MOORESTOWN, NEW JERSEY -- Over the years I have purchased the Polo-Ralph Lauren clothing. At one time, the quality was second to none. However, over the past couple of years, it is worse than cheap! I received flannel pajamas, a couple of shirts and flannel bed sheets as Christmas gifts. It is only February and every item is already showing wear, puffing up after their laundered so that they can't be ironed without creases and they are nearly see through, paper thin. What a terrible disappointment. Things that I've purchased recently from J C Penny's have held up much better. No more RL.
NEBRASKA -- I've been wearing only Ralph Lauren shirts for the past 10 years. Every year the quality has gone down. The broadcloth fabric used to be heavy and smooth on both sides. The front facing where the button holes are used to be double faced with a white fabric on the back. Today the shirts are as flimsy as Gap shirts. Really poor quality. What a shame they ruined a superior product. Go to the gap and get the same crap.
I have worn Polo shirts almost exclusively for years and the last couple of years I have really noticed a drop in their quality both of material and craftsmanship. There was a time when the Polo product was worth the money. It wore well and lasted for a long time. Today the product does not hold up and the way it is made is terrible. I no longer associate the Polo product with quality and will no longer purchase or recommend the product. I am done.
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- I have purchased several pairs of Ralph Lauren's cotton pajamas. They were very soft and cozy. I washed and dried them and they shrunk to where I could no longer wear them. So I'm out of money and pajamas. I will continue to purchase Ralph Lauren's merchandise but I will no longer purchase the cotton pajamas.
It has just come to my attention that Ralph Lauren outsourced its clothing designed for the U.S. Olympic team to China! This is outrageous and unpatriotic. How dare they? Unless they can have them remade in America before the opening ceremonies (and put an American flag where their brand logo is), I suggest they donate all of the profits to the U.S. Olympic team!
The other day I was at Macy's and wished to purchase 2 Ralph Lauren articles of clothing. When I went to pay at the register and use a Macy's coupon I was told that it was your policy not to allow coupons to be used. Congrats on such a good policy, you not only lost a sale of $150 but you also lost a customer because I will never purchase Ralph Lauren merchandise again. I went to another department and was able to use my 20 percent coupon there.
I will never again purchase a product with Ralph Lauren's name on it due to their overly perfected and unrealistic images of women in advertisements targeted at children and adults. The digitally altered ads encourage the development of distorted body images and eating disorders.