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RLBL Suit Price

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cgurr, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. cgurr

    cgurr Active Member

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    Thinking of purchasing a new RLBL suit for $700. Was wondering if this would be a good deal or not? Obviously it's a good deal but I've seen many others post on here of acquiring them in the ~500 range. It fits perfectly and I really like the suit. Proceed with purchase or keep looking?
     


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    $700 is pretty good. At least for me, I'd probably take it if they had in 40L. I recently bought a navy peak lapel black label sport coat for that price and I'm happy I did. :slayer:
     


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    cgurr Active Member

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    Its a solid black. I don't have a solid black suit so I suppose it would be fine. I'm assuming black is fine for work as well.

    Thanks for the link as well, sorry about that.
     


  5. Superfluous

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    I wouldn't go with a solid black as it has been covered a ton on this site. I think I know which one it is. It's from the RL store, right? Is it a twill-like peak lapel?
     


  6. chogall

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    $700 RLBL is a good deal? :eek: Its so over-hyped.

    I've got 3 RLBL suits. Navy micro-pinstripe wool, mid gray wool and khaki cotton. All at less than $500 and I think I overpaid...
     


  7. cgurr

    cgurr Active Member

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    It is a peak lapel but its not a twill. And as I said I've seen people posting about buying them for ~500 but where are you finding these? I've searched A LOT and have been struggling. How is a fully canvassed Caruso not worth 500?

    Also what's wrong with black? I know some people say it's reserved for formal events but I think thats crazy. If you look good and can pull it off then it doesn't matter to me.
     


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    Show me what you can find with better shoulders and cut, fully canvassed for that price. Especially in-store. And for those of us 38L, 40L Black Label is one of the few that comes close to that.
     


  9. cgurr

    cgurr Active Member

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    And yes its in the RL store. You bring up a good point about being in-store. I've seen a few on eBay float around for about 600 but honestly I would rather pay the extra 100 to have the comfort from buying in-store. I think Chogall might be confusing good deal, with incredible steal. I really have searched for a while and haven't found a price in this range, especially in-store, as well as peak lapel.

    Anybody else on why no black?
     


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    i found mine for $233. :satisfied:
     


  11. cgurr

    cgurr Active Member

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    Where if you don't mind saying?
     


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    IMO, yeah, $700 for a RLBL that you have right there in the store and it fits is a good deal. Most people buy at full retail... so if you like it and think it's a good sale, then it's a good deal. $500 is a crazy steal and I wouldn't expect to see that around very often.

    as for the black color, well it is somewhat limited IMO, so if it's one of 2-3 suits then there are more versatile options out there, but if you already have a navy, charcoal, light grey, and some sportscoats, then sure, I'll go against the groupthink here and say it's a good buy.
     


  13. Superfluous

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    Theoretically, you could find a RLBL suit for $175 from the outlet if you used a 30% off coupon that come around pretty rarely. However, you have to be very lucky to find a black label suit to begin with, let alone in your size and the style you want.
     


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    They have a bunch of different sport coats for sale right now around $500 I think. I even saw a 36R in a grey flannel on sale at the one in Boston yesterday while I was there.
     


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    36R.... OH MY LORD!
     


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