Ralph Lauren is a high end brand of clothing. Typically, when one thinks of Ralph Lauren, the word quality comes to mind. However, you don’t have to spend a load of money to own some Ralph Lauren shirts. Here are some good deals.
Ralph Lauren has different classes of clothes with their Purple Label being their highest quality line and also the most expensive. To get RLPL line for cheap, you’ll probably have to buy them used on Ebay. If you want to buy clothes in this line new, expect to pay several hundred for a shirt.
Most people know about their Polo Ralph Lauren brand which is their most affordable line of clothing. The quality isn’t as good as their higher priced lines but they still use the Ralph Lauren name which means the quality has to at least be decent.
Here’s a break down of the different labels:
PURPLE LABEL Launched in 1994 it is Ralph Laurens signature and highest end mens line. It has British styling and it is sold in the finest department stores.
BLACK LABEL An extension of the Purple Label with modern, high end, casual and semi formal wear
POLO RALPH LAUREN Is his first and most popular brand for men. The Blue Label Line spans from tailored clothing to sports wear, accessories and leather goods
POLO GOLF Is a sporty collection since 1987 for golfers
POLO JEANS CO. Denim inspired now discontinued in the US
POLO DENIM The 2007 relaunch of Polo Jeans
LAUREN BY RALPH LAUREN The green and silver labels Basics and suiting in a slightly slimmer cut
RALPH BY RALPH LAUREN Sport coats, dress pants and suit vests sold at Dillards Department Stores
Spotting authentic RL clothing:
One of the best ways to find out if the shirt or other item you are dealing with is in fact a Ralph Lauren piece is to observe the item’s label, as its distinct features make it easy to spot fakes.
Look at the design on the label. Ralph Lauren labels feature a polo player riding a horse and are featured on every item of Ralph Lauren clothing.
Observe the stitching around the edges of the label. If the stitching is a color other than black, it is not a true Ralph Lauren label.
Look at the label in comparison to the shirt it came on if applicable. The color of the thread throughout the label should be the same color as the shirt — that is, a navy blue shirt will feature navy thread on the label, a pink shirt will have a pink label and so on.
Look at the back of the label. Real Ralph Lauren labels have stitched rather than smooth backs.