Edited by Sym - 1/26/14 at 10:48am
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No, hoit is right. They are vintage pieces.
I have the upper right plaid rayon blue one, but I unstitched the pockets and flaps.
If they look awful, it's for several reasons.
1. Not everything RRL made/makes looks good
2. The shirts don't photo very well. The colors are much more subdued and deep in person
3. Blame it on the mid-90's aesthetic. They are very bowler/workwear/grunge inspired
Now, personally I love the one I have. I bought it because it is 100% rayon and sometimes like that material very much in a shirt. The caveat being that I only wear it more as a shirt-jac, layered over something. Some considerations: these shirts are thick-ish, even the rayon ones, the chest sizing is huge, the length very short, as are the sleeves. Very strange fitting, but can be pulled off nicely in certain ways.
Wow, it's my first time seeing any RRL shirts in that style. I used to have a blue label RL shirt that was 100% rayon but it looked completely different. I can see some appeal in the fact that rayon is super soft. If you get a chance post a pic, I'd be curious to see visually how you pull it off.
Wow well spotted - same product in UK looks so weak! I check both sites but hadn't noticed the difference. Not surprised about the price difference however, us Brits getting stung on prices as usual....
Which is which? They both look the same to me...and they both look nice.
I actually like the first one better haha. To each his own I guess.
But ya, very pricey on the uk site.
The first picture is just at a bad angle and is reflecting more of the studio lighting back into the camera from the shine of the leather. The second photo is more accurate to how it would look in person. Im actually surprised they would use that first photo at all considering how much effort they usually put into their product photos.
Wouldn't say the Varsity is that warm. It's a light cotton chino on the outside with a felted wool liner body. I've been wearing it under my Belstaff when outside at the moment.