Ralph Lauren: Classic American Style

Ralph Lauren, originally Ralph Lifshitz, is the son of a Russian immigrant who has achieved the American dream that he once aspired to.  He is a self-made billionaire whose net worth is 7.7 billion dollars according to Forbes.  He sells this dream through his glossy ads and storefronts, marketing to all segments of society, so that it seems within reach.  

Perhaps that is the allure of the brand.  While you may not live like a Kennedy, you can replicate the preppy look of JFK with any of the Polo or Ralph Lauren labels.  The quality certainly varies between his labels, depending on whether you are purchasing a Purple Label item made in Italy or a cotton shirt bearing a green label.  The element of style the brand is known for remains constant however.  

Ralph Lauren's eye for the beauty found in classic objects translates into everything he sells, the way his stores are designed and it can even be seen in the vintage cars he collects. In The Art of the Automobile, masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection were exhibited at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris.  His collection includes stunning vehicles to include a 1938 Alpha Romeo and a 1954 Ferrari 375 Plus.  Lauren shares his views on his collection in the following video.  




Having worked in retail in his youth with a stint at Brooks Brothers, Lauren originally set out to develop a line of ties under the brand name Polo.  The brand has turned into a lifestyle line including luggage, furniture, high-end designer clothing and everything in between.

Ralph Lauren promotes a classic, timeless image.  It is truly an American brand that has achieved international success.  


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Ralph Lauren Purple Label Horatio Loafer
Made in Italy
Polo Ralph Lauren Cashmere & Wool Bradford Hacking Jacket
Made in Italy
Ralph Lauren Sterling Silver Shaving Brush


Ralph Lauren Purple Label Equestrian Pattern Necktie
Made in Italy


Ralph Lauren Purple Label Chocolate Suede Lace-Up Shoes
Made in Italy

Ralph Lauren Purple Label Cashmere Sweater
Made in Italy

Ralph Lauren Purple Label Toiletry Bag
Made in Italy
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Brown Leather Cashmere Lined Gloves
Made in Italy



Ralph Lauren Black & White Fabric and Leather Belt
Made in Italy



Ralph Lauren Purple Label Black Travel Bag
Made in Italy

Ralph Lauren Black Label Purple Necktie
Made in Italy 
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Plaid Pattern Shirt
Made in Italy


Polo Ralph Lauren Brown Check Pattern Vest
Made in Italy


Ralph Lauren Purple Label Cashmere Scarf
Made in Italy



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