Unbeknownst to him, I have been in love with Ralph Lauren for many years. I sleep in his pajamas, in between his sheets, wear his perfume, drink from his glasses, etc. But it is his clothes that I love the most. I love the way Ralph, year after year reinvents the same basic look. He changes them slightly but never drastically. This is great for someone like me who does not want to purchase a whole new wardrobe every year, it's what I'd call a sustainable style. Every year I can add a new piece or two and by doing so my wardrobe has evolved into something that I truly love. Whenever I stray from this look (and I have) I always come crawling back to the real me. I grew up wearing Catholic school uniforms so it's no surprise that I'm drawn to his classic, timeless look. His clothes are less about fashion and more about style, they represent a lifestyle, rather than what's hot at the moment. Another really great thing is that his clothing comes in all price points, all the way from Purple Label Collection down to his Lauren line. And it is easy to fit in other labels that line up with his aesthetic. Ralph got his start at Brooks Brothers and you can see that he borrows heavily from that look. Levis blend seamlessly into this look.. So for someone like me who does not lead a really fancy lifestyle but is more outdoorsy/active, his clothes are ideal. I was recently standing in line getting coffee and a woman who looked to be in her mid 60's was in front of me. She was wearing a pair of black pants, and her jacket was belted like i wear mine, and she had on black flats. Her hair was in a curly silvery/blondish bob and she stood tall and looked amazing. I realized that she could have been 20 years old wearing this outfit and would have still looked amazing. I think that is what is so great about this look, it is ageless.
So do tell me...what's your style?
The above outfit is my Brooks Bros jacket, Double RL vest, Old Navy chambray shirt, Double RL pants, Sergio Garcia oxfords.