What's popular on here?Black is extremely slim, with a modern look inspired by the skinny lapels of the early '60s. Tends to attract a youthful, slightly fashion-forward crowd. Purple has gone through several iterations over the years, but typically has been more of a traditional cut. The styling used to be heavily English, but that has faded. Lately it's slimmed down, but not so much as Black.
Purple is Ralph's top line, but Black is also very well made.
I like Black, as I enjoy the '60s look, but my tastes aren't exactly in step with many here these days. I'd guess Purple would fare better, as it's more conservative. But quite a few folks over at StyleForum are enamored with Black. It's a good look, if you like the style and if it works with your build.What's popular on here?
Very interesting.There are two levels of Purple. One is predominantly hand tailored by Sartoria SantAndrea Milano (formerly SaintAndrews) and is very expensive for RTW www.st-santandrea.it . It's comparable in construction, not styling, to Paul Stuart's Stuart's Choice above 4K. The lower level PL ain't SA.
Black label construction is similar to lower level Purple, but not styling, as DH describes.
PL has proffered various styles from updated-traditional to neo-Edwardian with extended shoulders. Started as "boardroom" in concept, has "evolved" into something quite diffr'nt.
All now made in Italy. PL was made in England tween '95 & circa '02.
Unless things have changed yet again.
Please reference the search function for: RLPL
Currently, original retail prices for RLPL SantAndrea are north of 3k for sport coats/blazers and north of 3.7k for suits, in most instances.Very interesting.
Could you explain the other type of PL and how to tell which is which. I am waiting for Pl on sale in a small size but that seems to be very difficult.
I think this is an example of the tag on Cantarelli-made items (click thumbnail to enlarge). But I've just pulled it from my sales photo file, so I can't recall for certain.This is the production tag to be found inside RLPL-SA jackets and trousers. It may have changed. Although I've sold the other RLPL line on eBay I don't have a production tag photo or an item to check. It's different. RLPL odd trousers without this tag inside are not SA.