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Opinion: Is the RLBL Anthony suit suitable for business attire?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Haruspex, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. vitaminc

    vitaminc Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Silicon Valley, CA
    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...
  2. sartort

    sartort Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2007
    dallas, tx
    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.
  3. Bumble_Bee

    Bumble_Bee Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2008
  4. Recoil

    Recoil Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    I wear my BL suit to work all the time. I don't think it's a big deal.
  5. Gordon Geeko

    Gordon Geeko Member

    May 23, 2008
    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
  6. extempore

    extempore Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2008
    I think it's possible if you get one from the hong kong peeps.
    What about airfare?
  7. Haruspex

    Haruspex Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    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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