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Has RLBL fallen out of favour with SF?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Wayward, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    The shoulders killed it for me. I do find their sportswear to be favourable and more reasonable then RLPL.
     
  2. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    few weeks ago i got 2 for $200 in a brick and mortar store... not a thrift store.
     
  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    why is that?
     
  4. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Is this still the case? I know Caruso now makes RLPL, but the 'Caruso tag' isn't in the latest RLBL suits that I've seen. Can someone confirm?

    And I think RLBL still does well here; especially the staple items.
     
  5. DukeofWindsor

    DukeofWindsor New Member

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    Phoenixrecon

    Where do you get them for $200? New?
     
  6. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    outlet stores. which ones shale remain un-named as to not blow my spot :D

    and yes brand new.... only 1 season old as well
     
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  7. DukeofWindsor

    DukeofWindsor New Member

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    Please do tell, just between you and me.
     
  8. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    I think it has something to do with the season: we're about a month past the conclusion of the end-of-winter sales meaning people have gotten good prices from the RL stores, Bloomingdale's and Barney's so they're less likely to go buy someone else' used suit on the internet.
     
  9. marblehouse

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    Obama's been president for like forever, so the prestige of a black label is so old hat.

    Coming to stores Spring Summer 2014: RLML:

    [​IMG]
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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  11. Kiwi Man

    Kiwi Man Senior member

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    I want to know it too...... Oh my lord, I miss shopping around in the US so damn much........
     
  12. ThatGuy

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    Not sure if this is being serious.

    RLBL are nice shirts, but they are far too tight. I'm a 39 and my arms just fit into the sleeve. I can't imagine what other shirt makers are out there who go slimmer. You must be talking about super-fitted shirts, eh?

    And RLPL are far too baggy. Somewhere in between would be really nice.
     
  13. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I do like the Black labels on their causal clothing

    If I am paying Black label suiting and shirting price in Hong Kong, I might spend roughly the same money in WW Chan
     
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    Did or do you work for Ralph Lauren. For some reason, I thought I saw a post of yours in WAYWRN. It looked like you were in a RL store???
     
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    I was being serious about RLBL. For some reason, they fit really loose on me and tent around the waist so I end up having to re-cut or dart them. I agree that the shoulders/arms are slim enough, however. I don't have enough experience with RLBL to know if there are several different cuts in their shirts and haven't seen any "slim fit" tags on their dress shirts from my limited exposure.

    For comparison, I find that the PRL slim fit shirts and Hugo slim fit shirts (yes I know the quality is questionable) are actually a better fit, at least for me. By the way, I noticed PRL has several different lines in their "custom shirts" that aren't labeled any differently. Oddly, their shirts that retail for ~ $140 are much slimmer fitting than the ones that retail for ~ $90 (which are not so slim at all) even though both are labeled "custom."
     
  16. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    To be fair, though, your other posts suggest that you aren't a 38-42 suit, which means the sizes you seek will probably stick around longer, hence the ability to find them at such good discounts. Correct me if I'm wrong, though.
     
  17. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    I'm pretty fat and find RLBL to be not that slim
     
  18. NAMOR

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    RLBL looks slim on most athletic types with upper body strength. think man tits.
     
  19. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    A 17.5 shirt and 48 (US) suit will never look slim no matter what silhouette they're trying to follow*











    *I have no idea what size you are; just making a point that when you get to a large enough size the styling no longer matters.
     
  20. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I just find the sportswear wearable and of decent quality especially for the fit. Have you seen the shoulders on these suits? They're straight across on most builds.

    FYI for the guy who finds RLBL to fit like a tent....size down! I find the shirts comfortably sized, not skin tight but slimmer then polo.
     

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