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RLPL Orphan Jacket Question. Please help.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by m0bbie, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. m0bbie

    m0bbie Senior member

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    Hello all. I have a question about the Purple Label. They have a few solid pin-striped blazer/sc that sure look like an odd jacket.

    Can you please let me know if it works with the solid color pants?

    Here are some example I found about this. Which one of these can be use as a blazer/sc?

    This one is cashmere.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Laure...ER-GREEN-40-Reg-4995-/281051818530#vi-content

    This is 100% Wool

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-RALPH-L...azer-42-42L-NWT-2795-/380393370319#vi-content

    This is 99% Wool 1% Cashmere

    http://www.bonanza.com/listings/POL...=&goog_pla=1&gclid=CNOJxoiCirUCFUlxQgodfRgAcg

    This one below claims to be 100% linen.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/40R-RALPH-L...GCTSmLHEvOPWnXaFpHLOA%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

    This one s also 100% linen.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-895-NWT-R...SA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item460508911c

    This is Wool.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-295-NWT-R...496884?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item45fe423b74

    I've included the material of the jacket, if that makes any difference.
    Or these are all suit jacket that are being sold as an odd?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The pinstriped ones are definitely from suits. The PoW check with the purple overcheck and the hunter green (although it doesn't look like that on my monitor) herringbone, those are probably odd jackets. But realize, RLPL isn't selling these, these are resellers. This doesn't mean that RLPL itself was trying to sell a pinstripe jacket as a SC.
     
  3. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Re: the last sentence - this is true in and of itself (what a reseller now claims and what RLPL originally claimed can differ), but it might be worth noting, if only to complicate matters, that RLPL has also sold some pinstriped odd jackets (in linen, definitely, and IIRC in flannel too) in the past too. It's been many years since I last had a good look through RLPL labels, but back when they were made by St Andrews they used to mention on the inside label whether a jacket was part of a suit or not. Not sure what the standard is now.

    Anyway, leaving all that aside, I think the more important question is whether you (the OP) WANTS to wear any of those as an odd jacket, regardless of what RLPL or the reseller claim. With the possible exception of the plaid (and even then, I'm not really convinced), I would not.
     
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  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^I believe you, but I'm surprised about the pinstriped SCs.
     
  5. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    They actually pop up more frequently (relatively speaking) in Polo than RLPL, but I'm pretty sure I've seen them in RLPL too. I'm thinking they had a navy DB linen with a ropestripe a few years ago. OK, that's a rope not pin, but most people view them similarly anyway. I think RL was going for a callback to the old boating blazers, but it kind of got lost in the translation. Not my cup of tea...

    Putting RLPL to one side, I've noticed a few other designers going for summery-weight flannel chalkstripes. Again, the link to a sporting blazer is fairly evident, and I thought they worked a bit better. You could sort of squint and look sideways and imagine them going with cream linen trousers or pale chinos and burgundy or dark brown loafers, or something like that. I want to say that both Valentino and Isaia made them in recent years, but really can't remember for sure.
     
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