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The Official RRL Thread

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

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  1. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    1. The turn up is about 1.5"


    2. Measurements of the pants in size 33x34:
    - Waist: measured 35" across, but that's after one month of wear and stretch, but i took in about 1.25" at the tailor. Post wash, the shrunk 1" in the waist.
    - Thigh: 12.5" Across the thigh. no change post wash
    - Inseam measures 33" now. I did not measure them pre-wash, but assuming 34" tagged was correct, then they shrunk by 1". My judgement in length would say that's about right.

    3: My actual body measurements:
    - My waist measures 36" when going around with the tape measure
    - My legs measure 22.3" with the tape measure, and you can see my fit pit above.

    4. My fit pics (pre-wash):
    - I like the slim but relaxed leg
    - waist is SLIGHTLY loose on my now, after stretch (probably another 1" taken in should do the trick - in total that would make it 2.25" of tailoring)
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    Indigoeagle, I would recommend you go to a size 33 on this, and you might even need to tailor down the waist. I am considering tailoring down the waist another 1".
     
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  2. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    I have 33 in low straights, took 32 in the pair I picked up today. Thighs as tight as can be but I'm fat right now, measures about 11.75 BiG style. Deadstock indigo boss chinos are sized exactly the same, they are made in China though unfortunately. Can't believe I spent $440 on two pairs of Chinese made pants. Made well but still


    Also Ari Gold do you have the twill non selvage ones from this fall? Color looks like those vs the actual officer chinos
     
  3. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    Hey Stevent, Mine are definitely the Twill Officer Chinos and are redline selvage. Part of the reason they look a bit darker is because I am indoors. If i get some outdoors pics it'll probably show it better. The website makes it look lighter than they really are though!
     
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    So what has everybody copped so far?
    Still trying to figure out what I want.
     
  5. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    should i cop the freakin peacoat from $1200 down to $900?!?!
     
  6. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Deadstock boss chino:

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13088147

    and officers chinos.


    And got a 90s RRL pair NWT from eBay, leg opening is like 11 inches maybe on a size 34 x 30. Probably should have asked for measurements
     
  7. plato

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    No. Get to know someone in the navy or Marine corp. Buying someone a beer to say thank you for their service isn't a bad way to start. Then go on base with the person and purchase a real one. My dad's a retired Marine corp officer, and we picked one up for me when I was in high school. Every winter it's one of my favorite things. Just my 2 cents. (you'll also save a few hundred bucks...)
     
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  8. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    cheers bro. but do you find that the fits of the real military ones are versatile enough and fashionable enough for the world of the civilian? I am jus a regular ol' Mr. Porter knt..
     
  9. deez nuts

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    i have a pair of 32 x 32 in my B&S if you want to compare measurements.
     
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    If I'm spending $500 on a peacoat, I'm going to get a semi-MTM one from ToJ. If I'm going to be spending $1k+, I'm going to get a designer "fashunz" iteration. RRL's design/materials don't seem to be particularly inspired...
     
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  11. stevent

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    damn how did I miss that. Would prefer the 10.5 oz and 32 x 32 is perfect :(
     
  12. AriGold

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    was considering the TOJ coz it has sicknt leather trims on the collar and pockets etc... although I haven't been too convinced of the fits I've seen, nor been able to experience or understand the quality of the melton wool that they use. I haven't touch the RRL ones either, but their free return policy does mitigate the risks.

    (don't get me wrong i love TOJ, you have an awesome TOJ leather with Ryan leslie, and i just ordered a navy calf DR, but i feel that TOJ's specialty is their leather)
     
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    If you're close to a surplus store I suggest you try one on. Military issue/grade are pretty amazing. The weight alone of a military grade peacoat is unbelievable. It's obviously based around function first than fashion, but I find them to be cut perfect, not necessarily baggy but not ultra slim either. Wool is definitely much 'itchier' though.

    At the end of the day though, you have to ask yourself if you'll truly be happy with or w/o the designer tag.
     
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    ari gold and deez nuts.

    thanks for the measurements help. much appreciated. dont think there is anyway around going larger on waist to get the thigh fit - then visiting the tailor
     
  15. Steel28

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    Hi Gents,

    Need your advice,

    My true waist size is 32 and I've tried Officer Field chinos in size 30 and the fit is spot on. Will these stretch a bit or shrink?


    Also, for the Low Straight Rigid jeans, will size 31 work?

    Thanks
     
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    Maybe I'm too picky. When I left the military, I threw away all of my "military grade" clothing. Terrible materials and absolutely no details etc. Maybe other country's military have better quality stuff as I can only speak for the US military.
     
  17. plato

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    Yes, I think mine works great. It's not too long or short. It garners compliments all the time. There's plenty of room to wear layers underneath, and leaving it unbuttoned lets it either drape freely or gives you the option to pull the silhouette snug and slim on the sides with your hands in the pockets. The itchy wool definitely breaks in and becomes soft, comfortable, and only very rarely itchy. My one caveat is that I usually wear a scarf with it to avoid it rubbing hard on the back of my neck, since I usually have to have that roll removed from the upper back on suit jackets. Probably bought mine in 2000 or so and have reasonable expectations, barring fire or flood (knock on wood), that the coat will last another couple of decades at least. Again, it's just my two cents. The other posters are right that there may be more or different things offered by a few of the top quality fashion house options, but my Navy peacoat is irreplaceable for me.
     
  18. stevent

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    I'd size one more down if thighs work as it'll stretch. You probably need 30 in low straights
     
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    Thanks stevent!
     
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