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The Official RRL Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whodini, May 21, 2009.

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  1. Kensington

    Kensington Senior member

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    Is there any way to differentiate men and womens pieces, aside from styling, for the vintage Polo Country stuff? Anything on the tag? I've encountered a lot of seemingly unisex pieces.

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    I just picked up some selvedge rigid officer chinos and each button hole of the fly is separated by some stitching. It makes undoing and re-doing these buttons a bitch. Are you supposed to cut the stitching that separates each button hole?
     
  3. Kensington

    Kensington Senior member

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    I've noticed this issue. Not sure why they do this. I guess so the buttons stay more securely hidden. On a pair of D&S chinos I have I removed them with a seem ripper but on my RRL's I just left it alone. Also replaced the chincy plastic buttons the D&S's included with coconut shell buttons. I don't think removing the button compartment in the button fly will weaken the integrity of the pants in any way if done carefully. It's really up to you.

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    A lot of it has looked unisex to me as well. Very large on the sizing too.

    I've bought a lot of polo country stuff on ebay in the past including denim shirts, jackets and shoes. Honestly, it's all been crap. I haven't had one quality piece.
    I know it's the forefather of rrl and all, but it's lesser quality than the low end polo stuff in my experience.
     
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  5. stu00a

    stu00a Senior member

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    It's totally random. They put out whenever they wan to put out.

    It used to be Thursday for me because that was when they usually get the shipments and put them out on the floor. But now they get their PSR shipments once a couple month, so I would just hit them whenever you can.

    I don't know if outlets have RRL now.
     
  6. ktown

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    Hmm I'll leave it alone for now since I have no experience with sewing, cutting, or anything. It seems like it would be easy enough to separate with a knife or razor blade. But I guess I'll just be standing at the urinal for an extra 5 minutes undoing and redoing my buttons haha.
     
  7. Kensington

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    Yeah the pinstripe trousers are made of a really heavy cotton with metal buttons so I can more quickly rip em open and button them. The chinos were a pain so I decided to cut em. It's extremely easy. I wouldn't be intimidated by it. A razor or pocket knife should do the trick, but I use this one to be extra careful:

    http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-638-Del...F8&qid=1399148905&sr=8-1&keywords=seam+ripper

    This reminds me of my love/hate relationship with button flys. I hate zippers (maybe I'm scarred from the film There's Something About Mary), but I do just find them generally annoying. They get stuck on the bottom or can become misaligned. I love button fly's but they make taking off my pants when time is of the essence, if you get my drift, much more time consuming. :cool:
     
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    Yeah I agree a lot of it looks like total crap and the sizing is all over the place. I do think there are some highly sought after collectible pieces that were originally from the Polo country line that are of decent or great quality. The American flag sweater, the "Indian" sweater, some fantastic southwestern shawls. Possibly the first Polo bear sweater if my memory is right? I've also seen some hand painted leather jackets I thought were pretty cool.

    Does anyone know if the whole brand was meant to be unisex for cowgirls and cowboys or something? Seems odd they wouldn't differentiate at all on the tags.
     
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    I just went ahead and cut them all open with a lockblade. I think this will be much much better for my enjoyment of these pants.
     
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    I never have cut that thread that separates the button hole , the technique I use is slide the bottom part if the button down in the opening then push the top of the button into the rest if the hole.
     
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    Nvm
     
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    what about black label denim jeans? are they TTS or do i need to size down 1 or 2?
     
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    what do you guys do with really long jeans? i got the limited edition olive RRL, which only come in 1 length, my inseam is 28 or 29 so it looks bad to roll them that many times. i'm either going to get them hemmed to 32" and roll or hem them to my inseam. i guess if i go 32" i can always change it later..
     
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    If your inseam is 28 or 29, I would probably get them hemmed at about 31 or 31.5 just in case they shrink a bit after initial wash.

    and roll em up.
     
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    @randomnoob shove the excess into your ass; that's good for 2-3 inches. less if youre full of shit, naturally
     
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  18. RRL CLOTHING

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    Roll them all the way up.


    to your balls.
     
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  20. kwhitelaw

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    have successfully attained six full inches over here... just putting it out there, in case others are questioning what is possible
     

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