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post #16 of 22
I'm wearing one today and I like it. It's a mid-gray flannel, single breasted, single vent, two button, pleated pants. Not the setup I'd pick new off the rack, but for a solid grey flannel staple suit that I thrifted for something like $25 I'll take it anytime. As doc mentioned the button stance is a bit low - the one you've shown appears less so b/c it is a three button.

i'd go for it. Very well made for the price usually.

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Originally Posted by maxnharry View Post
Any ideas on how to hunt for vintage Polo on eBay, beside the obvious "vintage polo" search.

I just usually search for Polo in my size and then you sort of have to look for the tag that tells where it was made or the seller to state where it was made. you can probably narrow the search by looking only at used suits rather than new b/c I doubt you'll see too many new examples (aside from the one that Ferguscan posted links to in an effort to throw a dart at my theory).
post #17 of 22
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post #18 of 22
wow igent, you know your Polo, work for them at some point?
post #19 of 22
Quality and styling could be fantastic. Remember that for a long time this was RL's totl--and thus the outlet for all his peculiar Anglo-American fantasies. The seventies through the mid- to late-eighties were probably the golden years. My favorite cut from this period was a three-piece Kent-style db w/ lapelled vest. I have two: one in a navy beaded pinstripe and the other in a DoW flannel. They are certainly attention getters. I've seen lots of other great stuff from this time, e.g. tartan and birds-eye suits with belted backs. In my own very humble opinion, by the mid-nineties the look was getting a little dowdy and stale. Kind of office-y, I guess. I like to stick with costume.
post #20 of 22
Older Polo is pretty underrated IMO. True story on the widecut trou, there were some pretty strong shouldered models too, and some low buttoning points - which is probably due to come back any time now anyway. With some looking you can find some tremendous gems for a steal though. I think I have a couple pieces to sell, I need to check.
post #21 of 22
This seems a good place to throw this question: Who makes Rugby Suits. The tag of some of them says Made in USA. I always come emptyhanded in searches...
post #22 of 22
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I'm wearing one today and I like it. It's a mid-gray flannel, single breasted, single vent, two button, pleated pants. Not the setup I'd pick new off the rack, but for a solid grey flannel staple suit that I thrifted for something like $25 I'll take it anytime. As doc mentioned the button stance is a bit low - the one you've shown appears less so b/c it is a three button.

i'd go for it. Very well made for the price usually.



I just usually search for Polo in my size and then you sort of have to look for the tag that tells where it was made or the seller to state where it was made. you can probably narrow the search by looking only at used suits rather than new b/c I doubt you'll see too many new examples (aside from the one that Ferguscan posted links to in an effort to throw a dart at my theory).

Thanks!
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