or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › RLPL Orphan Jacket Question. Please help.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

RLPL Orphan Jacket Question. Please help.

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hello all. I have a question about the Purple Label. They have a few solid pin-striped blazer/sc that sure look like an odd jacket.

 

Can you please let me know if it works with the solid color pants?

 

Here are some example I found about this. Which one of these can be use as a blazer/sc?

 

This one is cashmere.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Lauren-PURPLE-LABEL-Cashmere-Blazer-HUNTER-GREEN-40-Reg-4995-/281051818530#vi-content

 

This is 100% Wool

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-RALPH-LAUREN-PURPLE-LABEL-Italy-Grey-Coat-Jacket-Blazer-42-42L-NWT-2795-/380393370319#vi-content

 

This is 99% Wool 1% Cashmere

 

http://www.bonanza.com/listings/POLO-RALPH-LAUREN-Purple-Label-48L-Gray-Pinstriped-Sports-Coat-Blazer-RARE/98338607?gpid=44791518421&gpkwd=&goog_pla=1&gclid=CNOJxoiCirUCFUlxQgodfRgAcg

 

This one below claims to be 100% linen.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/40R-RALPH-LAUREN-PURPLE-LABEL-BLACK-PINSTRIPE-LINEN-BLAZER-great-condition-/300850209121?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=u%252BN3zWGCTSmLHEvOPWnXaFpHLOA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

This one s also 100% linen.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-895-NWT-RALPH-LAUREN-PURPLE-LABEL-MENS-GREY-LINEN-SPORTCOAT-BLAZER-JACKET-44L-/300732158236?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item460508911c

 

This is Wool.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-295-NWT-RALPH-LAUREN-PURPLE-LABEL-BLACK-WOOL-BLAZER-SPORTCOAT-JACKET-SIZE-46R-/300618496884?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item45fe423b74

 

I've included the material of the jacket, if that makes any difference.

Or these are all suit jacket that are being sold as an odd?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 5
The pinstriped ones are definitely from suits. The PoW check with the purple overcheck and the hunter green (although it doesn't look like that on my monitor) herringbone, those are probably odd jackets. But realize, RLPL isn't selling these, these are resellers. This doesn't mean that RLPL itself was trying to sell a pinstripe jacket as a SC.
post #3 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

The pinstriped ones are definitely from suits. The PoW check with the purple overcheck and the hunter green (although it doesn't look like that on my monitor) herringbone, those are probably odd jackets. But realize, RLPL isn't selling these, these are resellers. This doesn't mean that RLPL itself was trying to sell a pinstripe jacket as a SC.

 

Re: the last sentence - this is true in and of itself (what a reseller now claims and what RLPL originally claimed can differ), but it might be worth noting, if only to complicate matters, that RLPL has also sold some pinstriped odd jackets (in linen, definitely, and IIRC in flannel too) in the past too. It's been many years since I last had a good look through RLPL labels, but back when they were made by St Andrews they used to mention on the inside label whether a jacket was part of a suit or not. Not sure what the standard is now.

 

Anyway, leaving all that aside, I think the more important question is whether you (the OP) WANTS to wear any of those as an odd jacket, regardless of what RLPL or the reseller claim. With the possible exception of the plaid (and even then, I'm not really convinced), I would not.

post #4 of 5
^I believe you, but I'm surprised about the pinstriped SCs.
post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

^I believe you, but I'm surprised about the pinstriped SCs.

 

They actually pop up more frequently (relatively speaking) in Polo than RLPL, but I'm pretty sure I've seen them in RLPL too. I'm thinking they had a navy DB linen with a ropestripe a few years ago. OK, that's a rope not pin, but most people view them similarly anyway. I think RL was going for a callback to the old boating blazers, but it kind of got lost in the translation. Not my cup of tea...

 

Putting RLPL to one side, I've noticed a few other designers going for summery-weight flannel chalkstripes. Again, the link to a sporting blazer is fairly evident, and I thought they worked a bit better. You could sort of squint and look sideways and imagine them going with cream linen trousers or pale chinos and burgundy or dark brown loafers, or something like that. I want to say that both Valentino and Isaia made them in recent years, but really can't remember for sure.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › RLPL Orphan Jacket Question. Please help.