Vintage Ralph

In celebration of the Ralph Lauren HBO special that aired last week (chime in if you saw it, as I didn’t), here are some vintage images recently posted to Ivy’s Facebook group. Most of these are new to me and might be to you, too.

At the risk of sounding like someone who works in the fashion business, the baggy ’90s stuff certainly looks “fresh.” — CC

7 Comments on "Vintage Ralph"

  1. Re: the last picture
    Looking good, Winthorpe!

  2. Old School Tie | November 18, 2019 at 11:26 am |

    Would you just look at the seams on that shirt in the Polo Chinos ad….

  3. RL’s Polo collection is my favorite prep look.

  4. Old School Tie,

    Interesting that you mention those seams. I have been disappointed with BB oxfords I’ve purchased of late. The sewing is such that the person doing it missed, and now the seams fray.

    BB shirts not what they once were.

    Cheers, BC

  5. Vern Trotter | November 18, 2019 at 7:39 pm |

    Still cannot make up my mind. Who is the most overpriced, Ralph or Ben Silver?

  6. Old School Tie | November 19, 2019 at 4:19 am |

    In the eBay universe no one is overpriced, Vern, no one…

  7. Pocket Square | January 3, 2020 at 4:30 pm |

    Vern Trotter makes an interesting point. Both brands have been able to support their prices based on brand name history. Some might see Ralph as a brand that has maintained appealing appeal with a loss in quality. Ben Silver on the other hand has always maintained excellent quality and a price point that reflects the quality + the price associated with the brands name. If you can look beyond the Silver brand you fill find quality items from manufactures such as Jack Victor, Seaward and stern, and Alan Paine. People will pay a lot of money for a steak from Ruth Chris, and that doesn’t make it better then a steak from a local farmer. Just my 2 cents

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