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The Official RRL Thread

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

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  1. deez nuts

    deez nuts Senior member

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    how big are the differences in the real mccoy version of the deck jacket and an actual USN deck jkt? i own a pair of WWII deck pants and really love them. i wish they were a little more slim fitting though, not slim fit, but straight fit with a little tapering towards the bottom. but i cant really complain, i use them more for function on those cold winter days. i'm guessing that the real mccoy is more form fitting?
     
  2. captainshields

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    Man, I always forget how all over the place RL jeans are. Ordered 4 different pairs in a wash I liked...none fit like my normal size.

    They must get pissed when people send so much stuff back...
     
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  3. pvoytko

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    Says *final prices as shown* in the promo

    Misleading unfortunately
     
  4. jimbobby

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    My family asked why I like RRL (or any Ralph Lauren brand) so much and I explained the quality behind it and the greatness behind it. They seemed to not understand why anyone would pay for a pair of crisp dark blue jeans (Rigid Slim Fit) for so much and it has made me a lot different from my other family members. A lot of other brands make similar clothes for cheaper. I came to this forum to ask this: Why people like us enjoy RRL so much?
     
  5. Lord Nick

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    They replicate the details spot on, but they admit to tweaking the fit slightly to make it more modern.
     
  6. boxdok

    boxdok Senior member

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    Anybody pick up the limited edition bradford vest any reviews. The Atlanta RRL store only gets certain pieces.
     
  7. White Lotus

    White Lotus Senior member

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    quality and style.
     
  8. Cooly

    Cooly Senior member

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    The Marshall Flight Jacket doesn't have any pocket on the side (to put your hands in) - does it? Otherwise It's a pretty cool coat.
     
  9. oceansaway

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    It's because Ralph is selling a lifestyle. You're not gonna feel that in a pair of Banana Republic chinos.
     
  10. oceansaway

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    I'm eager to hear a review of Ralph's new NYC restaurant, The Polo Bar, if anybody here happens to visit after it opens later this month.
     
  11. White Lotus

    White Lotus Senior member

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    hey! Br chinos fit well on me. Haha
     
  12. smartie-pants

    smartie-pants Well-Known Member

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    Just bought my first pair of RRL jeans, and like so many others on this thread, had to order 3 different sizes before I got the right fit. Additionally, I paid full price and and during the 2 week exchange process, the jeans were discounted twice and I ended up with several price adjustments.

    Super impressed with the quality, but not the size discrepancies. I just placed an order for some other pieces, all in an XS. Anyone have experience with this size? Are they truly XS?
     
  13. RandJG1

    RandJG1 Senior member

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    to me the historical reference, the detail, the quality of materials and workmanship, the exclusivity--and low production numbers, many pieces just speak to me
     
  14. Kensington

    Kensington Senior member

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    Aesthetic/details and quality.

    Also, I don't mean to sound condescending if it sounds that way, but what lifestyle is RRL selling specifically?
     
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  15. White Lotus

    White Lotus Senior member

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    wild west, military, old school vintage style clothing.
     
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  16. Kensington

    Kensington Senior member

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    Derp. I guess I just by the clothes for the specific pieces themselves so I was curious what "lifestyle" people were buying into.

    I meant to write "lifestyle" in that first post in response to someone else. Is anyone here an actual or aspiring tradesman, railroad foreman, or cowboy who buys RRL because it fits their lifestyle? I buy RRL pieces for the garments themselves and never thought I was presenting a certain lifestyle. I also don't wear RRL exclusively though.
     
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  17. doctorman

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    i appreciate the understated-ness. i also like the vintage designs and the above-average quality (for the price). and the fact their stuff is constantly on sale doesn't hurt either...
     
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  18. White Lotus

    White Lotus Senior member

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    LOL. What kind of cowboy can spend 300-500 bucks on clothes? For those prices I wouldn't wear them for that rugged lifestyle. I think people buy RRL because of the style. They like that style of clothing. They admire vintage pieces kind of like a collector.
     
  19. ChasingBobby

    ChasingBobby Senior member

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    These folks buy and wear wrangler jeans and Lee jeans lol.

    RL just took that look stamped RRL on them lol
     
  20. White Lotus

    White Lotus Senior member

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    i noticed workwear and military garments are very popular. Ex) bombers, work jackets, field jackets, denim jackets. I dont think those pieces were that expensive. I mean did cowboys spend 200+ bucks on a jacket? I doubt french workers wore 200 bucks jacket. Nonetheless i think fashion designers take these pieces and add a little twist to it. I dont think that justifies the price mark up but its business.
     

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