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Ralph Lauren Black Label Black Pinstripe Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by haganah, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    I saw this at Saks. At first I thought it was navy. The pinstripes were thin and not dramatic chalk stripes. The SA informed me that it was actually black with stripes.

    Has anyone seen this? Is this on the hate list because it is black as well?
     


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    No link, no photo... Try uploading image again. Shalom!
     


  3. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    Hah I tried googling it but I couldn't find it. If I can stop by the store and take pics, I'll try to.

    I figured you guys notice every detail, of every garment, and then have it locked away in memory.
     


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    Hoya Saxa Senior member

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    I know what you're talking about and I own that suit, along with about 4 other RLBL suits. I work in a business casual environment and wear it with a dress shirt and/or v-neck sweater without a tie. It's a good look. I like that it's a bit more fashion forward than my RLPL and bespoke stuff, which I break out for client meetings.

    Keep an eye on ebay and the RL outlets, as the black label stuff pops up every now and then for cheap.

    Cheers,

    Hoya
     


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    Holdfast Senior member

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    I know the suit you mean too (in fact, I have the navy version for sale at the moment). It's pretty cool, and I think the black version - while not particularly conservative - will fly nicely in most smart workplaces.
     


  6. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    I try to look out for it on ebay but not too many 40S come up.

    Holdfast when are you going to start catering towards my size?

    I'm not really sure I understand the logic behind the hate for black suits, but i just want to make sure this one doesn't break the same rules. I'll probably get a navy one as well and I like the fit because I'm shaped like a weird triangle and bl works for me.
     


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    I saw this at Saks. At first I thought it was navy. The pinstripes were thin and not dramatic chalk stripes. The SA informed me that it was actually black with stripes.

    Has anyone seen this? Is this on the hate list because it is black as well?


    Does it have peak lapels? It's more anthracite/charcoal than black like a tuxedo. I prefer another black label suit from the same season which has a lot of thin brown stripes spaced 3mm apart. It can pass for anthracite, brown, or navy depending on the lighting.
     


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    This one ?

    [​IMG]
     


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  11. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    I'm not sure. The cut for all the suits regardless of pattern was the same at Saks. This is clearly black and pinstriped. I can't tell the exact pattern since it's not up close. From what I remember it was similar but not too thick or heavy. But let's just say it is this pattern on black. Is there still a problem because it's a black suit?
    This one ? [​IMG]
     


  12. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't have a problem with the black suit per se. Especially one as well cut/made at the Black Label. And, especially for evening or social events. But, I think it depends more on one's complexion. Imo, black looks better on darker skinned or darker haired dudes. I've got a black/brown pinstripe suit which hardly gets worn, because I think I look better in navy or gray.
     


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    Are all RL Black Label suits made by Caruso? If not, is there a way to identify it
     


  14. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Senior member

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    I don't have a problem with the black suit per se. Especially one as well cut/made at the Black Label. And, especially for evening or social events. But, I think it depends more on one's complexion. Imo, black looks better on darker skinned or darker haired dudes. I've got a black/brown pinstripe suit which hardly gets worn, because I think I look better in navy or gray.

    Black with brown pinstripes? Maybe I'm just not imagining it properly but I'm not sure anyone would look good in this combo.
     


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    i think the one pictured is the charcoal pinstripe bleeker model available on the website.

    it looks like a 3 roll 2, where all black label suits i have seen are 2 button with a lower button stance.
     


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