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post #25996 of 37392
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post


As a basic yardstick, a Ring Jacket SC in their in-house fabrics (Creamy Waffle, Balloon, etc.) could be had for USD 600 (before shipping, etc.) The special cloths and one-offs like deadstock Carlo Barbera fabrics start to range from 780 USD to 950 USD, with north of 1000 USD for some unusual, needlessly luxurious items. The midpoint for a suit is 800USD, before getting into things like S140s, Mohair, and (again) Carlo Barbera.
$600 for a jacket or $800 for a suit is almost down to SuitSupply pricing. Do they have a website? I only see mention on The Armoury site.
post #25997 of 37392
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post
 

 

No doubt historical pictures can be very useful.  I was merely saying gents in the 20-30s could have been expressing themselves outside the general rules as well, so it can be misleading without knowing context or intent.  I am purely going on one person's word, I just happen to trust that person.  

 

Side note, I can't tell if any of those pictures are 3 button.  

 

Look closer. One person's word vs. literally 100s of pictures.

post #25998 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post


$600 for a jacket or $800 for a suit is almost down to SuitSupply pricing. Do they have a website? I only see mention on The Armoury site.

 

There are numerous vendors and boutiques, in addition to their five direct points of sale. I just did some cursory research on the price range.

 

The Ring website is a bit sparse and mostly features their blog. They have a lot more in shop. In general, their direct points of sale offer the best value, with boutiques adding a slight markup (still quite reasonable).

 

Exhibit A:

 

 

 

Creamy Waffle, 100% wool, unpadded shoulder and enlarged sleevehead, unlined. The wool has an open weave and slight stretch. This comes in a size range from EU42 to 52

and costs ---> 530 USD.

 

If you give me a sense of what you are looking for, I could try to drill down and look for certain items. Or we could do a group buy across an entire size run. Or I could make a spreadsheet. It would help if people threw out suggestions of what they are looking for, so I can try to provide matching for that.

post #25999 of 37392
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

 

There are numerous vendors and boutiques, in addition to their five direct points of sale. I just did some cursory research on the price range.

 

The Ring website is a bit sparse and mostly features their blog. They have a lot more in shop. In general, their direct points of sale offer the best value, with boutiques adding a slight markup (still quite reasonable).

 

Exhibit A:

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Creamy Waffle, 100% wool, unpadded shoulder and enlarged sleevehead, unlined. The wool has an open weave and slight stretch. This comes in a size range from EU42 to 52

and costs ---> 530 USD.

 

If you give me a sense of what you are looking for, I could try to drill down and look for certain items. Or we could do a group buy across an entire size run. Or I could make a spreadsheet. It would help if people threw out suggestions of what they are looking for, so I can try to provide matching for that.

 

 

Do they have long sizes? I'd be afraid that the regular sizes might be too short. I believe the Armoury made their own longer cut in order to be able to sell it in the Western world.

post #26000 of 37392
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Do they have long sizes? I'd be afraid that the regular sizes might be too short. I believe the Armoury made their own longer cut in order to be able to sell it in the Western world.

I'm wondering the opposite - at 5"8 would I be a regular or short?
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I'm wondering the opposite - at 5"8 would I be a regular or short?

 

I'm 5'8". Stay regular.

As to long sizes, I don't know. I would have to inquire.

 

Intriguingly, the boutiques offer a nice mix of imported high end brands for outerwear and accessories alongside their in-house label. Humorously, the markup on foreign brands works almost in inverse to the value seen in the domestic stuff. Yes, people will gladly pay an enormous premium for a foreign label even when the workmanship on home turf is superior. But I digress.. the outerwear and knitwear is often very interesting. They were one of the few to pick up Ramon Monegal Oscar Marangon, a brand which I believe now morphed into Di Maestro. Sort of a take on Brunello Cucinelli knitwear only offering uber luxurious fabrics.

 

*sorry, Ramon Monegal is a perfumery.

post #26002 of 37392
In case anyone can't find their blog:
http://www.ringjacket.co.jp/ring-blog/

Most of my google searchs containing "ring" and "Japan" seemed to produce only references to the horror movie.
post #26003 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

In case anyone can't find their blog:
http://www.ringjacket.co.jp/ring-blog/

Most of my google searchs containing "ring" and "Japan" seemed to produce only references to the horror movie.

 

Thanks, Joe. Forgot to post that.

You can also see a (small) selection of items on their quasi online shop

http://www.rakuten.co.jp/ringjacket1954/

post #26004 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

In case anyone can't find their blog:
http://www.ringjacket.co.jp/ring-blog/

Most of my google searchs containing "ring" and "Japan" seemed to produce only references to the horror movie.
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post #26005 of 37392
If they have jackets with 44-46 inches chest, 19.5 shoulders and 30+ inches length, then I'll be interested.
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Thread Starter 

It would be very cool if at some point you could visit their storefront and snap some nice/cool pictures. One of their salespeople, that goofy guy who always wishes everyone a "goooooooo morning" on his Instagram seems like he's fun. Odd choice of clothing. But fun.

post #26007 of 37392
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If they have jackets with 44-46 inches chest, 19.5 shoulders and 32+ inches length, then I'll be interested.

+1 (almost)

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Here's a wool/mohair suit from one of their other retailers

This is sub 1000 at 950USD, Carlo Barbera special order fabric

 

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post #26009 of 37392
That is an incredible price for that jacket. Ring makes some really nice stuff.
post #26010 of 37392

@kulata @SeaJen

 

Sizes seem to top out at EU52, I think you would be shy of 2''.

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