Thoughts on this NWT RLPL on ebay, $1299

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  1. Manhappenin

    Manhappenin Senior member

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    check the measurements against your BL suits. I wouldn't go by the size because RLPL and RLBL fit differently. A 40R in RLPL a was too big for mend even a 38R i would still have to get the waist taken in a bit but last time i tried on a 40R RLBL i couldn't even button the jacket.
     


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    The listing says the pants are a 34. Can they be taken in to fit my relatively small waist without looking ridiculous? More generally, is this a good price?
     


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    A four inch reduction might be a but too much; ask one of the resident tailors on SF (isn't the consensus to not go more than 2 inches?)

    As for the price, it's not bad. Ive seen RLPL suits go on the forum for about $800 to $1100. If you decide to go for it, email the seller and ask him if he'd be willing to knock off 10% if you bypass ebay and go through paypal directly.
     


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    hhhhmmm.....I'm thinking about just buying it and taking my chances. He takes returns for 14 days. It'll just cost me domestic shipping. Might be worth it.
     


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    As another poster said, comparing RLBL to RLPL is like comparing apples to oranges. They are very different cuts.

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Tutorials/AndrewHarrisEBayMeasurement.htm

    Buy a $2 measuring tape in the shoe repair selection of your local pharmacy or grocery store. Then use this guide to get the measurements off a well-fitting suit. Remember this link because it's the best measuring guide on the internet.
     


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    Also might want to check out Corneliani and Caruso. They make all of Ralph Lauren's tailored suits (Polo, RLPL, RLBL)
     


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    Manhappenin Senior member

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    Thank you. I have tried on a PL jacket in a 40S that fit very well. However, it was just a jacket and I have not tried on the pants. Also, it was my understanding that there are 2 (perhaps more) PL fits, one of which is slim. If it is the slimmer fit and the pants are fixable, I will likely move forward with this suit.

    Putting on the PL jacket was the dumbest thing I've ever done. I now have 7 figure taste on a LOW 6 figure budget. Just annoying.
     


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    Just go with the measurements. Even if a 40s fit you before that doesn't necessarily mean that this particular one will even if it is the "slim fit model" they are all a bit different and each season they might vary a bit. As for the pants you can't take a 34 down to a 29 that is just too much. I mean you can but it will look awkward.
     


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