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post #76 of 138
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Originally Posted by Ryback View Post

Why the pic of the tag?

Now I hope you are just being sarcastic... otherwise facepalm.gif
post #77 of 138
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Because I wanted to establish where it was made. It's a known fact that the Chinese, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Indonesian, Indian, etc. contractors that make apparel for the big names like RL, Emporio Armani, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Burberry, etc., are also making the counterfeits. Known as unauthorised second-shift production. You're often buying the same thing, whether you buy it at a real RL store or some vendor on Ebay or Taobao or a web store in Panama..Some polos are authorised by RL, others are not.

^ this
post #78 of 138
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Because I wanted to establish where it was made. It's a known fact that the Chinese, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Indonesian, Indian, etc. contractors that make casual apparel for the big names like RL, Emporio Armani, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Burberry, etc., are also making the counterfeits. Known as unauthorised second-shift production. You're often buying the same thing, whether you buy it at a real RL store or some vendor on Ebay or Taobao or a web store in Panama..Some polos are authorised by RL, others are not.

But obviously if you buy it from a real RL store, then it's authorized. Right?
post #79 of 138
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Originally Posted by Ryback View Post

Oh! is this like a custom? lol
I didn't take a picture of me wearing it, but if you guys want I will tonight

Yes it is a custom. Everyone posts pics of them wearing things they bought, or what they've worn recently etc..
post #80 of 138
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Originally Posted by Ryback View Post

But obviously if you buy it from a real RL store, then it's authorized. Right?

Yup, you'll be paying a lot more money for it as well, but you'll be happy in the knowledge you bought it at the real Ralph Lauren store and not on Ebay. However if there's any difference in the quality of materials and workmanship, probably not. It's a polo shirt, there's any number of factories in Asia that can make quality polo shirts. Many of whom are sub-contractors to the likes of RL.

How it works is: Ralph Lauren goes to their Sri Lankan contractor. 'We want 10,000 PRL "Dual Match" shirts made, at say $8 USD a piece' Factory goes ahead and makes the 10,000 shirts, but then runs a second unauthorised line that makes another 10,000 identical shirts, that RL doesn't know about. They can sell out of the back-door, that are usually sold on Ebay, market stalls, web stores, etc. There's also seconds and rejects as well, they'll be disposed of in a similar manner.

It's actually quite profitable for the Asian factories to do this as well. Because RL is paying them the minimum to get their shirts made, lowest tender possible. The factory may only break-even on the original order,
Edited by MikeDT - 10/8/12 at 1:11am
post #81 of 138
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Yup, you'll be paying a lot more money for it as well, but you'll be happy in the knowledge you bought it at the real Ralph Lauren store and not on Ebay. However if there's any difference in the quality of materials and workmanship, probably not. It's a polo shirt, there's any number of factories in Asia that can make quality polo shirts. Many of whom are sub-contractors to the likes of RL.
How it works is: Ralph Lauren goes to their Sri Lankan contractor. 'We want 10,000 PRL "Dual Match" shirts made, at say $8 USD a piece' Factory goes ahead and makes the 10,000 shirts, but then runs a second unauthorised line that makes another 10,000 identical shirts, that RL doesn't know about. They can sell out of the back-door, that are usually sold on Ebay, market stalls, web stores, etc. There's also seconds and rejects as well, they'll be disposed of in a similar manner.
It's actually quite profitable for the Asian factories to do this as well. Because RL is paying them the minimum to get their shirts made, lowest tender possible. The factory may only break-even on the original order,

What do you mean by "break-even"?
post #82 of 138
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What do you mean by "break-even"?

TROLL alert .....
post #83 of 138
Where's the pic Ryback, eager to see how this fits you and suits you
post #84 of 138
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post

Where's the pic Ryback, eager to see how this fits you and suits you

Didn't get to wear it today, tomorrow I promise smile.gif
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Originally Posted by anginaprinzmetal View Post

TROLL alert .....

Not trolling at all. Just don't know what terminology that relates to.
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post #87 of 138
Clearly fake.
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I think Ryback may be the best troll I've ever seen. 

post #89 of 138
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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post

If you want huge logos try this dress I happened upon whilst searching the bay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RALPH-LAUREN-New-Mens-Dress-Shirt-Size-18-5-Long-Sleeve-Classic-White-NWT-/300791056337?pt=US_Men_s_Dress_Shirts&hash=item46088b47d1
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Now that's a fake!

And guys, the only reason I bought it with the big logo was because that's the only color I liked out of the selection.

I didn't purposefully go in there to buy one with a big logo. I originally went to the lacoste store to buy a polo from there, but after taking a closer look and trying them in I decided that RL looked nicer and had more quality than the lacoste, which, in my opinion, looked like a target polo with a croc logo.
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Originally Posted by gooter View Post

I think Ryback may be the best troll I've ever seen. 

I'm not trolling!!

Honestly, I would like an explanation on how I seem to be trolling lol
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