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(Reuters)   Ralph Lauren cuts discounts, beats estimates, looks pretty good   ( reuters.com) divider line
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2017-05-18 01:19:06 PM  
I like Ralph Lauren clothes. That is, I like the ones that aren't covered in logos and giant ponies. Those things hurt the brand.
 
2017-05-18 06:12:01 PM  
I used to wear Ralph Lauren polos and button downs for years because they fit well and lasted. Lately, though, their quality has gone WAY down, so I've switched to Brooks Brothers for my boring preppy work clothes.
 
2017-05-19 12:04:20 PM  

DeaH: I like Ralph Lauren clothes. That is, I like the ones that aren't covered in logos and giant ponies. Those things hurt the brand.


My plain button up oxford work shirts are all Ralph Lauren. I like the thick, quality cloth and the cut is actually man shaped instead of just a box of cloth.
 
2017-05-19 01:24:17 PM  

DeaH: I like Ralph Lauren clothes. That is, I like the ones that aren't covered in logos and giant ponies. Those things hurt the brand.


I thought the logos and giant ponies are exactly why people buy the clothes, so they can let everyone else know they are wearing Ralph Lauren and that they are *Ritchie-rich* and can afford such expensive things.
 
2017-05-19 02:47:42 PM  

Tom-Servo: DeaH: I like Ralph Lauren clothes. That is, I like the ones that aren't covered in logos and giant ponies. Those things hurt the brand.

I thought the logos and giant ponies are exactly why people buy the clothes, so they can let everyone else know they are wearing Ralph Lauren and that they are *Ritchie-rich* and can afford such expensive things.


Those logo-plastered clothes are the cheaper items. The non-logo-plastered items are extremely well made, and most are cut to be very flattering. Plus, the clothes really last. The real reason people buy designer clothing is that the clothes are an excellent value, they look good on, and they feel better on because they are made with better fabrics.

Sure, there are people who want to be free advertising for a label, but the label-plastered items are usually easy to knock off. And the people who only want to wear a label are usually willing to buy the knock-offs. Sure, knock-offs don't fit as well. The fabric isn't as soft or durable. But why should companies assume that people are willing to pay a premium price for the privilege of being a human billboard.
 
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