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Polo Shirts--Do not Like.

post #1 of 155
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I do not like the look of the Polo Shirt. They inevitably bring to mind "professional" sorts wearing some baggy thing at a company outing or picnic. I think I prefer someone wearing a slim tee-shirt than a "pricey" polo shirt. However, the Fred Perry polos that the skinheads used to wear are acceptable.
post #2 of 155
Fred Perry are the only ones I wear- I love the stripes on the sleeves and collar and deeper placket. Most polos do bring to mind some boring accountant wearing it tucked into baggy pleated khakis. A rather heinous thought.
post #3 of 155
Nonsense, they're a great, casual shirt.
post #4 of 155
Thread Starter 
I'm sorry but whenever they are worn, they have this oozing aura of utter squareness and all that is bad about heterosexuality.
post #5 of 155
+1, I cannot stand polo shirts. The only ones I would consider wearing would be something like a RLPL polo, slim fit and IMO it must be tucked in. I refuse to wear anything with a little horse or crocodile on it.
post #6 of 155


This guy looks rather ok in them.
post #7 of 155
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
Nonsense, they're a great, casual shirt.

+1

I don't understand the dislike for polo shirts. I really enjoy them.

I don't care for the look of polos that are two sizes too large, but as long as the size is proper, I see no objection.
post #8 of 155
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Originally Posted by GucciKid View Post
+1, I cannot stand polo shirts. The only ones I would consider wearing would be something like a RLPL polo, slim fit and IMO it must be tucked in. I refuse to wear anything with a little horse or crocodile on it.

I was against polos for a while...but I'm starting to wear them more now...but only if they are slim fitting, vs the tents that most people wear.
post #9 of 155
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Originally Posted by GucciKid View Post
I refuse to wear anything with a little horse or crocodile on it.

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Originally Posted by cadillac37 View Post


This guy looks rather ok in them.

+1 note that Mr. Craig/Bond's polo has no logo.

Personally, I'm not a fan of polos, particularly ones in obnoxious colors. What I hate the most are the logos on them. Branding should be discrete.
post #10 of 155
That's the same for everything, though. If worn correctly (correct sizing etc.), then it looks better than if you wear something unsuited to your size/shape. Polo logos don't bother me too much.
post #11 of 155
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Originally Posted by kuwisdelu View Post
+1 note that Mr. Craig/Bond's polo has no logo.

This is important. Also helpful:

  • fitted
  • self-collar, not ribbed like some stretched-out underwear waistband
  • only tucked in if it's really long
  • in Bond's case, probably made by Ted Baker
post #12 of 155
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Surely you could have procured a more flattering model than this grotesque poser, LK. GetSmart does it well. I think polo shirts are decent. Not wishing to sound Xenox, but the presence of buttons does make them more versatile than a t-shirt. I find, somehow, the FP laurels and the Lacoste croc more tasteful than the RL pony. So long as it fits well on the sleeves, the collar is well shaped, and it isn't too short - you're good to go. @Unrefinery: I believe his are made by 'Sunspel'. Won't look so good on a regular guy, though.
post #13 of 155
If you have a gut, polos look better on you than t-shirts.
post #14 of 155
Thread Starter 
There is something incredibly generic looking about polo shirts. It doesn't matter if they fit well.
post #15 of 155
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Originally Posted by Unrefinery View Post
This is important. Also helpful:

  • fitted
  • self-collar, not ribbed like some stretched-out underwear waistband
  • only tucked in if it's really long
  • in Bond's case, probably made by Ted Baker

That one Daniel Craig is wearing in the photo is by Sunspel.
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