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Ralph Lauren’s Double RL Clothing Brand Is Named After His Telluride, Colorado Cattle Ranch

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About a century ago, the American West was known for its hardworking garments—durable and able to withstand long days on a ranch, as well as the fluctuating desert climate. It was this sturdy quality that legendary American fashion designer Ralph Lauren drew inspiration from to create his brand Double RL—named after his own Colorado cattle ranch near Ridgway on the San Juan Scenic Byway. Since 1993, RRL has become a success story and provider of classic pieces. Each item is the ideal balance between wild and polished, making it perfect for your wardrobe.

RRL’s Denim Buffalo Western Workshirt. Photo: RRL

The RRL line, pronounced “Double RL” is derived from the name of Lauren family’s 17,000 acre cattle ranch just outside Telluride, Colorado. The brand name, RRL, represents Ralph and Ricky Lauren is a collection of fashionable items with a touch of Western-inspired mystique. RRL offers men a mix of selvage denim, vintage apparel, sportswear and accessories, with roots in workwear and military gear.

RRL is Ralph’s love letter to the industrious, pioneering spirit of the American West, and everything in their collection carries on the rugged, independent style that makes something a classic piece of Americana. Here’s a round-up of RRL clothing pieces available at Huckberry.

RRL Denim Buffalo Western Workshirt

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Ralph Lauren’s classic Premium Western Denim Shirt is a tribute to the American Dream. Inspired by western shirts of old, it’s made from Japanese denim with an indigo dye for a classic look. The perfect shirt for any activity, whether you’re in the wild west or kicking back at home.

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RRL Roughout Suede Alston Jacket

RLL Roughout Suede Alston Jacket in Brown $1,900

The Roughout Suede Alston Jacket is the perfect embodiment of Ralph Lauren’s take on heritage workwear. Styled with a slim silhouette reminiscent of classic Midwest workwear designs, this jacket is made from supple suede and designed to be lightweight without sacrificing its ruggedness. The yoke, sleeves, and waistband are lined with cupro fabric for a comfortable fit that stays true to its vintage style.

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RRL Type 2 Selvedge Denim Trucker Jacket

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RRL’s Type 2 Denim Jacket is a vintage-inspired trucker jacket, crafted from 11.3 oz. selvedge denim woven in Japan for time-tested quality. The dark red cast will develop a patina unique to your personal wear patterns with age, making it truly one-of-a-kind.

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RRL Canvas Plaid Matlock Workshirt

RRL Canvas Plaid Matlock Workshirt in Blue/Yellow ($245)

The Canvas Plaid Matlock Workshirt is a style inspired by workwear of the 1920s and 1930s, boasting a checkered pattern reminiscent of 19th-century homespun plaid. It’s a timeless piece that can go from the office to after-work drinks with friends. Whether you wear it on its own or layer it under another top, this shirt will never go out of fashion.

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RRL Slim Narrow Denim Jeans in Mayes Wash

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RRL is Ralph Lauren’s love letter to the pioneering spirit of America. The Slim Narrow Denim pants are crafted in Japanese twill with a ’40s-inspired blue wash, evoking the urge to play Home On The Range on a harmonica.

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RRL Sweet Orr Corduroy Workshirt in Green / Black

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This plaid corduroy workshirt is inspired by a ’90s Double RL classic. It has two chest pockets and a deep green plaid pattern in fine wale cotton. Layer it with a jacket or wear it with jeans for a worn-in look.

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RRL Matlock Work Shirt in Black / Cream

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This work shirt, paying homage to the design of the early 1900s, has been crafted from a superior midweight cotton/linen twill in a bold buffalo-check pattern. Two handy button pockets on the chest keep your must-have items close and secure. It’s been finished with heavy-duty resin buttons for an overall look of strength and durability.

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RRL Cody Work Shirt in Tan/Indigo

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RRL’s Cody Work Shirt, crafted by a master of Americana style, was designed after the rustic feel of homespun work shirts from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Right off the bat, its sun-faded look is attractive and will stand up to any task you may face. Authentic runoff chain stitching at the side seams adds an extra level of durability, making this timeless shirt perfect for any job and appealing to look at.

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