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Country of origin also often leads the customer to "accept and justify" a higher price when he is in the buying process. Message is : Yes, it's pricy but - or because - it's made in France, italy or USA. Quality and fabric are similar between a PL shirt made in Turkey and a PL shirt made in Italy, but for some customers, high price is harder to justify for a made in Turkey shirt (with reason or not, it's often a matter of representations), so, they pass.
 

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Country of origin has nothing to do with it, as I’ve mentioned before...get both purple label and rrl items ..one marked ”made in Italy” and the other “made in China”...buttons fly off both...its a ralph thing...

I get zegna shirts “made in turkey” or their sport coats “made in Switzerland” and not a single button has come loose or cracked yet
I understand the annoyance of loose button (and implication of if they “cut corner” there where else have they cut), but I would say that’s not the thing you look in quality. When my earlier RRL chino came out (2009?) they had more loose button issue, don’t think they have the issue anymore but as far as other construction goes I don’t see real issue
 

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a stitch is a stitch regardless of its geographical origin

what matters is the operators visual QC of the garment along the production process, the equipment it was made on and the quality of materials used

from my research and friends more close to the fashion industry 9/10 "made in the usa" is just a sweatshop located in the USA
 
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a stitch is a stitch regardless of its geographical origin

what matters is the operators visual QC of the garment along the production process, the equipment it was made on and the quality of materials used

from my research and friends more close to the fashion industry 9/10 "made in the usa" is just a sweatshop located in the USA
I've been to some in the garment district back in the day
 

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Lmao okay which one of you old bastards is this

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a stitch is a stitch regardless of its geographical origin

what matters is the operators visual QC of the garment along the production process, the equipment it was made on and the quality of materials used

from my research and friends more close to the fashion industry 9/10 "made in the usa" is just a sweatshop located in the USA
I still like the odds that the sweatshop here beats elsewhere. Moreover, I seriously doubt RL does that as the juice is not worth the squeeze in terms of optics.

When it comes to Uniqlo and whatnot, I never give a flip where something is made.
However, as RRL tends to be seldom discounted, relatively expensive and flying the “heritage“ banner, I will only say that everything RRL I have is made in the states. Sweatshop or not.
 

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RRL chino are all made in China, no, and great qualities too
 

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Just posted a couple RRL cardigans in the classifieds if anyone is interested. Both are size small and brand new with tags. They just weren’t for me.
 

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I'm in the process of retro-fitting some of my trousers/denim with brace (suspender) buttons.

It's not that difficult to find buttons (either to sew on or attach with a tack hammer) but I'm seeking fasteners that more closely duplicate the vintage look of those used by RRL and other heritage-style brands.

For example:

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If anyone knows a source for these vintage-style buttons in metal, bakelite or mother-of-pearl, please PM me.

Thank you!
 

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I'm in the process of retro-fitting some of my trousers/denim with brace (suspender) buttons.

It's not that difficult to find buttons (either to sew on or attach with a tack hammer) but I'm seeking fasteners that more closely duplicate the vintage look of those used by RRL and other heritage-style brands.

For example:

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If anyone knows a source for these vintage-style buttons in metal, bakelite or mother-of-pearl, please PM me.

Thank you!
If i remember correctly, Talon does a lot of the hardware, rivets, labels and trims and not just the zippers. you could probably reach out to them for some info. they even have a workwear section on their site https://taloninternational.com/workwearzippers/
 

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If i remember correctly, Talon does a lot of the hardware, rivets, labels and trims and not just the zippers. you could probably reach out to them for some info. they even have a workwear section on their site https://taloninternational.com/workwearzippers/
Thank you for the tip!

Interesting company but it looks like they are more on the manufacturing side. At the most I would need 15 sets of buttons—not the numbers they need to fire up the presses.

However, I am going to reach out to them—someone there may be able to steer me in the right direction. Who knows? Maybe they make buttons for Ralph Lauren and have a few crates of overstock sitting in a warehouse. :)
 

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I can't find the thread now but it was on the CM side about button stores. Referred mt to a store that sold all kinds of buttons and fasteners including NOS vintage stuff and even things like old Brooks Bros or RL branded items. Also try ebay or etsy. I ended up buying some buffalo nickel from an Amazon 3rd party seller.
 

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