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post #5446 of 20888
I'm going to be in Naples, Fl & Key West soon for a few weeks. Anyone had any luck with RRL at the Naples Outlet Center or Florida Keys Outlet Center (all part of the same Woodbury Premium Outlet Group). Where else should I look if I was going to be in Miami?
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RRL Denim Tote Baghttp://cgi.ebay.com/New-Ralph-Lauren-RRL-Selvedge-Denim-Tote-Bag-/270801692864?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Backpacks&hash=item3f0d09e8c0

reasonable $190 BIN

EDIT: RKD came to mind when i saw this
post #5448 of 20888
You guys better head over to the RRL stores. Sale prices up to 80 % off past collections, returns, clearance items, belts, bags,etc. You'll find everything priced way below ebay and the outlets.

Slim Fit jeans are $ 105 and up, Straights, $ 84 and up, Shirts $ 48 and up. This is for selected merch. New collections and reg inventory jeans are still full price.
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by rrl stores you mean non-outlet?
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

im curious to see what the guy purchased... i keep all my tags in a shoe box.. peepwall[1].gif

LOL why?
Edited by mr.orange - 8/17/11 at 1:23pm
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OK guys, I love the aesthetic of the RRL line but have trouble paying the amount on the price tag whenever it says Made in China. I know the bags, denim and leather are mostly made state-side, but it's the made in China stuff that gets me. I guess in my mind, Made in China = Quality Control Problems and I'm all about buying less, but buying better.

So, sell me on RRL Made in China stuff. I'm not looking to be caustic about this and start a debate or an argument or anything like that. I'm just asking you guys to help assuage the issues/hang-ups I have with buying stuff made in China, especially at the RRL price point. Are you paying for quality or for branding with RRL made in China because I'm like NAMOR on this; I buy for quality, not because Jay-Z or whoever is wearing it.

Go.
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Originally Posted by Dave_SFU View Post

As of Monday afternoon Woodbury was 30% off PLUS 25%, which i added another 20% off coupon to. And they have a ton of RRL. Almost 2 full racks at the time


what kind of stuff did you see? any jeans, chinos or overalls?

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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

I'm going to be in Naples, Fl & Key West soon for a few weeks. Anyone had any luck with RRL at the Naples Outlet Center or Florida Keys Outlet Center (all part of the same Woodbury Premium Outlet Group). Where else should I look if I was going to be in Miami?


naples is good. never been to the one in key west. there's a great polo outlet in DORAL that typically has lots of PSR and RRL accessories you don't typically find elsewhere (cufflinks, dog tags, handkercheifs, gloves) but you better get there early because drizkid and hananasi clean it out daily.

 

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Originally Posted by burningbright View Post

OK guys, I love the aesthetic of the RRL line but have trouble paying the amount on the price tag whenever it says Made in China. I know the bags, denim and leather are mostly made state-side, but it's the made in China stuff that gets me. I guess in my mind, Made in China = Quality Control Problems and I'm all about buying less, but buying better.

So, sell me on RRL Made in China stuff. I'm not looking to be caustic about this and start a debate or an argument or anything like that. I'm just asking you guys to help assuage the issues/hang-ups I have with buying stuff made in China, especially at the RRL price point. Are you paying for quality or for branding with RRL made in China because I'm like NAMOR on this; I buy for quality, not because Jay-Z or whoever is wearing it.

Go.

It's all up to the buyer (in this case RL). I only have the Made in China RRL shirt, and they have been holding up well so far.

Polo have a lot made in China stuff as well, the ones goes to Macy are horrible, the ones goes to the Mansion are ok to good, I assume the made in China for black and purple label are good (also remember med tier made in italy really means made in italy by chinese worker these days).

Probably will need to wait until someone else to chip in as I only have the shirt for < a year.
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Originally Posted by burningbright View Post

OK guys, I love the aesthetic of the RRL line but have trouble paying the amount on the price tag whenever it says Made in China. I know the bags, denim and leather are mostly made state-side, but it's the made in China stuff that gets me. I guess in my mind, Made in China = Quality Control Problems and I'm all about buying less, but buying better.

So, sell me on RRL Made in China stuff. I'm not looking to be caustic about this and start a debate or an argument or anything like that. I'm just asking you guys to help assuage the issues/hang-ups I have with buying stuff made in China, especially at the RRL price point. Are you paying for quality or for branding with RRL made in China because I'm like NAMOR on this; I buy for quality, not because Jay-Z or whoever is wearing it.

Go.


all i have to say is, if Coach can ask $1000 for a handbag made in China and Diesel is coming out of Morocco I don't have a problem where RRL comes from. Besides you know Chino is a Spanish word translating as China or Chinese. Pants of such a fabric gained popularity in the U.S. when veterans returned from Asia with their twill military trousers. So RRLs large selection of Chinos being made in China actually adds to their authenticity...

 

If that still doesn't convince you, you can always just stick to the Jeans which are well priced at MSRP considering the amount of work that goes into distressing them, made in the USA using quality Jap selvedge.

 

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Originally Posted by RRL CLOTHING View Post




all i have to say is, if Coach can ask $1000 for a handbag made in China and Diesel is coming out of Morocco I don't have a problem where RRL comes from. Besides you know Chino is a Spanish word translating as China or Chinese. Pants of such a fabric gained popularity in the U.S. when veterans returned from Asia with their twill military trousers. So RRLs large selection of Chinos being made in China actually adds to their authenticity...

 

If that still doesn't convince you, you can always just stick to the Jeans which are well priced at MSRP considering the amount of work that goes into distressing them, made in the USA using quality Jap selvedge.

 


Yeah, that's just a tu quoque argument that really doesn't have any basis for what I'm talking about. I'm addressing the made in large factories by underpaid workers often subject to dangerous work conditions when I mean Made in China. I'm well aware of the history of the chino and it would be one thing if the RRL line was saying, "yeah, these $200 chinos are hand-made by Chinese artisans who have been making chinos for a 100 years so we want to make sure they get a fair wage," but what I gather is that the case is more the former than the latter.

Like I said, I appreciate the aesthetic of RRL, I just want to see the breakdown of the cost and how much is going into QC and the wages of the worker versus how much is lining the pockets of corporate RL.
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Originally Posted by burningbright View Post

OK guys, I love the aesthetic of the RRL line but have trouble paying the amount on the price tag whenever it says Made in China. I know the bags, denim and leather are mostly made state-side, but it's the made in China stuff that gets me. I guess in my mind, Made in China = Quality Control Problems and I'm all about buying less, but buying better.

So, sell me on RRL Made in China stuff. I'm not looking to be caustic about this and start a debate or an argument or anything like that. I'm just asking you guys to help assuage the issues/hang-ups I have with buying stuff made in China, especially at the RRL price point. Are you paying for quality or for branding with RRL made in China because I'm like NAMOR on this; I buy for quality, not because Jay-Z or whoever is wearing it.

Go.

I've stated here several times before that I find the quality of RRL made in China items to be excellent. To me, they seem to have very good quality control. In terms of quality, it has never been an issue for me. Politics are up to the individual; but you didn't ask for an opinion on that, anyway.
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Originally Posted by RRL CLOTHING View Post





what kind of stuff did you see? any jeans, chinos or overalls?


they had some jeans. mostly 34 to 38 waist. a few pairs of weathered chinos, no overalls. a few sport jackets, some outerwear, a bunch of henleys, a few womens flannel tops. i picked up a harris tweed coat, navajo sweater, 2 henleys and some jeans. might roll back through there tomorrow on the way to Ohio.
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Originally Posted by burningbright View Post



Yeah, that's just a tu quoque argument that really doesn't have any basis for what I'm talking about. I'm addressing the made in large factories by underpaid workers often subject to dangerous work conditions when I mean Made in China. I'm well aware of the history of the chino and it would be one thing if the RRL line was saying, "yeah, these $200 chinos are hand-made by Chinese artisans who have been making chinos for a 100 years so we want to make sure they get a fair wage," but what I gather is that the case is more the former than the latter.

Like I said, I appreciate the aesthetic of RRL, I just want to see the breakdown of the cost and how much is going into QC and the wages of the worker versus how much is lining the pockets of corporate RL.


 

well then you're just ignorant if you think every factory in china is an underpaid, dangerous sweatshop. you think factories in the US don't exploit and neglect illegal or immigrant workers? Buying clothing or goods just because of some inherent prestige or higher brand cachet associated with it's point of manufacture is pure badge snobbery.


Edited by RRL CLOTHING - 8/17/11 at 2:24pm
post #5460 of 20888
Does the Ralph Lauren store in Chicago have any RRL right now? Going to be in CHI tomorrow, thinking of hitting it up.
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