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

clee1982

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they're all really old though, you won't find them in store anymore.

On top of my head Bradford is fairly modern slim suit with narrow lapel (and in same era, they also have Garrison, which is a wide lapel, a rare thing back when it was released in RTW).

Polo 2 is a 3 roll to 2 and definitely my favorite (and with pleat pants if you found some really old ones, though I would slim down the pleat pants), I can't remember about Polo 1 anymore.
 

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Can someone identify if RLPL Kent suit in link is a true Purple Label or is it the old Black Label? The price is $4000 Canadian dollars.

 

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Can someone identify if RLPL Kent suit in link is a true Purple Label or is it the old Black Label? The price is $4000 Canadian dollars.

Kent is a RLPL style cut since many years (appeared around 2011/12 maybe ?).
Style cut names are not relevant to spot "PL as old BL" and "PL as historical PL" : this is the level of hand finish and the fabrics that differentiates them. And above all, this is the price.
"PL as old BL" are around 2000 USD and "historical PL" are around 4000/5000 USD

This was not only a rebranding.
Fabrics are differents, and there is more handwork on PL as old BL.
 

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Can someone identify if RLPL Kent suit in link is a true Purple Label or is it the old Black Label? The price is $4000 Canadian dollars.


This is made closer to black label standard, as it's from the hand tailored line. The hand made line would cost a lot more.

I've handled this suit in person, and it's nice.
 

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This is made closer to black label standard, as it's from the hand tailored line. The hand made line would cost a lot more.

I've handled this suit in person, and it's nice.

Thank you, I bought it as I liked the fit, color and fabric. I didn't see any at Bloor that cost a lot more so I suppose they don't have any of those at least at the moment
 

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Does someone have an idea who in the USA might be manufacturing these blucher mocs for Ralph Lauren?


I just got them and like them very much. The thread in the vamp is waxed. True moccasin construction, but no indication of who the manufacuterer might be. I am guessing there aren't that many manufacturers in the US that still make this kind of shoe. Adding some pictures that might help identify the maker.

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Can you tell me how you know? Is there a way to determine the manufacturer or do you own rancourt shoes? Just curious.
 

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1) I own three pair of RL boat shoes « made in Maine, USA » (and 2 pairs of Rancourt shoes, made in Maine, USA) : inside stamping is the same, construction is the same, sizing is the same. They were before sold under « Ralph Lauren » line, not Polo.

Have a look on the Rancourt website for similar models and watch where stitching lines are : they have the same construction.

2) Rancourt is a well-known and long term purveyor of RL. Kyle Rancourt (the son) has also modeled for Polo a few years ago. The bound is strong between them.

3) it could also be Quoddy but they don’t work with RL and my quoddy don’t have the same stamping inside.

4) https://www.ralphlauren.com/rlmag/edric-penny-loafer.html

I am 100% sure it’s Rancourt.
 
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Anybody knows how fit Ralph Lauren Purple Label Penfield Chelsea Boots?
I have 9UK in several brands as EG, Carmina (8.5UK Detroit) and I don't know if fit small or big.
Regards.
 

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