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The Official RRL Thread

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

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  1. subdivide

    subdivide Senior member

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    May I offer a dissenting opinion? I made a visit to the Melrose RRL today, and... the prices are ridiculous. Plaid cotton western shirts at $185 to $250. Chambray buttondown $250... chambray workshirt about that price. Red denim jeans are $350.

    I like the materials, I like the "curated" vintage items that make the store an interesting visit. I think the "experience" of the store is fun. But the prices are over the top, especially for items that are done better by japanese and other designers. I see RRL playing catchup on many pieces, whether they are riffing on vintage western and workwear, or rushing out versions of pieces originally done by smaller companies.

    Anyway, I don't think RRL stuff warrants the high prices of their retail or ebay.
     
  2. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    May I offer a dissenting opinion?
    You may.

    Of course, you are likely to be shouted down on a thread devoted to RRL love.
     
  3. Lynx_the_one

    Lynx_the_one Senior member

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    May I offer a dissenting opinion? I made a visit to the Melrose RRL today, and... the prices are ridiculous. Plaid cotton western shirts at $185 to $250. Chambray buttondown $250... chambray workshirt about that price. Red denim jeans are $350.

    I like the materials, I like the "curated" vintage items that make the store an interesting visit. I think the "experience" of the store is fun. But the prices are over the top, especially for items that are done better by japanese and other designers. I see RRL playing catchup on many pieces, whether they are riffing on vintage western and workwear, or rushing out versions of pieces originally done by smaller companies.

    Anyway, I don't think RRL stuff warrants the high prices of their retail or ebay.


    The raw jeans at 220 are a great value, and a lot of the washes RRL does are really, really nice. I also love the slim boot cut. I think everything other then the made in the USA jeans/cords are rather overpriced.
     
  4. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Given that you guys are likely talking about the massive influx of jeans that hit the Polo outlets in the last 2 weeks, the main difference between the mens and womens jeans in that batch is that the mens jeans have 5 buttons on the fly, and the womens have 4 buttons.

    This info was kindly told me by another member, and i examined a bunch of these jeans and it looks like he was right. But ymmv
     
  5. King Leer

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    ...BUT you must also take into account that even some smaller Men's sizes don't have 5 buttons because the waist is small, like a 28 or something. Even APC's are like that and other brands
     
  6. IRONHORSE

    IRONHORSE Well-Known Member

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    To each is own, some folks here sells women jeans for men and vise versa.
     
  7. airportlobby

    airportlobby Senior member

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    What's up with the outrageous prices being charged for RRL items by the eBay seller, Blue Present? I guess it's none of my business, and I don't begrudge someone making a profit, but it seems downright greedy to charge more -- in many cases a lot more -- than the original retail price.

    I bet that dude smells like drakkar noir.
     
  8. palma

    palma Senior member

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    Hey guys,

    I am thinking about proxying some RRL sweatshirts from Japan. I was wondering what their quality is like (I am guessing they are not loopwheeled?) and the fit. Also, am I better off going with alternate brands like BR or Left Fielf (although the prices are kind of ridiculous). Will also take any other suggestions.

    Thanks,
     
  9. oceansaway

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    I bet that dude smells like drakkar noir.
    Actually, I prefer Old Spice.
     
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    dougie Senior member

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    May I offer a dissenting opinion? I made a visit to the Melrose RRL today, and... the prices are ridiculous. Plaid cotton western shirts at $185 to $250. Chambray buttondown $250... chambray workshirt about that price. Red denim jeans are $350. I like the materials, I like the "curated" vintage items that make the store an interesting visit. I think the "experience" of the store is fun. But the prices are over the top, especially for items that are done better by japanese and other designers. I see RRL playing catchup on many pieces, whether they are riffing on vintage western and workwear, or rushing out versions of pieces originally done by smaller companies. Anyway, I don't think RRL stuff warrants the high prices of their retail or ebay.
    You're absolutely right. RRL is at its core a rich man's J Crew. The stuff is overpriced and a lot of it isn't even made in America. But...it's really nice stuff. And I don't mind paying for it. See that site that's linked above: they're selling an idea that I like to buy sometimes. Not all the time, and not for everything, but their goods are generally well made and well marketed and really that's what people respond to. Plus their oxfords are perfect and worth the premium, but maybe that's just me.
     
  12. theRRshop

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    I bet that dude smells like drakkar noir.
    Originally Posted by oceansaway :
    What's up with the outrageous prices being charged for RRL items by the eBay seller, Blue Present? I guess it's none of my business, and I don't begrudge someone making a profit, but it seems downright greedy to charge more -- in many cases a lot more -- than the original retail price.


    They are really soaking in the ones that eventually buy, they don't sell too much at their prices, but when they do, it makes up for the month. I would never charge such prices as they do, and I would never buy from them even as the collector I am.
     
  13. RRL_Supplier

    RRL_Supplier Active Member

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    Anyone attend the RRL party last night on Melrose?
     
  14. eglbc

    eglbc Senior member

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    as a rrl supplier i assume you did.
     
  15. King Leer

    King Leer Senior member

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    as a rrl supplier i assume you did.
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    Good one
     
  16. King Leer

    King Leer Senior member

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    On another note, picked up lots of nice Shipyard & American Graffiti pieces at the Polo store, heavy discount; got a $400 sweater for $108, among other pieces...they're getting rid of stuff to make way for new
     
  17. el duderino

    el duderino Senior member

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    On another note, picked up lots of nice Shipyard & American Graffiti pieces at the Polo store, heavy discount; got a $400 sweater for $108, among other pieces...they're getting rid of stuff to make way for new
    Same here, although I had already picked up most what I wanted during the F&F sale. My local RL was around 50% off all the SS10 collections plus an additional 25%. That's the good thing about RRL, they pump out so many collections that it's easy to get their stuff 50% plus discount from MSRP if you can wait.
     
  18. dabaiddash

    dabaiddash New Member

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    do you have any 38 in the waist?
     
  19. King Leer

    King Leer Senior member

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    do you have any 38 in the waist?

    If you were asking me because of my signature, no, I don't have 38s, Sorry


    But yes, el duderino, patience is a virtue if you're a fan of RRL. You can find pieces at discount if you're patient and don't need them right away...
     
  20. dabaiddash

    dabaiddash New Member

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    that would be. Im looking to purchase rrl denim and that would be really helpful to have reputable ebay sellers list. Im looking for 36 or 38 in the waist rrl denim. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     

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