For Fall 2013, Ralph Lauren Purple Label presents a season of ultra refined dressing, featuring monochromatic charcoal looks, nautical‐inspired navy outerwear and authentic tartans and Harris Tweed®. Three‐piece suits and impeccably tailored overcoats recall a world of unmatched sartorial elegance, and sportswear showcases a slew of British sporting references.
Inspired by the heritage of men’s estate dressing, tailored clothing features meticulously crafted three‐piece and double‐breasted suits cut from plush cashmere and wool. Authentic Harris Tweeds in brown, camel and olive are accented beautifully by wide ancient madder paisley ties, while dark charcoal suits in solid or plaid cashmere and flannel are paired with tonal checked dress shirts for a sexy monochromatic look. Formalwear is realized in rich heritage tartans and features tapered looks emphasized by double‐breasted silhouettes and satin peak lapels.
For sportswear, a range of greys, from pale slate to dark charcoal, anchors a collection of elevated classics updated with trim silhouettes and innovative fabric treatments. Ribbed cashmere crew‐ and turtleneck sweaters in navy, cream and charcoal pair handsomely with crisp pleated slacks. A strong outerwear collection showcases modern interpretations of traditional naval and motorsports jackets—from the ultimate tapered officer’s coat in navy wool to a sleek belted trench crafted in racing green bonded leather to a fitted bomber in luxurious antelope or dark charcoal birdseye wool.
Black Label turns its focus to clean minimalistic silhouettes in a tight palette of dark charcoal and black infused with subtle arrangements of color and luxe details in leather and shearling.
Tailored clothing presents slim‐fitting three‐piece and double‐breasted suits with peak and notch lapels, paired with solid ties in dusty hues of purple, green and brown. Jewel‐toned turtleneck sweaters, luxurious knit cardigans and trousers cut from silken pinwale corduroy add a sense of modern functionality to suiting.
In sportswear, Black Label classics are updated with slightly shorter, slimmer silhouettes.
Dark grey and black anchor a chic yet utterly wearable array of chunky knit cardigans, trim‐fitting pants and sleek, edgy outerwear. Modern interpretations of classic jacket silhouettes—a quilted sport coat and a down‐filled parka crafted from luxe charcoal wool—embody a unique blend of smart urban sophistication, practical functionality and timeless design.
BLACK LABEL DENIM
Black Label Denim presents a dark rugged collection with military, naval and motorcycle references. For the first time, a slew of five‐pocket alternatives to denim are offered in coated canvas, moleskin and bedford cord. This season, Black Label Denim introduces wool outerwear, reinterpreting classic silhouettes with a racy, dramatic edge. Clean monochromatic navy is infused with heavily distressed indigo blues, washed chambrays and luxe shearling details. Naval references can be seen in a variety of wool sweaters, including a cable‐knit funnel‐neck, a double‐breasted shawl‐collar with militaryinspired shoulder tabs and a collared polo knit. Slim‐ and straight‐leg denim in a full spectrum of indigo—from washed‐out with white whiskered highlights to subtly distressed and dusty to deep navy with a waxy resin finish—features moto details, such as quilting, padded knees and angled zippers. Coated cotton and technical nylon outerwear combines utility‐inspired design with shearling collars and leather trim for the ultimate union of form and function.
A focused palette of blacks, smart motorcycle inspirations, chic leather and suede details define a season of sharp masculine dressing. Black Label Denim continues to feature innovative washes and fabric treatments, as seen in a mix of black slim‐fitting jeans, sleek cargos and five‐pocket bottoms crafted from coated canvas. Jet black sweaters are chunky yet lightweight, perfect for layering with a belted biker jacket in lustrous black waxed cotton. A strong mix of outerwear includes a fitted double‐breasted bomber cut from supple leather and a long tapered officer’s coat in melton wool.
POLO and RLX
Polo Ralph Lauren presents a season of heritage looks paired with youthful American roughwear. Offerings include versatile tailored pieces and a range of sportswear—from estate tweeds and signature fairisles to a special selection of nylon and down jackets crafted by RLX and mixed with Polo.
Tailored clothing showcases traditional silhouettes with clean lines. Suitings are cut from select wool in solid or subtly patterned grey, dark charcoal and rich navy, pairing handsomely with blue and white shirts. Repp stripes, heraldic crests and simple handblocked prints adorn neckwear in dark luxury silk. Sport coats are offered in a number of new fabrications—from washed corduroy to rugged twill and heritage tweeds—with updated natural shoulders for a streamlined appearance with jeans or dress trousers. A modern take on a sartorial mainstay, Polo tailored clothing unveils a new tuxedo in charcoal wool, featuring a trim double‐breasted silhouette and sharp satin peak lapels.
Polo celebrates a legacy of timeless country dressing with a dynamic blend of refined weekendwear and rugged outdoorsy pieces inspired by fishing and hunting lifestyles. Bright oranges, greens and purples are set against an autumnal backdrop of olive, brown and navy in a number of seasonal layered looks. Wool sweaters and novelty intarsia pieces, such as a glen plaid cardigan vest and a shawl‐collar knit with a scenic wildlife motif, pair well with a full breadth of outerwear, from tonal camo print parkas to iconic oilcloth hunting coats to blazer‐inspired silhouettes in luxe leather and suede. Tumbled canvas pants, washed denim and utility‐inspired cargos are ready for a weekend in the wilderness, while slim‐fit wool herringbone and grey flannel trousers exude polished style.
Polo and RLX are paired in a fresh mix of casual sportswear—vintage‐inspired novelty sweaters and slim‐fit jeans, logging pants and cargos—with bright graphic outerwear.
Faded flannel and chambray workshirts are layered beneath lightweight down jackets and vests in vivid hues of orange, blue and green. Cold‐weather holiday looks—sweaters with wintery motifs and intarsia patterns, plush fleece and insulated outerwear—are rendered in a spirited palette of red, white and navy. Performance‐ready pieces include puffer jackets, waterproof ski pants and a sleek stretch shell with technical welded seams in highcontrast hues. A statement‐making insulated parka features a bold beacon pattern for unmatched comfort, warmth and style in town or on the slopes.