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post #31 of 184
They are having a Black Label sale tomorrow on Gilt Groupe.
post #32 of 184
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
They are having a Black Label sale tomorrow on Gilt Groupe.

If anyone could shoot me an invite.
post #33 of 184
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If anyone could shoot me an invite.

Ditto.
post #34 of 184
FWIW I sized up when I purchased my first black label suit (blue pinstripe - 2 button/peak lapels) last month. Purple Label I'm a solid 40 but Black Label 40 is just to snug on me. The 42 fits really well. I suggested suppressing the waist a touch but the tailor didn't think it was necessary so I passed. All I had to do was shorten sleeves and trousers.
post #35 of 184
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If anyone could shoot me an invite.

me three!
post #36 of 184
pvt me your email
post #37 of 184
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Originally Posted by TheFusilliJerry View Post
All the models on the website are shorter cut, around the highest thumb knuckle, but everyone in these photos's suits, they are longer than thier thumbs. did you all size up, or is it just like this?

Pictured, my RLBL Navy Pinstripe is my typical size, 38R. I have 1 other RLBL 38R suit and is about 1/4" shorter. I have 2 RLBL suits in 38S. These hit me at my second thumb knuckle. I find these just about perfect. I am probably going to have my Pinstripe's jacket hem shortened about 3/8".
post #38 of 184
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post #39 of 184
I have two RLBL suits and sized up from 42L to 44L and let the tailor go to work. I honestly can't remember what he did (pants definately needed to be brought in), but they fit like a glove now. If anyone is not sure, just go to a RL store and try some on. I could not even get into a 42L.
post #40 of 184
Here's a Q about RLPL. They are now having 25% discount on RLPL and RLBL, which becomes a huge reduction if you go to the Ralph Lauren outlet store. I picked up a 38R RLPL blue sport jacket for $487.00 with tax. It was made from 150's wool, had two buttons, single breasted and double vents. The only flaw was that it was missing the bag of buttons for the sleeve. They also had the same jacket in cashmere that was 600+tax.

I bought it and then returned it when I came to grips that 38R in RL is just not a a true 38R, unless you're possibly anorexic (i think many of you have the same feeling). I also returned because although I really wanted a blue jacket just like it (but one that fits). After all of the alterations that need to be made, it just doesn't seem like a smart investment or as good of a deal as in initially sounded.

I realize that this is a subjective question, but what are your thought on the subject? $600 too much for a sport jacket that you probably won't fit into in a year or so or barely fit into now? Or is it too much in general or am I crazy because it's a great deal?
post #41 of 184
I think RLBL 38Rs fit perfectly - more so than any other OTR jacket I have tried. My only gripe is the structured shoulder.

My beef with Black Label is mostly in the pants. The 7 drop is too much. I am athletic and not overweight at all, but the pants are just too snug around the butt and thighs. I doubt they sell them separately. That would be great.
post #42 of 184
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Originally Posted by velvel87 View Post
Here's a Q about RLPL. They are now having 25% discount on RLPL and RLBL, which becomes a huge reduction if you go to the Ralph Lauren outlet store. I picked up a 38R RLPL blue sport jacket for $487.00 with tax. It was made from 150's wool, had two buttons, single breasted and double vents. The only flaw was that it was missing the bag of buttons for the sleeve. They also had the same jacket in cashmere that was 600+tax.

I bought it and then returned it when I came to grips that 38R in RL is just not a a true 38R, unless you're possibly anorexic (i think many of you have the same feeling). I also returned because although I really wanted a blue jacket just like it (but one that fits). After all of the alterations that need to be made, it just doesn't seem like a smart investment or as good of a deal as in initially sounded.

I realize that this is a subjective question, but what are your thought on the subject? $600 too much for a sport jacket that you probably won't fit into in a year or so or barely fit into now? Or is it too much in general or am I crazy because it's a great deal?

If the jacket won't fit in a year, then it's not worth anything to you. You might be able to flip it for a few hundred then but is it worth $300 to you to rent a really nice blazer for 12 months?

I'd continue to be patient and spend money on something that will last you a long time, which is the whole point of buying from high-quality labels like RLPL. Heavily discounted Purple Label shows up in the B&S and on eBay all the time, I'd try to wait it out and get what you really want.
post #43 of 184
I'm 6', 170 with a slender/athletic build and a 40R black label fits me perfectly off the rack. I wear 40R in vritually everything else.
post #44 of 184
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I think RLBL 38Rs fit perfectly - more so than any other OTR jacket I have tried. My only gripe is the structured shoulder.

My beef with Black Label is mostly in the pants. The 7 drop is too much. I am athletic and not overweight at all, but the pants are just too snug around the butt and thighs. I doubt they sell them separately. That would be great.

is there any room in the waist to take out? this is what i don't like either I'll never have a 31 waist with my 38 chest, just because of my bone structure... im pretty much stuck at 33, maybe 32.5 if i became skinnier than i already am...
post #45 of 184
does it measure a true 33" or you wear size 33 pants? I wear size 32 in odd trousers, but size 32 usually means your waist is actually bigger in reality, and mine is 33". That is why on a lot of size 32 pants, the waist measurement will be 16.5" x 2 lying flat. The point I am trying to make is that I have 33" true waist size and I can wear the size 38 suits in RLBL with no problem, including the drop 7 trousers. They are a little more snug, but no uncomfortably so. You can always let them out too. There is extra fabric for doing so. I wouldn't let the pants be a deal breaker, unless you wear size 33 pants and have a true waist of 34" or 35" which in that case would probably be a bit too big to squeeze into the size 31 suit pants.
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