Stopped in Ralph Lauren in Chicago today and tried a few pieces.
-Lightning bolt jacket, can't remember the official name, is nice. Has a wool lining, though not heavy, and construction is nice. Looks quite good on too. In fact I dare say it's better than the Dixon jacket, though I'm not going to go down that road just yet.
-Empire Work Jacket looks nice and fits well. Nowhere near worth the price, but then none of RRL is anyway. Jacket is thin and would be a Spring/Fall piece, though depending on your climate you might want additional layers.
-Reynolds Work Vest looks nice as well. Very fitted though. Had to size up and that was pretty much perfect, but another example of RRL sizing being all over the board.
On a side note their sale section was really picked over. Not much to choose from.
Oh, and I decided to keep my Brandt Wool Work Vest. Not much for vests/waistcoats, but since I've slimmed down I feel as though I can pull them off much better. Nice piece and some nice details. Wool blend and coloring is nice, nice buttons and I like the pockets.