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The Official RRL Thread

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

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  1. milosz

    milosz Senior member

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    Every washed jean I've seen (Barney's, RL stores) was tagged in the $330-350 range. Only the rigid/rinse jeans come in at $220-230 For some pretty so-so washes (great denim, of course, and the fading isn't bad - too many 'grease stains' and so on, though).

    With Barney's taking it wider, are they trying to position this as the older/workwear-er Rugby, I wonder? Both lines could do with less branding. Far, far less branding.
     
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    yeah? every washed jean I've seen over at my local RL polo store is between 215-230.
     
  3. whodini

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    With Barney's taking it wider, are they trying to position this as the older/workwear-er Rugby, I wonder? Both lines could do with less branding. Far, far less branding.
    I'm curious what you mean by "branding." Sure, RRL makes logo t-shirts, puts their logo on blankets and the coin pockets of their jeans, and adds small patches on a few of their bags but in general I'd say they're nearly brand-free.
    yeah? every washed jean I've seen over at my local RL polo store is between 215-230.
    They must be on sale. The ones I see at RRL stores are also what Mauro carries and they're all in the upper $2-300 range.
     
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    I'm curious what you mean by "branding." Sure, RRL makes logo t-shirts, puts their logo on blankets and the coin pockets of their jeans, and adds small patches on a few of their bags but in general I'd say they're nearly brand-free.
    They must be on sale. The ones I see at RRL stores are also what Mauro carries and they're all in the upper $2-300 range.


    ^ This.

    I think aside from a t-shirt that says RRL and the front pocket of older jeans, they're practically brandingless. Unless, of course, you're referring to their logo, which is LITERALLY a "brand" in the old west sense of the word.

    http://www.manninghistorical.org/L-P&E7-08.jpg
     
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    Cool coat. (can't vouch for the seller)
     
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    They just got in a pure white jean that lists for $ 325. The PRL white classic fit jean sells for $ 98. I can't tell much difference between the two other than selvage for the RRL jeans.

    From reading this thread, I clearly see this forum has a lot of misconceptions of what RRL is and isn't.

    A good deal of the clothing is Made in China, it's not all USA.

    and honestly the prices on most RRL aren't that much more expensive than most RL polo. The average RRL shirt is 145, the average on jeans is 230, etc. nothing unusual price wise when compared to the other brands this forum promotes. It's a solid product with a great aesthetic and fit. Stop making it seem like this huge mystery.
     
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    They just got in a pure white jean that lists for $ 325. The PRL white classic fit jean sells for $ 98. I can't tell much difference between the two other than selvage for the RRL jeans.
    I understand that's a healthy margin but it's kind of like saying Sizzler sells steaks as does Ruth Chris but you can't tell the difference. As some people might speculate, the difference between actual cost and retail price is probably greater with the PRL jeans than RRL. RRL uses Japanese denim that's then assembled in the US with detailing such as hidden back pocket rivets and chainstitching. PRL uses fairly cheap denim that's mass produced in a third-world country. It's like the steaks or anything else: if you don't have the taste for it you probably won't care much about the difference.
     
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    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    ^^ well spoken sir.
     
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    Not the jeans, but it seems like a lot of the accessories and shirts have RRL printed large, or gaudy decoration (the leather motorcycle jacket that turns up on Ebay with rhinestones and stuff, for instance).
     
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    Not the jeans, but it seems like a lot of the accessories and shirts have RRL printed large, or gaudy decoration (the leather motorcycle jacket that turns up on Ebay with rhinestones and stuff, for instance).
    Please show me shirts that have the logo. Even the t-shirts that are branded are the minority compared to all the plain tees they sell. The stuff you see on ebay also isn't very representative of the current collections. A healthy chunk of what's on there is older.
     
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    Rakuten store with a huge stock: Beef
     
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    you have to remember Japan is an entity all to its self.
    They do things that aren't avaliable to U.S. and vice versa.
     
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    Japan's store is also a goddamn mansion.
     
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    Rakuten store with a huge stock: Beef

    you have to remember Japan is an entity all to its self.
    They do things that aren't avaliable to U.S. and vice versa.


    That RRL in Japan is priced like gold. They have alot of items on there easily available stateside at a fraction of the price.
     
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    Just wanted to say if you're bored or something, compare you're pair of RRL jeans to the pair of jeans Mizanation is having made by hand by a real denim expert here (superfuture) . I think you'll see RRL is similar in most of the small details, like buttons, stitch width, tapering thread gauge, etc you see on those jeans. Of all the jeans I own, I found only RRL really compares to Mizanation's. Edit: Also wanted to say RRL has production in more than just China and USA. The belt I have from RRL was made in Italy.
     
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    Edit: Also wanted to say RRL has production in more than just China and USA. The belt I have from RRL was made in Italy.


    Also Mauritius and India, from what I've seen.
     
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    Heading to the RRL store in Malibu tomorrow. Anyone want me to check out anything in particular for them or sizing?
     
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    I thought RRL was some discontinued cowboy shit ralph lauren did. I have seen tons of this stuff in a thrift store by my house. After seeing this thread makes me wish I would have copped.
     
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    Just wanted to say if you're bored or something, compare you're pair of RRL jeans to the pair of jeans Mizanation is having made by hand by a real denim expert here (superfuture) . I think you'll see RRL is similar in most of the small details, like buttons, stitch width, tapering thread gauge, etc you see on those jeans. Of all the jeans I own, I found only RRL really compares to Mizanation's. Edit: Also wanted to say RRL has production in more than just China and USA. The belt I have from RRL was made in Italy.
    that sufu thread is seriously a must-read for denimphiles.
     
  20. Dangydang

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    Here are the pics of for the people who want to know how the RRL oxfords fit:

    Blue Oxford (S)

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    White Oxford (S)

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    Stiped Oxford (M)

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    the fit is perfect...BUY!!!
     

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