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Ralph Lauren Made to Measure

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Rebel_5, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. jamesbond

    jamesbond Well-Known Member

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    MTM for RL starts at $2700 from what I heard. Thats high!

    You're thinking of Purple Label. I have a couple of Polo MTM suits that came out really great IMO (do a search and they should come up). They have a unique style that not every tailor can replicate, heck I've even had a few tailors flat out tell me they won't do shoulder's without padding. You go to a tailor for their style not yours. I would probably only do Polo mtm in the future at the Mansion in NYC as it seems they have the most experienced staff. Chan is really nice but it seems their prices keep rising closer to that of high-end bespoke tailors. Both are a good option.
     
  2. Matt S

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    What's so unique about it? Nothing that I can tell. Certainly nothing a bespoke tailor couldn't do in his sleep.

    Not all bespoke tailors can do such a natural shoulder. A padded shoulder is much easier to make. Finding a tailor who does a shoulder like that for the price of Polo MTM isn't going to be easy. A cheaper alternative might be H Freeman MTM. I believe they make something very similar for half the price.
     
  3. etb

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    I saw one of your MTMs in a Feb 2010 thread--nice.

    In the same thread, "bigbris" listed his NWT Polo II/IV/etc. purchases via Ebay; most expensive suit was $620. An option.

    ...I have a couple of Polo MTM suits that came out really great IMO (do a search and they should come up)....
     
  4. comrade

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    You're thinking of Purple Label. I have a couple of Polo MTM suits that came out really great IMO (do a search and they should come up). They have a unique style that not every tailor can replicate, heck I've even had a few tailors flat out tell me they won't do shoulder's without padding. You go to a tailor for their style not yours. I would probably only do Polo mtm in the future at the Mansion in NYC as it seems they have the most experienced staff. Chan is really nice but it seems their prices keep rising closer to that of high-end bespoke tailors. Both are a good option.

    Enlighten me, please. At least at the two Polo Shops I have checked in the Bay Area, there are no
    current models without shoulder padding. Not so a season or two ago.
     
  5. Matt S

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    Enlighten me, please. At least at the two Polo Shops I have checked in the Bay Area, there are no
    current models without shoulder padding. Not so a season or two ago.


    It's the Polo I, Polo II, Polo III (haven't seen in a few years) and Polo IV models that have no shoulder padding.
     
  6. etb

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    On the other hand, Bradford model shoulders are padded--more than the BL's, and not as well executed.


    It's the Polo I, Polo II, Polo III (haven't seen in a few years) and Polo IV models that have no shoulder padding.
     
  7. SkinnyGoomba

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    No, I was there yesterday and Polo versions with my fabric level ("4") were $1600. I believe BL started in the low/middle 2's.

    Accurate, and the BL starts at $1,995 for a staple fabric.

    I'm the MTM specialist in my store and I've done MTM for myself as well, I'm very happy with it. For me it was great to match a fabric from 4 years ago for a pair of pants to turn a sportcoat into a blazersuit.
     
  8. etb

    etb Well-Known Member

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    SG, any thoughts on BL full canvas vs. Polo less-than-full (i.e., does it matter that much to the look and feel?), and the overall quality difference--especially in construction and fabrics--between BL and Polo?

    I really like my BLs but was thinking of mixing things up with a couple of Polos, which have a different vibe (natural shoulder, higher front rise, a bit more conservative) and more MTM fabric options.

    I'm the MTM specialist in my store and I've done MTM for myself as well, I'm very happy with it....
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

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    Enlighten me, please. At least at the two Polo Shops I have checked in the Bay Area, there are no
    current models without shoulder padding. Not so a season or two ago.


    Yeah, that was always my gripe with polo. You put on their jacket and the shoulders are padded up to your earlobes. I had to laugh when I was in the mansion a few weeks ago.
     
  10. jamesbond

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    I saw one of your MTMs in a Feb 2010 thread--nice.

    In the same thread, "bigbris" listed his NWT Polo II/IV/etc. purchases via Ebay; most expensive suit was $620. An option.


    My problem is I'm a 36R OTR and Polo might make 1 or 2 items in that size per season, if that. If you're a more standard size then yes, deals are abundant.

    Enlighten me, please. At least at the two Polo Shops I have checked in the Bay Area, there are no
    current models without shoulder padding. Not so a season or two ago.


    They seem to be pushing those Garrison and Bradford models more recently, kinda like the Bleeker model that is no longer in production, trendy stuff that doesn't seem to last. Last time I checked their website they still had some classic polo I and II suits for sale. http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/i...entPage=family

    Although, I'm not sure the Garrison even has padding as UrbanComposition has posted a few in WAYWT with very soft shoulders.
     
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    It's the Polo I, Polo II, Polo III (haven't seen in a few years) and Polo IV models that have no shoulder padding.

    No padding is a relative concept. What I've seen in I and II this season
    doesn't fit me well, aside from the shoulders being a bit less natural than
    a year or two go, as I said before. The same happened to Isaia Base 2 over
    the last couple of years.
     
  12. jamesbond

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    Not all bespoke tailors can do such a natural shoulder. A padded shoulder is much easier to make. Finding a tailor who does a shoulder like that for the price of Polo MTM isn't going to be easy. A cheaper alternative might be H Freeman MTM. I believe they make something very similar for half the price.

    Enlighten me, please. At least at the two Polo Shops I have checked in the Bay Area, there are no
    current models without shoulder padding. Not so a season or two ago.


    It's the Polo I, Polo II, Polo III (haven't seen in a few years) and Polo IV models that have no shoulder padding.

    No padding is a relative concept. What I've seen in I and II this season
    doesn't fit me well, aside from the shoulders being a bit less natural than
    a year or two go, as I said before. The same happened to Isaia Base 2 over
    the last couple of years.


    comrade - wtf are you talking about? No padding is a relative concept? You just said there "are no current models without shoulder padding" then said the current models have a more natural shoulder than a couple years ago, well which is it?

    All classic Ralph Lauren Polo model suits (besides trendy named one's) have basically ZERO padding in the shoulder (please see Oldog/Oldtrix posts in WAYWT). Ralph is famous for this specific detail. You might be thinking of Black Label or Purple Label or I don't know what. Maybe check somewhere other than Palo Alto? Matt S. is absolutely right that this is the reason someone would go to RL for made to measure. Most tailors don't do soft construction or unpaded shoulders, especially in this price range.
     
  13. erbs

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    Has it been confirmed that the Polo MTM suits are half-canvassed? Is full canvas construction an option?
     
  14. Superfluous

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    Has anyone done MTM Ralph Lauren, either Polo or Black Label, recently? What's the price range now? Can you do PRL for under $2k?

    I'm thinking of having a made to measure sport coat or suit done. I'm having trouble replicating a specific look (that PRL does) in a size that fits me (38L) without paying top dollar for the top dogs like Despos (one day... :worship:). I think Ercoles would be able to do it at a good price actually, but I don't live in New York.
     
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  15. othertravel

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    Good question; I'd be interested to know about pricing as well.

    On a side note, visited the Madison Ave. mansion for the first time and was very impressed (and they had tonnes of stuff on sale).
     
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    I liked the Chicago store better than the Mansion. The restaurant was nice too.
     
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    No one has comments on their made to measure?
     
  18. othertravel

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    M2M starts tomorrow. Anybody have recent experience with black label m2m? Positive experience?
     
  19. clee1982

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    No experience, but I think M2M for RLBL comes to about 300 more (of course depends on the fabric), though there is always the event to take out of cutting fee, so in the end looking about 100 more. I am pretty sure you can get PRL M2M under 2K easily.
     
  20. othertravel

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    You can get black label for under 2k as well (close to 1500-1600 during the event). But was curious to see if anybody's commissioned a piece. I think blue label is about $100-$200 cheaper.

    I was also told that there's no mtm fee for any suits that are available OTR. So for example, a mtm version of the suit below will cost the OTR price:

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/...1766339&ab=ln_men_cs1_suits&parentPage=family

    It's for first-time commisions only and available year round.
     

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