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Any idea how old this RL label is? Is it a quality piece? It was made for Dillards, but also manufactured in China.

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Last three years of GQ and Esquire ...

Recycle.... save the trees :)

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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Any idea how old this RL label is? Is it a quality piece? It was made for Dillards, but also manufactured in China.


Found this through a quick Google search:
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RALPH Ralph Lauren is a line made exclusively for Dillard's. Ralph Lauren and his company have no involvement in the production process. It's a licensed product consisting of suits, sportcoats, dress trousers and outerwear. It's essentially one of Dillard's private labels like Roundtree & Yourke, Murano, or Danial Cremieux. Dillard's uses different factories to produce the various products with most of the items now made overseas. Quality is decent for a department store brand. I've noticed that the fabrics tend to be better then on other suits at similar price points. I have a nice 3/4 overcoat that's lasted 4+ years. I'd start considering to buy some of the pieces at 50% off.

It's not to be confused with LAUREN Ralph Lauren, another licensed product with Ralph Lauren's name on it. RALPH has some redeeming qualities while LAUREN is pure crap.
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Bought a new Samuelsohn Twill SC last week and am looking forward to pairing it with something more formal than jeans. It's my fist grey jacket so I'll ask here if charcoal trousers and mid brown shoes ought to work? I'd post pics with those pants and shoes but I haven't bought them yet, need to do some shopping so I'm asking. Thanks All!

 

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here in my country it's summer and i'm looking for summer shoes. i want shoes that can be used with shorts and with jeans. i thought of new balance, what do you think? if it were winter, i would buy chukka boots, but not now. 

what do you recommend? vans? nike? 

thank you and excuse me the bad english

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sort of an odd question:

the plastic laminate panel on the ID pocket of my wallet has taken on a warped, bump texture because i often left it in my car in the hot summer. is there a way to smooth it out?

 

it's not a particularly expensive wallet, so i'd consider risky, as well as safe, methods

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I finally gave up the idea of using a tux on my daytime wedding even though its what my fiancé fancies most I would have felt inappropriate so I decided to wear a tailored morning dress and I think the idea is growing in her and I feel now great about the attire I'll be wearing and I have to thank this forum for all the advices! Now I encountered a new issue and it's my groomsmen attire in which my fiancé is influencing a lot since I didn't follow her advice in me using a tux in our daytime wedding (which makes me proud by the way) she wants me to give my groomsmen non matching solid colored bow ties A different color each of course and I read an article here that it would be apropos te to give them matching neckties...would it look bad or funny of they're using non matching bow ties? By the way I already have the fabrics for my morning dress, check out what I've put together so far... Any advices are welcome

Bucho
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Here is what I've gotten together so far of course black is for the coat grey waist coat and stripped for the trousers any impressions?
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Here is what I've gotten together so far of course black is for the coat grey waist coat and stripped for the trousers any impressions?
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Edited by buchoelbrusco - 10/7/13 at 2:21pm
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my fiancé ... wants me to give my groomsmen non matching solid colored bow ties A different color each of course and I read an article here that it would be apropos to give them matching neckties...would it look bad or funny if they're using non matching bow ties?

Tell her to worry about dressing the women and you'll worry about the men. Colored bowties is an incredibly stupid idea (in the Anglo-Saxon world) Get them wedding ties. Check out the StyleForum wedding thread. http://www.styleforum.net/t/329568/official-wedding-attire-question-answer-picture-thread/900_100#post_6629158

What country are you in?
Edited by Veremund - 10/7/13 at 11:32pm
post #23831 of 33081
Dear Veremund,

Thanks for the advice I'm already checking the wedding thread and will push to at least get some monochromatic bow ties for my groomsmen who are actually just my two brothers and my brother in law. I'm writing from La Paz Bolivia by the way
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Looking for places online that serve tall men, either ecommerce stores or forums where i can find more ecommerce stores. My buddy is 6'7" and 38" inseam and finds it incredibly hard to shop for himself because he is so god damn huge.

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I'm writing from La Paz Bolivia by the way

Perhaps it's more normal to wear more vibrant colors in Latin America, but a rainbow of bowties doesn't sound good to me.
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post
 

Bought a new Samuelsohn Twill SC last week 

 

 

1. Never wear those jeans again.  Maybe not any jeans.  The only person over 35 who looks good in jeans is Iggy Pop.  And you don't really want to look like Iggy Pop anyway.

 

2. Buy better shoes.  There is a whole world of shoe-love here that you should investigate.  Even if it's Allen Edmonds to start with.  But get rid of those ugly fuckers; nothing brings down an outfit faster (bar novelty ties, and arguably, your jeans).

 

3.  Grey jackets are notoriously hard to pair - I've given this some thought as I'm having one made right now.  I also wear a grey suit jacket on its own sometimes.  If the jacket were very light, you could go dark grey flannels, for instance.  Yours seems a little darker, so try it with beige/khaki chinos, olive or even navy.  In any of those cases, brown/tan shoes are a good call.  Just not yours. :)

 

 

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here in my country it's summer and i'm looking for summer shoes. i want shoes that can be used with shorts and with jeans.

 

You might prefer to ask in "Streetwear and Denim" i.e. "The Children's Section".  This is "Classic Menswear".  But if it's a classic perspective you want, then:

 

1. Never wear shorts unless you're playing sports (and wearing sports shoes), or  on a boat or the beach, or at least next to one of them.  In that case you want boat shoes, casual loafers or some kind of sandals or whatever.  If you're really cool, you'll pick a saddle oxford with some colour instead.

 

2.  Which might also work with jeans.  I dislike jeans (see above), but recognise they can look OK on some people, usually when sleeping on a park bench, but there are exceptions I will admit.  In which case, if you want shoes, I'd say a chukka or derby in suede or a country grain, maybe even with a crepe or coloured Dainite sole, would be a nice casual counterpart to your denim.

 

3.  Never say "New Balance" in this thread again. :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by buchoelbrusco View Post

I finally gave up the idea of using a tux on my daytime wedding even though its what my fiancé fancies most I would have felt inappropriate so I decided to wear a tailored morning dress

 

If you're wearing morning dress, so should the rest of the wedding party.  And it's totally the right choice, well done.  However, with morning dress I'd suggest you wear a traditional tie or a cravat rather than a bow.  Unlike evening dress, you then have freedom to use a bit of colour in your tie.  Brighter ties or cravats aren't nearly as silly as coloured bow ties in a formal look.  If you're all wearing traditional morning coats in grey, charcoal or navy, against white shirts and grey, navy or buff waistcoats, there's a nice blank canvas to play with.  Still, show some restraint: you're going to be looking at these pictures for the rest of your lives, so the more classic the better.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

1. Never wear those jeans again.  Maybe not any jeans.  The only person over 35 who looks good in jeans is Iggy Pop.  And you don't really want to look like Iggy Pop anyway.

 

2. Buy better shoes.  There is a whole world of shoe-love here that you should investigate.  Even if it's Allen Edmonds to start with.  But get rid of those ugly fuckers; nothing brings down an outfit faster (bar novelty ties, and arguably, your jeans).

 

3.  Grey jackets are notoriously hard to pair - I've given this some thought as I'm having one made right now.  I also wear a grey suit jacket on its own sometimes.  If the jacket were very light, you could go dark grey flannels, for instance.  Yours seems a little darker, so try it with beige/khaki chinos, olive or even navy.  In any of those cases, brown/tan shoes are a good call.  Just not yours. :)

 

 

The reply is much appreciated. I'll work on it ;) I'll probably get my first pair of 'real' shoes at the same place I got the jacket which is Harry Rosen's and who stock Ferregamo and Canali that are in my range and of whom the comments I've heard have been positive.. Any thoughts between those 2 brands?

 

Thanks Again,

-Bill

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