Anyone Familiar with Ralph Lauren (Purple Label) Sartorial Line?

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  1. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    you must be joking.

    Look at the 2 center stripes on the picture of the back. They are about 1/2" apart at the top and mid back taper to about 1/4" apart.

    Now, look at the front, both sides, mid chest. A stripe simply ends. Pocket flaps don't line up, etc.
     


  2. NORE

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    Look at it again. I would say all striped coats with some sort of taper has the rear stripes wider in the upper back. What have you been seeing? Also, if you look at the front, the stripes on one side are symmetrical with the other side. You don't have such a good eye for this it seems.

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  3. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    My eye is far better than yours chief.

    Most suits, such as this cheap shitty hugo boss have stripes that terminate into each other with back taper. Furthermore, in the glamour shot from the RL suit, you see on the chest the stripes terminating together mid chest. On this suit, a single stripe just ends, looking plain awful. Furthermore, on the glamour shot, the collar stripes match the lapel stripes.

    The flap pockets on the right side generally match the stripes below the pocket ok, but don't line up with those at the top. On the left side, the hacking pocket strips don't match stripes above or below, while the standard left side pocket match on the downside, but not the upside.

    heres the hugo for comparison.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hugo-Boss-N...416427?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item3370f4b12b

    The RL suit looks awful and was probably made incorrectly, hence the steep discount
     
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    I suspect it's difficult to do well when the stripes are wider apart.
     


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  6. NORE

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  7. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Was about to reply to quadcammer but did it in the other thread.

    Got a NWT RLPL made by Caruso last night from Virtual Clothes Horse for dissection. Retail $4600. It's a pretty nice garment- will be chopping it up soon, probably not til next weekend.
     


  8. NORE

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    Need link :)

    Also, if you get around to chopping up a mainline Polo/Corneliani suit please.
     
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  9. Superfluous

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    i'm guessing this is a made to measure piece that didn't turn out like they wanted so they tagged it and sent it to the outlets.
     


  10. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not much to see there.

    Bingo. Actually, it was the retailer that ate it.
     


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    You don't seem to be the biggest fan of Polo line of suits, which is fine. They're half-canvassed, etc. However, some of their models have a great fit/cut at a great price. If you treat it nicely, value wise, Polo has some great stuff. I probably have about 10-15 Polo pieces. I love the styling, fit/cut, and price points. To a tailor, however, I'm sure it's not much to write about.
     


  12. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's not that. On my blog I try to dissect interesting garments from which I can learn something or see something which was done particularly well from a technical perspective. Absolutely nothing to do with styling, value, branding or anything; there are enough "fashion" blogs out there already. Mine's for nerds only.
     


  13. NORE

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    We'd still like to see a PRL suit probed in depth, tho. :)

    Heck, I may even send you one of mine.
     
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  14. jrd617

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    Plenty of used ones on the 'Bay for cheap.
     


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    Link (to both American and Italian made ones)

    Thx.
     


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