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Inside Ralph Lauren's garage

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Journeyman, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with his zippers?
    They don't zip. It's a massive problem. I mean an RLPL garment for $4000 and the zipper doesn't work properly. And they have been getting steadily worse. I mean really, how much does a good zipper cost?
     
  2. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    You just need to use them a little before they work without issue. I think it's more a problem of newness than of quality.
     
  3. sartorialism

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    They don't zip. It's a massive problem. I mean an RLPL garment for $4000 and the zipper doesn't work properly. And they have been getting steadily worse. I mean really, how much does a good zipper cost?

    The only zipper that's currently annoying me is a Loro Piana zipper. But how difficult can it be to replace a zipper?
     
  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    You just need to use them a little before they work without issue. I think it's more a problem of newness than of quality.

    I work everyday with RL clothing, I promise you, they don't work right even with years of use.
     
  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    So do I, and I also own about $50,000 worth of it. They work fine.
     
  6. zjpj83

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    I have an RLPL down coat with zippers with alligator pull tabs. it's awesome. I love that coat and those zippers.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Cary Grant

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    I might give a kidney for that 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia Spyder. Or the 29 bentley.
     
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    Ferrari P2/3. Amazing. One wonders how fast he has driven the Veyron. It probably just sits. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    this was in a sub division near us years a go.......


    BTW - probably the most famous neglected car ever. A 250 GTO was registered to a high school for use in its auto shop class. Subsequently sat in a field for 20 years. Now worth $20+ million.

    [​IMG]
     
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    BTW - probably the most famous neglected car ever. A 250 GTO was registered to a high school for use in its auto shop class. Subsequently sat in a field for 20 years. Now worth $20+ million.

    [​IMG]


    wow
     
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    I might give a kidney for that 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia Spyder. Or the 29 bentley.
    I'm sure both of those are worth more than a kidney of yours (or mine). Also, as much as I understand much of where the 250's appeal comes from, I still don't know how its current price is as much as it is. The only answer I can conjure is that it was a racing homologation of a great grant touring car and it was produced in very limited numbers by the most famous car company out there. I guess it's collectibility is somewhat based on its...collectibility. I think I answered my own question.
     
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    All that is required for a car to bubble ridiculously in price is scarcity and rich people wanting to get their hands on them. Maybe in a hundred years all of the well heeled collectors will want 1 of the last 2 Chrysler TC by Maseratis left in existence...
     
  13. imageWIS

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    BTW - probably the most famous neglected car ever. A 250 GTO was registered to a high school for use in its auto shop class. Subsequently sat in a field for 20 years. Now worth $20+ million.

    [​IMG]


    Reminds me of 'The Butchers Car' MB 500K Spezial Roadster story.
     

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