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The Official RRL Thread

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

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    their are few here that post about the real RRL style and the lifestyle that comes with it.

    Anyways, many times I take a loss on many of my items, because sometimes I feel bad about the high price of a Vintage RRL piece.... but lucky me, I am one that doesn't have to look at my bottom line.... so I just do what I enjoy doing, Buying, photographing and offering vintage RRL....
    eBay is really the only safe place to do it...


    I know I'm going to regret inserting myself into this shit show, but now I need to know: what is the RRL lifestyle?

    Is it watching black and whites on TCM with the sound off so that you can try to identify articles of clothing RRL may have reproduced? It is building model trains and masturbating to their operation? Is it pretending to be a miner while riding the train between Manhattan and Westchester? I need to to know: what is this lifestyle built around a clothesline that is designed to be little more than a simulacrum of vintage articles of clothing?

    I mean, I'm a fan of RRL (not so much as lots of other lines that are more inspired, but still), what am I missing out on?
     
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    Am I the only one who see this posting as advertisement?

    OR

    Is this a photo gallery or something?
     
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    (off current topic)
    Wow, seeing airportlobby's post, I just realized that I'd ripped off his sig a little. Must have been subconscious, as I didn't intend to do that. Changed mine. Apologies; hope no harm done.

    (now back to discussion)
     
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    I do to. I always enjoyed visiting it on my trips to NYC. I especially liked the authentic vintage items they sold side by side with the RRL reproductions including a few rare 50's guitars and amps. The displays were awesome.
    I miss the Mulberry Street Store.... [​IMG]
     
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    I respect your interest in the line and in the vintage pieces, but let's not have a bad attitude. Of course, some people are going to be more price-conscious than others. It doesn't make them better or worse people.

    I actually know one of the key members of the original RRL design team - she actually posts here occasionally, though never in this thread - and we've actually done a collaboration with her in the past. Her knowledge of vintage is encyclopedic. She also has a much better attitude than do you. Maybe you could take a cue from one of your idols.


    really? her (i think it's obvious who you're speaking of)? i did not know that.
     
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    I am curious as to what the RRL lifestyle is. I don't hang around giant ranches and ride horses or build railroad tracks. I am just another American interested in RRL clothes and on the lookout for different pieces to buy.

    I know where the 'lifestyle idea' comes from though. At Polo, I am constantly reminded through emails and corporate visits that we are selling 'a lifestyle.' It always ends there though. So if I wear a Polo garment, should I be getting ready to play a game of Polo in D.C.

    I feel as if it is just another marketing tactic by RL. He is trying to get people into thinking they are buying something much greater than just clothes.

    theRRLshop,
    could you explain the RRL lifestyle?
     
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    Thanks forefathers... Now that'll be $1,250 plus shipping please... [​IMG]

    The RRL lifestyle... is really how YOU make it...
    In a way it's a lifestyle that thanks the older generations that helped form our countries,
    with their hard work, handmade clothing, cooking over the potstove, as our grandmothers made sure there was food on the table. no matter how little... to the school teacher that helped teach the young about the respect one should have for one another....

    When you can wake up in the morning, after a peaceful night with the blanket your grandmother patched... when you throw your bluejeans on the floor and not worry about their condition.... when you can spend time with your best friend... your dog... old friends... family... your cat... in the comfort that you have grown to enjoy that our forefathers and parents gave us in return.. a cleaner carefree life while caring and feelings for those that need a handshake... a hello... a home.

    You make it what you want... but should always remember what our grandparents did for us and the countries we call home. Anywhere in the World.

    Simple.... in an old shirt, and a pair of (RRL) jeans.
    It's what you learned from the past... and bring to the future.


    RR_


    This is my GrandFather working in the old mills in New England....
    I Miss and Thank him for all he gave me and my Country

    [​IMG]
     
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    While not specific to RRL, this is a good video that covers the whole aspirational aspect of RL which is arguably why he is so successful (Note: I don't think anyone here wants to be a cowboy, miner, though)



    To me and most other fans of the line, RRL is a modern vintage line. Vintage inspired pieces with modern cuts. However, I'm not sure most people care or know what a lot of pieces are based on.

    One example is the ltd ed embroidered denim jacket that some people picked up at outlets recently. To most it probably looks like a jean jacket w/ a large logo on the back. In reality it's a Lee Cowboy type I 101-J repro w/ RRL details (RRL instead of Lee on the buttons, rivets, labels, the slim bootcut pattern on the pocket, and then an embroidered logo on the back).
     
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