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Posted on 2009.02.18 at 06:35
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While I was shopping for my shirts this weekend, I came across several new designs that I just adored - and though they weren't on sale, occasionally, if I find one I must have I usually break down and pay full price for it. Here's the shirt in question (minus the green wool turtleneck - which I wouldn't wear anyway). They had one at Macy's and one at Dillard's - neither in my size. So I went online to find it, and discovered http://rugby.com Ralph Laruen's new line!
Admittedly, its for the 30-something crowd (which, until September I'll still consider myself part of) but I just adore the eggplants, deep British racing greens, and dark Navy blues. Most of my shirts are the Polo "rugby" style with the white collars - and while I didn't find that shirt online, I found a close second with the yellow & green. Unfortunately, it only came in two sizes: Small & X-Small. I AM NOT A SMALL OR EXTRA SMALL!
So now I'm scouring the net for these shirts in my size. I checked both Dillard's & Macy's online stores, which have almost nothing for online inventory, despite what you see in the store. I have a 'dream' second job if such a thing is possible. I've always wanted to work at one of those two department stores so I'd be privy to the sales. Granted, my entire paycheck would go to clothes, but then that's what the job would be for. (Yeah, so I'll never wear my collar 'popped' I promise.)
There are only eleven R.L. "Rugby" stores in the United States and thankfully one of them is here in Dallas, Highland Park. And while some of the shirts were $200 (nearly twice what I pay at full price) I did notice several sales online which brought them down considerably. I guess if I'm lucky, I'll be able to hit a sale and get them for half-off; still pretty pricey, but damn, I wants me some new shirts. The stores are 60/40 female/male clothing, which is a pretty good split for finding something interesting.
I did get some new shoes this weekend! Unfortunately, these as well have already been labeled. It seems I can't just go out and purchase a pair of shoes for myself without someone shaking their head in disbelief. I wore these out of the store and as soon as my wife saw them, she shook her head and said, "I can't wait for jesskd26 to see those."

Do anything that you want to do, but uh-uh,
Honey, lay off of my shoes
Don't you step on my new gay shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my new gay shoes.

While my wife was looking for shoes in another store, this kid approaches me and suggests I try on these new boots. I have a pair of Justin Ropers I wear every other day or so, but I don't like lace-up work boots, though once a year I kick myself for not purchasing a pair when my wife got hers, for the one day a year it snows here. Anyway, I humored the kid and slipped on a pair. Wow! Apparently these are their highest-selling boot, and also the pair which causes the most problems with their customers, because they're always out of the popular sizes. Oddly enough, they had my size. Now all I need is a good snowfall.
So I'm off to Highland Park at some point. With any luck at all the shop will be adjacent a Chipotle and I'll be able to dine in style. Its been awhile since I lifted one of those hefty bastards to my lips.

Happy shopping!


dawaioser at 2009-02-18 12:54 (UTC) (Link)
They look good. A fellow at work has a baby blue & navy colored one - like the first style/shirt you pictured.
ehowton at 2009-02-18 13:39 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Some people are born with a great sense of style. The same cannot be said about me. I rely heavily on fashion designers to sort that part out for me ;)

They're opening a new Dillard's in Allen. I'm excited. I've convinced myself however, that the first shirt is a limited edition, as I can't find it anywhere.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-02-18 14:35 (UTC) (Link)
The yellow and green one is a ... rugby jersey! It looks like the item, even down to the colours (except for the Australia part, haha), that all the rugby-obsessees (read: 99% of South Africans) wear while lying on the couch, drinking beer and watching rugby every Saturday afternoon. It's a staple item of clothing here.¹

The lace-up boots are very nice, though.

¹ Disclaimer: Not for me!
ehowton at 2009-02-18 16:03 (UTC) (Link)

The lace-up boots are very nice, though.
Thanks! But those are zippers; the reason I bought them.
thesweetestnote at 2009-02-18 15:53 (UTC) (Link)


Ah Cool! Those shoes are not gay. It would take more "gayish" attire I think to make them so. They rock!

Some people are born with a great sense of style. The same cannot be said about me.

I personally come from the "Eddie Van Halen School of High Fashion" lol It's just cool.

And can't wait for these to come out!

Edited at 2009-02-18 03:56 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2009-02-18 16:12 (UTC) (Link)

Re: ...Disco

I have a long history of non-traditional footwear.

Ah, hot pink tiger-stripe. I remember it well. 1984. I was in 9th grade.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-02-18 16:40 (UTC) (Link)
Nice shoes!!!
ehowton at 2009-02-18 16:44 (UTC) (Link)
I think so! I'm wearing them today at work! They're very comfortable. My last pair of canvas Polo's were coming apart. Plus, the sun had bleached them (they were navy) and glodowg quipped that I was 'brave' for wearing purple shoes.

*le sigh*
ehowton at 2009-02-18 18:51 (UTC) (Link)
I did. It was touching. I'm so glad to have her back, especially after losing Daisy.
irulan_amy at 2009-02-21 23:33 (UTC) (Link)
I really appreciate that you enjoy shopping. The boots look really comfy. I need to check out their stuff for new hiking boots. Mine are really just work boots anyway, and I've had them for far too long.

I hope you found some great rugby shirts!
ehowton at 2009-02-22 04:43 (UTC) (Link)
Both kids are overnight with friends this weekend, so we drove into Frisco. Don't tell anyone, but I *did* pay pull price for one of the new ones at Macy's, but then Dillard's had a 70% off sale of the solid-colored one (my all-time favs) and I got 4 for $25 each!


My wife got a pair of Polo "boots" (they're really just low-cut 'slip-on' shoes with soles like the boots) and really likes them.
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