Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Once confined to clothing influenced by apparel found long ago on Savile Row, Ralph Lauren Purple Label (888.475.7674, www.ralphlauren.com) expanded this year to include a broader assortment of sportswear to help ease the expertly tailored businessman into the weekend. Ralph Lauren never lost sight of the collection’s sophistication and high quality, masterfully rendering the new sportswear designs out of luxurious materials. Standouts include classic cable-knit cardigans and fisherman sweaters made of pure cashmere, skeet jackets fashioned of suede, and traditional peacoats reimagined in cashmere with bold plaid and herringbone patterns. Details usually reserved for suits—horn buttons, suede and leather trims, pick-stitched seams—lend Purple Label a degree of refinement often lacking in weekend wear.