Originally Posted by velvel87
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.