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post #91 of 155
That Travota is nice, Spertia. Love the contrast collar and placket.

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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent View Post
Unless he's rounding up cattle on the back 40, sitting in the audience at a rodeo or engaged in a similar, "cowboy lifestyle" pursuit, he's wearing the hat out of context. Like it or not, it's called a cowboy hat for a reason, and removing it from that context, with all the attendant social signifiers, suggests an ironic approach to the thing.

That being said, I don't give a rat's ass if he wears one or not. But to deny that he's doing so ironically is either an exercise in self-deception or a deliberate obfuscation.

Please read my prior post.

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Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
Yes because you can only wear what is practical. You can't wear Woolen Mills flannel if you're not choppin wood. Why wear boat shoes outside of a boat?

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=135523
post #92 of 155
I don't own a polo shirt. For that matter, I also don't own any jeans (or denim or whatever the kids are calling them now).
post #93 of 155
I'm having trouble understanding the impetus behind the polo hatred... Polos are just like T shirts - purely casual wear that can look great when properly fitting and the right length, otherwise pretty awful. Perhaps there is some negative cultural connotation to them in America that I don't know about? I suspect so from a couple of the posts in this thread.

Massive intrinsic difference? I think not:


post #94 of 155
^^Fits good, albeit a bit short. There's no really widespread negative connotation with them, just a few outspoken people.
post #95 of 155
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I don't trust casual clothing suggestions from the Men's Clothing Board.

It'll be Brooks Bros. jeans with Tod's loafers next.

Ah, it's like the LabelKing of old (or should that be young) when most of his posts were ridiculous attention-getting pronouncements.

FWIW, I think polos are a summer essential. When it's 90+ and 100% humidity and I have no meetings or social plans that require a shirt and jacket...

post #96 of 155
Nice look. I agree... sick of wearing tshirts for the hot summer weather. Polos and casual short sleeve tshirts are a good compromise.
post #97 of 155
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
Ah, it's like the LabelKing of old (or should that be young) when most of his posts were ridiculous attention-getting pronouncements.

FWIW, I think polos are a summer essential. When it's 90+ and 100% humidity and I have no meetings or social plans that require a shirt and jacket...


Well said...and good looking photo too. Proves your point admirably.
post #98 of 155
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Originally Posted by stylesmurf View Post
Nice look. I agree... sick of wearing tshirts for the hot summer weather. Polos and casual short sleeve tshirts are a good compromise.
WTH?
post #99 of 155
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Originally Posted by MORNINGSTAR777 View Post
Also, does anyone know what the sweater knit version of a polo style shirt is called? They were really popular in the 50's and I know they have a different name than "polo shirt".

My favorite polos are the knit polos, not sure if there is any official name for them but everyone I know just refers to em as sweater knit polos. I probably have about 20 sweater knits from Fred Perry, imo look 100x better than pique polos but they are not cheap as the Made in Italian ones are all in the $200 range and some of the best product you can get from FP.

and you're right they were really popular in the 50s, I used to collect vintage ones and most up til about 1959 maybe were made of acrylic or Orlon, which wasnt the too bad of a knit, but as the decade passed into the 60s they started to be made from banlon, nylon, and polyesters which were all terrible knits.
post #100 of 155
All of the contemporary systemic hate towards polos are due to these:







nuff said?

Note: Apparently the last 2 pics are a real trend. Anyone care to chime in on if this is true along with the historical context of this fad?
post #101 of 155
If you want to let a few idiots ruin wearing a perfectly good shirt, bully for you. I happen to think I'm made of sterner stuff, though.
post #102 of 155
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Originally Posted by albern
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^^With that post I'm inclined to believe that most people on MC are horrendeously out of touch with today's trends.
post #103 of 155
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Note: Apparently the last 2 pics are a real trend. Anyone care to chime in on if this is true along with the historical context of this fad?

i like polos. you cant shoot down a perfectly good item of clothing because retards also wears them.
post #104 of 155
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
If you want to let a few idiots ruin wearing a perfectly good shirt, bully for you. I happen to think I'm made of sterner stuff, though.

For what it's worth, I'm not at all suggesting that polos are bad; I have a few that I wear around the house from time to time. At the very least I'm trying to provide some additional reasoning behind the polo hate and unfortunately for some, the word brings up negative connotations similar to the examples above.

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Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
^^With that post I'm inclined to believe that most people on MC are horrendeously out of touch with today's trends.

Well I won't generalize everyone on MC about that but I'll gladly admit to being out of touch with these kinds of trends. I'm researching it now in fact.
post #105 of 155
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Originally Posted by Albern View Post
For what it's worth, I'm not at all suggesting that polos are bad; I have a few that I wear around the house from time to time. At the very least I'm trying to provide some additional reasoning behind the polo hate and unfortunately for some, the word brings up negative connotations similar to the examples above.

I understand what you're saying. My point is, if that's the only reason why some hate the polo shirt, then they're very weak people to let a few idiots affect them thus.
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