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The Official RRL Thread

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

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  1. kaneda

    kaneda Active Member

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    Hey guys...here are some amazing RRL items from my closet. Wish RRL wasn't a bank braker, but I will say, I wear these items far more than anything else. Enjoy.


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  2. osadolor619

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    Can you give us some info about the items?
     
  3. curzon

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    Who does the historical research for/at RRL? Full color badges (the Staff Support Trial Defense Class A Patch) are attached to dress uniforms. In which case the chevrons would need to be full color too. And there wouldn't be a enormous skull on the back or training patches on a dress uniform. Upside down chevrons (US Army points up) are too obvious a mistake. Not a fan of skull and crossbones fashion unless one is a legit pirate or a gestapo storm trooper. Make believe Army kit is a fail in my book. Acceptable for 6-year-old kiddies, perhaps. Not for an adult.

    The US flag on the leather jacket... that isn't right.
     
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    curzon Senior member

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    Who does my research? AR 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, if you must ask. Pretty much covers it.
     
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    Interesting. Honestly have never seen items patched in that sense from RRL before. Must be an older line. I like the jacket a lot, though I'm not sure if I'd wear the military shirt.

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    Seems his has the chevrons pointing up like you said, and some info on John's jacket if anyone was curious
     
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    I really like the black leather jacket
     
  8. kaneda

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    Sure. The Bomber jacket was a piece I picked up at the RRL in NYC when it was located on Bleeker st. They had a limited run of them. Believe they made 24 or 36. Not exactly sure, all I know is they made 12 mediums and 12 smalls. Each were sent to Brooklyn and hand painted by an artist. So each is different (slightly). Price on all of my leather items makes everyone cringe, and people on Style Forum are nasty when they realize you can spend some dough, so I'll leave that part a mystery.

    The 79K is a vintage 1940's motorcycle jacket that has been to hell and back. I like vintage items to be truly beaten and worn. Some people don't, I do. This thing is absolutely a one of kind show stopper. It fits really snug, and may be a tad short, but that's the style.

    The military shirt came out when the bomber jacket did. Painted by the same artist, it was another very limited run. It's awesome. I got this one, luckily on eBay slightly used. I think new they wanted something crazy like $800-$1200. I still paid a lot for it, but again, items like this are so rare and when you wear them, I mean, it puts all of the other RRL stuff to shame.

    That's my issue with RRL. They charge so much money for the mass produced stuff, and if you wait, you see it on eBay a year later for 80% off. But the truly unique items, the limited runs and the Vintage stuff (which never goes on sale) is always the better buy. Not only will it hold its value more (as if we even plan on reselling), but it's the only way to justify the cost.

    Take this Vintage Ralph Lauren Rugby Coat for example. I see Rugby charging like $500 now for sport coats and club jackets, all of which are made of crappy quality and have no real personality. This bad boy was part of the "store display" and they refused to sell it for almost a year. This was when the Rugby store first opened up in NYC. I hounded them until they finally agreed to sell it. Now they no longer create this wonderful vintage items with this level of attention and quality.


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  9. kaneda

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    How tight is your asshole? Seriously. Please oblige us all and upload a photo of yourself. Because there's only one reason your anal retentive ass would chime in with such an inane statement - you could never pull off any of these items. RRL is not trying to authentically re-create a historical shirt you fool - they are trying to create a fashion item. Get it? Fashion, to be worn for entertainment's sake. For Authentic Military wear, they sell authentic items that were worn during various eras of combat. And I bet you're another one of those people who considers it wrong for someone to sport a vintage coat if they did not serve in the war. The only adults that can't rock crossbones are people like yourself, who have absolutely no style or swagger to boot. Again my friend, please indulge us with what you look like and what you wear. Cause what I've learned about this forum is haters like you run their mouths, call amazing items shit, and it's all because have no style or fashion sense themselves. The fact that you think RRL is trying to create authentic military apparel just shows what a moron you are. I bet you're the kind of idiot that rents Total Recall to learn more about mars. So, please share who you are or put up ONE item that tops these....
     
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    Maybe this vintage Navy coat that I got from RRL last year will get his guy to stop whining about military authenticity.





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    Nice jacket & thanks for the back stories!
     
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    I agree that RRL is made for fashion, not to get you suited up for battle.. Any way, nice shit. I like their vintage items but in my size they're non existent (XL). It's also cool how RRL has something for people with different styles.

    And.. Can we keep the negativity to a minimum? That shit is getting old.
     
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    kaneda, do you have any idea what your vintage navy leather is made from?
     
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    Forgive since I know you asked kaneda but if that jacket is authentic I am 99% sure that leather is goatskin or bison.
     
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    Quick question, guys - I've been looking at some of the RRL jeans in the more basic colors, such as this:

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11750065

    They've been at the same price forever and are from last season...do they every go on sale? Or because theyre more basic staples, do they simply run from one season to the other with no sale price ever? (as opposed to the brown, green, etc, washes).
     
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    With pink pony I think is the only time you'll get it on sale. But eBay / outlets may have some once in a while
     
  18. Saturdays

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    I see those go up by people in this thread and on eBay often. Keep checking
     
  19. Dylanda

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    Todays outfit

    RRL+RL [ pants ]+ Shoes [ bespoke ]

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  20. Ghost01

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    Beautiful Leather Jkts and artwork.
    There's a traditional signwritter doing some nice work on leather here in London called Ornamental Conifer that i'm thinking if asking to do a couple of my jackets. http://ornamentalconifer.blogspot.ch/
     
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