Ever since I was a kid, I've had a thing for stuffed animals. Not really sure where it came from. But its just something about the feel of them. I mean, I had a ton of superhero action figures too. But they were made out of plastic, and only a few inches tall. Plush toys were always bigger and softer. Before your minds start to wonder, no I've never done anything inappropriate with them. Grow up people, lol. Just a mere admiration.
Recently, it's gone from just stuffed animals in general, to stuffed bears. But not just any bears. Ralph Lauren Bears. Back in 1996, the Ralph Lauren company began to distribute stuffed bears wearing the brand's clothing. Typically they would release 1-3 per year. The tradition is still going strong as the lastest one that was released this year is covered with 100% cashmere. Nope, I haven't gotten around to getting that one yet. However, as of now I do have 8 in my collection. And yes I've given them all names. I'm not sure when I will make another addition though.
Less than a year ago I stumbled upon a necktie covered in what else but Ralph Lauren bears. Of course it was a no brainer. I had to pick it up.
|All photos taken at Cracker Barrel, Summerville, SC|
I chose to showcase this one because it's my all time favorite. Part of it is because I got into an eBay bidding war to get it and it ended up being the one I had to spend the most for. But mostly it's my favorite because he's wearing the iconic navy blue polo with the red pony. Naturally, I named him Ralph.
|Dress Shirt~Express, Tie~Polo Ralph Lauren, Chinos~JCrew, Blazer~Max'x(thrifted), Loafers~Bass, Watch~Timex, Tie Clip~Meeting Street|