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post #25876 of 27142
Randomly browsing my wish list and I noticed the APR16 tiered code ($25 off $100, et cetera) at RL.com works on some RRL items. If you get your order over $500 (so, like, one item) it'll knock off $175. I used it on a type 2 I had been watching. Worth a shot.
post #25877 of 27142
is it just me or does the RRL line blow dick this season?
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Spring and Summer is usually RRL weaker seasons. Winter and Fall are my go to season. I'm I the only person getting a little tired of all the indigo.

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Spring and Summer is usually RRL weaker seasons. Winter and Fall are my go to season. I'm I the only person getting a little tired of all the indigo.

 

I was never really into indigo in the first place.  I wish RRL would get away from the umpteenth iteration of an indigo-dyed whatever and take more chances on modern interpretations of vintage clothing.  Interesting shirts that aren't button down flannel-style, non-denim pants, etc.

 

I don't want them to produce costumes but I always feel like there's a lot of interesting themes and styles that they're missing out on.

post #25880 of 27142
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But I found this grey pair (link below) but not sure if they are even authentic? I ask because I am a real noob... 
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yeah they are authentic. I believe they came out fall 2015. I hope that you are aware that they are a slim fit with a taper.

These grey raws have been on eBay for quite some time. Actually they are not bad for the price. Probably won't give you the best fades ever but the color goes with everything. They fit like slims up top but below they remind me of my officer chinos—a bit bigger in the thigh and hem. Generally they run big like the officers so size down accordingly.

Before/after shots. This is maybe a year of wearing them 2-4 days a week.






And I picked up the Kruse jacket. Definitely one of those "not sure if I should" pieces due to it coming across as meh in some of the pictures floating around, but it's pretty great in person. The lamb shearling is surprisingly lightweight and warm. Kept things dry and toasty in 34 degrees/high winds while getting completely soaked in heavy, wet snow—hung it up and it dried with no staining. Definitely spring/fall weight but pretty good when the weather turns.

post #25881 of 27142
RRL is consistently more interesting and diverse than 95% of the other heritage vanity project brands out there. Still, if you have followed the label for more than a couple years, you do begin to see a lot of repetition. In many ways, I respect that. The RRL design team comes up with some truly unique takes on clothing rooted in the past. They also take big chances on producing expensive, unique, weird stuff. I understand that when your team has a big budget, you can try things that are either out of reach or too risky for smaller niche labels.

With a closet full of RRL, I don't buy much anymore, but I still keep checking in just to enjoy what they've produced recently. They do a fantastic job of balancing period detail with modern fit.

Considering many pieces (icons, etc) are produced season after season, I'd like to see more refinement. Shirt collars are STILL incorrectly proportioned. In either period-correct or simply good fit terms, they're too damn small.

Here's three wishes for the design team:

1. More shirt selvedge, fewer chambray / jaspe / oxford cloth choices that are non-selvedge

2. Socks

3. Better trims




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I was never really into indigo in the first place.  I wish RRL would get away from the umpteenth iteration of an indigo-dyed whatever and take more chances on modern interpretations of vintage clothing.  Interesting shirts that aren't button down flannel-style, non-denim pants, etc.

I don't want them to produce costumes but I always feel like there's a lot of interesting themes and styles that they're missing out on.
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These grey raws have been on eBay for quite some time. Actually they are not bad for the price. Probably won't give you the best fades ever but the color goes with everything. They fit like slims up top but below they remind me of my officer chinos—a bit bigger in the thigh and hem. Generally they run big like the officers so size down accordingly.

Before/after shots. This is maybe a year of wearing them 2-4 days a week.






And I picked up the Kruse jacket. Definitely one of those "not sure if I should" pieces due to it coming across as meh in some of the pictures floating around, but it's pretty great in person. The lamb shearling is surprisingly lightweight and warm. Kept things dry and toasty in 34 degrees/high winds while getting completely soaked in heavy, wet snow—hung it up and it dried with no staining. Definitely spring/fall weight but pretty good when the weather turns.

 

 

Thanks for the feedback on the grey jeans Opermann! Every RRL bottom I own, be it denim or chinos, is 31/32.... do you recommend I go 30/32 on these if I were to get them? Also, are these sanforized? (or is that a stupid question and raw means not-washed-nor-sanforized?). How about the stretch, will they stretch about the same as other RRL denim? Sorry, too many questions :)

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Originally Posted by boxdok View Post
 

Spring and Summer is usually RRL weaker seasons. Winter and Fall are my go to season. I'm I the only person getting a little tired of all the indigo.


you are not the only one and to add to it, it seems washed out Indigo/Denim is big this year (perhaps the past year as well) in all of the big designers for both men and women fashion...

 

but with that said, I continue to wear a lot of it and think it looks good, I'm just running out of reasons to buy more Indigo.  I can only wear blue on blue so many days :)

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Thanks for the feedback on the grey jeans Opermann! Every RRL bottom I own, be it denim or chinos, is 31/32.... do you recommend I go 30/32 on these if I were to get them? Also, are these sanforized? (or is that a stupid question and raw means not-washed-nor-sanforized?). How about the stretch, will they stretch about the same as other RRL denim? Sorry, too many questions smile.gif

I recommend sizing down. I'm a 33 in most RRL and took a 32 in these. They are sanforized and will stretch a bit, nothing too crazy.
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I recommend sizing down. I'm a 33 in most RRL and took a 32 in these. They are sanforized and will stretch a bit, nothing too crazy.

Ok, thanks. I remember boxdox mentioned these have a taper. How sharp is the taper; are they almost like skinny jeans? I prefer slim straight but can handle a slight taper... but skinny jeans kinda taper is a deal breaker for me. From the measurements mentioned on the ebay listing its hard to figure out and am pretty new to RRL.

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Originally Posted by FJCruiser View Post


Thanks for the feedback on the grey jeans Opermann! Every RRL bottom I own, be it denim or chinos, is 31/32.... do you recommend I go 30/32 on these if I were to get them? Also, are these sanforized? (or is that a stupid question and raw means not-washed-nor-sanforized?). How about the stretch, will they stretch about the same as other RRL denim? Sorry, too many questions smile.gif

I just picked up a pair myself, and I'd definitely recommend sizing down. I wear a 29 or 30 in other RRL jeans and pants (30 in the Carhartt brown Clydes, 29 in officer chinos, jaspe clydes, and some LE rigid slims in olive from a few years back). A 28 in these fits pretty well, although I'll probably wear them with a belt to keep the waist from stretching too much.

I'd say these definitely taper - size 28 ends up at around 7" at the hem, maybe a hair over - but I've tried on slimmer. It' might be worth measuring a pair or two of jeans you already have and then asking the seller to verify measurements so you can compare.
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Ok, thanks. I remember boxdox mentioned these have a taper. How sharp is the taper; are they almost like skinny jeans? I prefer slim straight but can handle a slight taper... but skinny jeans kinda taper is a deal breaker for me. From the measurements mentioned on the ebay listing its hard to figure out and am pretty new to RRL.


It's a slight taper, no wear near skinny jeans level. Slim narrow are the pair with a drastic taper. With you being a 31 I'm pretty sure a slight taper wont look awkward on you.

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Thanks for the input Notwithit!

post #25889 of 27142
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It's a slight taper, no wear near skinny jeans level. Slim narrow are the pair with a drastic taper. With you being a 31 I'm pretty sure a slight taper wont look awkward on you.

Thanks boxdox... i think I can handle a slight taper. I will still keep looking for slim straights with regular rise and brace buttons though, which is what I was in the market for in the first place :)

I compared the rise on these grey jeans (as listed on ebay) with my regular rise slim straights, and these look like a mid rise by comparison.

post #25890 of 27142
I know sizing is all over the place on RRL jeans. My question is; when you guys say 'size down' do you buy a single size e.g 33" apposed to 34" waist?, and do you buy so they are as tight as possible *yet still able to button up all buttons* or size down with the hope of stretching into being able to do up that naughty top button?

I've had mixed results with all my RRL denim so thought I'd clarify.

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