A play on textures: A gentleman’s guide to Ralph Lauren
The epitome of timeless elegance, Ralph Lauren seamlessly blends preppy aesthetics with a touch of rugged refinement. His signature polo shirts, meticulously tailored blazers, and iconic equestrian-inspired motifs have become synonymous with a lifestyle that exudes casual charm and refined grace.
The American designer’s use of textures, a subdued colour palette, and impeccable craftsmanship further define the distinctive approach to fashion, evoking a sense of nostalgia while remaining relevant in today’s ever-changing trends. Here are Boulevard’s top picks for looking dapper in Ralph Lauren:
Jackets and blazers
Kent Corduroy Jacket
Tailored in Italy, the Kent combines a lighter construction with fine canvassing and a soft shoulder to create a more natural profile. This version is crafted from plush cotton corduroy and finished with genuine horn buttons.
Gregory Wool Serge Blazer
This double-breasted blazer is a staple of Mr. Lauren’s personal wardrobe, and this Purple Label version takes the signature silhouette to the peak of sartorial quality. Crafted in Italy, the blazer is fully canvassed for an exceptional drape, double-breasted silhouette, and comes with engraved gold-tone buttons.
Monogram Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
A lightweight sweater with fine-gauge cashmere that was made in Italy. It features an Art Deco-inspired “RL” monogram applique and rib-knit hem.
Welington Calfskin-Trim Canvas Duffel
Part of the Ralph Lauren Welington Collection, this duffel features fibre-dyed cotton canvas and calfskin trim. Its sleek silhouette is complemented by stirrup-inspired hardware for a modern reflection of Ralph Lauren’s equestrian heritage.
Weekender Vachetta Duffel
The ultimate travel essential, this vachetta leather duffel bag offers a vintage-inspired silhouette that combines the perfect balance of softness and structure. The Italian-made carryall is spacious enough for a weekend’s worth of clothing and is finished with refined details like a handle belt and a custom gold-toned Cooper lock.
50mm Rose Gold Pocket Watch
From the American Western Watch collection, this limited-production issue of handcrafted timepieces is inspired by Ralph Lauren’s love of the American West and captures the authentic spirit and individual character of the vintage rodeo and concho belts that the designer wears which often influences his design.
Safari 39MM Wrist Watch
Ralph Lauren’s Safari Collection combines the spirit of an intrepid sporting adventure with a sense of global refinement. Rugged in design, the durable aged-stainless steel case of the chronometer holds a varnished matte anthracite dial with luminescent, oversized Arabic numerals and a bold orange sweeping second hand. The watch is finished with a weathered canvas strap, evoking a vintage-inspired aesthetic.
Belvin Monogram Suede Slipper
Crafted in Italy from supple calf suede, the Belvin slipper is distinguished by its refined silhouette rendered with the brand’s Art Deco-inspired RL monogram at the vamp.