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Ralph Lauren POLO is Deeply Rooted in USA

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When Hillary Clinton remarked that Americans “don’t even tell our own story very well these days,” during the Obama administration, she had clearly forgotten her old friend Ralph Lauren. There are few story lies in the current global marketplace remotely approach the enduring narrative mojo of the American dream, and few apparel designers have more truly emblematized it or exported it to greater success.

In Ralph Lauren family, the imagery deployed across the brand, no matter whether the garments themselves were designated Black Label, Purple Label or Polo, it’s a giddy and most phantasmagoric welter of references to the visual iconography of Americana. Arrayed in living tableaux around the designer’s lavish Madison Avenue showrooms was a glossary of models dressed as or representing every conceivable American type: the Hollywood glamour boy, the Newport clubman, the Montana rancher, the Honolulu beach boy, the Nebraska trucker, the California easy rider, the Montauk surfer, the Connecticut preppy, the Nantucket trustafarian.

Even suits with clear European antecedents had been chilled out, their US linings removed and shoulders relaxed. “We’re not versioning Europe,” David Lauren explained. “We’re giving it back to them the way we see it.” The revelation of the collection was how persuasively Mr. Lauren has purveyed the notion that, as his son said, “the American dream is still exciting.”

We are excited — by the superficial standards of imagery and style, if not exactly geopolitics — could hardly have been clearer throughout the past men’s wear season, when wherever you traveled along the international fashion circuit, Brand America was so ubiquitous as to constitute a theme. The hordes of the occupationally natty that turned out for Pitti Uomo, the important Florentine men’s trade fair, were dressed not with the primly over-considered offhand attitude Italians refer to as sprezzatura. Cheap Ralph Lauren POLO shirts Outlet There.

“I remember the first time I saw a handsome gentleman wearing a sharp suit with sneakers,” Mr. Cucinelli added. “It was an American guy.” It certainly wouldn’t have been the last. We are witnessing more and more special guys emergency.

What you might term a generalized thematic of Ralph Lauren Americana carried over to runways on both sides of the ocean, turning up in collections as unalike as that of Ermenegildo Zegna, whose designer, Stefano Pilati, transferred into a classic Stanley Kowalski tank top and left the shoulder loops hanging at the waist; and Bottega Veneta, where models in meticulously distressed zillion-dollar sweaters looked as if they had spent a boozy night by a bonfire on Zuma Beach.

It was there in the boxer sweatshirt styling favored by the designer Neil Barrett and in the boxer briefs styled so that they poked out, hip-hop style, from the hem of short pants at Calvin Klein and worn with translucent vinyl bomber jackets in the toothache hues of Candy Crush. “American style is not about being three hours in front of a mirror to look good,” said Italo Zucchelli, the Calvin Klein men’s designer.

From all there aspects, we see how deeply POLO Ralph Lauren influences United States. Find cheap Ralph Lauren there.

This entry was posted on 02/09/2014.

Ralph Lauren Outlet Online – There is no perfect Thing

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POLO Ralph Lauren is always thought to be the most fashionable, the best luxury apparel brand, it enjoys quite large fans and consumers, but it also gets complaints. Recently, many Twitter users are complaining Ralph Lauren’s Olympic sweater, which was as symbolic of in-your-face American patriotism what with the stars, the stripes and the unabashed corporate branding for Polo. Or you could call it an ugly Christmas sweater, as some did on Twitter.

“Annnnnddd Team USA takes the gold in the ugly sweater competition,” tweeted one observer after the opening ceremony Friday. “OH NO! Why is Team USA wearing Cosby Show sweaters?” cried out another Twitter user.

But there is a fact, the $595 sweater in both men’s and women’s version has sold out on the brand’s online store rapidly, and what’s the most exaggerated thing is that some entrepreneurial types who swooped in and bought in bulk have already jacked up the price on the sweater to $2,325 and even higher on eBay. Whether they’ll be modeled in next year’s ironic holiday cards is another story.

You may recall that this is Lauren’s second brush with complaints about his uniforms, although this one is more of a matter of taste. At London’s Summer Olympic games in 2012, he was blasted for having his Olympic uniforms for American athletes made in China, and the uniforms were turned out to be poorly made. At that time, he vowed to make the Sochi Winter Olympics uniforms in the United States, and he has stuck to his word.

This time around, the sweaters were made in the City of Commerce, California, by a company called Ball of Cotton. “One sweater takes more than 12 hours,” Elizabeth Park, who co-owns the business with her husband Eddy Park, told the Los Angeles Times.” There are lots of hand whip-stitching, and it goes through many hands.”

Therefore, Lauren announced that he was plunking down $500,000 to support New York apparel manufacturing in  last fall, this makes him a “premier underwriter” of the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative.

Whether you like the sweater or not, it’s a improvement of made in the USA.

This entry was posted on 01/09/2014.