In our last post we announced the annexing of a new Manhattan restaurant into the Ralph Lauren empire. Here are a few more happenings from other corners of the RL world.
First up, two sportcoats for your consideration. Below, part of the Blue Label collection, is one of the updated Ivy jackets that come out each season. It is darted, but with a 3/2 roll, natural shoulders, patch pockets, and lapped seams and swelled edges. And made in the US.
The next comes from the farther reaches of the empire. Back in January, contributor Zach DeLuca wrote about the Ivy-inspired jackets available from Club Monaco (which is owned by the Polo corporation). This fall/winter season the brand came out with a couple more, which include such period details as a hook vent and two-button cuff.
Ignore the fact that the jacket is not the right size for the model:
And finally, from where the edge of the RL empire meets the rubble of the British, my latest piece for RL Magazine is on the Land Rover Defender, which was born in the aftermath of World War II. — CC