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RLBL suit - made with rayon?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Achilles_, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Disappointing if it is true. :confused:
     
  3. Mac

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    Probably fake. Look at his feedback.
     
  4. othertravel

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    The inner tag doesn't even look like an RLBL tag (i.e. the 'Caruso' tag).
     
  5. MikeDT

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    The inner tag is rather suspicious. '34% Virgen Wool'.

    The vendor's having a joke as well isen't it? Buy it now $495 USD, for a second hand, 64% rayon(plastic) suit.
     
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  6. david123

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    Yikes, I had that on my watch list. I hadn't noticed the rayon bit, but wouldn't have guessed it was a fake. This makes me anxious about buying on ebay.
     
  7. Saturdays

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    100% fake..no question about it.
     
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    Why is everyone saying it's fake - I very much doubt it looking at the detail of the jacket. I think it's a Cantarelli label and probably an early RLBL before they were made by Caruso.
     
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    I was messing around, since everyone seems to jump on the fake train. It looks legit. I have an early RLBL peak lapel coat. The tag looks identical, save the Rayon. Mine is 97% Virgen Wool and 3% Elastane. All the text on the tag are similar to the text on mine.

    The seller's feedback is sketchy if you only look at the negative. Looks like he had a few issues. But I doubt the fake claims are true, however the claims of some items with ripped lining and frayed clothing probably are and he was not responsive to those people in terms of refund, then again those people could be assholes and trying to cheat him out of something. I know what its like on eBay, and it is usually a ruthless arena of hyenas preying on anything they can.
     
  10. JubeiSpiegel

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    Rayon is actually a semi-synthetic fiber, not plastic. It's used for improved stretching. But for the main component of a suit material? No, I would say...
     
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  11. Achilles_

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    I have no idea if it is fake or not, but if it's real it's sad that RLBL is using/used rayon for anything other than lining.

    In the words of another poster a while back... "after you are done using the suit, you can use it as a trash bag!" :laugh:
     
  12. Saturdays

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    Its most likely an older suit, probably when Black Label was still starting out.
     
  13. Recoil

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    That tag is the same as the one inside an older RLPL cotton blazer that I have. St. Andrew's, I thought. Definitely not Caruso.
     
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    Is it really the same? I checked my St. And tag and it looks nothing like it. But again, it could be an older model.
     
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    yeah i already confirmed that mine looks the same. i have a peak lapel sport coat from RLBL. Its an older make and its legit. The tag says virgen wool and it los exactly the same as the tag in the ebay pic.
     
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    If it's an older tag, it's probably a similar situation to the "Burberrys" (pre 2001 name/label) I see on ebay: sellers milking every last penny they can for outdated, used stuff.
     
  17. Achilles_

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    The sad thing is the price it's already at :plain:

    Just goes to show how the masses will blindly buy a brand. Then again I thought RLBL was always a safe buy.
     
  18. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It certainly has the chest pulling and overbuilt shoulders of Black Label ... of course, those same traits are available in a lot of the suits at JC Penney.

    I am, however, confident that it is at least 34 percent virgen.
     
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    It's probably old RLBL. Judging by inner tag, it looks like made by Cantarelli, parents company of St. Andrews(St. Andrea)
     
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    The seller has a 99.6% positive feedback rating with over 18,000+ feedback (30,40 50%?? of buyers dont even leave positive feedback as there is no incentive to), and your saying he's sketchy!?

    I've actually bought a few things from him and he was a) a nice guy, and b) very helpful when one of my pants was missing a button. If anyone spends any decent amount of time on ebay they know that is a more then acceptable feedback rating.
     

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