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oldskool

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This spring, it looks like the 1960's are back with a nod to the late 60's early 70's. Note a wider peak lapel with a narrow tie and the working buttons on the sleeve. RLPL spring shirts are windsor style collar with narrow solid ties. Very smooth. http://www.polo.com/product....=family
 

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Although it looks good on Ralph, I question the value of a $2,800 or so RTW suit that is capable of being dated and will be "out of style" in a few years. I thought that RLPL was supposed to be timeless.
 

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Wise to take a stand against the wide lapels, IMO. No need to invite reasons for your kids to laugh at old pictures of yourself.
 

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No need to invite reasons for your kids to laugh at old pictures of yourself.
It's more of a problem if you have pictures of yourself wearing the "original" version of this suit circa 1971. Keep those pictures hidden-you don't want your 13 year old laughing at her Dad.
 

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Narrow lapel w/narrow tie; wide lapel w/wide tie. Isn't that they way style has gone traditionally? I don't "get" RL's mixing of styles here. And I really dislike the miniature collar on his shirt.
 

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Just not a good ensemble.I sometimes have to laugh at these so called fashion gods who come down from Valhalla every season and tell us mortals what is going to be "in".While I always had a healthy respect for Mr.Lauren,I think this time he's off the mark.Otherwise, I'll just dig out my vintage Armani suits and wear skinny ties with them.
 

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I saw that bit on RL's Black Label in February's GQ. Those suits are way too skinny. It made the guy's head look huge.
 

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Man, the guy's head is just huge. His wide hairdo didn't help, either.
 

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I think Lauren's own head may be one reason why the RLPL suits have so much shoulder padding--they reflect his personal need to balance his own giant head. Â I can't think of any picture I've seen of him in a suit or sport coat that didn't have built up shoulders. Â Sometimes it is so overblown it reminds me of the shoulders on a Japanese kataginu:
 

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Wow - good old Mr. Lipschitz never seems to age. I thought this was a picture from the 80's. I hope I look as good when I'm his age. Bradford
 

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Narrow lapel w/narrow tie; wide lapel w/wide tie.  Isn't that they way style has gone traditionally?  I don't "get" RL's mixing of styles here.  And I really dislike the miniature collar on his  shirt.
I'm with you. This look seems unbalanced.
 

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