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Ralph Lauren made in China!?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Frankie, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Frankie

    Frankie Well-Known Member

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    Hello.

    I'm from Canada, in MontrÃ[​IMG]al and went browsing clothes downtown. I went to The Bay and was pleased to find out that they started selling the Ralph Lauren line again. But I noticed the "made in China" tag. I know this brand is very popular here and seems to be considered the best but how do you feel about the fact that it's made in China? I may as well shop at Old Navy...

    What are you thoughts?

    Thanks
    François
     
  2. ppllzz

    ppllzz Senior member

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    hey im chinese! chinese are very skilled imo
     
  3. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    Haven't they always made the polos, most trousers, shirts and belts in china. Its far from the best.
     
  4. stylesmurf

    stylesmurf Senior member

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    Hello.

    I'm from Canada, in MontrÃ[​IMG]al and went browsing clothes downtown. I went to The Bay and was pleased to find out that they started selling the Ralph Lauren line again. But I noticed the "made in China" tag. I know this brand is very popular here and seems to be considered the best but how do you feel about the fact that it's made in China? I may as well shop at Old Navy...

    What are you thoughts?

    Thanks
    François


    I assume the Bay != ebay [​IMG]
    Alot of RL is made in China, even some RLBL... oh well.

    There is some pretty good stuff coming out of China, and lots of pretty bad stuff too. Just because it's made in China, doesn't mean it's bad. Just like if something is made out of Italy, doesnt automatically mean it's good either. However, there may be other reasons to support something that's made in US or another first world country, that's a personal choice.
     
  5. LuxeStyles

    LuxeStyles Senior member

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    Haven't they always made the polos, most trousers, shirts and belts in china. Its far from the best.


    my polos are made in the Philippines.
     
  6. Frankie

    Frankie Well-Known Member

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    I assume the Bay != ebay [​IMG]

    The Hudson's Bay Company, the oldest commercial corporation in North America. They sell the good old wool point blankets...
     
  7. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Hello.

    I'm from Canada, in MontrÃ[​IMG]al and went browsing clothes downtown. I went to The Bay and was pleased to find out that they started selling the Ralph Lauren line again. But I noticed the "made in China" tag. I know this brand is very popular here and seems to be considered the best but how do you feel about the fact that it's made in China? I may as well shop at Old Navy...

    What are you thoughts?

    Thanks
    François


    I'm with you here bud.

    Made in China? WTF is that? What the hell do those people know about making fine clothing? Mao jackets maybe.

    Stick with making noodles and dumplings I say [​IMG]
     
  8. Night Owl

    Night Owl Senior member

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    I'm with you here bud.

    Made in China? WTF is that? What the hell do those people know about making fine clothing? Mao jackets maybe.

    Stick with making noodles and dumplings I say [​IMG]


    Fuck no I'm not eating some dumplings stuffed with cardboard by an old chinaman in his underwear sitting in a filthy hut
     
  9. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Fuck no I'm not eating some dumplings stuffed with cardboard by an old chinaman in his underwear sitting in a filthy hut

    HOMEMADE.

    THEY taste best.

    made with hands that wipes floor, wipes ass, and kill flies.

    Delicious!
     
  10. kuwisdelu

    kuwisdelu Senior member

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    Eat the suit.

    Wear the dumplings.

    Problem solved.
     
  11. intent

    intent Senior member

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    Ralph Lauren in department stores suck. Get them at Winners/Marshalls/outlet if you must.
     
  12. instep

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    Gosh lee_44106 you are a sad person.
     
  13. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    This should be renamed the official racist thread...
     
  14. instep

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    This should be renamed the official racist thread...
    While I would be cautious about applying the 'racist' tag, this thread is chock-a-block full of assumptions (Chinese made MUST = poor quality, all Chinese goods are the same low quality, etc), and ignorance.
     
  15. emakris

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    Apologies for saying this but I feel I must; some of the comments in this thread are vomit inducing.

    Onto the subject, Frankie, it is true that most designers of that ilk make some of their products or even entire lines in the Far East. My opinion regarding said products is that they are of poor quality and exasperatingly expensive. Personally, I prefer buying European whenever/wherever I can, for quality as well as political reasons.

    In my experience (from personal purchases), whereas the Chinese are capable of producing top quality products (i.e. my MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPod, etc, are truly top notch), I can not say the same thing about the clothes of designers such as Ralph Lauren, Dior, etc.
     
  16. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Gosh lee_44106 you are a sad person.

    Thanks. that's the nicest thing anybody has said today.

    I toast you with a Tsing-Tao! [​IMG]
     
  17. binge

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    Eat the suit.

    Wear the dumplings.

    Problem solved.


    Leave the gun.

    Take the cannoli.

    Problem solved.
     
  18. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    The problem with Made in China clothing is not really in quality but the fact that they're cutting production costs while keeping retail prices high so they're just increasing their profit margins. I dislike paying premium prices on something that was made in a sweatshop for cents on the dollar
     
  19. Material Boy

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    The problem with Made in China clothing is not really in quality but the fact that they're cutting production costs while keeping retail prices high so they're just increasing their profit margins. I dislike paying premium prices on something that was made in a sweatshop for cents on the dollar

    RL is not as evil as you think. I have a motorcycle leather jacket from Spring 08 that was Made In Italy, original retail: $2995. In Spring 09, a very similiar jacket that was Made In China, original retail: $2495. It appears RL is trying to pass some savings to its customers.

    As a publicly traded company on NYSE, it is RL's responsibility to cut cost and increase profit margin for its shareholders. Another reason for shifting all production to Far East might have something to do with currency risk. China's Yuan is fixed to dollar while the Euro is not.
     
  20. jet

    jet Senior member

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    lol @ rlpl made in china

    last I checked china was not the keystone of quality
     

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