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Has RLBL fallen out of favour with SF?

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

  1. sportin_life

    sportin_life Senior member

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    The RLBL shirts fit fine around the chest/shoulders, but are really big at the waist. The tapering isn't strong enough without tailoring.

    As SkinnyGoomba pointed out, I also find that PRL custom fit is much better in that it has a stronger taper. The PRL is odd though in that there seem to be several different fits without a good way to tell the difference except the retail pricepoint (higher = slimmer).
     


  2. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    i have found smaller sizes for friends... say two size 36r suits and a size 38r. all in that price.. i do wear a 42 to 44 though
     


  3. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    I'll just toss this out there...if anyone finds a 36S, please proxy for me! [​IMG] Been on the hunt for my 1st RLBL for a year and can't find one in my size at a even halfway decent price.
     


  4. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    x2

    I prefer the shoulders on the PRL/Corneliani stuff, even if the fit is a little baggy in the waist.

    IMO... Caruso Sartoria Parma > RLBL Caruso
     


  5. gumercindo

    gumercindo Senior member

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    In what way?
     


  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Way to be "that 36 guy" :D
     


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    jrd617 Senior member

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    Does anyone have experience with the new "Daniel" model? Supposed to have a softer shoulder than the RLBL Anthony
     


  8. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    I like the shoulders on my caruso SP more, plus the fit was better for me.
     


  9. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    The Daniel is one of their SC models, correct? I haven't seen it on suits.
     


  10. Superfluous

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    I think the Daniel is a little shorter with slimmer lapels and shorter vents, etc
     
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  11. gumercindo

    gumercindo Senior member

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    softer shoulders?
     


  12. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    +1. I was in RL trying on various suits the other day and liked the PRL much better than the RLBL. The RLBL shoulders looked almost cartoonish on me (especially in contrast to the natural shoulders on the Samuelsohn jacket I was wearing when I walked in).
     


  13. RSS

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    I've been going to other sources for too long. I've never heard of 'black label' ... of purple, yes ... and the old blue 'Polo' label (still around?). How many quality levels does the Ralph Lauren brand have?
     


  14. jrd617

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    For quality, the consensus seems to be: Chaps < Blue Label < Black Label < Green Label < Purple Label
     


  15. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Lauren/Chaps
    Ralph
    RRL
    PRL (Italy)
    RLBL
    RLPL

    The old, pre-purple label Ralph Lauren stuff is somewhere in the mix between PRL, RLBL, and RLPL.
     
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