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Originally Posted by gumercindo View Post


Who makes RRL suiting? Is it Caruso?
 

 

Not sure but there's a very good chance it's Caruso.  I know Caruso has made RL's Black Label suits in years past and also made the blazers and dress pants for the old Rugby line (which was a great line, by the way, far superior to Denim and Supply).  

 

Try a quick Google search for "ralph lauren" and "caruso," there are multiple hits across a number of clothing forums. 

 

Edit:  found this old SF thread that describes the suits of the various RL lines.  First post mentions RRL and Caruso.  http://www.styleforum.net/t/94886/ralph-lauren-lines-and-who-makes-what-a-definitive-guide

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Just as a quick FYI...I asked what others did to wash their rigid chinos and dry cleaned them per the advice on this board.  Just wanted to give the feedback that this looks like a great way to clean them if you do not want any shrinkage, discoloration, or other unwanted effects from washing.  I've dry cleaned three pairs now a couple times and they all came out great.

 

Thank you for this advice, as I have a pair of rigid's that are going on two years old now and are in need of their first cleaning.  So there were no discoloration issues I take it? 

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Thank you for this advice, as I have a pair of rigid's that are going on two years old now and are in need of their first cleaning.  So there were no discoloration issues I take it? 

None that I could tell...they pretty much looked the same as they went in (minus the stank) ...

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Originally Posted by walds11 View Post

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.

Interesting. Looks like I might be having the same issue with the low straights (Brooks wash) I bought. In your experience, do these washed denim stretch any noticeable amount?

I've never had the waist of denim taken in before - have any of you done that with with success?
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post

Interesting. Looks like I might be having the same issue with the low straights (Brooks wash) I bought. In your experience, do these washed denim stretch any noticeable amount?

I've never had the waist of denim taken in before - have any of you done that with with success?

I never really paid close attention, but the washed/pre-distressed denim will stretch a little. I like my new denim jeans to be comfortably snug, to allow for some stretching.
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Originally Posted by Cooly View Post
 

None that I could tell...they pretty much looked the same as they went in (minus the stank) ...

Thanks!  Yeah I wasn't necessarily expecting issues like that from dry cleaning, but have seen a few pairs (the olive rigids come to mind) where washing machines seemed to thrash the color.  I really need to clean them, but also need to wear them for business casual work so they can't appear too discolored.

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Originally Posted by DJ Quaaludes View Post
 

Thanks!  Yeah I wasn't necessarily expecting issues like that from dry cleaning, but have seen a few pairs (the olive rigids come to mind) where washing machines seemed to thrash the color.  I really need to clean them, but also need to wear them for business casual work so they can't appear too discolored.

I was actually able to take a picture of the dark olive rigid chino's from last spring (as they are today).  They've been dry-cleaned twice and I've must have worn them at least ~40 times.  To me, they do not look that much different and I haven't noticed any shrinking...

 

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Here's great deal for someone of a certain length and breadth—RRL Officer's Field Chinos in a size 32 for 99.00. 

 

We're all familiar with doctored images that hype RRL clothing sold online. But here's a case in which generic-looking web store photos fail to do the pants justice.

 

From RL.com:

 

 

 

One really needs to see these chinos in person to appreciate the construction and sumptuous fabric, a ribbed, 12.8 oz "faille" cloth that is both rugged and silky.  

 

The photos below more accurately capture the texture and classic military color (Tanker Olive) of the trousers.

 

 

 

Another bonus is the use of 13-star "burst of glory" metal buttons that duplicate the look of WWII U.S. Army fasteners. In addition to the heritage look, they're a welcome alternative to the poorly-sewn corozo buttons that have plagued RRL chinos in recent years.

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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post

I've never had the waist of denim taken in before - have any of you done that with with success?

 

Nearly every pair I own. In RRL, I have three pair of low-straights. I have to buy bigger waists to accommodate thighs and top block. I've learned to wear them with a belt for a while to let them stretch, then I visit the tailor and have the waist and seat taken in. I've finally got them to the point that they fit well in the waist without diaper ass. The stretchiness of denim makes it a bit of a moving target. And I haven't washed any of them yet and don't plan to. I don't think they'd shrink much but if they did, I might lose that perfect fit.

 

So, yes. Denim waist taken in no problem. Tapering them is a little harder because it corrupts the width of the selvage ID. I haven't done that.



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Edited by oynag - 1/5/16 at 8:27pm
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The Slim Fit New Mexico washes arrived today and I absolutely love them.  While initially disappointed, I am digging the Low Straight Sulphur Springs that I received yesterday.  While pursuing the RL website, the Slim Narrow Distressed in Kentucky Blue was showed back up in my size so I ordered them today as well.

 

Not sure I live the faux paint splotches, but the Salesperson was super kind and sold them to me delivered (Next Day Air) for $125 down from $390.

This is what they look like:

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I have the skim narrow. I absolutely love them. The distressing and paint splothches really stand out in a good way. They are also loght weight and soft which is a definite bonus. Fair warning they run small.I bought Them in a 34 and they are noticeably slimmer than all my other slim fits which are 33.
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Agreed. I took a chance on these when they dropped to 99.00. Was pleasantly surprised when they were much nicer in person than the web pictures. I especially like the subtle color difference in the stitching.
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Originally Posted by aquila49 View Post

Here's great deal for someone of a certain length and breadth—RRL Officer's Field Chinos in a size 32 for 99.00. 

We're all familiar with doctored images that hype RRL clothing sold online. But here's a case in which generic-looking web store photos fail to do the pants justice.

From RL.com:





One really needs to see these chinos in person to appreciate the construction and sumptuous fabric, a ribbed, 12.8 oz "faille" cloth that is both rugged and silky.  

The photos below more accurately capture the texture and classic military color (Tanker Olive) of the trousers.







Another bonus is the use of 13-star "burst of glory" metal buttons that duplicate the look of WWII U.S. Army fasteners. In addition to the heritage look, they're a welcome alternative to the poorly-sewn corozo buttons that have plagued RRL chinos in recent years.
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Anyone here purchase this flag-print shirt? Do you have any actual pics? Thanks!

 

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Originally Posted by koidragon View Post

Agreed. I took a chance on these when they dropped to 99.00. Was pleasantly surprised when they were much nicer in person than the web pictures. I especially like the subtle color difference in the stitching.

 

I'm wondering if those pants are selvedged ones like the similar officer pants in the past seasons.

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Originally Posted by koidragon View Post

Agreed. I took a chance on these when they dropped to 99.00. Was pleasantly surprised when they were much nicer in person than the web pictures. I especially like the subtle color difference in the stitching.

 

Yes, I failed to mention the nice effect of the gold stitching against the greenish fabric. Very sweet chinos!

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