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post #16 of 116
Maybe, I've had a 44L RLBL suit in a very subtle charcoal pattern on B&S for a week at a reasonable price, $500, and have had no inquiries yet. Thinking of putting it on Ebay as it may just be too big for the typical SF buyer.
post #17 of 116
Ralph Lauren Black Label has fallen on the wayside because we all only buy for brand. Anything less than Hermes, Kiton, Attolini etc is pure crap and wont win you the respect you deserve. RLBL = pure trash, and we all know it. Ralph Lauren is not conning us anymore with his second rate offerings.

Whomsoever knows me will deduce from this post I am trolling and kidding around. RLBL appears to have fallen out of favor due to limited degrees of freedom in bargain suit racks or online - i.e. lack of cheap affordable inventory in our usual bargain hunting spots. At retail, most here would prefer to spend $900 on an Isaia suit versus $800+ on a RLBL suit. Nuff zed, but RLBL is still a good brand worthy of investment if you fit it.
post #18 of 116
RLBL is Caruso. That is plenty in my book.
post #19 of 116
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

+1 - They fit me like a 'Flesh Tuxedo' OTR - Cuffs and I am good to go.

Conjures up an image that I didn't want to see foo.gif
post #20 of 116
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Originally Posted by NotoriousMarquis View Post

NAMOR, you are too lucky. Im 5'6", and any place that sells any OTR jackets my size that aren't vintage ones from my dad and gradfather (Uniqlo, sadly) changes styles too often, and the pants are always cut baggy (im 120 pounds, so 'skinny' is normal, 'slim' is baggy sometimes). Not to mention the quality. I've seen RLBL on sale for under 300 even.
I suppose Theory fits me but it just looks like wrinkles whenever i try one on.

Thom Browne / Black Fleece should be perfect


I think there's less since the new update on forum, plenty of sellers appealing to people who were not on the forum before. A bunch of my sales come from people with one or two posts and usually it's for some J. Crew or the like
post #21 of 116
The shoulders killed it for me. I do find their sportswear to be favourable and more reasonable then RLPL.
post #22 of 116
few weeks ago i got 2 for $200 in a brick and mortar store... not a thrift store.
post #23 of 116
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

The shoulders killed it for me. I do find their sportswear to be favourable and more reasonable then RLPL.

why is that?
post #24 of 116
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Originally Posted by vida View Post

RLBL is Caruso. That is plenty in my book.

Is this still the case? I know Caruso now makes RLPL, but the 'Caruso tag' isn't in the latest RLBL suits that I've seen. Can someone confirm?

And I think RLBL still does well here; especially the staple items.
post #25 of 116
Phoenixrecon

Where do you get them for $200? New?
post #26 of 116
outlet stores. which ones shale remain un-named as to not blow my spot biggrin.gif

and yes brand new.... only 1 season old as well
post #27 of 116
Please do tell, just between you and me.
post #28 of 116
I think it has something to do with the season: we're about a month past the conclusion of the end-of-winter sales meaning people have gotten good prices from the RL stores, Bloomingdale's and Barney's so they're less likely to go buy someone else' used suit on the internet.
post #29 of 116
Obama's been president for like forever, so the prestige of a black label is so old hat.

Coming to stores Spring Summer 2014: RLML:

210
post #30 of 116
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Originally Posted by tatecloths View Post

Obama's been president for like forever, so the prestige of a black label is so old hat.
Coming to stores Spring Summer 2014: RLML:

210

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