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

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

  1. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Wow. I can't believe RL will let them publish that. They also make Sean John. Love that stuff [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Don't forget FUBU. [​IMG] I have to say that I am very impressed with the 2 LRL suits I have that were made in Canada which is why I asked. Very nice materials and the suits are well put together. Even the cotton one I have that was made in China is really nice (all bought from STP). My other suits & coats are from some of the higher end makers and comparatively and they hold up very well against the comp at their price point even despite the fusing.
     
  2. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    im saddened to see that Michael Kors is in that grouping.

    Surely the stuff in Saks et al. is of a different maker. There is a clear difference in quality between what is in discounters and full lines IMO.
     
  3. sho'nuff

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    yeah but michael kors is michael kors. whatever is at saks or at the discounter is by the same michael kors. at least that is what i think.

    the lauren line is not owned by RL but by this group.


    unless there is a separate entity of michael kors but is still called 'Michael Kors'
     
  4. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    im saddened to see that Michael Kors is in that grouping.

    Ah. Not that I'm a huge defender of MK, but Peerless produces the diffusion "MICHAEL Michael Kors" line.
     
  5. bigbris1

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    yeah but michael kors is michael kors. whatever is at saks or at the discounter is by the same michael kors. at least that is what i think.

    the lauren line is not owned by RL but by this group.


    unless there is a separate entity of michael kors but is still called 'Michael Kors'


    The Lauren line is owned by RL, Peerless holds a license.
     
  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Ah. Not that I'm a huge defender of MK, but Peerless produces the diffusion "MICHAEL Michael Kors" line.

    oh i see. now that explains it.

    yea, i like Michael kors regular line. glad it is not in that group. it wouldnt make sense as i believe Gibo co spa used to make for michael kors. pretty prestigious manufacturer.
     
  7. rjmaiorano

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    FAIK MK mainline is still done by GIBO, Marc Jacobs too, I think.
     
  8. sho'nuff

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    AFAIK MK mainline is still done by GIBO, Marc Jacobs too, I think.

    yes, i know marc jacobs is done by gibo, i love it.
     
  9. HRoi

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    i always thought that Michael Kors should call his diffusion line "Kors Light" [​IMG]
     
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    I have a few Michael Michael Kors lightweight sweaters purchased a few years ago, and after several washings coloration has remained bright and wonderful. I often receive more compliments from these relatively inexpensive staples than some of my other pricier pieces.
     
  11. Sebastian

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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.
     
  12. MBreinin

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    I am waiting on a Polo black and white nailhead that is a Made in the USA older vintage and looks to have alot of the same features that my RLPL Chester Barrie era stuff has, it actually looks like a CB era RLPL suit. Same cut to the pants, same side adjusters and a 2/3 roll jacket with a ticket pocket. Material seems to be the same as my brown nailhead RLPL DB, just a different color. We will see.

    Mike
     
  13. agavilanes

    agavilanes Senior member

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    I've read the 9 pages of the thread and still dont know who makes Rugby suits. I heard that Caruso. Is that right? Quality comments?
     
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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.
     
  15. ahbaker91

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    Hey, does anybody know which line makes this particular Polo?

    [​IMG]

    From the description, I'm guessing it could possibly be "PRL". But if anyone happens to know where I could purchase it, it'd be even better. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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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?
     
  17. 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"?
     
  18. Recoil

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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.
     
  19. I. Gentantithesis

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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.
     
  20. ruben

    ruben Senior member

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

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