Originally Posted by NoVaguy
afaik, blue label usually refers to polo.
I don't think there is anything above polo (akak, blue label) and below purple label and black label. And black label is supposedly on the same level as blue label, just with a different fit/profile.
IMO the information in this auction is inconsistent or incomplete. The supposed retail price is in line with Polo "blue label" merchandise, but the label doesn't look right. The line we know as "blue label" has a blue fabric label on the sleeve that says explicitly "Polo Ralph Lauren". The Lauren line uses green labels, but IIRC the Chaps line uses blue labels. I suggest you email the seller and ask directly whether this is Polo, Lauren, Chaps, or some other RL line and also ask for pictures of all labels (The Lauren and Chaps lines are significantly lower quality than blue label. I would not pay his asking price for either Lauren or Chaps, but I've also never seen a jacket from either of these lines made of cashmere).
FWIW, blue label jackets have only the lapels fused; the chest canvas is sewn. Black label jackets are entirely fused, despite their higher price. Black label was developed to offer a slimmer fit at a price point between Blue Label and Purple Label.