The appeal of ralph lauren?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by esquire., Jul 30, 2004.

  1. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    It's not at Wharton.
    It's a month-long non-degree business program at another ivy.
     
  2. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    The same crowd is at NYU every summer as well. You just spelled out the basic profile of any white guy at a top 30 school. Are you at Princeton? I remember seeing flyers for their summer program.

    And the point of all this was...?
     
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    gregory Senior member

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    I was just sharing info about the clothes people wear here, in line with the subject of this thread.

    There is no "point" per se. Why, were you looking for one?
     
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    My best friend attends Yale. The look isn't dominant, but certainly more prevalent there than in the general population.
     
  6. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    (Mike C. @ 31 July 2004, 10:32) Â Â And the point of all this was...?
    I was just sharing info about the clothes people wear here, in line with the subject of this thread. There is no "point" per se. Why, were you looking for one?
    Your info seemed to confirm what everyone else was saying about RL and such brands catering to the traditional ivy league look and something that people aspire to.
     
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    When everybody talks about RL not going out of style, what about those Polo dress shirts with stripes of 4 or 5 different colors. This seems like one of those things that years from now, everybody will cringe about.

    And, did preppys actually wear this? I've also noticed some more fluorescent colors lately too.
     
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    I don't think Ralph Lauren is uniformly preppy and certainly not immune to trendy clothes. I think he makes a large amount of clothing people consider preppy and promotes the brand as a purveyor of clothes for that lifestyle. I think if Brooks Brothers had better marketing they could have dominated that niche. BB and J. Press seem to have more preppyish clothing and a better pedigree.
     
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    A Harris - I didnt mean it as an insult to RL when I said he was a broker of clothes. Ofcourse most companies do this, and that was my point. In fact, I am a broker myself, of packaging, for the cosmetic field. It bothered me to hear that RL is junk, because as we have both stated, RL doesnt really make anything. They design things, and then outsource the manufacturing. I think some people still dont understand this. Its like somebody saying they love Burberry MTM suits, but hate Hickey Freeman. Well, they are both made by Hickey Freeman. Most brands these days are merely shells, names really, and the stuff is all made in either China or Europe. The way of the world I suppose.

    And as for preppy wear, I am up here in CT, and I kind of like the whole thing. I grew up in Queens, and was never really exposed to it as a kid. But I do like the style up here for one reason - I love the continuity. I enjoy going to church and seeing a 10 year old boy in a brooks blue blazer, next to a grandfather in the same outfit. Maybe I am old fashioned, but I like that. In most places I have seen kids in this generation dress in increasingly absurd ways, its nice to see a kid aspire to look like his dad or granddad. As for people somehow thinking that someone dressed like a preppy is a prep school rich kid with no motivation, its as slanderous as saying the black kid with the baggy clothes is a pickpocket.
     
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    l have never liked RL or Calvin Klein. They are terrible brands. They look crappy and are crappy. My pet hate are those people who insist on wearing those C.K t-shirts. Fat blokes, skinny blokes, ugly blokes you name it. Everyone wears R.L & C.K. l wish those brands were abolished off the face of the earth [except for the RLPL shoes of course]. [​IMG]
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Gotcha. I see what you mean.
     
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    Maybe l was alittle over-the-top by calling R.L and C.K rubbish. Some of their stuff is obviously good. l have a problem with those labels because they are everywhere. The are successful labels because they are a ubiquitous disease: R.L is everywhere. l don't like R.L syling either. You can't get high quality R.L in Australia.

    Versace and Gucci have never let me down. l love their clothing: good quality. Gucci feels great and holds up well over time. Prada has always let me down: it is very uncomfortable and average quality. l find the Prada shoes very comfy [however]. Armani is very over-rated as well: nothing but dissapointment. YSL is great [if you can get it]. Dior is classy and comfy. D&G is very comfy but has quality issues.
     
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    His Ferraris in Montauk [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    (imageWIS @ July 30 2004,09:58) Well, the 1930's (and 1920's) (and the occasional McLaren F1) cars are all owned by Mr. Lauren. Mr. Lauren shops on Savile Row and owns at least one old estate (the one in Montauk), so basically he is selling his lifestyle. Jon.
    His Ferraris in Montauk [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Yeah... Anyone care to help me organize a major car theft in eastern long island? Jon.
     
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