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post #16 of 20
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Gents,

I just recieved the jacket in the mail today. It is a very classic black/white/grey plaid, and is in great condition. The wool is of high quality, and is canvassed, as would be expected of PL. Now, onto the strage aspects of the jacket (or orphaned suit coat, as it may well be). It has four, count em, four buttons. Not sure how I fel about it, but it is certainly not done in a offensive way. I guess one would button the middle two, and with the way the lapel rolls, you can hardly even tell that a fourth button is there. Secondly, there are no pocket flaps. I think this is quite strange as well.

All in all, for $20, I am perfectly happy. I will need to have it tailored a bit, but I love the pattern and it is definately a quality piece. Due to the interesting features, I will probably keep it as a jacket to wear at night, while going out.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by abc123
Gents,

I just recieved the jacket in the mail today. It is a very classic black/white/grey plaid, and is in great condition. The wool is of high quality, and is canvassed, as would be expected of PL. Now, onto the strage aspects of the jacket (or orphaned suit coat, as it may well be). It has four, count em, four buttons. Not sure how I fel about it, but it is certainly not done in a offensive way. I guess one would button the middle two, and with the way the lapel rolls, you can hardly even tell that a fourth button is there. Secondly, there are no pocket flaps. I think this is quite strange as well.

All in all, for $20, I am perfectly happy. I will need to have it tailored a bit, but I love the pattern and it is definately a quality piece. Due to the interesting features, I will probably keep it as a jacket to wear at night, while going out.

Wow, 4 buttons with non flap pockets! That is one unusual RLPL! I wonder if it could have been MTM or even custom(does RLPL even do custom?).

Nevertheless, if you like it and get to wear it, then you certainly did very well indeed for $20.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by edmorel
Are you sure thats a RLPL? Not that it really matters for $20 but based on that "100% wool" label, there is a chance that it is not RLPL.

Edit: Also, if those are not flap pockets, the chances of it being RLPL are slimmer.
I assume those are flap pockets that are tucked in. Wouldn't a ticket pocket on a suit with slash pockets be . . . a bit odd?
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I assume those are flap pockets that are tucked in. Wouldn't a ticket pocket on a suit with slash pockets be . . . a bit odd?

Nope, no flaps. I do think is rather wierd as well, and can't imagne why anyone wouldn't want flaps on them. It also doesn't look like they were removed after the jacket was made.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I assume those are flap pockets that are tucked in. Wouldn't a ticket pocket on a suit with slash pockets be . . . a bit odd?


Agreed, lawerdad, it's very odd, but he says that's the way it is!!

Do any of you RLPL experts have any ideas about this. It's the first time I've ever heard of a flapless ticket pocket. And what about the dual buttonholes, one on each lapel. I've never seen this on a SB RLPL coat. And finally, the 4 button front. Yes, it's certainly a strange RLPL, though not necessarily an un attractive one.

Jamgood! are you or any of the Ralph Lauren experts out there?
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