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A Love Affair: Ralph Lauren

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bigbris1, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. 69clyde

    69clyde Senior member

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    +1 on Ralph Lauren...I have probably 20+ suits and 20 + sport coats and blazers. I i was limited to just one designer for the remainder of my life it would definately be RL. He also designs everything; you can sleep in his sheets, paint your walls with his paint, eat off his flatware, go from the golf course to the boardroom and everything in between. Some if his stuff if garish and I steer clear of those, but he is my favorite for sure.

    Bow-tie's as well and many trousers
     
  2. SureShopApparel

    SureShopApparel Active Member

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    I love Ralph Lauren cologne!! Ralph Lauren Blue is my absolute go to every time! but I love it so much I actually have never tried another sent from RL. Would anyone recommend another cologne? I heard the Black is great too.
     
  3. SureShopApparel

    SureShopApparel Active Member

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    @skinnyGoomba Love the American Physco Avatar!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    So right now I have about:

    8 RL suits (Polo I, II, Blue Label, Signature, Bradford & Garrison)
    30 RL shirts (RLPL Keatons, Curham, Estate, Philip & mostly Regent)
    10 RL sweaters (cashmere & handknit, only 3 have the pony, 1 has pheasants [​IMG])
    5 RL socks
    3 RL pants
    3 RL shorts
    5 RL ties (Polo & RLPL)
    1 RL braces
    3 RL sport coats
    1 RL shoes (Redway)

    Maybe I'll add a coat & some other stuff. I recently saw an orange all weather coat that looked nice.
     
  5. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    just received my first Polo Ralph Lauren Custom-Fit dress shirt and am in love with the fit. I usually wear some combination of BB Slim/X-Slim or BBBF BB3 but have been looking for alternatives. I think I have found one in RL [​IMG]
     
  6. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    That reminds me I did get 6 custom fit polos last summer.
     
  7. Frank Davis

    Frank Davis Well-Known Member

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    I have few Polo RL but I wouldn't say I have a love affair with them or it.

    My love ...................................Well I am sure you don't want to know.
     
  8. hyakku

    hyakku Senior member

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    Agree with some of the others up here, I've recently really started to get into RL after gaining some weight from lifting and having a lot of his cuts fit me perfectly (especially the custom fit line). I have atm: 10 - PRL Polos 7-9 - PRL/ RRL dress shirts (linen is lovely) 1 Pair of RRL glasses (lost [​IMG] ) 1 - PRL Nightshirt 1 or 2 pair of Chinos (not sure at this point lol) 2 - PRL turtleneck 1 - RLBL Navy blue sports coat 1 - Half Zip sweater and I ended up selling three RLPL sweaters as well. Need to get up on my PL/BL suits and RL jeans/chinos/shoes before I try to wean myself off. But I agree, the fact that you can literally essentially dress you, your dog, car and house in RL things and have them all look great is the allure to me.
     
  9. naatkins

    naatkins Active Member

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    Depends on the item

    Jeans/Pants/shorts/etc: Gap

    Tees: American Apparel, sometimes BDG(Urban Outfitters)

    Shirts/Sweaters/Suiting: J. Crew, Banana Republic, & Gap

    Shoes: It depends, I tend to go with J&M & Florshiem for dress, Onitsuka Tiger, Clarks, & Purcells for casual

    Everything else tends to be a mixture (watches, socks, bags, etc.)
     
  10. CashmereLover

    CashmereLover Senior member

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    Anyway, back to my opening question:

    I'm trying to learn the market for RL sport coats (PL or Polo). Searching for a 40R spring/summer sport coat, but haven't found any on eBay so far (well, this 38R Polo sport coat is kind of what I'm looking for, but the chest seems a bit too small and the lapels are too wide.).

    Let's say that I was going to buy a casual winter SC. What would you think of this RLPL? Style Forum approved? Anything particular to consider here?

    The price seems good to me for a RLPL sport coat.


    What about this then? [​IMG] (in particular, the RLPL blazer)
     
  11. J. Cogburn

    J. Cogburn Senior member

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    What about this then? [​IMG] (in particular, the RLPL blazer)

    Nothing wrong with it. It's a classic look. You like it, buy it.
     
  12. CashmereLover

    CashmereLover Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with it. It's a classic look. You like it, buy it.


    Thank you for your opinion. If still left in September, I might buy it. [​IMG]
     
  13. cronicmole

    cronicmole Senior member

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    I have over 100 Ralph Lauren polo's alone. I wouldn't dare count the t-shirts..pants and underwear from them.
     
  14. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Picked up a solid charcoal suit, Polo Italy.
     
  15. CashmereLover

    CashmereLover Senior member

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    I have over 100 Ralph Lauren polo's alone. I wouldn't dare count the t-shirts..pants and underwear from them.

    Like this guy? [​IMG]

     
  16. kinggimp

    kinggimp Senior member

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    seems that rlbl suits are on sale through their website. cost of a suit is about $1,120.00 for the staples. do they often get lower than this?
     
  17. hpnas

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    Just picked these up on sale this weekend

    [​IMG]
     

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