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Hi everyone, I recently I found this RLBL Blazer on sale for about $500 at my local nordstrom rack. http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=64628906&parentPage=family

Is this a good price for this blazer? Does anyone know if this blazer is canvassed?  

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Thanks for the response. The finish was all wrong on both pants. I wished I took pictures. The fabric bunches in places such as right above the area in the lower back, above the derriere. The sewing gathers above and below the right and left pocket seams. The fabric gathers all over and does not drape well at all. In short, this looked like a terrible sewing job that was done by someone just starting out. After the third attempt to correct the issues, the tailor has given up and promised to get back to me about what they plan to do to address the defects. This was my first MTM experience and it has shaken my confidence. If a venerable company like RLPL cannot get it right, makes me less inclined to do this again and simply stick to off the rack.

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So I got the summer sale email, wasn't really interested but went browsing anyway. Of course, went to the shoes first with nothing particular in mind and not even intending to buy anything...

Then I see this, which looks like a C&J Northcote, minus the pull tab, but in classic Islay scotch grain for $359. Some research shows that common wisdom is that they are indeed made by C&J (although Lauren says made in Italy).



I've always wanted some Islay but couldn't find the right deal, so I'm taking a spin on these as a poor man's alternative. At least worth a try on.

I'm actually really, really surprised these haven't gotten more play around here and in the C&J thread.

How are they?
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How are they?

I think they were fair for what they were at $359 but they were neither by CJ nor a substitute/alternative for a CJ Islay or Northcote. Which, unfair or not, was what I was shooting for. I had them out for about 15 seconds then back in the box and returned.

I'm not saying they were bad, I'm just saying I was shooting higher; I think plenty of buyers at that price would have been happy with them.
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I think they were fair for what they were at $359 but they were neither by CJ nor a substitute/alternative for a CJ Islay or Northcote. Which, unfair or not, was what I was shooting for. I had them out for about 15 seconds then back in the box and returned.

I'm not saying they were bad, I'm just saying I was shooting higher; I think plenty of buyers at that price would have been happy with them.

Was it the quality of the leather? esthetics?
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Was it the quality of the leather? esthetics?

Leather was ok, maybe even ok-plus. They just really didn't fit my wants - being as I already have boots in smooth calf in both a plain toe, semi, and full brogues the only thing this was really bringing to the table for me was (hopefully) CJ quality and grain, which I thought might cheaply defuse my eternal Islay longing. Alas, one look and I knew "I'd still want an Islay". So back they went.

And that's really the rub - I was hoping they were a cheap way to scratch that itch, but they just weren't.

If I was earlier in my collection and not Islay bound, I probably would have kept them and thought "$359? Score!"
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