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Critics hate RL's US Olympic Team Uniforms

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Maximus Rex, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    Pass the freedom fries.
     
  2. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Can't buy a Made in America Ralph Lauren blazer, or cellphone, or TV, or VCD/DVD player, or PC. or R/C toy helicopter though can I?
     
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  3. Quadcammer

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    Sorry scott, I know we've resolved previous issues, but come on dude.

    You sell a single item, a $179 55 poly/45 wool blazer. Thats it. Your website is a picture of I guess its you wearing a blazer, huge torn jeans, and square toed shoes. As far as I know, you have no retail distribution.

    if you sold 10 blazers in year one, and 12 in year 2, you'd have your 20% gain...but that means very little at that level of production.

    Now then, since you like to raise empirical proof and deride financial folly, lets get to it.

    How many blazers have you sold in your past 4 years, broken down by year?

    the reason you can afford to make your garment here is most likely because the material is so cheap that you have enough profit margin to pay a bit more for labor.

    I'm sorry to tell you that you are but a teensy blip in the textile industry....and not even in a good way like HY or ercole, but with a poly wool/blend sportcoat of dubious quality.
     
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  4. SkinnyGoomba

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    Is there a reason why you would want to?
     
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    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but there is no aspect of our lives that isn't infested with politics. One cannot turn a blind eye to facts to validate an opinion. This isn't the Great American Sell-out anymore. It is now the Great American Give-away. It is an unfortunate and inescapable fact; whether it is regarding the subject of this thread or F. Corbera's chocolate chip cookie patronage, politics will be there.
     
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    scott anderson Well-Known Member

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    I love chocolate chip cookies.
     
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    curzon Senior member

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    Red Chinese now gonna take away 'Mercas chocolate chip cookies?
     
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    sturm07 Well-Known Member

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    Christ.... what was he smoking when he came up with the design? It looks ridiculous.
     
  9. PhiloVance

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    Do you think Ralph still has any of his goods pre-whenever from when the items were made in the USA? Or is all that stuff long gone? Might be a tall order, but the company might have enough new old stock lying around to outfit a US Olympic team in USA-made gear.

    Or maybe he can lease some space from the Gitman factory or Martin Greenfield and just bang out some white cardigans, creme slacks and blue blazers. . . RL could lease the space at night - the factory could just stay open 24 hours a day until the unforms were ready. Made in the USA, with some good old American OT and night-differential thrown in for good measure :nodding:
     
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    Indeed, the Levi Strauss era were the greatest American uniforms. Even the Albertville and Lillehammer uniforms were much better than recent ones. (I wasn't crazy about the Calgary 1988 winter parade unis - they looked like warm-ups and podium suits.) The Albertville uniforms weren't as "American" because of concerns about terrorism following the first Gulf War, but Lillehammer were back to the more classic American styling of the Levi's days - although the 1994 uniforms were supplied by Champion.

    Some elements of the Ralph Lauren uniforms are fine but they are over-the-top when they are put together in an ensemble, and they certainly aren't as classically American as the Levi's uniforms.
     

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