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I thought japanese repo brand are ridiculous price these days as well, I'm buying for aesthetic and on sale..., I'm sure value speaking nothing ever can be justified...
Depends on the brand I guess. I am mostly into the stuff Toyo Enterprise produces (Sun Surf, Sugar Cane, Buzz Rickson, etc.) and Toys McCoy. Some Toys McCoy items can be expensive, but I believe the Sugar Cane, Sun Surf items are fairly priced. All subjective though – and those brands don't go on sale. At least, not that I know of. On the other hand, you rarely need to pay full retail for RRL if you have the slightest patience.
 
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I've seen seen that detail on vintage work shirts before. I only own the western shirts and can't speak to it's appearance on other RRL shirts. On a vest it's the anchor hole for a pocket watch chain.

Just noticed I received access to ChatGPT 4, which understands images. ChatGPT to the rescue:

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A buttonhole placket loop...

I have actually used that opening to hold sunglasses :p. But was curious if it had a different purpose, meaning.
 

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Just noticed I received access to ChatGPT 4, which understands images. ChatGPT to the rescue:

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A buttonhole placket loop...

I have actually used that opening to hold sunglasses :p. But was curious if it had a different purpose, meaning.
thats correct.
RgT has this on most of their outerwear too. My gf thinks its stupid looking
 

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IMO RRL is way overpriced but at sale prices its in line with other high end menswear. However being made 100% in China, should be cheaper.

As of late, I have been into more of a raw denim kick so leaning japanese for alot of stuff. sashiko fabrics and Momotaro are my current obsession.
 

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random point, speaking of alternatives, is there a thread for LVC stuff?
There is, but it's pretty dead.
 

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I went ahead and ordered this shirt from STAG for $240. The shirt's original retail price was $400, which is a lot for a casual shirt. And that had me wondering ... why do you think they priced this @ $400? What sets this shirt apart from their other shirts that sell for less? Is it the perhaps the special/unusual pattern? You can get very nice jackets from Japanese repro brands for that money. Either the markup is insane on RRL or we (I) simply underestimate how much they invest into research, design.

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Also, what's the purpose of the encircled opening. It's there on some but not all shirts. I tried googling my question, but don't know the word for that opening, so can't find relevant results.

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I think the original retail was $350 or at least that's what Mr Porter said it was back in December when I got this shirt.

Those holes for watch chain are more common on things like engineer jackets which isn't surprising (since engineer means train engineer). Mr Porter had that shirt listed as "Railman workshirt".
 

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I think the original retail was $350 or at least that's what Mr Porter said it was back in December when I got this shirt.

Those holes for watch chain are more common on things like engineer jackets which isn't surprising (since engineer means train engineer). Mr Porter had that shirt listed as "Railman workshirt".
I believe it was selling for 400 euros on Ralph's EU/NL site. Other webshops still carrying list a similar price, like here. This webshop charges even more when converting Swiss Francs to USD, but that's probably just Swiss business.
 

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good morning,


on this forum some time ago someone had found the etsy account of the company that was working on the leather for rrl. does anyone still have the address?
 

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