Ralph Lauren lines, and 'who makes what' - a definitive guide

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by apropos, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. nohomo

    nohomo Senior member

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    I have seen RRL suit made by Caruso, but not sure if it's all made by Caruso. Quality is not up to Caruso made for RLBL for sure though.

    Any ideas on who makes their Made in USA jackets?
     
  2. ruben

    ruben Senior member

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    Any information about the "Ralph" by Ralph Lauren line? (as you can imagine, it's a bit hard to search for)
    IIRC it's carried by Dillards stores.

    Is it a Jones NY spin off of "Lauren"?
     
  3. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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    Ralph Ralph Lauren is women's wear as far as I know. Lauren Ralph Lauren is the men's wear equivalent.

    Although things many have changed.
     
  4. I. Gentantithesis

    I. Gentantithesis Senior member

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    There was a short lived silver "RALPH" on dark blue label men's line. Still available? 'bout the same as Lauren. I think it was/is? also by Peerless of Canada. Diffusion confusion ad infinitum.
     
  5. ruben

    ruben Senior member

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    found out more,
    Ralph Ralph Lauren, is suits and such exclusively for Dillards, still around.
     
  6. Sebastian

    Sebastian Senior member

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    Does anybody know, who makes the RL Polo Golf stuff, that seems to turn up quite often recently?

    I just got a tweed jacket and it says Made in Italy, but it lacks the inside tag.

    Any info would be appreciated.



    Anyone?
    Could it be Corneliani? But why wouldn't there be an inside tag?
    Also I think the retail is lower, than the regular Polo made in Italy stuff.
     
  7. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Anyone?
    Could it be Corneliani? But why wouldn't there be an inside tag?
    Also I think the retail is lower, than the regular Polo made in Italy stuff.


    The RL Polo Golf stuff is made by the same manufacturers who make the standard RL Polo stuff - i.e. The Made in Italy is Corneliani the other stuff could be anyone.

    The labels on RL Polo clothing made purely for Europe are different to those for the US market.
     
  8. SoHoJoejoe

    SoHoJoejoe Well-Known Member

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    Just bought this RLBL Khaki sport coat off a user in B&S here.
    I noticed the large manu. tag that is on my BL suits from this year is absent from this jacket, which instead has a small black tag on the inside front waste. Also the neck tag is blank instead of saying "Made in Italy". The inside breast pocket tag instead says "Made in Italy for" and then lists the various international brand names RL has.

    Who ever made it seems to be of quality, as pictured by the hang sewn lining (though one part needs to be re-done because it started to pull).

    Any one have any info on this item? Perhaps who and when it's from.

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  9. tacitvs

    tacitvs Senior member

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    found out more, Ralph Ralph Lauren, is suits and such exclusively for Dillards, still around.
    Any idea on the quality of these? I just picked up a 100% cashmere "Ralph Ralph Lauren" blazer on ebay that is from Dillards. Made in Canada, which makes me think it is in the same family as Lauren. [​IMG].
     
  10. Taken Aback

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    Re: The Op's post: Ralph lost control over Lauren? Despite the low quality, I thought PRL still owned that line.

    American Living is also missing from the OP's list. Speaking of which, is AL owned by PRL, or just Ralph consulting with a wholly separate co. producing it?
     
  11. rjmaiorano

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    Just bought this RLBL Khaki sport coat off a user in B&S here.
    I noticed the large manu. tag that is on my BL suits from this year is absent from this jacket, which instead has a small black tag on the inside front waste. Also the neck tag is blank instead of saying "Made in Italy". The inside breast pocket tag instead says "Made in Italy for" and then lists the various international brand names RL has.

    Who ever made it seems to be of quality, as pictured by the hang sewn lining (though one part needs to be re-done because it started to pull).

    Any one have any info on this item? Perhaps who and when it's from.


    It is still a Caruso suit. A suit of mine from this past season is the same.
     
  12. bigbris1

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    Re: The Op's post: Ralph lost control over Lauren? Despite the low quality, I thought PRL still owned that line.
    They do. Licensed to Peerless.
     
  13. Taken Aback

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    Ah, thanks. I see it now. http://www.peerless-clothing.com/ Fubu and Sean John too. That just smacks of quality. Does PRL vet the specific designs, or do they just rake in their cut of the sales? Same with AL.
     
  14. bigbris1

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    Ah, thanks. I see it now. http://www.peerless-clothing.com/ Fubu and Sean John too. That just smacks of quality. Does PRL vet the specific designs, or do they just rake in their cut of the sales? Same with AL.
    Not sure, but I own 2 pairs of flannel trousers and 2 RLR suits and am extremely happy with the quality.
     
  15. JonHecht

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    Does anyone have any information on the old Polo University Club line?
     

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