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RLPL models

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sir F, May 14, 2012.

  1. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    You're probably right re: motives/intent.

    Still, regardless of intent, I certainly derive more entertainment from the RL ads. And that enjoyment in itself makes me still like the brand, even if I hardly have any of it left in my wardrobe these days.

    Mind you, I find myself chuckling at quite a few Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana ads too, so perhaps my sense of humour is rather disturbingly skewed.
     
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  2. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Well maybe you are right, never thought about it that way. I sitll like it but not all RL adv... are like this?
     
  3. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    He has a twist on it, if you dont take RLPL for a second and look at this, you see that he has his own thing. And I think it's perfect...
     
  4. rs232

    rs232 Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    This should answer your question:

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  5. Sir F

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    The Purple Label ads are always great; I like to grab the pamphlets when I see them. Also good ones are Phineas Cole by Paul Stuart :slayer:.
     
  7. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Hm didn't know about that, google it. Looks little like purple label, there adv.. that is.
     
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  8. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    To me, these ads are meant to reflect the old money WASPY northeast lifestyle, or at least what people think that is. A big part of the appeal seems to be the "man of leisure" implications, such as wearing a three piece pinstripe suit, not because you're going to work, but because you are going to a nice lunch in the south of france or the hamptons.

    I can definitely see the appeal behind the advertising and yes it is beautiful, even if the actuality of that background/lifestyle isn't what is depicted for many (less these days anyway).
     
  9. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    + 1
     
  10. Xenon

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    +1, the RLPL ads are so enjoyable on so many levels- wonderful and ridiculous simultaneously. I could see these being made into paintings, wallpaper etc. I think I need to statrt collecting them.
     
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    I do like RL's 2010 campaign videos and I wished they made more. The soundtrack empowers the imagery very well. Like others have said, it is a false aesthetic (i.e. playing tennis in a trench coat?) but provides a sense of luxury and power. Which is the point of the campaign.
     
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  13. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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  14. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Spring collection 2012,
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  15. L.R.

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    I love the RL ads. The dramatic undertones with minute detail are what they shoot for, and they nail it. Now, they may take themselves too seriously, but they're building an image of respectable, elegant clothing. A couple humourous ads; while fun and light, would probably just undercut the overall brand and image they're trying to portray. They've pigeonholed themselves, but in a way that works.
     
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  17. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    What do you mean, the Hermes models in RLPL?
     
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