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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by vida View Post

BTW, the Atlana RL has also moved drastically away from Purple Label. I can't figure this?

 

Are purple label sales down?  Has RLBL taken away business from PL?

post #32 of 46

It would be a shame if RL were moving away from RLPL.  It's my favorite line of ties from RL, and a RLPL suit I tried on last season -- navy pinstripe, single breasted, side vented -- was the best fitting suit I've ever found.  

post #33 of 46
RLPL is pure MTM for tailored wear now. They would not have much of anything in the store other than maybe a mannequin model.
post #34 of 46

On another note, does RLBL make suits/SCs/blazers in a 36? I've heard the lowest they go is a 38. 

post #35 of 46
they certainly do
post #36 of 46
36, yes they do...that's my size...there are not many available and some models start at 38. They once offered 36 on their site but I have not seen that size in years. If you see something online, call them and they will do a search for you to see if it is in one of their stores.
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by Saltricks View Post

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Originally Posted by chet View Post
New here. Nice big drop?

A big number difference from chest to waist. A big drop would be maybe 7+ inches.

A big drop is 9+ inches. 7-8 inches is standard for anyone who keeps in shape.

post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by Frankie22 View Post

A big drop is 9+ inches. 7-8 inches is standard for anyone who keeps in shape.

 

That's a big drop for most people.

post #39 of 46
1. There was clearly a need to reply to that comment, even though it is 2 years old irrelevant.

2. Wrong. 6" drop is standard for 75% of the clothing retail sector. Athletic drop is considered to be 7" or 8". Anything above 8" is considered unusually large by clothing manufacturers. If you work out your muscles (rather than doing cardio exclusively) you may see a higher instance of 8" drop but it is in no way common.
post #40 of 46
There's quite a lot of rlbl on eBay if you're looking for something.
post #41 of 46
Does one use chest circumference or jacket size to calculate drop?
post #42 of 46
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Does one use chest circumference or jacket size to calculate drop?

Jacket size; a 40R labeled RLBL jacket will have a 33' trouser waist.

That being said, RLBL is one of the only brands that has an accurate corresponding drop. Alot of other brands will be a tagged drop 8, but only have a 6 inch difference between the jacket and trouser waist. This is commonly referred to as a vanity drop.
post #43 of 46
somewhat off topic, what's the real difference between Anthony and Austin. As to the original question I have 4 Anthony all from 2007 to 2010ish, no change in quality, though I did loose a few pounds, so now I need 36 instead of 38...
post #44 of 46
Thread Starter 
Austin has a shorter jacket and trimmer trouser. Everything else is the same.
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Have RLBL suits maintained the same quality over the past few years?

Why what's happened to them? Are they made in China now? It's probably Ralph Lauren Corp. maximising profits and not caring about where they get their stuff made.
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