Thursday, February 2, 2017

Ralph Lauren (Purple Label) NYFW fall 2017



Anyone who has followed Ralph Lauren over the decades can speak to Ralph’s undeniable appeal when it comes to menswear. Some would call it safe, boring, repetitive, tired, classic, waspy, cowboy/western inspired, gentlemanly, aspirational but few would call it sexy, trendy or earth shattering. 
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Facts are facts and yes most of the above adjectives are pretty much right on target except that this season may be the first season that the clothes have a somewhat macho sexy appeal that has never been sensed or transmitted before. Maybe it’s the age appropriate casting or the slimmed down silhouettes or the ingenious styling that inhabits the entire Ralph Lauren universe. Don’t misunderstand me in that the brand DNA is front and center and he has not veered from the staples of design that made him famous. If you think about it, he has been inspiration to so many new brands without receiving any credit. Ralph has been tweaking classics for longer than most of these so called designers have been on this earth.
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Fall 2017 is not stellar, is not trend setting is not gonna rock your world, but it gives men great clothes to actually wear. Take note of the elongated cardigan sweaters and the cowboy fringe which for Ralph Lauren men is actually pretty earth  shattering, but not unexpected, and yet in the sphere of Ralph it is nothing more than timeless with a twist! Said it ... wrote it ... meant it!!
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