In 1967 Ralph was working for the tie manufacturer Beau Brummell, named after the infamous Regency England dandy and arbiter of men’s fashion.
Brummell was known for understated but well-fitted clothes, rejecting the ornate style of the era.
Then you will be able to compare those labels to labels in other pieces of vintage polo clothing when you see it.
The outlet stores typically do not carry the latest merchandise, so even though the quality is the same, the wear and tear isn't.
(Lauren later had to obtain the rights to the name “Polo” from Brooks Brothers.)In 1970, after having introduced an unlined, unconstructed cotton-madras suit, Ralph was awarded his first Coty Award for men’s wear. The design itself had evolved from tennis shirts (brought up-to-date by René Lacoste in the 1920s) and the designs worn by actual polo players, who had adopted the comfortable tennis shirt. was being developed by writer Francis Ford Coppola and director Jack Clayton, Lauren was invited to dress the male cast members in classic American upper-class chic.