Ralph Lauren's name is synonymous with iconic menswear. From the polo shirt seen on everyone at some point in history to his reinterpretation of military garb, not one brand would be where they are today if it weren't for the risks he took with his brand to advance the discussion of what men should wear vs. what men may want to wear. 

But as one of the most well-known denizens of fashion, there are just some things about Lauren that aren't all that well-known. What's his birth name? Did he really make a $20k bag inspired by his wife? What was his early work? All these things, and more are answered as we take a look at 25 Things You Didn't Know About Ralph Lauren.

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