Ralph Lauren Made to Measure

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  1. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    MTM for RL starts at $2700 from what I heard. Thats high!
     


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    No, I was there yesterday and Polo versions with my fabric level ("4") were $1600. I believe BL started in the low/middle 2's.

    MTM for RL starts at $2700 from what I heard. Thats high!
     


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    The Polo style is unique and if that's what you want the MTM is worth it. And from what I've read the MTM is fully canvassed, as opposed to their half canvas RTW. And I think what you're looking for is the Polo III style, which is like the Polo I but with a ticket pocket.

    What's so unique about it? Nothing that I can tell. Certainly nothing a bespoke tailor couldn't do in his sleep.
     


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    No, I was there yesterday and Polo versions with my fabric level ("4") were $1600. I believe BL started in the low/middle 2's.

    Even so thats high. You are paying for quality and name...
     


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    MTM for RL starts at $2700 from what I heard. Thats high!
    Isaia starts at about this price, too.
     


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    MTM for RL starts at $2700 from what I heard. Thats high!

    You're thinking of Purple Label. I have a couple of Polo MTM suits that came out really great IMO (do a search and they should come up). They have a unique style that not every tailor can replicate, heck I've even had a few tailors flat out tell me they won't do shoulder's without padding. You go to a tailor for their style not yours. I would probably only do Polo mtm in the future at the Mansion in NYC as it seems they have the most experienced staff. Chan is really nice but it seems their prices keep rising closer to that of high-end bespoke tailors. Both are a good option.
     


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    What's so unique about it? Nothing that I can tell. Certainly nothing a bespoke tailor couldn't do in his sleep.

    Not all bespoke tailors can do such a natural shoulder. A padded shoulder is much easier to make. Finding a tailor who does a shoulder like that for the price of Polo MTM isn't going to be easy. A cheaper alternative might be H Freeman MTM. I believe they make something very similar for half the price.
     


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    I saw one of your MTMs in a Feb 2010 thread--nice.

    In the same thread, "bigbris" listed his NWT Polo II/IV/etc. purchases via Ebay; most expensive suit was $620. An option.

    ...I have a couple of Polo MTM suits that came out really great IMO (do a search and they should come up)....
     


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    You're thinking of Purple Label. I have a couple of Polo MTM suits that came out really great IMO (do a search and they should come up). They have a unique style that not every tailor can replicate, heck I've even had a few tailors flat out tell me they won't do shoulder's without padding. You go to a tailor for their style not yours. I would probably only do Polo mtm in the future at the Mansion in NYC as it seems they have the most experienced staff. Chan is really nice but it seems their prices keep rising closer to that of high-end bespoke tailors. Both are a good option.

    Enlighten me, please. At least at the two Polo Shops I have checked in the Bay Area, there are no
    current models without shoulder padding. Not so a season or two ago.
     


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    Enlighten me, please. At least at the two Polo Shops I have checked in the Bay Area, there are no
    current models without shoulder padding. Not so a season or two ago.


    It's the Polo I, Polo II, Polo III (haven't seen in a few years) and Polo IV models that have no shoulder padding.
     


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    On the other hand, Bradford model shoulders are padded--more than the BL's, and not as well executed.


    It's the Polo I, Polo II, Polo III (haven't seen in a few years) and Polo IV models that have no shoulder padding.
     


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    No, I was there yesterday and Polo versions with my fabric level ("4") were $1600. I believe BL started in the low/middle 2's.

    Accurate, and the BL starts at $1,995 for a staple fabric.

    I'm the MTM specialist in my store and I've done MTM for myself as well, I'm very happy with it. For me it was great to match a fabric from 4 years ago for a pair of pants to turn a sportcoat into a blazersuit.
     


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    SG, any thoughts on BL full canvas vs. Polo less-than-full (i.e., does it matter that much to the look and feel?), and the overall quality difference--especially in construction and fabrics--between BL and Polo?

    I really like my BLs but was thinking of mixing things up with a couple of Polos, which have a different vibe (natural shoulder, higher front rise, a bit more conservative) and more MTM fabric options.

    I'm the MTM specialist in my store and I've done MTM for myself as well, I'm very happy with it....
     


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    Enlighten me, please. At least at the two Polo Shops I have checked in the Bay Area, there are no
    current models without shoulder padding. Not so a season or two ago.


    Yeah, that was always my gripe with polo. You put on their jacket and the shoulders are padded up to your earlobes. I had to laugh when I was in the mansion a few weeks ago.
     


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    I saw one of your MTMs in a Feb 2010 thread--nice.

    In the same thread, "bigbris" listed his NWT Polo II/IV/etc. purchases via Ebay; most expensive suit was $620. An option.


    My problem is I'm a 36R OTR and Polo might make 1 or 2 items in that size per season, if that. If you're a more standard size then yes, deals are abundant.

    Enlighten me, please. At least at the two Polo Shops I have checked in the Bay Area, there are no
    current models without shoulder padding. Not so a season or two ago.


    They seem to be pushing those Garrison and Bradford models more recently, kinda like the Bleeker model that is no longer in production, trendy stuff that doesn't seem to last. Last time I checked their website they still had some classic polo I and II suits for sale. http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/i...entPage=family

    Although, I'm not sure the Garrison even has padding as UrbanComposition has posted a few in WAYWT with very soft shoulders.
     


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