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RLBL Suit Price

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

  1. sportin_life

    sportin_life Senior member

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    If you are a difficult to find size, $700 is totally worth it for a RLBL suit. Solid black is questionable though as others mentioned.

    I paid $900 for a solid navy notch lapel RLBL a couple years ago and find that I always go back to that suit for most events. It is one of the few cuts I've found that fit me properly for an athletic build w/ a large drop. Most other brands either don't have enough of a drop or are too slim. I wanted to add that I know others mention finding suits for sub-$400 but I think that is the exception rather than the rule. I went to 2 RL outlets in southern CA over the holidays and neither had a single RLBL suit in my size, let alone a solid.
     
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  2. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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  3. cgurr

    cgurr Active Member

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    Honestly if RLPL and RLBL were the same price I would buy the RLBL just because of the fit. I have about an 11in drop so finding suits with an aggressive cut w/ nice fabric is pretty hard. I like Paul Stuart as well but I've never seen those as low as this either. Paul Smith has some attractive designs but most people say their quality is shit compared to RLBL and I also have not seen them too far below this deal.
     


  4. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    It's not a bad deal, though I don't consider solid black peak lapel to be particularly versatile. To me, that looks like a 2b tux that someone left the lapel facings off of. I saw several RL stores that had a black peak lapel with faint, almost tonal, stripes that looked a lot better. It's also worth taking any suit you find there and like up to a sales person and asking if they can locate one in your size. This happened to me over the holidays in Chicago. Barney's had a great navy pin dot stripe suit but at $1k that fit. Went to the RL store and asked if they could locate one in the same size in either regular or long (I'm indifferent). They happened to have the L in stock and it wasn't out because someone had put it on hold in November and never came back for it. That day it was $610 + tax and I was quite pleased!
     


  5. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    No, it's not.
     


  6. cgurr

    cgurr Active Member

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    How so? I hate these stupid rules,
     


  7. Master Shake

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  8. cgurr

    cgurr Active Member

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    Yea mixed reviews. I'm sure a lot of people don't wear black in business but like one person said...why? As long as you add some color to it and not look like a drab I say why not. That's like saying a rolex submariner can't be worn with a suit. I just never understood these rules. If it looks good it looks good.
     


  9. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    meh not a fan of black, the harsh contrast is to much for me to like it.
     


  10. cgurr

    cgurr Active Member

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    Also, can anybody else confirm that RL stores will source suits from other stores? I'll call tomorrow but I just wanted to check here first. I already bought the black as I need a black anyway. As I have no black this purchase can be justified as I might have to go to some nice events??:D
     


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    Confirmed. They will do this if you ask them to and aren't dealing with a crazy SA.
     


  12. CYstyle

    CYstyle Senior member

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    +1 hard to wear anything with black
     


  13. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    And black suits worn during the day-time do not look good.
     


  14. TimelesStyle

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    Only other thing I'll say about black is that it's probably the easiest of any suit color to break up and wear the trousers and jacket separately. I almost bought a black Hickey suit a while back for this purpose alone; I wanted a black blazer to wear casually and figured I could always find use for a pair of black trousers.
     


  15. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Plain black odd trousers are an abomination. Black trousers should only be worn if they have some sort of interest to them, like they're cords or velvet or something.
     


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