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

FsXClan1

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Thank you @sartorialism

Quick update: Received the coat and it is top-notch quality. Very, very warm with enough room to wear it over a suit (it's actually an overcoat).
 
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How can you tell if a Ralph Lauren Purple Label Kent model is a Caruso or a Saint Andrews?


fwedo or anybody else who can share.
 

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random guess, AE? I have seen AE tassel in the past for sure, so that's about the only Made in USA guess I have...
I'd agree. That looks like AE size stamping.
 

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The neck-tag is purple and labels Made in Italy.
Yes probably Caruso. Neck tag usually doesn't lie.

I have both Kent "handmade" and Kent "not handmade".

To me -i am not specialist at all- it's quite hard to see the difference. However Kent "not handmade" have handmade collar, handmade shoulders and handmade buttonhole at the chest (SA told me that, confirmed by my seamstress).

To add to confusion, you also have recent (around 2019-from now) Gregory and Kent with the purple chest inner "hand tailored label" even if they are on the lower level of price (around 2200/2600 euros).

And older (around 2016-2017) St Andrews Kent (around 4000/4500 euros) have only the classic purple chest inner...
 
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Yes probably Caruso. Neck tag usually doesn't lie.

I have both Kent "handmade" and Kent "not handmade".

To me -i am not specialist at all- it's quite hard to see the difference. However Kent "not handmade" have handmade collar, handmade shoulders and handmade buttonhole at the chest (SA told me that, confirmed by my seamstress).

To add to confusion, you also have recent (around 2019-from now) Gregory and Kent with the purple chest inner "hand tailored label" even if they are on the lower level of price (around 2200/2600 euros).

And older (around 2016-2017) St Andrews Kent (around 4000/4500 euros) have only the classic purple chest inner...
The one I have is from this season (2020). The price was $2,495 which I believe is the middle tier price of Purple Label for a sport jacket.
 

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