For those who still haven't seen it: The slideshow of the RLBL article
The transcript: GQ: First things first: Let's clear up the differences between your Blue Label, Purple Label, and Black Label lines. RL: "Blue is very classic, very preppy. It's got a great old-world tradition; it has a heritage. Now Purple has a heritage on the highest level, a sort of Savile Row sophistication. Black Label is sophisticated and international"”but very sleek, very modern. Contemporary." GQ: The line definitely looks modern, but it also has a certain North by Northwest quality. RL: "I would say it's a combination of Sean Connery-era James Bond and North by Northwest. You're right on North by Northwest. That's very good. I don't like to cite characters anymore, because it's sort of a clichÃ©. But in terms of details, if you looked at North by Northwest years ago, you would've said, 'This is not English, and it's not preppy"”it's just the man-about-town.' " GQ: I have a lot of Wall Street friends, and I'm not sure they'll get the narrow tie and thin lapels. RL: "Well, you know, I don't think, 'Today, there is a label on thin ties, thick ties' or 'This is the coolest look; don't wear that.' It's how you put your accessories together. And the accessories are simple. It's not about bold shirts or bold ties. It's a much more refined look. It's just cooler." GQ: Yeah, I noticed none of those stripy, multicolored dress shirts we saw everywhere this past year. RL: "No, no. This is about sophistication, about subtlety. It's about a guy who makes his statement clearly. It's a confident guy who walks into the store and says, 'I understand what this is about. I get it.' If we have to tell him what the look is, then we don't have him. He's not our guy." GQ: The suits do look really slim. Are they that slim off the rack? RL:"It's that way off the rack. The whole thing is slim. It has to fit slim." GQ: Are they all two-button? RL: "It's two- and three-, but two-button is really the epitome of the look. The one that looks the best to me is two-button. And it's a low two-button. It's got a sharpness to it. More shirt shows." GQ: And there are Black Label shirts and Black Label ties that fit the cut of the suit, correct? RL: "Yes. Everything is in proportion. There's a whole look. Either you get it and you love it, or you don't want to wear it. It's as easy as that."