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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by Material Boy View Post
How about the Ralph Lauren Pima Cotton polo shirts? They are regularly $85, are now on sale at Bloomingdales for $36. They are far better than the regular Polo shirts people associated with.

i've been buying these everytime i can find them on discount -- once at nmlc for $13, once at bloomy's for ~$40, once at the polo outlet at primm for $15 and once in japan for like ~$75, but that was only because the sales girl was cute and i didn't want to convert all my JPY back to USD.
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by BareSolid View Post
I thought this was supposed to be a topic for midpriced polos? I would say Fred Perry was mid-priced, but not Brooks Brothers for god's sake, unless you are a banker.
Sounds as if we need an official SF chart defining low, mid & high-priced for each of the various items of menswear. Without a constant, mid-priced doesn't mean much.
post #33 of 41
Thread Starter 
The custom fits polos look nice on slim guys but sadly I am not quite as slim as I used to be.
post #34 of 41
If people like the J Crew fit, they might also like Uniqlo fit.

RL Custom is better because the sleeves are a little bit longer. Uniqlo/J Crew at the right waist/chest width come with overly short arms.
post #35 of 41
Thread Starter 
One thing that did not work for me in the past were the Robert Talbott polos which were too short in the length.
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by I. Gentantithesis View Post
The Sea Island Cotton "Isis" is the classic Smedley which a few U.S. retailers private label (P. Stuart $218). It's the knit shirt that Fleming's Bond wears in the novels and I think Connery wore briefly in Dr. No. At current exchange rate on sale for about $82 before shipping and customs tariff, if any. $82 is moderate for a fan of artisans? http://www.johnsmedley.com/mens/mens-shirts/isis.html. "Milo" is a trimmer variation. Both have the advantage of being completely full-fashion knitted, perhaps the only maker which does so, and may still do on vintage Allen Solly knitting frames.

Thanks for the tip. I just ordered one. Quite a sale. Sunspel uses the old knitting frames on their shirts.
post #37 of 41
Thread Starter 
Some good news to report here. I have now been wearing the Land's End 2 button pique polos for a couple of weeks now and they are wearing very well and look good after a few washings. This is a really good product for the money.
post #38 of 41
Maybe a bit below your expectation, but at a lower price point a "decent" polo can be found at Eddie Bauer. I was a little surprised by a recent purchase compared to a LE. The fabric was fairly comparable.
post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by Taken Aback View Post
Maybe a bit below your expectation, but at a lower price point a "decent" polo can be found at Eddie Bauer. I was a little surprised by a recent purchase compared to a LE. The fabric was fairly comparable.

Interesting, I will look into this. I did find a Kohl's polo which I am still testing but it seems a good deal at $12 in pique cotton, very decent hand for the price too.
post #40 of 41
If you don't mind a little less structure (and some serious ebaying, about $20 per if you play your cards right), the Tommy Bahama silk polos tend to be of the same or similar fabric as their silk tees, of which I wear quite a few.

I really like the relative lightweight and breathability of those shirts.
post #41 of 41
I got my Smedley and I love it.
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