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Smoke DZA cooling with Dame Dash and Branson in Harlem
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

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Smoke DZA cooling with Dame Dash and Branson in Harlem
Makes me not want to get that jacket anymore, kinda like everytime I see Kanye in rrl.
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lol agreed but cant stop it from happening. to be honest, im surprised more celebs arent seen in rrl (not including denim)
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Originally Posted by Ruggedman View Post

Anybody saw the the limited field jacket in person and can comment on it?

 

Real quick glance at it the other day.  Fabric felt pretty thin and doesn't like it warrants the price.  I'd look for a Barbour To Ki To or check into Nigel Cabourn.  Cabourn on sale is well worth it and the quality is light years ahead of RRL.  Cabourn SS14 will be in part military inspired so you might see something similar.

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Originally Posted by Lord Nick View Post


Makes me not want to get that jacket anymore, kinda like everytime I see Kanye in rrl.

 

Doesn't change my mind.  Looks horrible on him, but I like it on me.

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I think it looks better on him than anyone else I've seen it on
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Originally Posted by esqblackbook View Post

Has anybody noticed that the current years Bowery Boots no longer use the French Calf that made them so beautiful in their first year with Cheaney as their maker? Cheaney was using the same French Calf supplier as Hermes and those boots has an incredible feel to them. The following two years  have seen a different, more common leather and I feel like it's much like the "made in china" transition that RRL made once everybody fell in love with the brand. IN retail, unfortunately, it's usually about the margins when we're dealing with huge public entities that are trying to quietly appear mom and pop.

IMO all the UK made Bowerys look like crap (with the maroon ones being a semi exception) and have since they came out. Don't like the leather, don't like the soles, don't like the shape. They haven't interested me since the switch from Julian
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IMO all the UK made Bowerys look like crap (with the maroon ones being a semi exception) and have since they came out. Don't like the leather, don't like the soles, don't like the shape. They haven't interested me since the switch from Julian

I picked up the Black Cheaney bowery before Christmas. It is certainly different than the Julian. The leather is more waxy, and the shoe seems more blunt. Obviously the dianite heel is a prominent change from the stacked leather, but even little details like the laces aren't as interesting. However, the shoe is breaking in nicely, and I find it to be much more comfortable than the Julian. I think that is probably what I like most about the boot. It really is very comfortable and solidly made. Overall I'm pretty happy with it.

Of course if you had offered up your black Julian bowery in my size at what I consider a more reasonable price, I might be singing a different tune wink.gif
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For those wondering what the differences are, here's the Julians (top) vs the Cheaneys (bottom) in black cherry. I've wanted a pair of the Julians for quite some time now but have given up on finding them. They just look so much better.
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Does anyone have photos of the slim fit Utica wash and sizing advice (the usual vanity sizing)? Or info on the slim fit Kansas and where I might be able to find a pair in 32x32 (PM me please)?
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

RRL braces are definitely on the thin side. Both of mine measure 1" width. Often times they're 1.5" and 2". It doesn't sound like much of a difference but 2" can look like wearing a seatbelt.

What do you mean they're not meant to be seen? They're just the predecessor to belts. I wear mine all the time whether I'm dressed casually or wearing a tie and blazer. How do you usually wear them?

Bit late get backing to this but personally I'm not a fan of braces that wide and in my experience braces that wide are the exception (along with really skinny ones). I've got 3 pairs of RRL braces and they're all the same width. At a push I'd guess around 1.5 inches maybe a little less and the width is entirely consistent with other brands like LVC, Nigel Cabourn and more formal brands like Gieves & Hawkes. Going by a quick google search, I'd say thats about the average width.

With regards to braces not being meant to be seen, it's one of the old classic rules where when you put your jacket on then nobody should be able to tell that you are wearing braces. Similar to how if you are wearing a waistcoat then the belt shouldn't be seen. You'll get a better explanation on the CM side of the forum. Rules are obviously meant to be broken but you see a lot of guys going out without a jacket and their braces on show and most of the time it looks really bad, like they've just finished a shift a TGI's. The guys that do the merchandising in RRL usually do a pretty good job but the average person on the street gets it wrong the majority of time because it just looks so incongruent with what they are wearing.

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I love the lapel width on the RRL suits. The general rule with lapels is that they are supposed to be half as wide as the space between the collar and the shoulder and from the looks of the photos Ive seen they are bang on. The skinny lapels are a fairly trendy thing these days but give it a few years and wider lapels will definitely be the norm.

I prefer a single vent on a jacket rather than a double. Im not sure why but double vents have never worked for me. I have a black moleskin Klaxon Howl suit that is based on a 30s style and it has no vent which was more typical for suits of that era. I also have the same pants and matching vest in a grey herringbone wool but they sold out of the jacket before I could get one in my size so Im going to get one next time they make them.

Yeah, I'm a big fan of RRL suiting and the lapel width is a big part of that. My one big regret from last season was missing out on this really awesome suit which was a grey herringbone with a light blue windowpane. Could've picked it up during the private sale but was being tight for some reason just before christmas and foolishly thought I'd be able to grab it in the main sale. From what I understand, RRL has an exclusive on the fabrics they use so tracking it down myself may be impossible. Would make my day if someone told me otherwise.
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comparison pics ... sorry, only have my iphone on me and lighting is terrible plus puppy keeps trying to sit on the pants lol - FWPs

from left to right:
RRL low straight once washed 28x34 (for sale if anyone is interested ... worn twice around apt with very light fading at wallet)
RRL denim officer chinos 28x34 (altered to be slimmer since leg opening was ginormo)
RRL LTD STF 28

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as you can see, the denim for the STF's is different from the regular raws ... similar to sugarcanes ive seen (cant remember model though)
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Originally Posted by Jagger_On View Post

Bit late get backing to this but personally I'm not a fan of braces that wide and in my experience braces that wide are the exception (along with really skinny ones). I've got 3 pairs of RRL braces and they're all the same width. At a push I'd guess around 1.5 inches maybe a little less and the width is entirely consistent with other brands like LVC, Nigel Cabourn and more formal brands like Gieves & Hawkes. Going by a quick google search, I'd say thats about the average width.

With regards to braces not being meant to be seen, it's one of the old classic rules where when you put your jacket on then nobody should be able to tell that you are wearing braces. Similar to how if you are wearing a waistcoat then the belt shouldn't be seen. You'll get a better explanation on the CM side of the forum. Rules are obviously meant to be broken but you see a lot of guys going out without a jacket and their braces on show and most of the time it looks really bad, like they've just finished a shift a TGI's. The guys that do the merchandising in RRL usually do a pretty good job but the average person on the street gets it wrong the majority of time because it just looks so incongruent with what they are wearing.

That's only considering braces worn as formalwear. Braces may not usually have been seen but I wouldn't say that's a "rule" like not wearing white after labor day. I don't think it would now or ever have been considered offensive for braces to be seen when one takes off their jacket, whether that be a blazer, less formal coat, or no coat at all. Pants and denim used to normally have buttons for braces and it was superseded by the eyelets we now have for belts.

All the brands you mentioned are fashionable/stylish. I wouldn't use LVC or Nigel Cabourn as representing the "standard".

Like ties, suspenders will look normal, wide or skinny depending on the "width" of the wearer. It's all about proportion.

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=16618396&fbn=Division%7CMen%7CSee+All&ppp=99&f=PAD%2FDivision%2FMen&kw=suspenders&parentPage=search

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Solid-Suspenders/886C,default,pd.html?dwvar_886C_Color=BLCK&contentpos=2&cgid=#BVRRWidgetID





Edited by Kensington - 2/6/14 at 11:41am
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Was my post removed?

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probably ... not allowed to sell directly on the threads ... theres a sale portion of the forum dedicated to that
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