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post #9271 of 14970
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ime, RLPL even now does not have a very modern/ultra slim cut.

 

I have some stuff from this F/W that begs to differ. biggrin.gif

post #9272 of 14970
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

I have some stuff from this F/W that begs to differ. biggrin.gif

ah, well, the last line i tried on in person was from S/S 2012, and the SA told me they were going to be doing some trimming down. i guess she was not lying. smile.gif
post #9273 of 14970
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ah, well, the last line i tried on in person was from S/S 2012, and the SA told me they were going to be doing some trimming down. i guess she was not lying. smile.gif

 

She was not, although there are always a couple of outlier pieces, like a cashmere gray herringbone trou I picked up that is very full cut, almost like a deck pant.

post #9274 of 14970
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

That comment was meant as a joke for Mrbrioni :-)


Thanks biggrin.gif

Although that jacket would definitely suffice for an off day from the standard Brioni, wouldn't it? ;-)
post #9275 of 14970
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

 

1.  FWIW, "the guy at the store" (you say it is from 2010, so I assume "the guy at the store" is not a RL SAis wrong. RLPL cuts do change, particularly based on the actual maker, and RLPL is getting slimmer by the season (F/W 2012 was particularly slim for RLPL, not Black Label slim, but slimmer than past RLPL).  Custom fit has also been around for a bit, which is a more aggressive cut.  That said, you can always have the pants narrowed if you'd like, not a big deal.

 

2.  We don't know what you paid for it so can't comment on value, but I'd say it's a keeper bearing in mind that some alterations need to be made (inter alia, chest could be cleaned up some imho).  If you decide otherwise, PM me as it might be my size.

 

3.  Good to know.  Also good to know.  Ok.

 

4.  No.  Notwithstanding, who gives a shit, as: (1) it is a very, very well made suit; (2) it appears to fit you pretty well now and will almost surely fit quite well once altered; and (3) you like it.

 

Yes, it was the Ralph Lauren store sales associate.  he had a tone of contempt (like stating the obvious to a child "No you can't go to the park now, it's past 8pm!") when he said the styles don't change.

 

There is a tiny tag in the inside breast pocket that says:  Season # 06-F10     What does that mean?  I guessed the suit was from fall 2010.  i could be wrong.

 

Yes, I like it.  But I want it to look good too.  I have the horrible habit of liking things that fit like a tent.

post #9276 of 14970
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Originally Posted by michaelyork View Post

 

Yes, it was the Ralph Lauren store sales associate.  he had a tone of contempt (like stating the obvious to a child "No you can't go to the park now, it's past 8pm!") when he said the styles don't change.

 

There is a tiny tag in the inside breast pocket that says:  Season # 06-F10     What does that mean?  I guessed the suit was from fall 2010.  i could be wrong.

 

Yes, I like it.  But I want it to look good too.  I have the horrible habit of liking things that fit like a tent.

 

Odd, which store, if you don't mind me asking?  Tag photo would be good too if available.

 

Once altered, you'll be golden.

post #9277 of 14970

WHat does the Season # on the tag mean?

Boston store.
Edited by michaelyork - 2/1/13 at 1:59pm
post #9278 of 14970
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Originally Posted by michaelyork View Post

@sparrow    Yes, the pants are baggy!  It's Ralph Lauren purple label from 2010, and the guy at the store assured me that the styles don't change, that is 2008's cut is identical to 2010 to 2012.  I suppose I could alter the pants, but I really don't want to go questioning Ralph Lauren's wisdom.

FWIW, the pants are pleated, making it very hard (if not impossible) to taper them. The best you can hope for is taking in the seat, which will have a slight lifting, slimming effect. But it's not like you can do anything drastic with the pleats. Especially with patterned pants.

Additionally, I'd be careful with defaulting to saying "taper the pants." When it comes to suits the jacket is made to match the pants. That means that the cut, balance and design are all meant to compliment one another. Accordingly, slimming suit pants too much will make the whole suit look awkward by creating a visual break where the jacket begins. Tread lightly.
post #9279 of 14970

I promise you---short of hemming the pants to my 33 inseam length, and sewing the buttons onto the sleeves,  I WILL NOT BE TOUCHING THIS IN ANY OTHER WAY!!!!   )   I am not stupid :)

post #9280 of 14970
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

FWIW, the pants are pleated, making it very hard (if not impossible) to taper them. The best you can hope for is taking in the seat, which will have a slight lifting, slimming effect. But it's not like you can do anything drastic with the pleats. Especially with patterned pants.

Additionally, I'd be careful with defaulting to saying "taper the pants." When it comes to suits the jacket is made to match the pants. That means that the cut, balance and design are all meant to compliment one another. Accordingly, slimming suit pants too much will make the whole suit look awkward by creating a visual break where the jacket begins. Tread lightly.

Agreed, everything in moderation, if at all.
post #9281 of 14970

@ Reddevil:   Any ideas on what the tag means?

 

 

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post #9282 of 14970
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Originally Posted by michaelyork View Post

@ Reddevil:   Any ideas on what the tag means?

 

 

 

Folks, feel free to correct me but I believe that, my friend, is a Caruso-made RLPL suit from Fall '10 (I've compared with my RLPL interior labels).  This was still in the store? 

post #9283 of 14970
Yeah, boston store had it.

And you know what the sales associate told me about the style changing from 2008 to 2010 to 2012.
Edited by michaelyork - 2/1/13 at 8:51pm
post #9284 of 14970
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

 

Folks, feel free to correct me but I believe that, my friend, is a Caruso-made RLPL suit from Fall '10 (I've compared with my RLPL interior labels).  This was still in the store? 

 

Thanks for finding out!

I think I'm keeping this.  I really do like it.  I'll post another pic after hemming, removing all the basting, etc.

 

Do you think this subtle pinstripe gray single-pleated pants can handle a cuffed hem?  Or no?

post #9285 of 14970
Sure, just about any suit can handle a cuff. Doesn't work so well for really short people, but you don't seem to be super short, so get a cuff if you want it.
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