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Ralph Lauren Black Label Suit - Pricing?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Brianpore, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    40L. It's a dark brown with a slight chalkstripe. Almost identical to the picture on the first page. I was lucky. It was during a sale and had an additional 40% off of the already marked down price. I saw it and bought it on the spot. Back then, it was a big purchase as I wasn't really looking for a new suit. I've grown to like it a lot.
     
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  2. dapperwit

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    What time during the year was this? Like what month? Was it an end of season sale? Thanks.
     
  3. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    of course a dark brown with chalk stripe isn't for everyone
    but regardless, it is a great deal for just $400
    please post pics of it
     
  4. Kiwi Man

    Kiwi Man Senior member

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    I'm sorry to hear this. Why didn't you ask them to exchange you for another suits? That way, the company would still keep your money and you can have the suits which you love!
     
  5. musicguy

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    I've posted pics before in WAYWRN. Kinda too lazy to take another photo or scrounge up the old ones. Sufficed to say, it's nice.
     
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  6. Fraiche

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    I'm willing to pay $800 for a NWT RLBL solid charcoal suit in 38s. Buyer can keep the difference.

    Also looking for an RLBL tux in 38s.
     
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  7. Superfluous

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    How is someone supposed to get a NWT RLBL solid charcoal suit in any size for under $1k, let alone in 38s for less than $800?
     
  8. XKxRome0ox

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    what do you think is a great price for a brand new RLBL anthony solid charcoal or navy suit on sale?
    they don't dip below $1000 for the normal sizes?
     
  9. JChance

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    About 3 months ago, Mr. Porter has a 50% off sale for its "Founding Members" in many brands, including RLBL. There was some small sizes in RLBL (38S actually, my size) for a little over $900, I saw a staple grey suit, but did not grab it.

    So what I mean to say is to just wait a while for good deals, it will come (including the RL annual sale or B&S forum). If you cant wait, then go buy it full price.
     
  10. theriel

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    Solid (navy, charcoal, black) suits by RLBL do not go for sale, at least not in official stores. Been there, tried that, ultimately bought at full price...

    ... and I do not regret a single penny paid! Probably the nicest OTR suit so far (well, after a fair amount of adjustments). Their charcoal fabric is sweet.

    Best,
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  11. XKxRome0ox

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    plan is to go buy one at the RL store during the sale in november
    40% off on non-staple and odd-sized items... with further discount later in the sale when they are almost out of sizes (that's what i've been told)

    but i don't know what kind of prices i can expect on a solid charcoal or navy suit in 40R
    as those don't go on sale, do they?

    so .. if the charcoal and navy don't go on sale, i will get a charcoal or navy with pinstripe/dotstripe/chalkstripe or whatever
     
  12. XKxRome0ox

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    ahhhhhhh
    i didn't want to hear that
    but thanks for confirming
     
  13. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    RLBL is good, but if I had to buy it at full price I'd buy something else. RLBL is a very particular cut and after owning one, I definitely don't have the urge to own another. I'd buy something from virtual clothes horse. You can get Attolini or Brioni there at the same price as retail RLBL. Sometimes flippers even have TF or Isaia at that price. I'd definitely buy TF over RLBL, provided it's not the ultra wide shoulders and 8 inch lapels version. I'm frankly very tired of the skinny lapels, although RLBL isn't overly bad.
     
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  14. XKxRome0ox

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    aren't those the reason to buy a tom ford suit? the ultra wide shoulder and 8 inch lapels?


    and yes, i can't and won't do RLBL if it's going to cost me $1600-1900 at full retail
    for $700-800 i would gladly pick one up though
    i guess i need to start checking out the pinstripes in store
     
  15. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    lol missed my edit.

    Not necessarily. I'm mainly talking about this:

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. XKxRome0ox

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    i was joking
    but i know what TF suits look like

    [​IMG]
    here's me at the TF store dressing room
    loved the fabric, loved the pattern, loved the cut ...
    but definitely did not love the $5200 price tag
     
  17. UltraMagnetical

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    shoulders are too wide for your frame....doesnt even look close to 5000$ good.
     
  18. XKxRome0ox

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    it's ok
    it's tom ford
    :slayer:


    just kidding
    hmm
    the shoulders fit fine though
    no overhang
    i thought it was just the cut of the suit

    i think it'd be fun to own a suit that is so different and bold in design
    but i don't know where i'd wear that thing to
    definitely can't wear it to work ... unless if i want to get fired
     
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  19. Superfluous

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    I actually disagree. His neck is wide enough so that the shoulders don't look too wide. Looks good. Not $5000 good, but nothing looks $5000 good.
     
  20. stevent

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    I remember this sale. Was second private sale in 09 I believe they had all colors of RLBL suits going for $550 plus 15% I think at the Palo Alto store.


    Not sure where you are shopping but they definitely had RLBL suits in black (stripes/checks don't remember) on sale in the SF Polo store on Post this summer for $900 I think. Didn't check sizes but quite a few on the rack.
     

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