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Help Identifying a Polo Ralph Lauren (Blue Label) Suit

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Hi all,

I received a navy PRL suit with 2 buttons, center vent, pick stitching and double forward pleats. It has a reasonably trim fit and is a drop 6. Anyone know what model this is? I know they have different fits like Polo I-IV, Jerome, Congressman, Bleecker, etc. Based on that description can anyone identify it?

Thanks
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Try the "who makes this RL item" thread. I remember seeing a breakdown of the different PRL models posted there.
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Originally Posted by cruxisfalcon View Post

Hi all,

I received a navy PRL suit with 2 buttons, center vent, pick stitching and double forward pleats. It has a reasonably trim fit and is a drop 6. Anyone know what model this is? I know they have different fits like Polo I-IV, Jerome, Congressman, Bleecker, etc. Based on that description can anyone identify it?

Thanks
You will need to post picture of the label(inside breast pocket).
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Slow night, so I dug this up for you smile.gif Assuming this info is still correct, it sounds like you probably have a Polo I.

As md2010 suggested, a pic of the label would help to confirm.
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Originally Posted by BABuckeye View Post

Polo I - single vent, 2 button (full, traditional cut)

Polo II - double vent, 3 button (traditional cut, but 3 button and side vents can make it look slimmer than Polo I)

Polo III - double vent, 2 button, ticket pocket

Polo IV - double vent, 3 button, ticket pocket (slightly higher arm holes, so feels trimmer about the chest)

Polo I-IV suits generally have pleated pants (traditional Dalton model)
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Hacking (jacket) - side vents, 3 button, like Polo II, but with angled pockets and ticket pocket. Some would call it a [horse] riding jacket.

Princeton (jacket) - single vent, 3 button, somewhat boxy, usually with patch pockets

Purple Label - may be 2 or 3 button model, whichever, it is slightly trimmer than Blue Label (Polo I-IV), and suit pants slimmer fitting.

Black Label - trimmest fitting, usually smaller slimmer lapel too, low rise and very slim fitting pants.

Bleeker - usually 3 button, single vent; slimmer fitting (in both chest and arms), shorter in length for similar sized coats; suits with flat front pants, slim fitting and tapered.

Congressman - similar to bleeker, though not sure whether pants are as slim fitting; seems to be sold at dept stores (like Macy's suit dept) rather than Polo stores.


All the above items retail for over $1000. If something retailed for $595 or $695, it was generally sold at a dept store. These jackets usually unlined, and sometimes sized with S,M,L,XL.


Polo pants:

Regent - flat front, traditional fit through hips, thighs, legs, 18 inch leg opening.

Dalton - pleated front (Forward pleats, I think), full through thighs and legs.

Madison - flat front pants, (from purple label line, I think), about 2 inches slimmer through legs, sits slightly lower on hips, 16 inch leg opening. (if you run, bike, or for any other reason have muscular calf, these pants will hug tightly and look as bad as a tight shirt wrapped around a not so tight belly, with the button on the verge of popping.
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Originally Posted by Matt S View Post

Polo I and II suit coats may have a single vent or double vent.

Polo I-IV suits can often be found with flat front trousers these day, they they used to always have pleated trousers. Polo III and IV suit trousers sometimes come with side adjusters (I think years ago they always had side adjusters). Polo III is a very rare cut OTR these days.

Edited by ChetB - 5/5/13 at 10:42pm
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