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post #76 of 116
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Edited by JamesBeardTx - 3/17/12 at 1:00pm
post #77 of 116

Sorry to take the discussion back a few pages, but has the chest/waist fit of the RLBL suits changed? I've picked up a few suits/SC's from B&S and all of the items with the Caruso tag have that "flesh tuxedo" fit. The latest item I picked up has this tag:

Black Label Tag

 

The jacket with this tag has a much looser chest/waist fit. Just wondering if this is a change for the newer models?

post #78 of 116
Yeah they are definitely a little bit shorter than most jackets.
My 36R's aren't really 36S's but still shorter than 36r's
My Made in USA Rugby is def.longer than the Made in Italy ones.
I prefer the fit in general of Rugby, slim, since i'm pretty darn skinny.

I would prefer side vents rather than center vents but its not too big of a concern to me.
post #79 of 116
Methinks it is an older RLBL model, not made by Caruso. I've read that Corneliani used to do RLBL, but not sure how accurate that is. That label doesn't look like recent Corneliani labels though.

Does anybody know the history of the suitmakers that RLBL sourced their suits from? Corneliani > Caruso? The RLBL 40R DB that I picked up recently doesn't appear to be Caruso either -- it doesn't have that Caruso label, but it is "made in italy."

Couldn't find the answer here nor by a quick googling
http://www.styleforum.net/t/94886/ralph-lauren-lines-and-who-makes-what-a-definitive-guide
post #80 of 116
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Originally Posted by misterbear View Post

Methinks it is an older RLBL model, not made by Caruso. I've read that Corneliani used to do RLBL, but not sure how accurate that is. That label doesn't look like recent Corneliani labels though.
Does anybody know the history of the suitmakers that RLBL sourced their suits from? Corneliani > Caruso? The RLBL 40R DB that I picked up recently doesn't appear to be Caruso either -- it doesn't have that Caruso label, but it is "made in italy."
Couldn't find the answer here nor by a quick googling
http://www.styleforum.net/t/94886/ralph-lauren-lines-and-who-makes-what-a-definitive-guide

Do you have a picture of the tag?
post #81 of 116
I can't do Rugby either. Just too damn short. Same goes with some Paul Smith suits. The short cut jacket only works well for skinny people. Otherwise, even normal, healthy bodies can give the wearer the appearance of being stout. RLBL I perfect IMO
post #82 of 116
Nevermind, found this thread. http://www.styleforum.net/t/24109/hof-labels-heels-and-nail-patterns-secrets-to-id-the-maker

The poster that I was originally replying to has a RLBL by Cantarelli.

The DB Black Label had a tag similar to the pic shown on post #143.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/94886/ralph-lauren-lines-and-who-makes-what-a-definitive-guide/135
post #83 of 116
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Originally Posted by misterbear View Post

Nevermind, found this thread. http://www.styleforum.net/t/24109/hof-labels-heels-and-nail-patterns-secrets-to-id-the-maker
The poster that I was originally replying to has a RLBL by Cantarelli.
The DB Black Label had a tag similar to the pic shown on post #143.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/94886/ralph-lauren-lines-and-who-makes-what-a-definitive-guide/135


Thanks for the help! I found that thread after a few more google searches the other day. Now the real question is "When did RLBL start getting suits from Cantarelli?". I sent Ralph Laruen's customer service an email asking them about Cantarelli and, after a few exchanges, they still wouldn't give me an answer.

 

 

 

post #84 of 116
Bought this RLBL suit on sale for 800 down from 1950. Navy Peak Lapel Pinstripe. Quality is amazing as you all know. Will be hemming the trousers, and lengthening the sleeves - might take in some in the waist. Opinions on the fit?





post #85 of 116
The sleeves seem a little short, as you mentioned, other than that its good.
post #86 of 116
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post

The sleeves seem a little short, as you mentioned, other than that its good.

Sleeves..
post #87 of 116
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

I think the Daniel is a little shorter with slimmer lapels and shorter vents, etc

I have the Daniel SC and IMO it fits better than RLBL and yes it has that natural Caruso shoulder which I like more than the RLBL shoulder. I wish they make suits in Daniel rather than the Anthony model
post #88 of 116
I found a navy one on sale for $800... do they often go on this kind of discount??
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so heres a great example of consumerism. I am trying to spend less on clothes this year because there is nothing i really NEED. I can live life perfectly fine without buying clothes this whole year. But today....

picked up a navy RLBL suit for $800... i bought it because its a classic colour and a great deal for black label but i already have alot of suits... Should i keep or return? Am I just a victim to consumerism??

post #89 of 116
Yeah, it's pretty common. Good price though.
post #90 of 116
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I found a navy one on sale for $800... do they often go on this kind of discount??
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Yeah, it's pretty common. Good price though.

Ari, what was the size of the suit?
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