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The Official RRL Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whodini, May 21, 2009.

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  1. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

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    uhm she was super nice wtf?? she pulled a ton of stuff aside for me before a sale once.

    maybe you were really rude to her
     
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    she was steezier than 99% of this board.
     
  3. whodini

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    It's Ricki and Ralph Lauren. Ralph named his ranch "RRL" using the initials and named the line after it because he felt like the collection would be something he would wear around the ranch.

    Teger can ask around but I heard before a while ago. I believe my sources.
     
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    also there was a girl with huge tits who worked at the rrl store and was in high school.
     
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    Ben- for christ sake don't get all nuts on this thread too!
    I am going home for the night gents!
     
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    I bought my oxford over there when we stopped through DC and she was sort of bitchy to me and I asked I tried to order something over the phone once during a sale and she accused me of being a SA at another store and wanted to know who my store manager was. When I insisted that I wasn't an employee she continued to grill me and wanted to know who my SA was who told me to call. It was beyond absurd.
     
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    I bought my oxford over there when we stopped through DC and she was sort of bitchy to me and I asked I tried to order something over the phone once during a sale and she accused me of being a SA at another store and wanted to know who my store manager was. When I insisted that I wasn't an employee she continued to grill me and wanted to know who my SA was who told me to call. It was beyond absurd.

    wtf???

    thats nuts. did you go to the rugby store? that is the worst store in existence.
     
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    Yeah I stopped in. It was atrocious and there was absolutely nobody there. I saw a room to the back that looked like a bar that a bunch of guys were hanging out in, though. Keep in mind it was about 11am so I have no idea what was really going on.

    The J. Crew in the mall wasn't great either but the Barney's Co-Op was awesome compared to Atlanta.
     
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    if you think that coop is awesome... god help you.

    that j crew is ok. I go there because its convenient, but it gets super packed on the weekends and they always keep the dressing rooms at 110 degrees.

    also those people you saw hanging out were the sales people.
     
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    also those people you saw hanging out were the sales people.

    Then they had like 10 SAs working, unless they were doing some kind of merchandising or something.
     
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    You hear that, TDV? You owe him lunch and an ice cream for that.
    highly doubt that a 31 will be .75" lower than a 32 seeing as a 33 is .25" higher than a 32.
     
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    Then they had like 10 SAs working, unless they were doing some kind of merchandising or something.
    yep welcome to rugby georgetown they have that terrible cafe next door too
     
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    They were drinking at the bar like my staff does.[​IMG]
     
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    highly doubt that a 31 will be .75" lower than a 32 seeing as a 33 is .25" higher than a 32.
    Are you calling Nathan a liar? Sure sounds that way. He must invent measurements for his own personal gain. That guy, I swear...
     
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    he's not inventing measurements, just taking down incorrect ones.

    speaking of which there is way too much speculation here coming from people who's knowledge stems from what clueless SA's tell them. I am sure RRL is a very successful and profitable line.

    Ralph has investors and financiers and they would be a little more than unhappy if he were breaking even or losing money on any of his projects.

    If 'The Man' is proud or babies anything, it's his Purple Label, which comprises of $800 slippers, $1200 belts and $4000 leather jackets.
     
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    he's not inventing measurements, just taking down incorrect ones.

    speaking of which there is way too much speculation here coming from people who's knowledge stems from what clueless SA's tell them. I am sure RRL is a very successful and profitable line.

    Ralph has investors and financiers and they would be a little more than unhappy if he were breaking even or losing money on any of his projects.

    If 'The Man' is proud or babies anything, it's his Purple Label, which comprises of $800 slippers, $1200 belts and $4000 leather jackets.


    You sure are full of useful assumptions.
     
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    Not to jump in the middle of something, but I don't think the RRL line has turned a profit in a while. That's why it's been almost shut down more than a few times. The real $ maker for ol' Ralphy are the outlets that sell Made in China Polo and Chinos for $40. It's just that the RRL is Ralph's dream or something, he loves vintage wear.
    he's not inventing measurements, just taking down incorrect ones.

    speaking of which there is way too much speculation here coming from people who's knowledge stems from what clueless SA's tell them. I am sure RRL is a very successful and profitable line.

    Ralph has investors and financiers and they would be a little more than unhappy if he were breaking even or losing money on any of his projects.

    If 'The Man' is proud or babies anything, it's his Purple Label, which comprises of $800 slippers, $1200 belts and $4000 leather jackets.
     
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    Seriously, it's no mystery that RL is losing money on the line, and certainly not a myth made up by his SAs. Keep in mind RL is making plenty of money off of Polo and his other lines that he can afford to keep RRL afloat if he wants to. Otherwise why the hell would the line still be around after countless seasons worth of jeans ending up at discount stores for $20 and $50 each.
     
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    In Europe, particularly France, RRL is taking off and highly sought after. Almost every boutique is stocking it and every Polo shops carry it.

    If it were losing money year after year the line would be shut down but it's making enough where it's feasible to continue operating or will be moved overseas entirely.

    If Ralph likes wearing vintage, that's great he can continue to do so I'm sure he has quite an extraordinary collection but the company is a well oiled machine and probably not going to keep RRL around just for 'name recognition' or nostalgia or whatever.
     
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    Seriously, it's no mystery that RL is losing money on the line, and certainly not a myth made up by his SAs. Keep in mind RL is making plenty of money off of Polo and his other lines that he can afford to keep RRL afloat if he wants to. Otherwise why the hell would the line still be around after countless seasons worth of jeans ending up at discount stores for $20 and $50 each.
    so what, there is still profit to be made selling those jeans for $50. Most of RRL is made in China anyway, so I don't see how it's more expensive to manufacture than his Polo merch. or how he makes any less profit off of it. Not to mention outlet stores get very small amounts of RRL compared to what they sell at full retail or compared to how much Polo clothing they get.
     

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