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RLP Purple Label suit

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My eBay saved search turned something up this morning. What do you gents think? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....MEWA:IT I'm concerned about "heavy weight" (although we have only two seasons here: winter and 3 months of bad sledding); also I think I'd rather have chalk stripe instead of the blue/grey alternate.
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I think it's a Polo suit with a purple label.  But not a Purple Label suit.  But I don't really know anything. I also think it has a very low gorge and very high notches in the lapel making it look heavy toward the bottom. Dan
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It's probably a pre-RLPL, RLPL. The first RLPL suits were sold under the "Polo" brand name. If I am not mistaken, this is one of those suits. The hand made label is a telltale sign. Jon.
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Is it a Chester Barrie then? koji
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I also think it has a very low gorge and very high notches in the lapel making it look heavy toward the bottom.
The high notches in the lapels are what is referred to as a 'high gorge' (this term confused me initially as well). What you are referring to as being low is the 'button stance', and I think that is a problem with the way it is buttoned up badly and to the bottom button. Chances are, it is cut much like any other Polo suit, possibly more toward the PL style. Probably a nice suit.
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Is it a Chester Barrie then? koji
It's been some time since I've seen one, but I'm 99% sure that they are made in the US like the early RL Collection suits (blue label, "Ralph Lauren" in script." Those purple labeled Polo suits are even older I think though.
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I have an early made-in-USA Purple Label suit. It has a purple tag in the collar that says "Ralph Lauren" in script and "made in USA" in block letters. I've never seen an RLPL with a "Polo" tag--those sound nearly like prototypes or betas.
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