I tend to avoid buying RL because so much of their garments and accessories are made in China; I think it is important to keep sartorial crafts and skills alive in Europe.
Also the extensive use of
oversized logos is un-appealing. But they have some suits and ties made in
Italy. And especially their handmade Italian Neapolitan style ties are very
The other day I found this lovely tie from RL reasonably priced at Malford of London. It is made from
vintage silk. The un-tipped tie is perfect for wearing with the lighter fabrics of summer time suits.
I find the green colour very versatile.
Here I wear it with my off-the-peg
navy pinstripe wool suit from Austin Reed, London.