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.
Oh man, these shirts and sweaters are pretty much exactly what I was thinking of! Awesome that you were able to grab them on sale.
On the expense topic, I look to Ralph as a source of inspiration, rather than actually buying from the brand. Everything is generally too much for me.
There are certain items I may splurge on though eventually, such as Patchworks coats and RRL Handknit Cardigans.
I am sitting on the edge with my opinion of that sweater and how it fits into the scheme of that rig. I fear Ralph may have gone a bridge to far with the gray hues. Just one man;s opinion. LOL.
Agreed! Periodically, I'd verify the "in-style" status of pleats, by seeing what Armani was selling at Saks and Neiman's. That's TWO filters - fashion house and store - to verify that pleats were still mainstream. Pleats did not disappear. Not sure about the last couple of years, though. Gucci started showing abundant pleats in their youth-oriented lines, and so I know I've got at least a decade, before it's time to worry about that issue. again.More about pleats. They are not a fashion item!
Pleats have been with us since 1825 and are also practical. They automatically widen at the hips when you sit down giving you more room.
Pleats let you put more stuff in your front pockets (including your hands) without disturbing the drape. Pleats are classic and the combination of pleats and cuffs on trousers are a great look.
Really do these flat front trousers make you look thinner?
I own one of those casual shoes (from the late '90s) - light tan suede with crepe sole (no tassel laces though). It is a really well made buck.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 styles (fore-part of the shoe) was proportionately shorter than on the styles in the photo. This allowed the hosiery to show a bit under the pant cuff and was flattering to the foot no matter what size shoe you were.
Lace-style shoes were normal in proportion.
Of all the shoes I owned only one or two styles were black. Most were the tan seen in the photo; or the tobacco suede in some dress styles. I remember a having brown alligator in a dress slip-on style. I never work black shoes in the daytime.
Ralph also did some casual shoes with crepe soles that were American-made, but the maker name escapes me. It was an American maker, known best for white bucks, and I recall seeing them mentioned by name here in the forums. My favorite was a tan lace-up shoe with crepe soles and with large tassels on the laces (that annoyingly would easily come un-tied during wear).