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post #106 of 116
The Navy Anthony Suit that I have shown above has belt loops on the pants, whereas online they have side pull tabs. Anyone know if this is a really old season stock or something?
post #107 of 116
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

The Navy Anthony Suit that I have shown above has belt loops on the pants, whereas online they have side pull tabs. Anyone know if this is a really old season stock or something?

The only one I saw this past season with loops was black with a light stripe and was a three-piece. Perhaps the AU market got slightly different styles than elsewhere? If you post a pic of the tags inside perhaps one of our resident experts could help date the suit.
post #108 of 116

Question:

Where do you guys find these suits for $800??? I can't believe I paid the full price

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3410210&cp=2871712.2877459&ab=ln_men_cs2_suits&parentPage=family

 

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I am a 6ft tall 165 lbs and RLBL suits fit me very nicely. I can't find others that fit me as nice as RLBL. But I still can't believe I paid the full price for a black and a navy blue solids. ugh. And as fabric quality goes, I heard that you can tell about the quality by wrinkling it with your hands, hold it, and let it go and if the wrinkles go away rather quickly then it's a good quality cloth. I am no expert so correct me if I am wrong. I wear suits everyday and rotate them and notice that my RLBL suits unwrinkle faster than my Zegna ones. Just a pure observation and I am not making any statement. And I got the $3k Zegna suits not the sport or their other lines. 

 

Speaking of Zegna, I just purchased a Torino cut. Any opinions?

post #109 of 116
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Originally Posted by thomaspaine View Post

Where are you guys finding RLBL suits for $800? I never see their basics (solids or pinstripes) on sale.

 

Could be have cheaper if you hunt around. 

 

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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post


+1. I'm 6'1 and prefer a long from RLBL. I have some regulars I still wear but they're already verging on too short and I'm a few inches off of 6'3.

 

+2.  I am 6' and I think my 42R are too short.

post #110 of 116
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+2.  I am 6' and I think my 42R are too short.

Yea, at this point I can really only wear the regulars for less formal occasions without a tie. However when a tie is required it looks like I'm trying to combine a fashion-forward look with a conservative business look and failing on both counts.
post #111 of 116
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You will be VERY hard pressed to find a staple RLBL that is 1) on sale and 2) in your size. I know, I look constantly to try to kop them. The best option that I found is in Europe, where the retail is lower than retail in the US, which can get down to about 300 euros if you play chicken with the sales, but almost never in 40L. Remember, it is one of the rarer sizes, thus stuck will be inherently lower than more common sizes.

Where in Europe would a RLBL suit be available for 300 euros?  Thanks for the tip.

post #112 of 116

Talking from a London point of view...I work in the City in a brokerage company and I don't know anyone that owns or even considered buying a RL suit (any line) Not sure why but probably because there a lot of diffrent choices out there and the RL suits are always terribly over priced !!

post #113 of 116
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

Question:
Where do you guys find these suits for $800??? I can't believe I paid the full price
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3410210&cp=2871712.2877459&ab=ln_men_cs2_suits&parentPage=family

Comment:
I am a 6ft tall 165 lbs and RLBL suits fit me very nicely. I can't find others that fit me as nice as RLBL. But I still can't believe I paid the full price for a black and a navy blue solids. ugh. And as fabric quality goes, I heard that you can tell about the quality by wrinkling it with your hands, hold it, and let it go and if the wrinkles go away rather quickly then it's a good quality cloth. I am no expert so correct me if I am wrong. I wear suits everyday and rotate them and notice that my RLBL suits unwrinkle faster than my Zegna ones. Just a pure observation and I am not making any statement. And I got the $3k Zegna suits not the sport or their other lines. 

Speaking of Zegna, I just purchased a Torino cut. Any opinions?

I was told at the RL store in palm beach that the black label suits now use the same fabric as purple label (this was not a sales pitch either, rather a discussion I was having with an SA I'm friendly with). How true that is, I have no idea.
post #114 of 116
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

I was told at the RL store in palm beach that the black label suits now use the same fabric as purple label (this was not a sales pitch either, rather a discussion I was having with an SA I'm friendly with). How true that is, I have no idea.

Maybe he means the same mill, not the same fabrics.

SA at Madison said RLBL fabrics are all Holland Sherry. Wouldn't be surprised if it was the same for RLPL.
post #115 of 116
Love RLBL still, but I am 6'2" and will need to lengthen sleeves
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

Some recent suiting fits. Will need to get the sleeves lengthened by about 1cm though.

Mainly PRL and RLBL:




post #116 of 116
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

Love RLBL still, but I am 6'2" and will need to lengthen sleeves

 

I like the shaping of the jackets, both the PRL blazers and RLBL suits.  Did you have either taken in, or are the jackets unaltered?   

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