Doctor Damage

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I have no idea about the other two (you may be quite right), but Ralph - from the articles I've read over the past 30 years and from a close friend who worked at Polo - is known as a very hard worker. He started Polo hustling ties from a suitcase and (at least until recently ) was very engaged in the day-to-day running of Polo - long hours, detail oriented on both design and finances, etc.

Also, the salesman I used for MTM, at the Madison Ave flagship, said Ralph traveled a ridiculous amount as he would "pop in" unannounced at stores all over the country and world regularly and, literally, go through the layouts, inventory and sales of the store. They said he knew his stuff - what was the new inventory, how it was moving, how displaying it differently mattered, what kind of sales that particular store should be generating, etc. He said this kept managers on their toes as, even though the odds were low, you never knew when Ralph might "pop in." And since Madison was in NYC and the flagship, he said Ralph was in the store often questioning, commenting, challenging, suggesting, etc. all the time.

Sincerely not picking on you, as I get the comment from the pic, and have no idea about the other guys, but at least from what I know, Ralph worked hard.
Ralphie has definitely earned the right to dress however he wants and I respect business owners who actually sweat the details. I just saw the pic and had my usual visceral reaction against the dandy crowd!
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Usually, I'd grumble about this or that in his outfit, but heck, he's a young man wearing a Polo coat. As dress attire fades away, I'm just glad for any young person wearing classic clothes. And is that a flap on the breast pocket of the Polo? I've have seen Ralph put one on his Polo coat offerings from time to time (as in a pic a few up).
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Fading Fast

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The coat is very nice, but the neck scarf is just wrong. A pale blue scarf would be a better choice. ;)
I think Ralph was going for a retro collegiate vibe. To wit, the scarf has a kinda school-scarf feel (see Harvard's scarf below) and, we know, the Polo coat was, in the '30s - '50s, a go-to overcoat for fans at college football games. Even the model looks the right college-student age.

That's just how it struck me anyway. That said, while the coat is pretty, something about it - the fit, the nap of the material or something else - looks off to me.

A Harvard University scarf:
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Doctor Damage

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Assistant U.S. Attornies for the Southern District of New York John Sevarese, Michael Chertoff, and Gilmore Childers pose outside courthouse after winning Commission trial November 19, 1986.

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Fading Fast

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The title of this thread is "How To Wear a Polo Coat"

It took us 18 pages, but I think Rock Hudson, in 1969's "A Fine Pair," provided us with the ultimate answer as he wrapped Claudia Cardinali inside his Polo coat:
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That is how you wear a Polo coat.
 
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