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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by GodAtum View Post

How much would be a RLPL suit in the UK be? Thinking of getting a new suit from them or cad & dandy.

At least 20% more due to the VAT

post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by GodAtum View Post

How much would be a RLPL suit in the UK be? Thinking of getting a new suit from them or cad & dandy.

This 3 piece RLPL suit on Mr Porter is $3695 from the US site or 3740gbp from the UK site.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by sportin_life View Post

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Lauren_Corporation
High quality:
RL Purple Label, RLPL (highest pricepoint, forum favorite, luxury items, more conservative than RLBL)
RL Black Label, RLBL (modern slim cuts, forum favorite, high price but below RLPL)
RRL (casual wear and denim, priced high, very well constructed items)
Average quality:
Polo Ralph Lauren (i.e. RL Blue Label), PRL (the "pony" line since the horse is a polo player; this is the most widely found line, and cheaper than RLBL, but not "cheap" by any means --- priced higher than most high street brands i.e. banana, j crew, etc.; from my experience quality runs all over the place for PRL with average to high quality, never had anything too crappy though)
RLX is their athletic apparel line and quality is decent, but most items are overpriced imo
Ralph Lauren Rugby (aimed at the college crowd to compete with Abercrombie basically, cheaper than PRL, quality is decent, for a while their made in Italy suits were a great bargain)
Below average-average quality:
RL Denim & Supply (basically their version of gap with cheaper priced goods, most stuff is average quality, I only own a few T-shirts from this line)
Club Monaco (this is also owned by the RL parent company, not sure if RL produces anything for CM directly)
Below crappy quality:
Lauren for men (green label) (this is not even made by RL and is crap)
Other lines that I don't know much about:
RL also has a golf line and a tennis line, but I have no experience with these goods

American Living sold only at J C Penney
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

This 3 piece RLPL suit on Mr Porter is $3695 from the US site or 3740gbp from the UK site.

So it's around 50% more for the same product in the UK than in the US....that figures, Apple does the same sort of 1 GBP = 1 USD thing.
post #20 of 23

I picked up this Ralph Lauren 100% wool coat, belted with leather buckle, button up front, with two front pockets and two chest pockets. I am confused about the label "POLO COUNTRY" and can't seem to find it or anything similar online. The coat is in mint condition and I would like to find out a value for resale and anything else I can find out. The help is appreciated!

 

 

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Sorry about the poor quality of some of these pictures. I can post more if needed.

post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by tjknupp View Post

I picked up this Ralph Lauren 100% wool coat, belted with leather buckle, button up front, with two front pockets and two chest pockets. I am confused about the label "POLO COUNTRY" and can't seem to find it or anything similar online. The coat is in mint condition and I would like to find out a value for resale and anything else I can find out. The help is appreciated!

Polo Country is what RRL became around 1993. 'Country' was disillusioned for RRL and is considered a Vintage item. That coat looks pretty cool, but a value for resale is hard to pin down on it. If it wasn't an XL, I would've been mildly interested in it.

The best thing to do is check eBay and see similar items and what they sell for. Also, I'm not sure if RL Vintage buys vintage items from collectors or what, but if you can figure that out maybe they'd like to feature it online and sell it. Although, that may be tougher to pull off than simply posting it on eBay
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post


Polo Country is what RRL became around 1993. 'Country' was disillusioned for RRL and is considered a Vintage item. That coat looks pretty cool, but a value for resale is hard to pin down on it. If it wasn't an XL, I would've been mildly interested in it.
The best thing to do is check eBay and see similar items and what they sell for. Also, I'm not sure if RL Vintage buys vintage items from collectors or what, but if you can figure that out maybe they'd like to feature it online and sell it. Although, that may be tougher to pull off than simply posting it on eBay

Thank you very much! I was having trouble finding any information on it or even anything comparable on eBay so that helps me out a lot. The pictures don't do it justice but it is in just perfect condition without even a snag or fray. I will continue to do some research on it and will see what it brings. Either way, not a bad find for $9.99 at a thrift store. Thank you again!

post #23 of 23

Saturdays, I've always been curious how you can distinguish the original U.S 1989 Ralph Lauren Polo Flag sweaters.  Do you know where I can get a listing of unique characteristics to distinguish the authentic original 89 sweaters from later or foreign versions?  Interestingly, I saw an ebay listing that showed the tag of what it claimed to be an original 89 polo flag sweater, and it was a close variant to TJKNUPP's tag, saying "Ralph Lauren: Country: Authentic Dry Goods"

I guess I'm wondering if this was a legit 89 polo sweater since Polo Country didn't come to be until around 1993? 

Anyways, any info on the 1989 Polo Flag sweaters would be greatly appreciated -- thanks in advance!
 

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