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The Official RRL Thread

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

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  1. edubs01

    edubs01 Senior member

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    Has anybody seen, tried on or currently own either of these vests?
    Thoughts? Impressions?
    Generally how do the vests run?

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  2. Roggie Rog

    Roggie Rog Well-Known Member

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    I saw the blue striped one in person and its absolutely beautiful. I can't speak much about the size except that I would call a RRL retail store and request measurements. I'm sure that they'd help.
     
  3. edubs01

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    I like the indigo striped one as well but it would be harder to match than the grey jaspe one.
     
  4. stu00a

    stu00a Senior member

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    Anyone noticed this?

    Many of new RRL workshirts retail price went up by $10.

    Now many of them are $195.

    And all of sudden, sales items are all unavailable.
     
  5. RRL CLOTHING

    RRL CLOTHING Senior member

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    Maybe they finally got rid of the sale stuff and sent it all to outlets. If that's the case we should already start seeing some of it pop up by this Friday.
     
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  6. stickshift

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    the expedition twill jacket never went to 75% off...sadface
     
  7. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    I've been getting emails saying the sale was ending soon, and then one last night saying today was the last day. I guess they were serious!

    I think the expedition twill should show up at outlets. But they had it down to 60% or so off, so I'll bet ebayers will be pricing it high.
     
  8. srgprod

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    Anyone noticed this?
    Many of new RRL workshirts retail price went up by $10.
    Now many of them are $195.

    It's about making a profit. The line was losing money for years, now they are expanding worldwide. And still maintain a heavy focus on quality and details. What I don't think is greatly appreciated is the amount of hand work that goes into these pieces. Producing RRL is very, very labor intensive. A ten dollar bump is just the beginning.. I can see shirts listing for $ 350+ in the future.
     
  9. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    i imagine they're realizing the people waiting for sales and the aftermarket/outlet crowd are a majority of their customer base so they're just gonna raise prices so that when it goes on sale, the price won't go as low.

    ...or maybe they're saving up for a new webmaster.
     
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  10. RRL CLOTHING

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    RRL will keep increasing prices by about 5-10% a year to cover inflation and slowly raise profits. The majority of their customer base comes from their B&M stores who are willing to pay retail and those who wait for sales usually miss out on items they want. Outlet crowd only makes up a small percentage, hence the reason RRL items sit at outlets for weeks if resellers don't come along and buy it all up.

    You won't see $350 prices for an RRL shirt unless the dollar crumbles because at those prices you can find much more exclusive niche labels that are made in the USA, Europe or Japan of much higher quality fabrics. RRL is becoming a ubiquitous mass produced line predominately made in china that relies on economy of scale to stay in operations much like Polo. Over inflating MSRPs then putting everything on deep discount then sending it to various outlets will only backfire on them in the long run as they become more recognized. I don't know who actually pays $2800 for a purple label cashmere sweaters when I see marshalls putting them out every 2 weeks for $199.

    Most RRL shirts are not labor intensive and offer nothing more than recycled colorway changes and tweaked plaids and checks. The jeans are labor intensive and expensive to produce, which is why they sell most of them before they go on sale and their raw jeans are usually excluded from sales altogether.
     
  11. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    Looks like they are hiring a new one.
     
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    RL covered this in its 3rd quarter statement to the stock market. it's due to a rise of cotton costs by 150% since 2010.
     
  14. RRL CLOTHING

    RRL CLOTHING Senior member

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    dude, how did you find the sale items. I tried clicking on sale it takes me to Polo, clicking on RRL takes me to the RRL site.
     
  15. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    Hehe, i found it on the flash version. but only hats/scarves are left over.
     
  16. RRL CLOTHING

    RRL CLOTHING Senior member

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    thanks for the heads up
     
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  17. RRL CLOTHING

    RRL CLOTHING Senior member

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    I'm waiting for the email confirmation.
     
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    Maybe we got the last ones?

    Or maybe they caught wind of it, and are blocking the items from even being added to the cart now.
     
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  19. Dave_SFU

    Dave_SFU Senior member

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    I was just able to add one to my cart
     

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