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post #31 of 36
I need some custom shirts now for my Purple and Blacks... I have the ties, but no shirts.

I am mid-sized dude with big shoulders and a gut (I hate you genes of my ancestors). I don't look at size any more when I buy. Some 42's fit like a 46 and some 46's fit like a 40. I am anywhere from a 34" waist to a 38". Don't get me started on shirts and shoes. good grief.
post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Ralph Lauren has a number of different lines.

The top line is Purple Label - lovely slim fit (too slim for some) and great construction by St Andrews. I like a slim suit, and to me RLPL fits true-to-size (I take a 38S). Very expensive, but can be found on good discount.


I really haven’t found RLPL to be slim-fit, in any sense of the word.

Jon.
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
I really haven't found RLPL to be slim-fit, in any sense of the word.

Jon.


Well, all I can post is my own experience, which as I said requires me to get a 38S in RLPL to fit the shoulders, but only needing a 36S in Polo, and a 37S (or 38S) in Black Label to get the same effect. RLPL is also more heavily waist-suppressed than almost all the Polo models.

/shrug
post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Well, all I can post is my own experience, which as I said requires me to get a 38S in RLPL to fit the shoulders, but only needing a 36S in Polo, and a 37S (or 38S) in Black Label to get the same effect. RLPL is also more heavily waist-suppressed than almost all the Polo models.

/shrug

Yeah, I mean ymmv, but I still wouldn't call them "˜slim', since they aren't even cut, what one would traditionally label "˜slim'.

Jon.
post #35 of 36
I think that the Purple Labels are slim enough, and I used to wear them. I ended up getting rid of my stash when I began to do more business abroad and to realize how faux-Anglais the whole line is. I started to feel like a pretentios turd in the suits with their pseudo lord of the manner look. I wouldn't touch them now.
post #36 of 36
Question for RL blue "Polo II" suit owners - I just picked one up for a decent price. Must admit I'm not a huge fan of the double, inward-facing pleats, though I know Polo seems to feature them on many of their trouser models. I still bought it b/c I'm thinking of taking the pleats out and going flat-front, but I'm worried about re-shaping the trousers too much.

Has anyone ever had a tailor remove one or both pleats?

BTW - it's definitely made by Corneliani, to confirm what others noted. The label matches exactly the ones in my 2 Corneliani suits.
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