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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. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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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  4. 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].
     
  5. Taken Aback

    Taken Aback Senior member

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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?
     
  6. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior 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.


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

    bigbris1 Senior member

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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.
     
  8. Taken Aback

    Taken Aback Senior member

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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.
     
  9. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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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.
     
  10. JonHecht

    JonHecht Senior member

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

    TheodoreJulians New Member

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    Oh noes! I have 2 LRL sportcoats and I thought I was AWESOME SAUCE! I've been duped! I'm glad I read this. I'll not be taken advantage of again!
     
  12. taxgenius

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    I think I've read somewhere in SF that Altea makes RLPL ties. Is this correct?


    I think so. Are they worth $50 (sale)?
     
  13. heavyd

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    so what is the story on the PRL suits made for US vs EU with the pleats vs slim fit (those on YOOX.com).

    Same Cornelliani make? Just different markets/cuts?

    Why is the quality on these suits so much lesser than the other makers specifically?
     
  14. Taken Aback

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    Call it enlightenment, or just a review, but I just noticed an interesting aspect of the American Living (PRL for JCP) vs actual PRL line similarities... Yesterday, I was in a JCP and noticed that they had American Living shoes. Now, I generally don't buy PRL shoes, but I have looked at their styles. One AL style called "Callum" looked very familiar to me, but I couldn't say it was a PRL copy or not. Still, I tried them on, and they were pretty comfortable, and for less than $30, I thought "what the hell", and bought them. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] When I came home I tried to see if the insole was removable, and although I can tell it wasn't meant to be (some glue, but very little) I was able to pull it out, and saw this: [​IMG] I immediately thought "Counterfeits at JCP???", but then why even have PRL insoles on AL styles in the first place if they're glued in? I guessed the insoles could be PRL seconds they use for AL, but I still wonder where that "e" went. [​IMG] I then looked at RL.com shoes, and saw the Keswick: [​IMG][​IMG] It's the same sole, and even the upper is similar. It seems Callum is a Keswick variant made by the same manufacturer, not just designed by RL's design team. I haven't yet looked at a pair of Keswicks in-store (assuming they're available in stores), but I want to see that insole. [​IMG] All in all, my respect for AL just went up a bit.
     
  15. maxnharry

    maxnharry Senior member

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    Any idea who in Italy is making the Bridle Hide accessories?
     
  16. fusQer

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    Where does Polo University Club fit in?

    I just came across a Polo University Club navy blazer at a thrift store and bought it. It is made in the USA (has the union made label inside the pocket), feels like it has alot of "heavy" good quality inner material in it. It is a narrow fitting pattern I believe. Inside it has a label from Marshall Fields New Traditions.
     
  17. negusnegas

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    Does anyone know who makes the Purple Lable leather goods. I.e. bags, wallets, etc.
     
  18. S. Able

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    Does anyone know if the Caruso for Purple Label stuff (I recently bought two jackets) is made to a higher or equal standard compared to the Black label stuff. Also how does the quality compare to the Saints Andrews for RLPL line?

    Caruso has about 18 workers who make all of the PL suits and jackets. These workers also do some hand work for the Caruso label garments (and thus presumably BL). I was told last week by folks at Caruso that they have doubled their production for RL over the last year. This 18 person "handmade" (for lack of a better word) department/facotry is a function of its increased PL contract with RL.
     
  19. EZETHATSME

    EZETHATSME Senior member

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    Caruso has about 18 workers who make all of the PL suits and jackets. These workers also do some hand work for the Caruso label garments (and thus presumably BL). I was told last week by folks at Caruso that they have doubled their production for RL over the last year. This 18 person "handmade" (for lack of a better word) department/facotry is a function of its increased PL contract with RL.

    Thanks for this info, as I just purchased a BL suit. Love it by the way.

    EZ
     
  20. why18

    why18 Senior member

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    I would really appreciate some help to identify the maker for these 2 PRL suits I just acquired today. Some help in teaching how to read the label will be greatly appreciated too!! Thanks in advance.

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