Proper RLPL Labeling/Tag

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  1. CaptainBert

    CaptainBert Member

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    I am having a hard time confirming if these polos are authentic RLPL's or not. I have searched dozens of threads and cannot come to a fair conclusion so I am looking for a second opinion.

    From my research here is what I am seeing:
    The Good:
    1) Horizontal Buttons
    2) Purple Label with Silver Stitching3
    3) Feels like Mercerized Cotton

    The Bad:
    1) My polo has 2 tags not 3 at the neck
    2) My lower tag is small and short
    3) No supplier/season tag


    Pictures of my Polo:
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    A proper RLPL I believe the be Authentic:

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    Has 3 Labels

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    Large lower label

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    Are both Polos Authentic or is mine a "good" fake? Any help is appreciated.

    --Robert
     


  2. CaptainBert

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    Any Help Here? Is does have an RN# 41381
     


  3. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    Mine have 2 at the neck. They look real to me and I'm honestly not sure how often RLPL is copied. The silver threading is also a good sign, it's harder to fake on shirts. When it's faked it usually looks like Christmas tinsel threaded through instead of a professional finish. Where did you get them that you'd question the authenticity? eBay?
     


  4. CaptainBert

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    Yes, on ebay. Glad to know yours look like mine since I have had trouble confirming.

    I'm keeping the polos, I just hate knowing that I might be wearing fakes. I purchased a tie also and it arrived today. No Ralph Lauren on the lower portion and no RN number. Im sending that one back and getting a refund and am no longer buying RLPL stuff on ebay. Its just not worth the headache and stress each time I buy something.

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  5. CaptainBert

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    That is correct, off ebay. I have done quite well buying items brands BB, AE, Talbott, but stepping up to RLPL and polo in general you see a lot more fakes so when I recieved this shirt I noticed a few suspicious things, but overall seemed like too much effort to be faked. Thank you for helping me verify the authenticity of these items.
     


  6. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    the purple label tag looks real, but I only have RLPL dress shirts so I might be wrong. :/
     


  7. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    That looks like the Ralph Lauren Purple Label shirt labels we get here. Could be excess production from Guangdong province.
     
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  8. UncleCozy

    UncleCozy Senior member

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    They are probably from different production years and/or production plants. Chill out.
     


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  10. dfoverdx

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    The first one seems to me sth made for an outlet... the second one seems to be made for a RL store.. i noticed exactly same thing on my 2 RLPL shirts. one bought from online RL store, other being bought on ebay.. the one bought on ebay has a small tag , i don't believe that it's a fake but the quality is not as good as the other shirt. I , personally don't buy any more RLPL/RLBL stuff (with the exception of suits) i think you can find much better at the same price. (RLPL/RLBL suits are nice)
     


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    Thank you everyone for all your help. Your knowledge is greatly appreciated.
     


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