Ralph Lauren MR PORTER
by Stephen Garner

Ralph Lauren MR PORTEROnline menswear retailer Mr Porter will debut an exclusive capsule collection with American fashion house Ralph Lauren in celebration of the brand’s 50th anniversary.

Spanning 83 pieces, the collection encompasses styles from three of Ralph Lauren’s renowned brands: Polo Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, and RRL. This is Ralph Lauren’s first exclusive capsule collection across all three brands. The special collection consists of ready-to-wear, accessories, and footwear, and draws inspiration from Ralph Lauren’s extensive archive over the past 50 years and celebrates some of its best and most iconic pieces. Prices range from $95 to $5,095.

Polo Ralph Lauren, which has always been synonymous with quintessential American sportswear and style, is reflected in the exclusive collection with 48 iconic pieces, such as classic plain and striped polos, Oxford-collar shirts with embroidered crests, herringbone jackets and long-sleeved rugby shirts.

The prestigious Purple Label, which made its debut in 1994, is the ultimate expression of Mr. Lauren’s vision for an aspirational lifestyle. Embracing luxurious tailoring alongside casual pieces defined by plush fabrics and fine craftsmanship, the 19-piece Purple Label collection includes such standout pieces as tuxedo jackets, cashmere knitwear, leather hiking boots and a green double-breasted military coat

Ralph Lauren MR PORTERThe 16-piece RRL collection features classic American West and 1900s workwear inspired by Mr. Lauren’s Colorado ranch. Key pieces include luxury shearling jackets, washed-denim jeans, plaid shirts and signature accessories, such as a pair of brown lace-up boots, a leather belt and silver cuff.

“Anyone with even a small interest in men’s clothing will appreciate the giant influence that Mr. Ralph Lauren has made to the way men dress today,” said Toby Bateman, managing director at Mr Porter. “Known for defining American style, his collections resonate around the world with a diverse group of people, from kids who wear it as streetwear through to company execs in chalk striped suits – and everyone in between. This unique collection reflects the DNA of each of the Ralph Lauren brands – Polo, RRL and Purple Label – and takes direct inspiration from the archives. We are proud to be part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations by presenting our customers with this special collaboration.”

“I’ve always believed one could live many lives through the way we dress,” added Mr. Lauren. “This collection reflects many of my inspirations and offers different ways of self-expression. The world is open to us, and each day is an occasion to reinvent ourselves.”

Ralph Lauren MR PORTER