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I'm assuming they just give it a light wash that removes a bit of the wax so it has an aged look as opposed to a brand new freshly waxed/oily jacket. Getting a waxed jacket is on my list of must-have items I want to have and I actually prefer a vintage Barbour or the aged/washed RL ones over the shiny new Barbour's they sell at J Crew. Now that waxed jackets are trendy it kinda gives a little extra fashion cred that you're not a trend follower but you've worn and loved the...
Yeah I agree a lot of it looks like total crap and the sizing is all over the place. I do think there are some highly sought after collectible pieces that were originally from the Polo country line that are of decent or great quality. The American flag sweater, the "Indian" sweater, some fantastic southwestern shawls. Possibly the first Polo bear sweater if my memory is right? I've also seen some hand painted leather jackets I thought were pretty cool.Does anyone know if...
Yeah the pinstripe trousers are made of a really heavy cotton with metal buttons so I can more quickly rip em open and button them. The chinos were a pain so I decided to cut em. It's extremely easy. I wouldn't be intimidated by it. A razor or pocket knife should do the trick, but I use this one to be extra careful:http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-638-Deluxe-Seam-Ripper/dp/B0001DSIVY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399148905&sr=8-1&keywords=seam+ripperThis reminds me of my love/hate...
I've noticed this issue. Not sure why they do this. I guess so the buttons stay more securely hidden. On a pair of D&S chinos I have I removed them with a seem ripper but on my RRL's I just left it alone. Also replaced the chincy plastic buttons the D&S's included with coconut shell buttons. I don't think removing the button compartment in the button fly will weaken the integrity of the pants in any way if done carefully. It's really up to you.
Is there any way to differentiate men and womens pieces, aside from styling, for the vintage Polo Country stuff? Anything on the tag? I've encountered a lot of seemingly unisex pieces.
It's a feature frequently left out of cheaper shirts as a cost cutting measure.You're welcome.
If it ain't broke don't fix it. The reason there is extra fabric on the lower part of the shirt is probably due to the back pleat. Back pleats are a sign of a quality shirt because they have added flexibility for your arms. You can tell a cheaply made shirt by the lack of details like back pleats. If you want your clothes to fit tight all over maybe you should buy made to measure or blouses instead.I find GBV shirts to have less billowing than your run of the mill mall...
That's entirely up to you. Plastic buttons are more prone to breaking and just look cheap to me most of the time. I hate plastic buttons and don't own any shirts with them. On the shirts I've bought that didn't come with them I swapped them myself with chalk, metal, horn, or mother of pearl buttons. I definitely would not return or sell that shirt just because it has plastic buttons. Even having a tailor swap out all the buttons for you would be around $10.As the poster...
How do RRL boots compare to Alden, Red Wing, and the like?
Post pics. That's interesting, I posted a while back that it looked like plastic buttons in one of the pictures online. I thought they only used chalk buttons.
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