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I just spent $500 on a RLBL windowpane sports coat from Bloomingdales

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by heffy, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. heffy

    heffy Well-Known Member

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    Hard to tell since you aren't wearing a proper shirt, but the sleeves might be a touch (1/8-1/4") long.

    It could be. I thought the sleeves were about perfect while wearing this sweater, but it could be a little long when wearing a dress shirt. That's ok, I can live with that [​IMG]
     
  2. Kiwi Man

    Kiwi Man Well-Known Member

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    I'd spend $500 on that...

    I would too..... I remember trying on the very first RLBL suits off the rack from Barney's New York and I was in love with myself!
     
  3. Superfluous

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    It could be. I thought the sleeves were about perfect while wearing this sweater, but it could be a little long when wearing a dress shirt. That's ok, I can live with that [​IMG]


    You could get it taken in for under $30...
     
  4. ryoneo

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    You could get it taken in for under $30...

    +1... with the money you just saved, paying $30 to get the sleeves done should be an easy decision.
     
  5. MikeDT

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    "I'd buy that for a dollar!!"
     
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    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Whoa, thats awesome. I absolutely approve!
     
  7. bluesman528

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    Very nice. Definitely a good buy.
     
  8. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    here are some pictures of me wearing it:

    [​IMG]


    fabric picture:

    looks great, +1 on sleeve length but it's nothing to change it.
    - w yo avatar I was expecting someone somewhat larger.
    Fabric looks decent
     
  9. Master Shake

    Master Shake Well-Known Member

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    Looks great. BTW, that is not a windowpane, but a glen plaid pattern, and a very nice one at that.
     
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    Looks good to me - nice pattern and I like the peaked lapels! I think the sleeve length is also a matter of preference - they don't look very long based on the one pic where your arm is down. . .
     
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    Peaked lapels and all...very jealous!
     
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    Too bad it wasn't a suit.
     
  14. Opermann

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    noice!

    Too bad it wasn't a suit.

    It would make a fabulous suit.

    RLBL is fully canvassed and has nice construction and fabrics. It looks great on slim guys with a V-shaped torso. Good buy.
     
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    I was looking at the PRL/BL stuff at Bloomingdales myself some days prior, and they did offer some great prices. Objectively, I like the fit and overall length of the jacket. The sleeves fit very well at their current length, so the 1/8 to 1/4" is optional (in my opinion). Subjectively, I love the color and pattern. It's timeless, really. Some BL sport coats are on sale for $800+. At $500, you got a good deal. Waiting for further discounting at that point would entail ugly colors or large (46+) sizes.
     
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    Impossible to tell how the back fits with your arm holding the camera up like that, but it looks really good from the front. I would definitely take a little bit off the sleeves, but sleeves will always need to be altered, they will never be perfect OTR.
     
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    looks great and a good price. Enjoy!
     
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    Looks great. BTW, that is not a windowpane, but a glen plaid pattern, and a very nice one at that.

    +1
     
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    what color slacks do you wear with that? black? What else?
     
  20. heffy

    heffy Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at the PRL/BL stuff at Bloomingdales myself some days prior, and they did offer some great prices. Objectively, I like the fit and overall length of the jacket. The sleeves fit very well at their current length, so the 1/8 to 1/4" is optional (in my opinion). Subjectively, I love the color and pattern. It's timeless, really. Some BL sport coats are on sale for $800+. At $500, you got a good deal. Waiting for further discounting at that point would entail ugly colors or large (46+) sizes.

    thanks. I really like the pattern and the color too, and it's my first peak lapel sports coat. Everything else I have is notched lapel. I'm definitely trying to push the envelope in terms of what I'm used to wearing. Thanks for the feedback.
     

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