Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

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  1. ppllzz

    ppllzz Senior member

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    RLBL, Jil, or Prorsum suit?

    rlbl is the best value... 500 for something that is as good as or better in quality of materials and construction than jil/prorsum with a fit a lot of people love. though if there was a prorsum suit for 500 i might go for it.


    and that RL shoe is crappy
     


  2. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    rlbl is the best value... 500 for something that is as good as or better in quality of materials and construction than jil/prorsum with a fit a lot of people love. though if there was a prorsum suit for 500 i might go for it. and that RL shoe is crappy
    Well I'm hoping I'd be able to find the RLBL at the super low summer sale price, but that's not guaranteed. I'm probably looking at $6-800 for either the Prorsum or the Jil
     


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    nicelynice Senior member

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    Is RLBL cheaper than Jil? I thought both were in the $1600-1800 range
     


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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    just suits? in general i thought rlbl was a bit cheaper or similar. rlpl is often pricier
     


  5. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Is RLBL cheaper than Jil? I thought both were in the $1600-1800 range
    Retail? RLBL I've seen retailing at anywhere from $1600-$2400 and if they have any cashmere suits, they're likely even more. Jil retails at $1800-$2800 (if not more)
     


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    ppllzz Senior member

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    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/i...entPage=family 1600 this season during the bubble years they were much much more, but it is substantially the same suit for 1600 now. not entirely sure you would need to read MC for that though. where do you get prorsum for so cheap, nordstrom?
     


  7. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Yeah, it's the first time I've seen any in my size, I'm a fan but wasn't sure if it was worth the extra cost. Who knows, it may not even be available by the next drops (10 days)
     


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    Looking for a new pair of wingtips. Ideally I'd like to pick up a pair of cigar shell Alden Longwings but in an effort to finish grad school without any loans I have to be a bit more conservative with my spending.

    Looking at these options...
    Florsheim Imperial Kenmoor Wingtip $225
    Tan Pebble Grain
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    Wine Heritage Calf
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    Allen-Edmonds Men's MacNeil $325
    Walnut Pebble Grain
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    Burgundy Pebble Grain
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    Allen-Edmonds McAllister $295
    Merlot Burnished Calf
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    Walnut Calf
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    I know the darker shades are probably more practical but I love the lighter shades. Are there any other good options out there in a similar price range that I'm missing?
     


  9. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    ^ Peep Gilt right now for Amadeo Testonis, some of the sleeker longwings out there. Also you realize that you've just posted about 1/2 longwings, 1/2 wingtips, right? Probably want to decide which you want before pulling the trigger.

    Of the ones you posted the merlot McAllister is the clear winner.
     


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    ^^ appreciate the gilt heads up. I'll go check it out. I'd really prefer a pair of Longwings but if I'm going to get a pair I'd probably wait until I could spurge on the Aldens. And agreed that the merlot McAllisters are great.

    Edit: I wear a size 14, so that also limits my options quite a bit
     


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    navy dude/
     


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    Grey, unless you want to ironically say "hey nice shoes!" to every third person you see wearing vans because they'll more than likely be wearing the exact same colour.
     


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