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post #31 of 48
Guess
post #32 of 48
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Have you been stalking me?

nah. im sure you look fine.
post #33 of 48
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Guess

Given that you started a threat entitled "Ralph Lauren - A Love Story" (if I recall correctly), I can pretty much assume where you come out on this one.
post #34 of 48
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Given that you started a threat entitled "Ralph Lauren - A Love Story" (if I recall correctly), I can pretty much assume where you come out on this one.

I meant question mark in a triangle.
post #35 of 48
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I meant question mark in a triangle.

my favorite brand in high school
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my favorite brand in high school

Not sure about out west but here we had a wave of fake jeans: Triangle, question mark with a circle.
post #37 of 48
The ease of finding what you need (IE solid staples/collar type/etc.) at Brooks Brothers is better than RL. But we all know RL's quality is obviously more superior.
post #38 of 48
I'm voting for Brooks Brothers because they invented the look that Ralph Lauren copied and I prefer my OCBDs without polo ponies or other little animals on them. It's also a firm with history, my dad used to shop there when he and my mom would go on vacation in the US so there is a bit of nostalgia there too. Ralph Lauren reminds me too much of high school in the 1980s and if you didn't wear it, you were on the outs with the cool crowd.
post #39 of 48
ralph lauren seems to reach more demographic groups while brooks brothers I feel is more focused (working professionals). Could be wrong but just a personel feeling.

I tend to like ralph lauren a little more.
post #40 of 48
Ralph is a cowboy! He can take on Brooks Brothers easily.
However if there are more than two Brooks Brothers then I am not sure, Ralph's spin-kicks are sort of rusty.
post #41 of 48
I like the look of Brooks Brothers ties, and when on sale I think they're a good deal.
post #42 of 48
i respect the bros but I'll always be on team RL
post #43 of 48
..does anyone know that RL started out "WORKING" for BrkBrthrs, selling ties? I'm sure he got pissed at the quality and that's why he went out on his own.
post #44 of 48
Brooks. RL just does not fit me.
post #45 of 48
Neither would be my first choice and I'd only shop on deep sales/clearance, but if I had to vote it'd be RL because of the fact that he private labels some great pieces from St. Andrews, Caruso, etc.

I just think that you can cherry pick from RLBL and RLPL and get some classic, well made no-logo stuff. All the other diffusion lines seem irrelevant and those lapels on the BL stuff just looks like it is going to scream "dated" in about three years

I grew up on Brooks long before Ralph co-opted them, but the decline in quality has been pretty steep. These days I think of BB as a place for good shoes (Peal), belts, maybe boxers and, in a fit of nostalgia, I just bought two slim fit OCBDs on that 40% sale they had a few weeks back - first BDs in decades! Otherwise, the suits and sportscoats (Greenfield ones notwithstanding) seem to be made by people who crank out license plates the rest of the week.
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