Fashion Icons: Ralph Lauren

26 Jun

Fashion trends come and go, but there’s one classic American brand that  withstands the test of time: Ralph Lauren. Smartly designed and based on the idyllic image of  sporty, upper-class East Coast youth, Ralph Lauren’s label has thrived as one of  the world’s most successful fashion empires for more than 40 years. Born as  Ralph Lifshitz into a middle-class Jewish family in the Bronx in 1939 (he  changed his name in the ’50s), Lauren grew up enamored with the American dream.  Always intent on looking sharp, he worked in a department store while in high  school, using his earnings to purchase expensive clothes. After graduation, he  worked as a salesman while attending night school to study business, forgoing  his degree. Instead, Lauren began his label in 1967 by designing ties that were  wider and more colorful than what was currently in fashion, and they quickly  became popular. Shortly thereafter, Lauren started a menswear line that focused  on effortless yet preppy pieces, and in 1971 he launched a women’s label with  the same premise. Lauren’s dynasty now consists of sportswear as well as  high-end garments and home furnishings — but with a fortune valued around $5.8  billion, there’s no telling what’s next for this fashion mogul.

I am a fan. Anyone that knows me knows that I am big on the Polo Brand and I am all about the preppy style that Polo still fosters today. If you are looking for quality, this is it fellas.



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