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    Except, that photo is eleven years old.... Ralph, today, seems to have abandoned anything approaching timeless or even "real".
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    In the ranch-house photo it is possible that nothing that Ralph is wearing is of his manufacture: He is known to be partial to LEE jeanes, the boots are 95% not-Polo, the belt is vintage; and I would say the doeskin jacket is craftsman-made. That leaves the shirt and the scarf in question. As...
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    Ralph, wearing essentially that same outfit, has appeared several times on these pages. He seems to favor a dressy (often DB) jacket with well-worn jeans, and often the spread collar shirt and plain tie. Back in the day, he made quite a splash with the formal jackets worn over jeans. It was...
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    The dressiest of suits paired with the most casual of shirts. Pure Ralph.
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    Polo/Ralph Lauren has been around so long that it is reprising itself. In a recent post, I mentioned having POLO white flannels and a tennis sweater in the early '70s. The sweater above is exactly the one I had; fifty odd years ago.
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    Great look for a nineteen-year-old. My kids are too old to wear that rig.
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    That's not an ad. That's a diabolical means of inducing a confession!
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    To my eye, that (cotton, linen?) suit photographed poorly. It is a mass of wrinkles and puckers. Where does one wear such an ensemble, anyway? A casual 3-piece suit. Really? Any guesses at the retail price of the above?
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    I could sew and press a cuff better than those. Ralph must be the only manufacturer in the world that still shows cuffs on his models. I'm not knocking that, but for the average Joe on the street, cuffs are going to make that pant look look like they it was bought three decades ago. I have...
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    Designer-ish and elegant. At an earlier time in my life I lived in that pant model and my very first Polo trousers were worsted flannel in the same creamy white. I had a sleeveless tennis sweater and a doeskin navy blazer that were options for the top. 1973-ish. For the holidays that year I...
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    British country clothing (photos)...

    Thats is a lovely tomato in the photo!
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    In the 80's, all of my shoes were Polo because I could get them at wholesale prices; and really what else could you wear with PRL clothing? The dress styles looked like those in the photo and they were made by Grenson in England. The styling was different in that the vamp on the slip-on...
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    Looks to be a three-button coat, which is unusual for Ralph. Those skinny lapels also look like yesterday's newspaper. If the model took away the shetland sweater and donned the coat, the suit might come close to fitting him. Are we about done with the skinny-fit thing?
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    This one got my attention. I'm curious about the vintage of this ad, as the lapel width looks more generous, like Polo of old, but the composition feels feels current.
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    Differances in opinions is what makes horse races: I would totally buy the rig shown, provided I had the money, and the place to wear it; of which I have neither.
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    I had those Gurkha style pants as khaki shorts back when Willis & Geiger was the source for tasteful safari wear. If you don't know it, Abercrombie & Fitch distributed the line for Burt Avedon in the 70's. You guys would have loved what they did, and the quality was great. Vintage pieces are...
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    Some of this stuff makes my eyes hurt. Ralph is starting to lose me...... My suspicion is that Ralph Lauren, the man, probably has little to do with what we see here. He's advanced in age; has dozens of minions that do the actual work; and uses the network of outlet stores to generate cash...
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    He's dressed for the business day......if his job is being part of the staff at the Polo/Ralph Lauren flagship store.....and absolutely nowhere else!
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    The shirt in question is from licensee Lauren. The cloth is undoubtedly a cotton / poly blend with a no-iron finish. Ralph doesn't like the licensee lines to be too close in appearance to his PRL couture line, so everything is toned down and "matchy-matchy", while Polo shows eclectic and...
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    I don't know much about his surfing career, but he was a staple of Ralph's ads back in the day. He was often featured with model Clotilda, who became the face of Ralph Lauren women's in much the same way as Buzzy was the guy's guy. Photographer Bruce Weber had everything to do with composing...