Originally Posted by BABuckeye
Not saying Rugby of 2011 is equivalent to Chaps of 2011 (which is no longer a RL brand); rather, just pointing out that both are diffusion lines from Ralph Lauren geared toward a younger audience. I own a couple Rugby items and think the line is well received by a generally younger audience. I never owned any Chaps items but I believe it was received in a similarly positive way in its heyday in the late 70s or early 80s.
Oh, as somewhat of an SF'er, I know that Chaps was sold off. I am referring to the Chaps of the earlier part of the century. They were a diffusion line below LRL...ie...one could buy it in Kohl's or as the filler garbage of TJ Maxx. Rugby I think is more of a bridge line. The polos are priced identically to PRL stuff. The one thing is that Rugby stuff tops out at $250. It's PRL stuff for the (presumably) slimmer fitting college set..but still priced for students with more disposable income than would be typical.