this past season comes to mind) I'm surprised at those prices. Seems like RRL has gone a lot down in price since it's inception as Polo Country with inflation in mind.

Have you seen the RL Vintage site that was launch last year? It has really great pics of vintage pieces and info about the brand and might satisfy some of your archival craving.

http://www.rlvintage.com/
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Dont mind my tag but the RL laundered chino i received yesterday are so good i ordered 2 more pairs today

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Anyone own the cotton wool henley? Thinking about picking it up. Could be a nice transitional piece.

 

 

Its a very nice and versatile piece with a loose knit to it.  I often wear it under my quilted buffalo western from this season.  

 

 


Edited by rrlgambler - 1/15/14 at 6:43pm
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

I'd say the price of sweaters hovers around the $500-800 range but otherwise I agree with you. (The "serape" cardigan from this past season comes to mind) I'm surprised at those prices. Seems like RRL has gone a lot down in price since it's inception as Polo Country with inflation in mind.

Have you seen the RL Vintage site that was launch last year? It has really great pics of vintage pieces and info about the brand and might satisfy some of your archival craving.

http://www.rlvintage.com/

Yea I remember looking at that website but their vintage piece was ridiculously expensive. Etsy often has great RL vintage pieces at affordable price, although I'm not sure how long those would hold up, haha.
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Does anyone own the LE slim olives? Any reviews would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by harveyrabbit View Post



Thompson work chinos arrived today. Heavy selvedge canvas, sort of like an abraded pair of the Clydes in a faded black. Fit is pretty slim. Rise is lower as well. Looking forward to breaking them in.

Does anyone know if the prices are still better in stores than online?
Snow14 is a pretty good kick for some items.

Is the fit a lot slimmer than the clydes?  I own the clyde and like how they fit and not sure i want to go much slimmer.

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Originally Posted by JChance View Post

Yea I remember looking at that website but their vintage piece was ridiculously expensive. Etsy often has great RL vintage pieces at affordable price, although I'm not sure how long those would hold up, haha.
Oh yeah, I figured the prices were astronomical when the prices were listed as "inquire" or something like that. I think it has some good interviews with different types of collectors and some great flicks of vintage RL though.
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

Does anyone own the LE slim olives? Any reviews would be appreciated.

I think many folks on the thread own that pair. I really like mine. Denim is great. Very slubby, nice raw. Slim is definitely slim though. I went with my usual 32 waist, and it definitely took a few wears for these to loosen up and become comfortable. Probably one of my favorite picks from the Season. If you can find your size, I would suggest you grab them.
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Originally Posted by spork141 View Post

Is the fit a lot slimmer than the clydes?  I own the clyde and like how they fit and not sure i want to go much slimmer.

I'd say it is comparable, but a little bit slimmer. There is a half inch difference in the rise between the Thompson and the Clyde.
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Originally Posted by harveyrabbit View Post

I think many folks on the thread own that pair. I really like mine. Denim is great. Very slubby, nice raw. Slim is definitely slim though. I went with my usual 32 waist, and it definitely took a few wears for these to loosen up and become comfortable. Probably one of my favorite picks from the Season. If you can find your size, I would suggest you grab them.

Thanks. Are they very olive-y, or are they more grey? The color is difficult to make out in most of the pics I'm finding. And they are 12oz?
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

Thanks. Are they very olive-y, or are they more grey? The color is difficult to make out in most of the pics I'm finding. And they are 12oz?

Theyre more grey than olive i think. Heres a pic of mine I posted a few months back

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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

Thanks. Are they very olive-y, or are they more grey? The color is difficult to make out in most of the pics I'm finding. And they are 12oz?
They are definitely olive and not grey.I think the weft gives it the grey appearance in the website pics. It is a great color in person. Not at all like the other olive denim. I do personally like the RRL olive denim, but that has been eclipsed by the LE pair. It is just a more interesting material. I would say the 12oz. weight is accurate.
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