Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck
Jesus, did RL really need another line thrown into the mix? How many does that make now? Also, just looking quickly it doesn't seem to have anything to do with "the warehouse and artist communities of Brooklyn, NY." I bet it'll start turning up in Marshall's and TJMaxx in a few months.
You're right that it does not look "NYC artistic". I mean, this wanted to be some sort of Americana-hipster. I mean, this line looks like Rugby and RRL have a committed gay relationship and adopted an orphan from State Island.
Originally Posted by james_timothy
Polo Jeans is dead, and has been for years.
Otherwise I agree with warrenj1 and theDroog. I bet it's closer to (the also defunct) Martin and Osa than to Rugby.
Polo Jeans actually was re-launched in Europe and the Middle East in 09. Following it's success, Denim & Supply is a "re-launch" of sorts in the US, while Polo Jeans has been rebranded as Denim & Supply.
This line, IMO was not needed. Internationally, RL is juggling enough and quite frankly, there is confusion for the average consumer and redundancy from a design standpoint. Judging by who would buy this sort of clothing, I can't imagine them already being customers of the overall RL name. In fact, they probably are at best indifferent or at worst hostile towards the stereotypical "prep" RL consumer.