One of my favorite designers for men is Ralph Lauren. In fact, i like him more for men than for women! Here are my favorite looks from the Autumn/Winter collection for 2014-15 with a couple notes i’d like to point out 🙂 (click on the pictures so you can see a better view plus my comments!)
Anyways, this collection you just saw in the gallery above is for the true Ralph Lauren brand. However, within the RL brand there are sub-brands. Here is the breakdown from the highest quality (most expensive) to the lower levels (less expensive).
- RLPL (purple label)
This line of the RL brand is a little cray, lol i say that because it has classic pieces as well as more modern pieces.
- RLBL (black label)
This is the most modern of all sub-brands within Ralph Lauren.
- RRL (“Ralph Ralph Lauren” or ‘Double RL’)
More of a vintage feel for this line. Excellent quality, but not really everyones taste.
- PRL (“Polo Ralph Lauren”, blue label)
This is the most common sub brand. This one is also crazy to me, but not in regards to the style but the quality. It could either be really good, or pretty crappy. The fit is baggier and the pricing varies within this sub-brand the most. Probably because of the change in quality.
- Denim & Supply
More casual, denim focused line.
More for youth, the younger crowd. Quality similar to PRL.
A sports/performance sub-brand of Ralph Lauren.
- LRL (“Lauren by Ralph Lauren”, green label)
Ralph Lauren actually doesnt own this sub-brand anymore.. something with Jones New York Apparel Group in a court battle they eventually won. Pretty crappy quality, because its actually made to be sold at discount outlets.
- Chaps (Ralph Lauren)
Similar to LRL, just a spin off of the real thing.
I took the liberty to shop around the Ralph Lauren website and select my favorite pieces from each label that are on sale (I realize the prices can be a bit much especially for the RLPL and RLBL labels) .. here are my suggestions for the fall 🙂
Denim & Supply:
Also, men – please let me know what you’d like to see in regards to the male portion of the fashion/style industry. All ideas are welcome and appreciated!