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My partner is both tall and broad. He stands at 6ft 4, and he is very broad shouldered and long in the body. This makes buying clothes that fit him well very difficult. In his office job he needs to appear well tailored and traditional shirts are often too shorts on his arms and his belly. Ralph Laurens tall range has been a god send to us! Not always the cheapest, and not always easy to get hold of, but worth it all the same!
PRICE - You know those high price tags that Ralph Lauren has? you don't need to pay them. Earlier this year the Ralph Lauren website had a sale on, and the Moneysavingexpert.com website offered you a code to get an extra 40% off the sale items on the website!!!! We went wild and stocked up on lots, my favourite bargain being a pair of mens jeans for £30! Failing that we get his shirts imported from America - there's a greater range available and even though you have to pay import VAT it still works out pretty good value (In summer last year we imported six shirts and including all the fees we paid £200).
FIT - This is really why you pay the money with Ralph Lauren! The tall range is excellent for my other half, that little bit of extra length in the arms and in the body is perfect! They even go up to 4xl if you have a bit of a big belly. The jeans and trousers fit really well too and are available in a range of different lengths.
LOOK - Most of my other halfs shirts just have small Ralph Lauren logos, we like this as it's not too in your face. If you are wanting to make it obvious that you are wearing Ralph Lauren there is also a range of clothing with larger logos though! The rugby shirts look particularly good and are really good for a smart casual look paired with jeans.
So, don't be put off by Ralph Lauren because of the price. You pay for what you get - the clothes last for years and if you can't afford the high price tag just wait for the sales, you'll be able to grab yourself a bargain!
as a ralph lauren polo fan, i really like the polo fashion by ralph lauren, howerver it is really expensive to buy a polo in a ralph lauren retail store. A polo even cost $135!! So i have to shop for ralph lauren polo shirts online. And i am really lucky to find a online ralph lauren store : shopstyleshirts.com . At first, i buy a new polo from them for try. when i received my first order from them, i really surprised about the quality with such a low price. So, if you like to ralph lauren polo shirts, you should have a try. i assue you have a best online shopping experience. :)
It's coming back. Despite the unoriginality of sticking a logo on a polo shirt and pricing it at 50 quid a piece, these preppy brands continue to sell by the buckets - and Ralph Lauren is one of these original prep compnaies. But the time saved by ensuring that these designers have very little to do year in, year out, is made up by spending ohour of countless energy investing and ingraving the ideda that this silly price should be spent on clothes this 'unique'. Granted in comparison to clothes like Primark, the quality and long lasting ability of these garments can often be seen - but does this justify the price.
Let's be honest, its not the quality of the garments we are paying for, its the name. That little badge covers 40 odd pounds of this price tag and can we complain when in return for worthless money we receive; style, jealousy and respect?
Well, it obviously worked on me - I just spent 300 quid in there.
This brand has been around for decades and doesnt seem to age in terms of its appeal to a wide variety of customers as there is the more classic clothing, and the one off key pieces with attract fashion led customer base.
I discovered this brand when working part time in a house of fraser store on womenswear. It was only a small concesion in there, but the clothing was exquisetely made. The quality is definately what your paying for. I decided to treat myself to a ralph lauren ribbed jumper. Its in cream with the ralph lauren polo player on the chest. The garment still looks beautiful after having many washes at 40 degrees and being worn all the time. Ralph Laurens main collections are staple pieces you would want in your wardrobe which will never go out of fashion, such as jumpers, t- shirts but all with very fashionable styling, and the simple logo, make it an extremely classic brand and nice to have a few key pieces from them in your wardrobe which will last and last and see you through the seasons. Although the brand is expensive the quality is there, the name is there and it will last you a lifetime if you invest in the correct pieces. Go on treat yourself :)
When comparing great designers Ralph Lauren certainly won't win with his Polo range. Most of the garments are too simple, being one colour shirts and polo shirts. Not exactly original. However its this simple approach with quality fibres that has kept Polo at the forefront of casual designer wear. The prices are reasonable too, for a designer. If only they'd become more adventurous and bring out more exotic ranges. Stripes hardly do anything for me so most of the range isn't appealing to me. Well with aside you can't fault the quality of the garments. They are without doubt timeless classics, whenever your clothes bear the polo horse symbol, you know you are wearing quality.
Ralph Lauren's Polo range, should not be confused with his Polo Sport range of clothing. Everyone knows the famous logo, of the polo player on horseback with his mallet raised. I have owned a wide variety of Polo clothing from polo shirts (short sleeve and long sleeve), socks, chinos, polar necks and jumpers. On the whole I have been very satisfied with them and they have given me a lot of wear. The chinos (Andrew Pant) do now look as though they have seen better days but considering the amount of wear I have had from them, and the fact that I have worn them frequently for three years it is no surprising. They were a bargain purchase ($US50 when it was $1.75 to the pound) at Saks Fifth Avenue in their September tax free sale. The polar neck is incredibly still looks great, and has outlasted other polar necks I had and most importantly the polar neck is still as it was when I bought it. An Yves St Laurent Polar neck is now very stretched, whereas the Ralph Lauren one is still firmly elasticated. Similarly the long sleeved polo shirts that I picked up in the States are also still looking in very good nick, even though they have been worn a lot and been the victims of vindaloo spillages, and a multitude of other sins. The one disappointment was the Ralph Lauren Cotton Rich jumper I bought. This has not worn well, and looked scruffy within weeks of owning it, and has stretched somewhat even though I have hand-washed it. By contrast, the Henri Lloyd jumper I bought a few months later is still looking great, and as a result I wear that one a lot more often. I got it reduced (about £60 instead of £80) but having spent that much on a jumper I think that for the amount of wear I got out of it, it is a bit disappointing. The Polo socks (a bit OTT I know!) have won very well although they slip a bit and the seams have caused a bit of discomfort. The star performer though must be the white yarmouth shirt I pic
ked up in a sale. Already reduced, I spotted a tiny dye mark on one cuff and got a further reduction, making it a snip at £27.50. It still looks great, and unlike a lot of other shirts, the buttons are well sewn, and I have not had to repleace any of them (Burberry please take note!). It is true that Polo is an expensive range, if you buy it in the UK, but bought in the States it is really just another brand. I am still not 100% convinced by how ethically sound they are as a brand, when I read "made in Bolivia" on the inside of one of their garments. However the brand is far from exclusive, with nigh on every one having something from Ralph Lauren in their wardrobe. In my experience though the clothes last well and are worth spending slightly more on in comparison with some other labels that won't survive the test of time.
Ralph Lauren (Polo Sport) is a great make. Usually or most often people are paying for designer goods to show the name off and brag to their friends how much they've paid for it. The difference with Polo Sport, Ralph Lauren and say other designer names is that Ralph Lauren make good quality clothing that'll last for ages and also they look nice. The fashion is nice for men, women kids. Maybe the prices are a bit high but if it's better quality than one at £15 then treat ypourself for once.
Ralph Lauren has always been my favorite clothing line. The quality of the garments is excellent and the range of clothing available from urban smart Polo Sport through to ultra smart suits and accessories. Unlike some other designer manufactures who seem to think that the more bright and unusual a piece of clothing is the more they can charge for it, Ralph Lauren clothes tend to simple but always stylish. I have never been able to afford to amount of Ralph clothing I wanted until I began to spend time in USA. Although still expensive in Ralph Lauren stores, the discount malls offer the opportunity to buy in bulk without giving the bank manager a heart attack. Unlike many of the designer discount malls here, the clothes are not either: massive, luminous, damaged or any combination of the three. Instead they tend to be the USA’s previous years lines and as they are usually ahead of us clothing wise anyway so it makes little difference upon returning to this country. With the expense kept to a reasonable level Ralph Lauren offers the quality and look at a price I can afford, although in Britain sadly this is not the case with identical clothing costing about 3 times more on average if not even more. Although I can’t condone that as usual in Britain we seem to be getting ripped of again, I still recommend Ralph Lauren as producing outstanding clothing.
Many people mock those who spend all of their money on designer clothing - I should know - I'm one of them! However despite thinking that frittering your cash away on the "must have" pair of Armani jeans, I do have a bit of a thing about Polo Ralph Lauren. Ralph Lauren has a very preppy american edge to it's design. Ralph the man probably comes no closer to the design process than you or I, but the overwhelming values of the brand are classic design, good quality, and great fit. I like the fact that Polo Ralph Lauren clothing lasts very well. I still wear Ralph Lauren shirts which were bought about 5 years ago, and they are still as good as new - despite being worn at least once every couple of weeks. The cut of the clothing is good as well - being american, its available in all sizes from small to, ahem, very large! Polo Ralph Lauren can be expensive - £80 for a shirt is not uncommon.... But - watch out for the sales when shirts can be had for £30 to £40, and trousers for the same. Most department stores stock Ralph Lauren, as well as the Flagship store in Londons Bond Street. Alternatively, if you want to save some cash, you have two options. One - head to Gretna (no not so people give you PRL as wedding presents!) to the Ralph Lauren Outlet store. This is the biggest Ralph Lauren outlet in Europe and is great for cheap ralph. So it may be last season, but who cares! (There is a smaller outlet store at Bicester). Second - catch a plane to the US and visit any department store or outlet mall. Polo Ralph Lauren is a mid market brand in the US, so its not as expensive over there. Even the Madison Avenue store has great discounts on stock.