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RRL Takes to the High Seas.

Jul 13th, 2014 | Categories: Jake Gallagher, Menswear | by Jake Gallagher

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RRL is a brand founded upon the notion of immersion. Whereas Polo, Purple Label, and the other labels that make up the Ralph Lauren portfolio tend to be an amalgam of various influences, RRL’s collections delve completely into a singular concept. Take their most recent delivery for example, an almost all blue and off-white collection of sea-inspired designs that look as if they were unearthed in a WWII-era footlocker. Deep indigo jackets and striped pullovers have become somewhat expected from RRL over the past few years, but like all of their collections, this Naval derived offering is distinguished by its details. Shawl collars, hooked clasps, angular pockets, sea-soaked blues, and even an anchor or two delineate the collection as an homage to the ocean. Add RRL’s archive inspired cuts and a Dixie cup hat into the mix and you’re so close to the sea, you can almost taste it.

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Comments: 5

5 Comments to “RRL Takes to the High Seas.”

  1. Jordan Andlovec
    on Jul 13th, 2014
    @ 4:59 PM

    Do you know of a retailer that carries this line?

  2. Dave
    on Jul 13th, 2014
    @ 7:33 PM

    Love the designs. But the blueprint presentation is over the top. Creative, yes. Authentic, no.

  3. Marco
    on Jul 14th, 2014
    @ 8:00 PM

    Progressive designs come from RRL and I really appreciate their marketing machine: slick marrying of vintage aesthetic with the traditional manly pursuit. But they’ve covered other genres better than this maritime one unfortunately.. I’m a professional mariner by trade and feel they could have taken some technical advise on the products presentation styling, its unfocused and grasping at cliches.
    Agree with ‘Dave’ comment about the blueprints.. could have good potential but it’s overwrought.

  4. Eric
    on Jul 14th, 2014
    @ 9:34 PM

    I’ve seen this stuff at the RRL store here in LA and it looks great in person. You can order directly from RRL, but most of their stuff is sold in their retail stores in NYC and LA in the US

  5. Theodore
    on Jul 17th, 2014
    @ 9:49 AM

    I love this line. Almost all RRL stuff that I see looks fantastic and well made nearly to the point of overkill in a good way. Unfortunately, the price points on this stuff is so insultingly high that one would need to make a near celebrity level income to afford it. $900 for a sweater? OUCH.