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post #16 of 27
I think it's possible if you get one from the hong kong peeps.
post #17 of 27
Ofcourse it is, i have both the dark grey glenplaid peak lapel suit and a solid navy notch lapel, i work in conservative banking and the suits give me nothing but compliments. This is europe though, but i think you'll get the same response in the us (as long as it fits you good). People will notice you wear a nice looking suit, that's all!
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post
I feel the same way about the notch vs. peak--but given the sale price and relative quality, I am willing to look the other way for a tux I can wear for the next 10 years until I can have one made. I don't want to be swimming around in a BB tux nor get something a little cheaper like a J.Crew tux...do you have any suggestions about a RLBL-like fit in a tux for around the same price, with peak lapels?

I honestly don't know. I have not seen any suit jackets with button stance as low and with lapel roll as aggressive as RL Black Label

but you could always take your favorite black label suits to Chen and have him copy the exact same suit in black wool with satin/grosgrain covered peak lapels.
post #19 of 27
I was told RL is going to start offering Black Label MTM in Spring. Perhaps you can request a peaked lapel tux then if they allow mixing and matching of details. There are already peaked lapel Anthony jackets, so I don't see why it would be a big deal.
post #20 of 27
definitely not less than 1k if MTM by RL
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by sartort View Post
I was told RL is going to start offering Black Label MTM in Spring. Perhaps you can request a peaked lapel tux then if they allow mixing and matching of details. There are already peaked lapel Anthony jackets, so I don't see why it would be a big deal.

Hmm that's part good news. But the only reason, besides the cut, that RL PL or BL attracts my attention is they sometimes come at deep discount prices. But MTM RLBL will probably cost more than 2k, rather go bespoke at that point. Especially I always need to spend 100+ on fixing RLBL/RLPL shoulders due to my old collar bone injuries...
post #22 of 27
Of course I realize that a MTM RLBL would be in the 2k range. Just wanted to throw that out there as a potential option if they do indeed go forward with it this coming Spring. I will reiterate that I have a Polo RL (made in Italy Corneliani) SBPL tux in midnight blue that is cut fairly slim. Not as slim as my Black Label, but slim nonetheless and I am very happy with it. There is something about the interplay between the sharp angles of peak lapels paired with the soft shoulders that Polo/Corneliani features that I find very pleasing. Of course, I got it for well below retail which as we all know is one of the major benefits of OTR RL tailored clothing (and shoes for that matter). But back to the RLBL tux. Although I feel like notch lapels are the least desirable option (amongst peak, shawl and notch), I still feel that the RLBL tux is attractive and well made. The simple fact is you will be more stylish than most in the room even if the lapels are notch. Most men outside of SF wouldn't know better anyways. It all depends on how long you want to keep it and how close you want the tux's features to echo classic/traditional standards. Bottom line is you could do much worse.
post #23 of 27
nvm
post #24 of 27
I wear my BL suit to work all the time. I don't think it's a big deal.
post #25 of 27
As long as its not skin tight it shouldn't be an issue I work in investment banking and have no issues wearing RLBL. In fact, I receive numerous compliments. But YMMV
post #26 of 27
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I think it's possible if you get one from the hong kong peeps.
What about airfare?
post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 
Picked it up yesterday, immediately ordered another in navy. It's an amazing suit for the price.

Thanks again for all the advice.
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