Generally how do the vests run?
RRL will keep increasing prices by about 5-10% a year to cover inflation and slowly raise profits. The majority of their customer base comes from their B&M stores who are willing to pay retail and those who wait for sales usually miss out on items they want. Outlet crowd only makes up a small percentage, hence the reason RRL items sit at outlets for weeks if resellers don't come along and buy it all up.
You won't see $350 prices for an RRL shirt unless the dollar crumbles because at those prices you can find much more exclusive niche labels that are made in the USA, Europe or Japan of much higher quality fabrics. RRL is becoming a ubiquitous mass produced line predominately made in china that relies on economy of scale to stay in operations much like Polo. Over inflating MSRPs then putting everything on deep discount then sending it to various outlets will only backfire on them in the long run as they become more recognized. I don't know who actually pays $2800 for a purple label cashmere sweaters when I see marshalls putting them out every 2 weeks for $199.
Most RRL shirts are not labor intensive and offer nothing more than recycled colorway changes and tweaked plaids and checks. The jeans are labor intensive and expensive to produce, which is why they sell most of them before they go on sale and their raw jeans are usually excluded from sales altogether.
RL covered this in its 3rd quarter statement to the stock market. it's due to a rise of cotton costs by 150% since 2010.