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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
i'm looking to buy some polos to highlight summer...just graduated from highschool..and i'm looking to revamp my wardrobe...i'm thinking of buying maybe 3 polos...i've looked at penguin.lacoste,ralph lauren,junya watanabe,paul smith,burberry and trovata...got any advice on their fits and quality??
post #2 of 20
out of the brands you mentioned I wear:

-Lacoste....i think there are a couple different fit styles, one slimmer and one fuller. I have a grey/black striped polo that fits slim and I've had no issues with the quality. Color choices are huge so everycolor you'd want is available, except for the one color I was looking for...burnt orange

-Penguin....I have 4 of the "Earls" which are the only polos I like from them. They fit very slim so you might even want to size up one depending on how fitted you like your shirts. Quality is so-so, it's better now that it's 100% cotton since the first Earls were cotton/poly blend

-Paul Smith....The fabric on mine is really nice, light gray with burgundy and teal dotted stripes throughout. His store has a lot of different polo designs but are on the pricey side at $100

But half the polos in my closet are all Fred Perry, which is my go-to polo shirt.
post #3 of 20
Right now is the perfect time to purchase a couple Ralph Lauren Purple Label polos.. I just purchased 4 - light blue, black, pink, and lilac. They are awesome in regards to material / look, and.. I dunno about fit, you might end up in a medium or small. They are relatively full shirts but they look better than any other polos I've seen - they have almost a sharkskin sheen but they're 100% cotton.

On sale - 99 - regular price - 165.
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by kronik
they have almost a sharkskin sheen but they're 100% cotton.


cool, I have a Pringle pale pink polo that has the same effect.
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
thanks guys for the help...appreciate it
post #6 of 20
I just picked up some RL Polo polos, so I thought I'd mention the sizing for anyone purchasing online. In the traditional cut, a small fits me well, while I'm a large in the Custom Fit line. So, if you're used to Custom Fit, be prepared to size way the hell down for the regular cut.
post #7 of 20
My favorite (of Penguin, RL, Lacoste, Burberry) are RL custom fit. Try one on first though.
post #8 of 20
How do the RL polo's hold up after washings? The biggest issue I have had with polos in general, is their inability to maintain their shape (especially the collars) and their overall color after going through the wash. I am definetely going to try a couple of the RL Polo custom fit polo's for the summer. RL certainly has an abundance of colors to choose from. I am guessing I would be a small in the custom fit, since I wear a 36R in suits.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Pink22m
How do the RL polo's hold up after washings? The biggest issue I have had with polos in general, is their inability to maintain their shape (especially the collars) and their overall color after going through the wash. I am definetely going to try a couple of the RL Polo custom fit polo's for the summer. RL certainly has an abundance of colors to choose from. I am guessing I would be a small in the custom fit, since I wear a 36R in suits.

The collar is fine. Mine did shrink about 1" in length in a hot wash. But I generally buy a bit larger, then hot wash before wearing to eliminate the shrinkage problem. I currently have 2 RL Custom Fit and some older RL polos. The darker colors will fade noticeably after about 10 washes, which I don't mind one bit because a well worn polo looks 10x better with jeans. The lighter colors can go for a bit longer before you see fading. So far of all the polos I've tried, only the Brooks Brothers have held their colors well after numerous washes. BB carries a slim fit version as well, but the sleeves are a bit longer than RL or Lacoste.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
Color choices are huge so everycolor you'd want is available, except for the one color I was looking for...burnt orange

Ha, I bought one last season from Neiman Marcus. It's definitely one of my favorite colors.
post #11 of 20
Is the Custom Fit Ralph Lauren Polo made in Bolivia?
post #12 of 20
Try the multicolor Polo player shirts from RL. They're a bit gaudy and they no longer sell the custom fit version (online, at least), but they're made of pique Pima mercerized cotton; they're not quite the RLPL polo shirts, but I got mine on sale for $35 each.
post #13 of 20

Check out Vastrm.com Quality of the shirts are excellent.  Also you can customize the shirt via an online design tool for a really unique style.  They have a slim fit, sport fit and relaxed fit depending on your mood.  Pick up 2 - 3 in the different fits to suit your style for the day. 

 

Sport Fit

post #14 of 20

Hi everyone. I currently wear polos in most casual settings and on some days to work. Right now I'd like to expand my current wardrobe but I want to stay away from brands that are mainstream(-ish) where I'm from and get the best possible prices.

 

Currently, all of my polos are A&F and AllSaints SpitalField.

 

I like the look of AllSaints because the collars look different from generic polos.

 

I like the A&F because the material is pretty rugged and thick.

 

I want to avoid Ralph Lauren and Lacoste.

 

Any advice?

post #15 of 20
Why avoid mainstream if they are great. That's like saying living is too mainstream so I'm going to be dead.

The best Polo I have ever worn is the Ralph Lauren Polo, in terms of quality, durability, and overall fit.

I've tried the rest and there is always something that makes it a no-deal.

Anyway, you asked for advice, that's mine..
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