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Ralph Lauren Purple Label Experts Needed

Mycroft11Zero

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Hello all,

I have a few questions regarding the RLPL suit I found. I am currently on my vacation in Japan and decided to do some thrift shopping. I came across this RLPL Suit, perfect condition, and fit me like a glove. Most importantly, it is a size 34S (44C EU). It is my first time in my life to find something in a size 34S... 34R is difficult, but 34S... I have to admit that it was impossible... until I found this of course. Though, I had to decide whether to get the Sartorio Napoli Sportcoat or this. The price was around $500.















The questions are:

1. Who made the suit?
I understand that RLPL used St. Andrews, and now is using Caruso. I wonder who was the maker of this suit, considering the tags and the labels?

2. Does the 4x2 DB suit common these days?

Thanks!
 

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1. It's made by Caruso

2. If you're more comfortable with 6x2, you could always just add two more buttons. I also have a Custom Fit RLPL with 4x2, never bothered me.

However, that's a pretty loud pinstripe. Not sure in what context you're going to use it, but It's really not too suitable for work.
 

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From personal experience, St. Andrews can have a bit more structured shoulders.
I own, and have owned a few from each, but never bothered to go through the fine details. I just like the styling of RLPL.

Some will say that St. Andrews has a bit more handwork and details.
 

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The suit I bought was from the 2011. I believe Caruso was making the RLPL suit at that time as well.

Anyone has pictures of the inner tags of both the Caruso and Saint Andrews?
 
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St. Andrew looks like this




The Caruso will have a Purple colored tag, and the standard "Ralph Lauren Hand Tailored" + Name + Date tag
 
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Sorry to dig up an old post, but does anyone know who made this RRL suit blazer??? I was told maybe Caruso, but the label doesn't look right for Caruso (to my untrained eye).

 

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it could be corneliani. that's reported by multiple sources as another maker for RL suits/jackets
 

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