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The Official RRL Thread

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

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  1. JTK

    JTK Senior member

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    This is legit. I have the same cardigan, which I purchased at RL, and the label is the same (only states cotton material in Japanese).
     
  2. styleforumfan

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    How about the paper tag? The style ID on mine doesn't match the one on the garment. From my experience, the ID on the RRL tag usually matches the one on the garment. I'm concerned the cardigan may be slightly used and sold as "new". The paper tag may come from a different piece to make it look like new.
     
  3. aquila49

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    I own it as well. Legit. Check out the buttons. I doubt a knockoff would feature the same level of detail as the original.

    Does anyone out there actually own a counterfeit RRL piece? I don't know if the brand's position on a cost/popularity chart would warrant imitation.
     
  4. JTK

    JTK Senior member

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    Just checked my paper tag, and the style matches the item tag. The tag also says that the item is FA SEASON. It's possible the item was just retagged for a winter sale. Either way, the item appears new in the photos.
     
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    Does this count? [​IMG]

    not mine btw
     
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  6. pvoytko

    pvoytko Senior member

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    where did you get that pic? actually looks exactly like an RRL flannel i have. would love to see it zoomed out

    ive only ever see knockoff denim, never shirts
     
  7. pvoytko

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    ah kinda close not really
     
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    Check out the quality of the thread in the closeup. Looks pretty solid to me. I'm betting this was produced for RL in a Chinese factory but stolen from the batch run and they just sewed a fake tag on it for resale.
     
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    You're in luck! Just realized I had another pic of it saved.

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  10. aquila49

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    Interesting. I guess it's not really a counterfeit; more like an imitation or even a "homage".

    Here another example of label "emulation" from a Japanese brand, Jelado.

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  11. meso

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    Japanese denim brands are famous for being... overly inspired by American brands. Some lawsuits around the Levi's two horses logo, stuff like that.
     
  12. zippyh

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    Remember when Levi's was suing everyone including Ralph? RRL had to change their pocket stitching and dumped a bunch of stock at TJ Max type stores.
     
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    Was it this pocket stitch that levis failed to appreciate?

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    RRL haven't used it for years. Straight Fit jeans have it now turned upside down.
     
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    "Levi Drops Copyright Suit Over Polo's Jeans Stitching

    " (August 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Classic jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co. has agreed to dismiss its trademark infringement lawsuit against rival designer Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. with prejudice. Judge Maria-Elena James of the U.S. District Court of Northern California on Tuesday approved a stipulated order submitted last week by the two designers.

    “It is hereby stipulated and agreed by the parties, plaintiff Levi Strauss & Co. and defendant Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., through their undersigned counsel that this action, including all claims, counterclaims and cross-claims, is dismissed with prejudice in its entirety,” the order states.

    Levi filed the lawsuit on July 12, claiming that a trademark application filed by Polo violated five of its own trademarks, which it first introduced in 1873 or 1936 and were registered as early as 1943.

    Levi's pockets feature stitched lines that form two semi-circles that meet in the middle.

    The stitching on the back pockets of Polo's jeans, Levis said, came strikingly close to its own 100-year-old “Arcuate” design, which it calls “the oldest apparel trademark in the United States.”

    “PRL's actions as alleged herein are caused and will cause LS&Co. irreparable harm for which money damages and other remedies are inadequate,” Levi said in its complaint.

    Levi asked for an order restraining Polo from continuing to make and sell the allegedly infringing jeans in addition to awarding three times Polo's profits on the disputed jeans and treble damages."
     
  15. styleforumfan

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    Stag's RRL online inventory is all screwed up. Call before you place your order. It maybe sold out long ago but it's still showing it's available online. [​IMG]
     
  16. OolongT

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    Wandering over from the thrift thread. I've only encountered RRL jeans a handful of times. Never found a pair which was not selvedge - these are not. Sonething old perhaps or fakes?

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    Most likely old. Can you post pics of back pocket stitching, pkt bags, and coin pocket?

    How does the fit look by the way? That'll be a dead giveaway.
     
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  18. OolongT

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    Thanks cad, here are a few more pics.

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    Just got one of the new graphic sweatshirts from the Summer line. Comfy as hell!
     
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  20. styleforumfan

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    Does this white RRL western shirt look legit to you? I've never seen a "Size 2" before, only S, M, L, etc.

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