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post #181 of 432
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
There are 2 different quality and price-points for the RL Italian stuff. There is the REAL RLPL stuff, which retails for around $1100. Then there is the cheap stuff for around $4-600. The cheaper line isn't worth more that $200. I wouldn't pay over $150 for them. The higher-end stuff is definitely superior in construction and finish. It is close to EG quality. Definitely better quality than C&J for RL stuff. Styling is totally different, so you can't really compare.

These are the boots. They fall somewhere between on pricepoint, but they are RL, not PL. Can you tell anything by the pics?

http://www.endless.com/Ralph-Lauren-.../dp/B001VH7BRG
post #182 of 432
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These are the boots. They fall somewhere between on pricepoint, but they are RL, not PL. Can you tell anything by the pics?

http://www.endless.com/Ralph-Lauren-.../dp/B001VH7BRG

In the price points I mentioned, I was referring to the laceup shoes. Those are the same quality as their regular Italy shoes (not RLPL). Obviously, they charge a little more for boots. Quality is decent, but not something I would pay more than 75% of MSRP for.
post #183 of 432
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In the price points I mentioned, I was referring to the laceup shoes. Those are the same quality as their regular Italy shoes (not RLPL). Obviously, they charge a little more for boots. Quality is decent, but not something I would pay more than 75% of MSRP for.

So then are these RLPL Italian shoes?

http://www.endless.com/Ralph-Lauren-...te_launch_date
post #184 of 432
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So then are these RLPL Italian shoes?

http://www.endless.com/Ralph-Lauren-...te_launch_date

yes.
post #185 of 432
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yes.

If only I were into spending $400+ on shoes, sigh...

Had the RL store been selling those for $134.50 I'd have been in great shape yesterday .
post #186 of 432
http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-1-500-Ralph-...item3ca99daede

this one is also true RLPL made in Italy stuff.
post #187 of 432
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
In the price points I mentioned, I was referring to the laceup shoes. Those are the same quality as their regular Italy shoes (not RLPL). Obviously, they charge a little more for boots. Quality is decent, but not something I would pay more than 75% of MSRP for.
Now, you obviously know this stuff much better than I, but when looking at other Italian RL boots on that same site, I saw these: http://www.endless.com/Ralph-Lauren-...te_launch_date which appear, IMO, to be less well-finished than mine (looking at the edges, soles, etc). Specifically, the soles, the different nail pattern and exposed stitching on the one above vs. mine. Are they likely the same maker regardless? Also a few hundred bucks difference in MSRP.
post #188 of 432
those are not PL
post #189 of 432
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those are not PL

Which? I know that neither the shoes I bought nor the other lower end ones I compared them to are, but I thought the brown slip-on was, based on the above posts and the script on the bottom.
post #190 of 432
I recently bought a RLPL umbrella that is made in England. Does anyone know who the maker is? Also, who makes socks for RLPL (Made in Italy)? Thank you.
post #191 of 432
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I recently bought a RLPL umbrella that is made in England. Does anyone know who the maker is? Also, who makes socks for RLPL (Made in Italy)? Thank you.

Anyone?
post #192 of 432
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I recently bought a RLPL umbrella that is made in England. Does anyone know who the maker is? Also, who makes socks for RLPL (Made in Italy)? Thank you.

Pics of the umbrella, please.
post #193 of 432
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Which? I know that neither the shoes I bought nor the other lower end ones I compared them to are, but I thought the brown slip-on was, based on the above posts and the script on the bottom.

i was speaking of the post immediately prior to mine
post #194 of 432
anyone know who is currently making the Ralph Lauren "made in USA" shoes?

post #195 of 432
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post
anyone know who is currently making the Ralph Lauren "made in USA" shoes?


From AAAC:

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There is a factory in Maine - "workshop" might be the better word - that is rumored to be the last remaining US handsewing facility. They have changed hands, gone under different names and produced shoes for many retailers. It was once named Ansewn and the last I read it had been purchased by Alden to make their Cape Cod line. They have made shoes for Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan, Paul Stuart and others. On the evidence of style and detail it seems to me that they make the handsewns for AE as well. I once owned a pair in black shell, obviously made there, retailed by Paul Stuart under the name... wait for it... Edward Green. Yes, USA-made Edward Green shells. PS carried them for a while in the 80s and they had a combination of English style, higher vamp and squared tongue, with that trademark American loafer look. They looked similar to yours and I'm sure yours come from the same hands.


I think this might be the source
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