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post #901 of 1557
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post

Rugby Japan wasn't just launched, its been there for some time now.
Feb 2nd is when they close their doors, there are a few items due to hit after Nov 7, and afaik no plans for a Spring collection
Yeah went to Rugby Japan over a year ago, prices were so outrageous. Would make sense if that store is converted to an RRL one

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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

I like their rugby shirts. Sad to see it go.
When will store liquidation happen?

Curious to see if they will actually have a clearance sale or if it'll just go to Marshalls and the like
post #902 of 1557
Bleh I just got the Newbury tweed jackets....I hate how variable sizing is. It's pretty nice, I wish it would fit me. Weirdly tight across the back but wide at the shoulders, and super narrow sleeves. Blergh.
post #903 of 1557
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post

Well all they said was Feb 2 they are closing their doors. I would assume something more around that time
If I remember correctly that was a Made in Italy one. i wouldn't expect those to stay in stock, were popular and higher quality than other jackets/suits (made by Caruso).

Will they shut the website on the Feb 2 as well ? Rugby always have small inventory on their website. So I think liquidation sale may not have many sizes. That khaki jacket they just pulled off the website. It was last piece of summer collection ; so didn't go on sale. And they pulled it off from the website. Seemed like they will re use this jacket for next summer.
post #904 of 1557
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Originally Posted by WhateverYouLike View Post

Bleh I just got the Newbury tweed jackets....I hate how variable sizing is. It's pretty nice, I wish it would fit me. Weirdly tight across the back but wide at the shoulders, and super narrow sleeves. Blergh.

is there any canvassing in the jacket? Was curious, and does it say Made in Macau/China? OR elsewhere?
post #905 of 1557
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post

is there any canvassing in the jacket? Was curious, and does it say Made in Macau/China? OR elsewhere?

Fused. I didnt check country of origin, sorry, packed them all up already
post #906 of 1557
Oh man I loved rugby! The line just fit my body really well, I especially loved the skull motif. Granted some of the stuff was over the top but some of the scaled back stuff was classic. I think rugby style shirts are excellent.
post #907 of 1557

Everyone who liked the fit of Rugby stuff should check out Denim and Supply; the buttondowns are the same fit.  Obviously more of a RRL knockoff to Rugby's Polo, but there are definitely crossover styles; you could slap a Rugby label on like half the stuff and I'd believe it.  I feel like people might be turned off because it's only physically sold in Macy's as opposed to a private label boutique type situation, but it's similar pricepoints/quality. 


Edited by EdwardB - 11/4/12 at 5:13am
post #908 of 1557
I've just ordered 4 pair of pants,I and I hope that in the liquidation sale they will be heavily discounted to buy more.

I found them so cheap (considering price of casual pants here in Europe) and easy to be tailored to fit better, great value for price.

I've tried also other items but I found many of them of mediocre quality compared to Polo.
I really liked only the cotton peacoat I bought last Spring, great style.
post #909 of 1557
post #910 of 1557
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Originally Posted by deez nuts View Post

Another piece on Rugby closing
http://m.hypebeast.com/2012/11/matters-of-taste-rugby-ralph-lauren-a-eulogy/

Yeah, I read this yesterday. I don't think this had anything to do with Rugby not making money, or losing money. I've never seen a breakdown of their financials, and I don't think many people cared to see it outside of RL. Rugby's market was very niche and one of those brands that helped me grow up as well. So it closing is sort of like a stepping stone for me to get over it and move on to better and brighter things.

There goes my dream to become the SVP of Rugby RL when I was 40.
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Originally Posted by EdwardB View Post

Everyone who liked the fit of Rugby stuff should check out Denim and Supply; the buttondowns are the same fit.  Obviously more of a RRL knockoff to Rugby's Polo, but there are definitely crossover styles; you could slap a Rugby label on like half the stuff and I'd believe it.  I feel like people might be turned off because it's only physically sold in Macy's as opposed to a private label boutique type situation, but it's similar pricepoints/quality. 

I disagree with the quality and market statements... D&S is so grungy and urban of a feel. They don't sell ties, they don't sell ocbds, they don't sell to a preppy crowd. Some things are pretty neat and very similar to the outlet Polo stuff, but its not remotely close to Rugby's feel.
post #911 of 1557
here's hoping for good sales

rugby has good pieces but way overprice :[
post #912 of 1557
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post

I disagree with the quality and market statements... D&S is so grungy and urban of a feel. They don't sell ties, they don't sell ocbds, they don't sell to a preppy crowd. Some things are pretty neat and very similar to the outlet Polo stuff, but its not remotely close to Rugby's feel.

 

Didn't make a market statement...clearly they're two different brands but you don't honestly think something like this could be Rugby? 1000 And that countless Rugby pieces could be D&S or RRL? You'd be surprised at what happens within RL as far as the fabrics/styles that are conceptualized/developed for one brand and end up in another (quality is variable on a lot of RL stuff because of this).  Don't let merchandising fool you.  Obviously they're not going to run OCBDs or loafers or whatever and Rugby likewise wouldn't have run a lot of D&S stuff, but keep in mind a good portion of Rugby was heritage-inspired and hardly "prep."  Every single piece of Rugby I own is some sort of military knockoff.

 

 

 


Edited by EdwardB - 11/4/12 at 1:03pm
post #913 of 1557
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Originally Posted by EdwardB View Post

Didn't make a market statement...clearly they're two different brands but you don't honestly think something like this could be Rugby?  And that countless Rugby pieces could be D&S or RRL? You'd be surprised at what happens within RL as far as the fabrics/styles that are conceptualized/developed for one brand and end up in another (quality is variable on a lot of RL stuff because of this).  Don't let merchandising fool you.  Obviously they're not going to run OCBDs or loafers or whatever and Rugby likewise wouldn't have run a lot of D&S stuff, but keep in mind a good portion of Rugby was heritage-inspired and hardly "prep."



I agree that there are cross fabrics/pieces between all the brands - I mean rugby had Caruso making their suits with some using fabric from RLBL.

There were shirts I bought with the same pattern as PRL shirts, and etc..

You're saying a few key pieces may work, but Rugby works in unison with everything else within Rugby - unimaginative, but very convenient. So yes, if you look in the rest of RL brands you will find pieces that could possibly be labeled Rugby, but its pretty limited with Polo Ralph Lauren owning the majority of those pieces. That is why I disagree taht D&S is a great alternative, when places like Gant, Gitman Vintage, RRL, Brook Brothers etc.. have all been stepping up their game to garner to what Rugby was hitting. Brook Brothers now has a basically Extra Slim Fit shirts, not just Slim Fit, Extra... that didn't exist until this market segment was sort of realized, but I would attribute most of that segment being realized with Rugby and its marketing team. J Crew since then has also been pretty adamant about dominating that segment and seem to be doing okay for themselves in that respect as well.
post #914 of 1557
Lee-Norwood-John-Fiske-RL-Rugby.jpg

Lee Norwood and John Fiske, the head designers of the brand
post #915 of 1557

Oh, I didn't mean to characterize D&S as a complete substitute for Rugby (which it certainly isn't), just for the fit (since the post before my last as well as a few others mentioned it) and a number of pieces, but as you mentioned, that's the case with most RL anyway.  

 

Regarding the primary Rugby aesthetic, everything you mentioned would be better no doubt (except RRL? I guess the tweeds and whatnot).  I don't care for the prep aesthetic and preferred Rugby's military/heritage offerings, so it's far easier for me to transition to a brand like D&S than someone who wore the tailoring/WASPy stuff. Sorry to cause confusion.

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