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Originally Posted by captainshields View Post
 

I don't like the big logo on the Buzz. What is Papa Nui Says?

I have some vintage ones but I'd rather not ruin them by wearing them.

 

 

http://papanuisays.blogspot.com/

 

Surfer guy from down under who sells some cool stuff from his site.

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reinforce the buttons on this years officer chinos…weak compared to years past…+2.25 in waist too (how vain can ya get?)
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THANK YOU for the very detailed followup to DJ's post.  

For anyone trying to locate these (as the website is out of many sizes) call the 800 number and they will track down a pair for you in one of the stores.  I have now been able to locate a 32 (as my 33's were too big (true size 34)) and I hope to have them next week.

I ordered a couple different sizes and I really dig these chinos. These are my first pair of lighter pants (been wearing navy/charcoal/brown all my life) and I'm actually liking them a LOT more than I expected. I'm deciding between two inseam sizes with one of them being just right when double cuffed, and the next one being about 1.5 inches too long when double cuffed. I'm thinking of going with the shorter inseam and praying to god that sanforized really does mean no shrinking.... regardless I'm thinking of getting them tapered because the bigger opening looks a little funny with my loafers.

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If I wanted to have the best chance to run across some RRL stuff at one of the outlets, what day of the week would they most likely put it out? I think people have mentioned like Wednesday?
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Originally Posted by gnu View Post

If I wanted to have the best chance to run across some RRL stuff at one of the outlets, what day of the week would they most likely put it out? I think people have mentioned like Wednesday?

 

I think thursday but don't quote me on that. That's the day they usually change their sale price (if they do)

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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.

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I just picked up some selvedge rigid officer chinos and each button hole of the fly is separated by some stitching. It makes undoing and re-doing these buttons a bitch. Are you supposed to cut the stitching that separates each button hole?

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Originally Posted by ktown View Post

I just picked up some selvedge rigid officer chinos and each button hole of the fly is separated by some stitching. It makes undoing and re-doing these buttons a bitch. Are you supposed to cut the stitching that separates each button hole?

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.

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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

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.

 

 

A lot of it has looked unisex to me as well. Very large on the sizing too.

 

I've bought a lot of polo country stuff on ebay in the past including denim shirts, jackets and shoes. Honestly, it's all been crap. I haven't had one quality piece. 

I know it's the forefather of rrl and all, but it's lesser quality than the low end polo stuff in my experience. 

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Originally Posted by gnu View Post

If I wanted to have the best chance to run across some RRL stuff at one of the outlets, what day of the week would they most likely put it out? I think people have mentioned like Wednesday?

It's totally random. They put out whenever they wan to put out.

It used to be Thursday for me because that was when they usually get the shipments and put them out on the floor. But now they get their PSR shipments once a couple month, so I would just hit them whenever you can.

I don't know if outlets have RRL now.
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post


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. I don't think removing them will weaken the integrity of the pants in any way if done carefully.

 

Hmm I'll leave it alone for now since I have no experience with sewing, cutting, or anything. It seems like it would be easy enough to separate with a knife or razor blade. But I guess I'll just be standing at the urinal for an extra 5 minutes undoing and redoing my buttons haha.

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Originally Posted by ktown View Post

Hmm I'll leave it alone for now since I have no experience with sewing, cutting, or anything. It seems like it would be easy enough to separate with a knife or razor blade. But I guess I'll just be standing at the urinal for an extra 5 minutes undoing and redoing my buttons haha.

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+ripper

This reminds me of my love/hate relationship with button flys. I hate zippers (maybe I'm scarred from the film There's Something About Mary), but I do just find them generally annoying. They get stuck on the bottom or can become misaligned. I love button fly's but they make taking off my pants when time is of the essence, if you get my drift, much more time consuming. cool.gif
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Originally Posted by captainshields View Post

A lot of it has looked unisex to me as well. Very large on the sizing too.

I've bought a lot of polo country stuff on ebay in the past including denim shirts, jackets and shoes. Honestly, it's all been crap. I haven't had one quality piece. 
I know it's the forefather of rrl and all, but it's lesser quality than the low end polo stuff in my experience. 

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 the whole brand was meant to be unisex for cowgirls and cowboys or something? Seems odd they wouldn't differentiate at all on the tags.
Edited by Kensington - 5/3/14 at 3:46pm
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post


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+ripper

This reminds me of my love/hate relationship with button flys. I hate zippers (maybe I'm scarred from the film There's Something About Mary), but I do just find them generally annoying. They get stuck on the bottom or can become misaligned. I love button fly's but they make taking off my pants when time is of the essence, if you get my drift, much more time consuming. cool.gif

 

I just went ahead and cut them all open with a lockblade. I think this will be much much better for my enjoyment of these pants.

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I never have cut that thread that separates the button hole , the technique I use is slide the bottom part if the button down in the opening then push the top of the button into the rest if the hole.
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