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so i went inside in a rugby store for the first time today (verdict inside thread)

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I think that for styleforumites at least, Rugby is strictly inferior to J. Crew. I really wanted to like it; the idea of a more youthful Ralph Lauren with ONLY custom fits was very appealing to me. And indeed, fit and design was good. But it wasn't good enough. I ended up not buying anything, because the store offered nothing J. Crew did not at a lower price point and/or greater variety (with the exception of gaudily logoed items). The killer is that the sale items at Rugby were only totally out of season and useless or ugly items, whereas at J. Crew things go on sale pretty rapidly, and sometimes current items go on sale (some of the vintage ocbds are on sale right now, while other colors are being displayed at full price).
 

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i just wanted to start another long discussion. whodini/tarmac will insult me, and then useful posters will come up with some interesting insights.
 

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yes, i did like the slimness. i just wished that some of the more fall-like patterns would also come in oxford cloth, instead of just on light broadcloth. does it only seem counterintuitive to me that oxford cloth button downs, which have the thickest cloth, come only in light colors?
 

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Oxford cloth button down. A shirt with a button down collar.
 

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Oh shit I love Eddie Bauer! Like how they use canoes as shelves? Yeah? Shelf-canoes? Yeah? So cool.


I went to visit the RRL store in Georgetown, and after talking to the very enthusiastic high school salesgirl about things I already knew, we moved to talking about how awful rugby was next door. And was it my imagination, or did they have an A&F-like male model standing outside?
 

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Uhmmm we were referring to someone who is definitely not young lol. I think that was the point. That Rugby store is fucking terrible too, ugh. I bought some chinos from there and was trying to find some OCBDs, but the sales people were too busy dancing around to the best of the 1980s.
 

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Originally Posted by whodini
Maybe we can turn this into a weekly thing. You could review places like J. Crew, Gap, American Eagle, Bass, and Eddie Bauer.


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Originally Posted by Teger
Uhmmm we were referring to someone who is definitely not young lol. I think that was the point. That Rugby store is fucking terrible too, ugh. I bought some chinos from there and was trying to find some OCBDs, but the sales people were too busy dancing around to the best of the 1980s.

Oh yeah, her. I didn't actually read the thread. She was very knowledgable and well-dressed. The other girl was just enthusiastic, pretty, and in dire need of some changing-room time alone.
 

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