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NWT RLBL 38R Drop 7 "Nigel" Single Breasted Spring/Summer Suit, Solid Heather Grey, 100% Plain Weave

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RLBL "Nigel" cut suits have proven to be very popular every time I've listed them on the forum - so much so, I wish I had even more than the solitary 38R I am listing here!!

Between July - October 2014 I sold 4 "Nigel" navy sharkskin suits on the forum, see the listing here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/399114/nwt-rlbl-drop-7-nigel-single-breasted-spring-summer-suits-36r-40r-40s-42r-solid-navy-sharkskin-100-wool.
Then I had two more identical suits earlier this year and they also sold fast: http://www.styleforum.net/t/507998/nwt-rlbl-drop-7-nigel-single-breasted-spring-summer-suits-38r-and-40r-solid-navy-sharkskin-100-wool.

For sale I present a wonderful NWT Spring/Summer Ralph Lauren Black Label suit in the popular size 38R. It's a single breasted notch lapel suit and made according to the specifications of the relatively new RLBL "Nigel" cut. The suit pants are also known as "Nigel" in RLBL terminology (see pictured tag). When compared to the more common "Anthony" cut I have noticed that the shoulders are less padded, and this is borne out by a slightly narrower shoulder measurement (a 38R Anthony would be 18" instead of 17.75"). The Nigel pants have a lower rise than the comparable Anthony pants of the same tagged size. As a result of this the waist measurement appears to be consistently larger than Anthony (since they're intended to be worn lower than the natural waist), but with side tab adjusters allowing for personal adjustment as desired.

Made in Italy by Caruso in a lightweight 100% plain weave wool - solid heather grey (a medium grey). A very breathable fabric indeed! Really a staple addition for your spring/summer business wardrobe. It's rare indeed to find quality solid grey suits for sale on the forum. Even rarer for the suits to be entirely appropriate for wear during the spring/summer months, given that the jacket is half-lined only. Combined with the lightweight nature of the fabric this should help to provide a fair degree of comfort during hot weather.

All the usual styling details found on RLBL suits - precise yet subtle pick stitching on the lapel edges, pocket edges and zip front. Pants are flat front with side tab adjusters and have slanted front pockets and two back pockets with button closure. Included is the RLBL pouch with spare buttons and matching thread.

Price is $1100 -> SOLD shipped CONUS or the EU

Styling Details
  • "Nigel" cut
  • 2 season weight plain weave wool
  • Single breasted notch lapel
  • 2 button
  • Dual rear vents
  • Front darts
  • Flap pockets
  • Fully canvassed
  • Two internal jacket pockets
  • Jacket half lined in viscose
  • Flat front pants w/side tab adjusters
  • Pants lined to the knee
  • Unhemmed pants

Jacket Measurements
  • Shoulder 17.75"
  • P2P 19.5"
  • Waist 17 7/8"
  • BOC 29.25"
  • Sleeve 24 7/8" (with 1.5" to let out)

Pants Measurements (tagged 31")
  • Waist 33.75"
  • Front Rise 8 5/8"
  • Thigh 11 7/8" (measured just below pocket)
  • Knee 8 5/8"
  • Leg Opening 7.75" (unfinished)


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