Originally Posted by sportin_life
Wow just received one of those Rugby suits. Fits like RLBL but softer shoulders. Appears half-canvassed. Got a 38R but it fits closer to a 38S. Amazing fit and deal (paid $155 for the jacket, $120 for pants)... made in Italy.
Anyone confirm who makes these?
I got one of these suits (155 and 120) this week but unfortunately it was a bust. It was the newbury rope-striped, I got the 40 reg. The fit of RLBL is perfect for me in 40L. The rugby jacket was WAY too short but the sleeves were pretty good. Also, the chest and shoulders seemed MUCH tighter than I remember the RLBL being... but then, when I tried on an RLBL suit I was a t-rex armed cyclist and for several months now I've been lifting, not riding.
I'm pretty sure it was half-canvassed. It was definitely made by Caruso, the tags are identical to a recently made caruso suit. The odd thing was that on the website, the jacket was listed at MSRP of 598 and the pants 248. The labels on the jacket and pants I received said 399 and 199.