Ralph Lauren Polo and South African Polo are two different brands owned by two different companies and they are not afiliated to each other. The Ralph Luaren Polo is an international brand by an American designer and the South African Polo is locally owned by L.A. Group LTD.
Here’s the story……
The Ralph Luaren logo is a world famous trademark with a mounted polo player and horse but the mark has been registered in South Africa by the L.A. Group which defeated an atempt by Ralph Lauren to reclaim the mark in 1977 under the old law which recognized only geographical rights. Many South African consumers don’t know the difference between the two and they believe they are buying thefamous Ralph Luaren Polo brand.
South African Polo – the rider and horse are facing away from the center buttons.
Ralph Luaren Polo – the rider and horse are facing the center buttons.
“Roley’s” as we affectionately call them, stand for everything we think a brand should aspire to be, respected, cherished, well built, stylish, timeless!! next on our radar are the Omega’s, another favourite watch brand of ours amongst the long list of favourites!
These gents are taking the tie game to another level!! “The Windmill Club offers fully custom ties for weddings, secret societies, and other groups of well-dressed men up to no good!” lol, they use the finest British silks. Handmade in New York City.
I’ve always thought that some pieces, particularly Time Pieces, should not be altered in any way or else they lose their charm or their sophistication….. well, I WAS WRONG!!!! Check these NATO/ZULU watch straps, I now strongly feel that every watch owner needs to have a pair of interchangable straps. Unfortunately these are not available in South African stores but im sure for us seeking to bring a whole lot of life to our old pieces, we will make a way to get strapped!!