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RLPL, make me feel better.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FFW, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. FFW

    FFW Active Member

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    Hello everybody,

    Two weeks ago I bought a suit of RLPL, I paid 600 euro's for it plus 75 euro's for open buttonholes. It is a black suit with a gray stripe, 99% wool + 1% cashmire.

    The oppinions on RLPL on this forum are from very positive to very negative. Now I want to know, have I done right buying the suit?

    The suit is made in England, so is it made by Chester Barrie or are there other possibilities.

    Hope you guys can give me some info,
    thank you in advance.
     
  2. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    I like RLPL and wear these suits often. At under $1,000US, they are a very good value
     
  3. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    How much is a Euro in USD? If you paid less than $1400 USD for the whole shebang, you got a fine deal. If you paid less than $1000 you got a great deal.
     
  4. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    Very negative opinions of RLPL? I don't recall seeing those, but then again I'm not online ALL day. I think RLPL is a superb addition to the clothing landscape on the planet -- it's expensive, but you pretty much know you are getting a high quality product. As for suits, Chester Barrie hasn't made RLPL suits in several years I don't think (at least those sold in the US); I think St. Andrews of Italy makes them now. Was this one new or used? In any case, Chester Barrie makes an excellent suit -- I have one that I like very much. New, they are close to $2000 US; some may be more than that.
     
  5. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Senior member

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    According to this website (www.oanda.com) for currency conversion, the euro is 1.30310 US dollars today. That would put the entire deal (including open cuffs) at around USD 880,00 How's that for a deal? MtB
     
  6. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fine deal and great clothing brand, imho. Let us see some pics when you get it back from the tailor.
     
  7. FFW

    FFW Active Member

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    I bought it in the Ralph Lauren shop in Amsterdam. They told me the suit was from the previous collection. The guy who helped didn't knew who had made the suit, but there was a label inside that said "made in England".

    I also bought a few RLPL shirts. It was 2 shirts for 75 euro's so couldn't resist to buy a lot of them.

    Thanks for the responses, I feel a lot better now.
     
  8. Mike C.

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    Wow.. 2 RLPL shirt for 75 euros? That's a steal. Since the they seem to carry old PL stock they might be the ones made by T&A. I'd suggest buying the whole stock and putting them up on eBay or selling them to the guys here.
     
  9. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Depending on the size, I wear a 15.5 (39), I'd definately buy some for you at a premium for the hard work.
     
  10. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Amsterdam can go &*&*& itself.  Discount Chester Barrie RLPL; discount T & A RLPL shirt, DELETED, lax drug laws, a president that (err, I'll stop myself from invoking politics) . . .
     
  11. Mike C.

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    15.5 as well...
     
  12. FFW

    FFW Active Member

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    Tomorrow I will go to the shop again to pick up my suit. Maybe I buy some more shirts, but they sold a lot already. I shoul have bought more when they started this sale. I bought 11 shirts some made in Italy the rest made in England.
    Do You people know who makes the informel shirts: so the ones without cuffs.
     
  13. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    has no major responsibility outside his borders.
     
  14. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    The Italy shirts are made by Lorenzini. By "no cuffs" I assume you mean "no french cuffs." I'm not sure who does the short sleeve polo shirts for them -- it can't be Lorenzini, can it?
     
  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Better edit that hot women comment too - err on the side of caution dude.
     
  16. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Deleted. Now you have to delete your post referring to the heretofore deleted comment. [​IMG]
     
  17. FFW

    FFW Active Member

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    with no cuffs, I mean no French cuffs.
     
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    *edit on the account of too much espresso this morning
     
  19. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    how come i come in when all the posts are already edited? i don't really find offense at the hot women comment, am i missing something? i do think the lax drug laws are the best part of amsterdam (although many other countries, holland and luxemborg [i think] have legalized pot). the nudie jeans prices are pretty good there too.
     
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    As to avoid a whole drug discussion here, I think I'll move right into RLPL:

    H. Huntsman & Sons decided a few years back that they would retail RTW clothing. And whom did the most expensive suit maker on Savile Row choose? That's right, none other than Chester Barrie.

    In fact most CB items were manufactured much in the same style as bespoke garments, but simply on a larger scale and to standard sizes. Everything was still made in the same manner as is practiced by every other reputable tailor on the Row. CB's atelier probably looks (er, with all the receiverships that might read better as "˜looked') very similar to that of Borrelli or Kiton.

    That said the price you paid for the garment is worth it in my opinion, especially since it is no longer made (i.e. harder to find) and I would be hard pressed to find another RTW English suit of the same quality standards for the same price you paid.

    Jon.
     

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