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BRAND NEW W/TAGS RALPH LAUREN PURPLE LABEL DRAKE 38R NAVY PINSTRIPE $1400 OBO

Will Ship To: Anywhere

Hi fellow SF'ers

I'm needing to raise funds for a project (moving to Japan!) and am offering this wonderful dark navy pinstripe by RLPL. It's the Drake model, Custom Fit (slimmer) as opposed to the fuller Saville Row cut. Despite all the hoo-hah about better made suits (Attolini, Kiton, Brioni, Saville Row houses), RLPL clearly holds it own and is usually counted among the top quartile of high-end suits. This particular suit is made in Italy by Caruso. Completely unaltered with all tags and cuff buttons included. Retail cost ~ $4500-5000. Asking $1400 OBO. Will throw in FREE FEDEX 2-Day S&H within the CONUS, if abroad, please include additional $20 to the final sale price. Please see measurements/etails below and thanks for looking!

Shameless plug/background (because I have gotten a few questions about RLPL, etc.). At the higher end of off-the-rack suiting, there are those designed and made in-house by the suit makers themselves (think Kiton, Brioni, Attolini, Sartorio Partenopea, etc.) and those designed by folks like Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, etc. but actually manufactured by the suit makers (Zegna, Corneliani, Belvest, Caruso, Isaia). The quality and fit of these contract manufactured suits runs from very good (Corneliani) to excellent to impeccable (see Belvest, Caruso, Isaia). IMHO, RLPL runs in the excellent camp, but what makes these pieces so well regarded by a lot of folks here on SF is their fit - along with Tom Ford, there aren't too many other suits whose profile can be quickly recognized off the street. Whatever you may think of Ralph Lauren (shameless marketer vs brilliant designer, or both), I think Purple Lable is so successful because it captures much of the elegance of Saville Row - strong shoulders (without too much padding), good waist suppression, high armholes w/a trim fit - into a suit that is a little more italian in terms of how easily it drapes to your body. This is just my opinion and I'm curious to see/hear what other SF'ers opinions are on the matter. Hope this helps. smile.gif

Brand new with tags: 38R Drop 6
Ralph Lauren Purple Label 'Drake' Model - 2 piece Custom Fit
100% Wool w/100% Cupro lining
Made by Caruso in Italy (not St. Andrews, guessing from the tags)

Jacket:
2 Button, Double Vented
Ticket pocket and flapped pockets to the waist w/4 inside pockets
Sleeves unaltered - buttons included

Pants:
Flat front w/side adjusters
Unfinished hem

MEASUREMENTS
JACKET 38" REG
PIT TO PIT 20"
TOP OF COLLAR TO HEM 30.5"
SHOULDER SEAM TO SHOULDER SEAM 17.5"
SHOULDER SEAM TO ARM HEM 26"
SLEEVES UNFINISHED....BUTTONS INCLUDED

TROUSER SIZE 32"
ACTUAL MEASURED WAIST 17" ADJUSTABLE
RISE 10"
INSIDE LEG UNFINISHED....TAILORED TO YOUR OWN REQUIREMENTS
LEG OPENING 8"
Edited by uclink4 - 5/25/16 at 11:31pm
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Awesome stuff
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This made the latest round of The Best of B&S (Someone Should Buy This!)
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Thanks for the shout out! smile.gif
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