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Time to derail this thread with some fits.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Basically all RRL except for the boots..

Looking good, g. I like both the coat and jacket. Nearly sprung for them myself, but other priorities arose. Cool boots, too.

That backdrop is perfect for posing in RRL. fing02[1].gif
post #25037 of 27143
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I own two full RRL suits and a couple of RRL blazers.  Construction is very good but not top notch like RL's Purple Label line, and of course comes nowhere close to bespoke in terms of detail.  They tend to have a lot of repro details, so wider lapels, watch fob holes, etc.

 

Biggest thing is sizing.  I've found RRL suits tend to run small and I always have to size up at least one.

 

Price wise, they're good options on sale but if you're going to pay full price, go for higher quality/more contemporary unless you absolutely want to have the repro details.


Thanks for the info! I was actually drawn to RRL suits for the retro detailing, I love the 20s and 30s style suiting. I'm guessing the ~50% off they have going online on some of them is a pretty good deal then? Do you find the pants to run small as well or just the jackets?

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Please do more derailing. Very nice pics. What makes are the boots?

Top pair are just some random maker I picked up in Texas. Made in USA, but cannot recall name of the maker. Bottom pair are Frye.. Thanks for the comments!
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

Looking good, g. I like both the coat and jacket. Nearly sprung for them myself, but other priorities arose. Cool boots, too.

That backdrop is perfect for posing in RRL. fing02[1].gif

Thanks man, perfect backdrop for smoking a cigar as well! I hear what you are saying on the other priorities though, but luckily I am all topped out on denim and shoes/boots, so I can usually divert my discretionary spending towards outerwear, travel and whiskey these days, lol..
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Oh yeah, found this when posting those other fits. T-shirt, belt and denim are all RRL. Shoes are Alden..


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Originally Posted by joman8390 View Post
 


Thanks for the info! I was actually drawn to RRL suits for the retro detailing, I love the 20s and 30s style suiting. I'm guessing the ~50% off they have going online on some of them is a pretty good deal then? Do you find the pants to run small as well or just the jackets?

 

50% RRL is always a good deal!  If you're looking for the retro detailing, half off a RRL suit would be perfect.  

 

Regarding pants, strangely no, the pants, at least in my case, are TTS.  I typically wear a 34 waist in pants, which in normal suits corresponds roughly to a 40 suit jacket but both my RRL suits are 34 waists and 42 jackets, the jackets being the piece I had to size up on.

 

What I find incredibly irritating about RRL is that they always sell the suit pieces as separates and it's sometimes difficult to tell what goes with what.  If you're going to buy something, make sure you're getting the matching pieces.  It would be great if they had an option for "buy this three piece suit for $X" but they don't make it easy for some reason.

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Originally Posted by Gruff View Post

50% RRL is always a good deal!  If you're looking for the retro detailing, half off a RRL suit would be perfect.  

Regarding pants, strangely no, the pants, at least in my case, are TTS.  I typically wear a 34 waist in pants, which in normal suits corresponds roughly to a 40 suit jacket but both my RRL suits are 34 waists and 42 jackets, the jackets being the piece I had to size up on.

What I find incredibly irritating about RRL is that they always sell the suit pieces as separates and it's sometimes difficult to tell what goes with what.  If you're going to buy something, make sure you're getting the matching pieces.  It would be great if they had an option for "buy this three piece suit for $X" but they don't make it easy for some reason.

Thank you again for the great info! Much appreciated!

I've had that same issue with the separates, and also I find seperates annoying because one of the parts of the suit you want always seems to be sold out in your size.
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just got back from vaca, hope everyone had a great new year's. a RRL fit from a few days ago, beach weather was great but now back in the cold. ffffuuuu.gif

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Sizing question for those who wear both Low Straights and Slim Fit Jeans - do you tend to take the same size in both styles?

I like the low straights for the slightly higher rise and leg opening, but if I take the same size in the Low Straights as the slim fits (32), the LS are noticeably looser in the legs/upper block and waist (I can slide them down my legs with a good tug). I tried sizing down to 31 in the Low Straights, but they're really snug and end up fitting like the slim fits (maybe even a bit tighter) and aren't that comfortable out of the box. When I lay the pants over each other, the waist of the 32 slim fits are between the waist measurement of the 31 and 32 low straights. I'm wondering if by sizing down to 31 I'm defeating the purpose of the fit of the Low Straights. Should I stick with the 32s in low straights and get the waist taken in, or should I go with the 31s counting on them stretching a bit so they aren't so constraining?
Edited by teddieriley - 1/4/16 at 11:49pm
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Originally Posted by Gruff View Post

50% RRL is always a good deal!  If you're looking for the retro detailing, half off a RRL suit would be perfect.  

Regarding pants, strangely no, the pants, at least in my case, are TTS.  I typically wear a 34 waist in pants, which in normal suits corresponds roughly to a 40 suit jacket but both my RRL suits are 34 waists and 42 jackets, the jackets being the piece I had to size up on.

What I find incredibly irritating about RRL is that they always sell the suit pieces as separates and it's sometimes difficult to tell what goes with what.  If you're going to buy something, make sure you're getting the matching pieces.  It would be great if they had an option for "buy this three piece suit for $X" but they don't make it easy for some reason.

I only own one RRL suit, the tweed that I just got in the sale, and the finishing is of course not like my bespoke pieces, but it's quite good.

I wonder what the differences are between the made-in-USA RRL tailoring and the made-in-Italy (by Caruso?) stuff. I didn't have to size up, either (got a 40R and it seems to be a bit slim but by no means sized down). Are some of your pieces from the US supplier? How do you find that they compare, if so?
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Originally Posted by JibranK View Post


I only own one RRL suit, the tweed that I just got in the sale, and the finishing is of course not like my bespoke pieces, but it's quite good.

I wonder what the differences are between the made-in-USA RRL tailoring and the made-in-Italy (by Caruso?) stuff. I didn't have to size up, either (got a 40R and it seems to be a bit slim but by no means sized down). Are some of your pieces from the US supplier? How do you find that they compare, if so?

 

In my opinion, the major differences between RRL and other suits from the other RL lines are the retro details.  For example, Google image search "johnny depp RRL."  One of the first hits should be a pic of Johnny in a brown and grey pinstripe doublebreasted RRL suit.  He's got just a white collared shirt on underneath, wearing it open with no tie.  I own that suit and if you look closely you can see the lapels are huge, way bigger than contemporary suiting lapels.  That design is straight out of the mid-to-late 30s/early 40s.  As I noted above, some of the waistcoats have watch fob/chain holes.  The pants have unique buttoning schemes where instead of a contemporary zipper it's a button fly with a top button that slides into the fabric and is hidden as opposed to being visible through a button hole.  Details like that.

 

To compare with the other RL lines, I've worn suits from everyone of them and they all have their unique characteristics.  Purple Label has the nicest materials and finishing, as well as the option to go truly bespoke, but the basic pattern is rather boxy and generous, especially in the shoulders.  Black Label is very contemporary, slim fits and a narrower range of fabric patterns/finishes but the materials are still very nice.  Polo RL is "lower" than Purple and Black but still very nice for the money, especially if you can catch them on sale.  I've read that Polo RL suits have the widest range of fits as well, something like four different styles.  I don't know if this is still true or not.  I think there was a discussion about this in one of the threads on Styleforum, in the classic menswear subforum, but you'd have to search for it as I believe it's relatively old at this point.

 

I'll have to take a look at my RRL suits and blazers and see where they were made.  Regarding fit, one other thing I should mention is I lift on a regular basis so I have more muscle in my 6' frame than some people, which may be a factor in my having to size up on the jackets.  That being said, an SA told me that RRL suiting runs slim, so regardless if you're ordering it's probably a good idea to purchase your regular size, plus one size up, try both on for comparison and keep the best fit.  If you're purchasing in store, you have the luxury of trying everything on until you dial it in. 

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Ralphlauren.com keeps on updating available sizes on RRL Denim.  Just ordered a pair of Slim Narrows in Kentucky Blue Wash from the website and they also have the New Mexico Wash Slim Fits available again after ordering a pair from RRL Melrose.  Between the Wichita Wash, Sulphur Springs Wash, New Mexico Wash, and now Kentucky Blue Wash, I think I have my distressed RRL collection covered.  It is going to be hard to find the patience to break in the Rigid Wash pairs I have...

 

So if there are any pairs you were wanting that appeared not to be available in your size, I highly recommend checking again.

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Originally Posted by Gruff View Post

I own two full RRL suits and a couple of RRL blazers.  Construction is very good but not top notch like RL's Purple Label line, and of course comes nowhere close to bespoke in terms of detail.  They tend to have a lot of repro details, so wider lapels, watch fob holes, etc.

Biggest thing is sizing.  I've found RRL suits tend to run small and I always have to size up at least one.

Price wise, they're good options on sale but if you're going to pay full price, go for higher quality/more contemporary unless you absolutely want to have the repro details.

Who makes RRL suiting? Is it Caruso?
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post

Sizing question for those who wear both Low Straights and Slim Fit Jeans - do you tend to take the same size in both styles?

I like the low straights for the slightly higher rise and leg opening, but if I take the same size in the Low Straights as the slim fits (32), the LS are noticeably looser in the legs/upper block and waist (I can slide them down my legs with a good tug). I tried sizing down to 31 in the Low Straights, but they're really snug and end up fitting like the slim fits (maybe even a bit tighter) and aren't that comfortable out of the box. When I lay the pants over each other, the waist of the 32 slim fits are between the waist measurement of the 31 and 32 low straights. I'm wondering if by sizing down to 31 I'm defeating the purpose of the fit of the Low Straights. Should I stick with the 32s in low straights and get the waist taken in, or should I go with the 31s counting on them stretching a bit so they aren't so constraining?


For me, I do 31x32 in both low straights and slim fits. The fit of slim fits varies, though. I have a pair of slims that are very slim and others that are not so slim. YMMV.

Separately, but how similar are slim narrows to slim fits?

Also, what is your rigid jeans of choice? Are they the slim narrows or the standard slim? Looking to get a pair of rigid selvedge but not sure which one is a must have.

Lastly, stores still have new Mexico and sulphur wash if you're interested.
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Originally Posted by gumercindo View Post

Who makes RRL suiting? Is it Caruso?
For me, I do 31x32 in both low straights and slim fits. The fit of slim fits varies, though. I have a pair of slims that are very slim and others that are not so slim. YMMV.

Separately, but how similar are slim narrows to slim fits?

Also, what is your rigid jeans of choice? Are they the slim narrows or the standard slim? Looking to get a pair of rigid selvedge but not sure which one is a must have.

Lastly, stores still have new Mexico and sulphur wash if you're interested.

I do 32x32 in both low straight and slim fits. I agree with you that the fit of slim fits varies. I only have two pairs of RRL jeans…low straight dark wash (Stillwater wash) and slim fit New Mexico wash. They fit as they should. I recently ordered the new slim fit Bayfield wash in 32x32. Way too big! The waist measured ~3-4” larger than tagged. They actually measured out close to a low straight fit. I ordered another pair of 32x32s thinking that my first pair were rejects and also a pair of 31x32s Same deal with the 32x32s, way too big and the 31x32s were quite small, pretty much balls crushers. I sent them all back. How frustrating as I really like the wash.

One thing I found odd is that the 32x32s have a 5 button fly closure and the 31x32s have a 4 button fly closure. I always thought that all slim fits have 4 buttons? Maybe that's why the 32x32s are cut so big.
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Got a couple post-christmas pickups in earlier this week.

 

As I had feared the cowboy buckle-back's will definitely be going back as they are HUGE in the top block.  Kinda figured that was going to be the case seeing as they were listed as a straight fit, but was hoping for something a bit slimmer.  Nice pair of jeans though, decent selvedge denim and all of the detail stitching and patches were great.  Waist as others mentioned was TTS, as a size 34 measured approx. 17" across.

 

Also got the fairmont wash jeans.  Does anyone know if they've recently changed their slim fit cut within the past year or so?  I compared them side by side with a couple other washed slims I own (specifically a core stillwater wash pair I picked up a year and a half ago) and the leg was definitely more tapered from the knee down.  

 

I like the fit better, though I still wish they'd produce them with just a bit more room in the thigh.  I have what many have referred to as 'bird legs' and even considering that I feel that when sized correctly in the waist the thigh is a tad narrow.  Waist on these was the typical plus 2, as a size 32 measured approx. 17" across.  Overall a great wash, my only gripe is I didn't like how it had 'actual' holes, though the real holes (non-reinforced) were on the bottom towards the end of the legs, and not an area I see tearing much further with use.  The wash almost seems to invite a bit of bunching/stacking on the bottom vs. my usual cuff as the wash has heavy wihskering and distressing at the bottom of the leg.

 

Anyone have any post wear pics of the indigo dyed cords?  Or any non-websited pics of them for that matter that give an idea as to depth of color?

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