RL Black Label Photos

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  1. Siggy

    Siggy Senior member

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    2 grand or even 1 grand is quite high IMO. Black label were selling for EUR 700 here at polo sales in the summer.
     


  2. Recoil

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    Here are a couple pics of my Black Label. I'm sorry for the quality, they weren't taken to show off the clothing. These are casual pictures I have cropped. The suit is a dark gray with a lighter gray shadow stripe. This one with a white pocket square and a slim(ish) LV tie and Black Label shirt. [​IMG] This one with a dark purple Tom Ford tie and Tom Ford pocket square (didn't make the cut) with a regular white shirt (bigger collar, less spread) due to the larger TF tie. [​IMG]
     


  3. haganah

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    By the way, is there only one fit and cut on Black Label (ie the anthony)? So the jackets should all fit the same if they are the same size, oui?
     


  4. jhcam8

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    By the way, is there only one fit and cut on Black Label (ie the anthony)? So the jackets should all fit the same if they are the same size, oui?

    non
     


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    Why not? they have different cuts other than the anthony?
     


  6. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

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    By the way, is there only one fit and cut on Black Label (ie the anthony)? So the jackets should all fit the same if they are the same size, oui?

    Oui, as far back as I've seen.
     


  7. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    Oui, as far back as I've seen.
    Here's why I am asking. I have 3 of the suits and generally they all fit the same. One, this heavier navy one that a lot of you have seen, is a bit shorter in length but the chest and shoulders seem to be the same. I saw a blazer today at a low price and the measurements looked goofy but the tag was right so I pounced so I wouldn't lose it. It has a 5 day return so I guess I'll find out but I'm really hoping the fit is the same.
     


  8. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    I like this tie, and the entire outfit, a lot.
     


  9. nate10184

    nate10184 Senior member

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    Here's why I am asking.

    I have 3 of the suits and generally they all fit the same. One, this heavier navy one that a lot of you have seen, is a bit shorter in length but the chest and shoulders seem to be the same. I saw a blazer today at a low price and the measurements looked goofy but the tag was right so I pounced so I wouldn't lose it.

    It has a 5 day return so I guess I'll find out but I'm really hoping the fit is the same.


    FWIW I think the initial line that came out in Fall 06 and Spring 07 had a fuller cut. Once RL decided they were going to roll out BL to the whole country for Fall 07 the cut changed slightly. I was at Saks in NY in Aug. 07 during the transition period and remember the fit of the older stuff being less aggressive.

    I often notice that many of the Black Label items on Ebay are from Fall 06 and have fuller chest measurements than the newer items.
     


  10. grimslade

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    2 grand or even 1 grand is quite high IMO. Black label were selling for EUR 700 here at polo sales in the summer.

    In the summer, 700 euros was $1,000...
     


  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've been meaning to post this coat forever -- promised it back on page 1 of the thread -- and happen to be wearing it today, so here it is.

    [​IMG]
     


  12. jhcam8

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    FWIW I think the initial line that came out in Fall 06 and Spring 07 had a fuller cut. Once RL decided they were going to roll out BL to the whole country for Fall 07 the cut changed slightly. I was at Saks in NY in Aug. 07 during the transition period and remember the fit of the older stuff being less aggressive.

    I often notice that many of the Black Label items on Ebay are from Fall 06 and have fuller chest measurements than the newer items.


    I often notice that many of the Black Label items on Ebay are from Fall 06 and have fuller chest measurements than the newer items.[/quote]

    Aug '07 -- Does the more agressive fit coincide with David Lauren (I think) taking over the line? It seems around then that some leather jackets with a very tight fit and accouterments also appeared.

    I think you're on the right track here. I have one of the earlier suits and the cut is a bit more generous than some of the newer models, hence the confusion about sometimes wearing one size larger in BL than other lines.


    I've been meaning to post this coat forever -- promised it back on page 1 of the thread -- and happen to be wearing it today, so here it is.

    [​IMG]


    Great outfit, Doc!
     


  13. Holdfast

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    Oui, as far back as I've seen.

    First year (F/W 2005 I think, not 2006 as mentioned upthread, though my memory might be faulty) was indeed a bit different - some items even slimmer, some looser. Everything since has been the same silhouette I think.
     


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    I'm going to go down to the RL store tomorrow to check out BL suits in charcoal. If I got one, I was thinking of wearing it for interviews this winter. I realize the line is a bit modern. Do members think it's appropriate for something like that? Thanks for any advice.

    Background: I'm a junior in college and would be interviewing for banking internships.
     


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    That's a great outfit, Doc. Who makes those pants?
     


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