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      07.08.2013 13:55

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      Get What You Pay For.

      Ralph Lauren is one of my favourite designer clothes shops! Ralph Lauren are American which means prices in Europe are more expensive (e.g. Jack Wills in the USA). The logo is typically a man on a pony playing polo, this can either be large or small, other logos used are 2 pony's in a similar style. Ralph Lauren polo shirts have two styles, Normal fit and Custom fit. Normal fit is a more straight forward cut where custom fit is a tighter fit, known as muscle fit to some stores. Polo shirts start from around £70 and go upwards depending on design.

      Ralph Lauren do also sell other clothes, from shoes and shorts to coats and scarfs. I cant claim i have tried ever item of clothing from the store but i can say the quality of the polo shirts are high. The T-shirts have a very nice fit and are of normal quality often around £40. I have brought a RL windbreaker coat recently and i love the design and quality of this. The coat has little features that show its quality off, things like button pockets and inside pockets, this sells for £180 but i brought it in a sale for £80, what a saving.

      If you live in the UK the best way to purchase these items are in an outlet store or online in a sale.

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      14.05.2011 23:19

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      Buy it...on offer.

      The Ralph Lauren lifestyle: Men and women in sensible khaki's lounging on the patio after nine holes of golf. Flaxen hair boys in polos blue, pink, and white playing shirts-and-skins football in May at Andover...Ralph Lifschitz catering to a world he never grew up in.

      Ralph Lauren offers a number of lines:

      Polo Ralph Lauren (blue label): His most prominent main line featuring suits, polos, casual clothing, etc. It's essentially a full wardrobe.

      Ralph Lauren Black: A more exclusive line available at luxury department stores. It's not for the faint of wallet! Materials and cut are exceptional.

      Ralph Lauren Purple Label: The creme de la creme. Most prominently figured here are his suits. Most pieces here will be quite unique.

      Lauren by Ralph Lauren: Diffusion line garbage. Most of it is foisted on women as sensible work attire. I have not been impressed with the quality and most items will be ratty at the end of the season. I owned a wool overcoat which pilled and turned ugly FAST.

      Polo Golf: Attire catering towards golfers. Slightly higher price point than the Polo line.

      RLX: The sporting line

      Polo Jeans: American-inspired sensible (NOT ghetto or urban) denim & streetwear for the younger set.

      Rugby: A line of shirts, polos, and henleys geared toward the 14-19 age group.

      In short, the Polo line dominates my spring and summer wardrobe. The cotton softness and durability of his polos cannot be beat. Further, the cut is just right, with a variety of cuts to cater for different body types. A cheap polo is cut like a rectangle. RL tailors them just so, and I am glad for it. Even my mother had to comment on the softness and fit of a sleep-shirt that I bought for her.

      I do however have to subtract a star for the absurd international prices charged compared with US prices and for the quality of the Lauren by Ralph Lauren line.

      Aside from that, take a polo and shorts. Pair them with a pair of boat shoes or loafers and you're good to go! Onward preppy soldiers!

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      17.06.2010 19:01
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      An excellent brand.

      A luxury lifestyle company specialising in clothes and founded by the american fashion design Ralph Lauren in 1967.

      Stylish, sophisticated and most importantly comfortable! Ralph Lauren truly is one of my favourite brands, I own a number of different items including polo shirts, jumpers, track tops and hoodies and I have to say I have had no issues with any of them and would recommend the brand to anyone with an idea for fashion and who wants to look good!

      However, like all good things there has to be a downside, and in Ralph Lauren's case it is the price. £65 minimum for a polo shirt but with that you do get a top quality brand with a recognisable logo and a worldwide reputation.

      Also, you get a sense of pride out of wearing Ralph Lauren as you know its top quality and respected so people know that you take time on your appearance and how you dress.

      It has several different labels, here are just a few:

      Purple Label: Traditional british styling including suits, sportcoats and footwear.

      Polo Ralph Lauren: The most famous label, with the infamous 'polo' logo on most of the products.

      RLX (Ralph Lauren Extreme): Designed for technical sports and primarily used for sports such as skiing, sailing and other outdoor sports.

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      12.10.2009 14:55
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      The internet is a great place to buy this brand's products

      Founded by Ralph Lauren (an American fashion designer) the company shot the top of the fashion world and in my opinion it firm remains there. Polo Ralph Lauren makes semi-formal clothes for men, women and children, aftershave, and other accessories. Although it's extremely pricey it really is a great investment. When worn it is a fashion icon for all to see, it is a part of yourself and your personality.

      The company's logo is the well known polo player on a horse and when that is put on a piece of clothing the price goes up tenfold, this I do not agree with. It is like when you go into a shop and see a normal shoe at say £25 but then you look around the shop for a bit and she the same shoe only with a Ferrari badge on it, now the price is £145. In my opinion that is not what the fashion world should be like.

      If you can't afford the shops retail price I suggest you try online you can find some amazing bargains.

      Overall the company truly is a target for any business so be as successful as Polo Ralph Lauren. Although expensive it is certainly worth buying.

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      19.05.2009 01:46
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      Original and still ahead of the game

      Ralph Lauren is the original 'lifestyle' brand and is still the best.

      Despite this sector of the market becoming ever more congested, Ralph has managed to stand out alone, ahead of the rest. The reason for this is simple, Ralph Lauren has remained true to their brand values; quality, simplicity and unmistakable brand characteristics. Unmistakable brand characteristics is, for me the most important of the aforementioned values, consider Jack Wills equally expensive but far inferior, their need to print the brand name so obviously on all their clothes clearly demonstrates this. Unable to carve their own niece Jack Wills relies on churning out predictable, dull and overpriced goods.

      Ralph Lauren combines high end fashion with every day practicality, so as you would expect prices are high. Of course the quality is exactly as you would expect, I have several garments which have lasted for many years and many washes without losing their original integrity. In contrast I have a Jack Wills 'hoddie' which after only a few washes lost its original colour and stretched beyond its original shape.

      Ralph Lauren combines effortless 'preppy' cool with competitive value, a fantastic brand!

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      07.03.2009 08:20
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      Designer clothing

      My boyfriend is a bit of a clothes horse and seems to always be wearing some designer brand or other, just recently he started wearing Ralph Lauren ops and we eneded up going to the retail park at Bicester Village as they have a large Ralph Laure store, personally Im not a big fan of the Ralph Lauren style in fact I do not consider it that trendy rather a brand that is worn by middle age Americans but the other half wanted to get some jumpers and polo shirts so maybe he is hitting middle age early.

      All of the designs are very simple and have the small polo rider on th chest as the distinctive Ralp Lauren logo. Certainly I was not impressed at all with the womens collection which was lots of bright pastel colours that I could not see myself wearing and they are not cheap either. What I couldappreciate was the fact that the quality of the clothing was very good with nice well cut material and some of the accessories were not bad such as scarfs and hats.

      On the mens side the jumpers were nice enough with the odd design that catches the eye and the other half bought a nice stripped jumper and a couple of long sleeved shirts that looked really nice, I was less inspired by the two polo shirts he bought as they looked like golfing attire.

      Overall the quality looks good but the designs are a little boring and you do pay for the quality even at the discount outlet.

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      24.02.2008 14:48
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      Ralph Lauren is a top designer, but his products are rather plain only featuring the logo

      Ralph Lauren is the name of the famous American designer for clothes and accessories. I love his clothes as they are simple and of excellent quality, however they don't all have such wonderful designs on them like other clothes.

      Ralph Lauren sells everything from Jumpers to things for the home. There are a few collections such as Ralph Lauren Black Label for men, and also the children's and women's collections.

      Personally, my favourite has to be the jumpers that are made by Ralph Lauren. They are made of 100% cotton and are either plain or striped. They have the Ralph Lauren logo to one side, which is a man on a horse with a club playing a sport. These tops are extremely comfortable and not itchy at all.

      I also have a few Polo Ralph Lauren shirts. Polo Ralph Lauren is another of the big and popular collections, and you will see them around many shops today. The shirts are normally striped and have the same logo to one side. They too are made of 100% cotton and are excellent quality. All these clothes don't come at cheap prices however, for around £80 for a large jumper. You are paying for the quality and mostly, the label itself. Ralph Lauren has to be one of the most well-known and best designers around the UK.

      Ralph Lauren also produces accessories. These range from the beanie hats to scarves and socks. These accessories all have very simple designs, with the main feature being the logo. However, they are of excellent quality once again and very soft.

      I also have a Ralph Lauren jacket. They make some fabulous jackets that are of excellent quality and great for the rain. Prices start at around £125, but they are really well-made and comfortable.

      Overall, I think Ralph Lauren is an excellent designer and produces good quality comfortable clothes and accessories. The Home collection even makes furniture for the house all made by Ralph Lauren. Compared to other designers such as Paul Smith or Diesel, I don't like Ralph Lauren as much. This is because his collections are plain simply with a logo, rather than having some kind of design. The products are expensive considering how plain they are, but everything is made of good quality.

      Thanks for readin'

      - Recon -

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