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Knitted Polo

post #1 of 18
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Hi Guys, I've been looking to purchase a few knitted polos for summer wear. I'm not sure if "knitted polo" is the correct term, but I'm not looking for the traditional athletic type that is typically offered by RL, or Lacoste. Rather, I'm looking for ones that that resemble a sweater. Pic for reference:


The image was pulled off Customshirt.com and it is the only online retailer that I am currently aware of that sells this type of polo. The custom shirt variety looks fantastic, but I'm not sure if I'm prepared to drop $295 on a polo shirt. Is anyone familiar with a comparable style at a cheaper price?
post #2 of 18
www.johnsmedley.com
post #3 of 18
I think you are referring to pima cotton as opposed to pique. I don't think there is such a thing as a non-knitted polo.
post #4 of 18
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I think you are referring to pima cotton as opposed to pique. I don't think there is such a thing as a non-knitted polo.
This isn't a pique vs. pima cotton thing. he's referring to polos that have a fabric similar to that of a fine knit sweater
post #5 of 18
Bump for a legitimate question
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by rich_202 View Post
The image was pulled off Customshirt.com and it is the only online retailer that I am currently aware of that sells this type of polo. The custom shirt variety looks fantastic, but I'm not sure if I'm prepared to drop $295 on a polo shirt. Is anyone familiar with a comparable style at a cheaper price?
I have a Dsquared polo made from t-shirt cotton instead of the usual strange weave on polo shirts, but the price was comparable if not higher.
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I think you are referring to pima cotton as opposed to pique. I don't think there is such a thing as a non-knitted polo.
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This isn't a pique vs. pima cotton thing. he's referring to polos that have a fabric similar to that of a fine knit sweater
I think you guys are conflating two different things. Piqué is a style of weave (i.e. it describes what shapes are constituted by the threads in the finished fabric) and I believe Pima is rather a blend/type of cotton (i.e. it describes the fibers inside the threads and has nothing to do with the appearance of a textile, only with how it feels). So AWXG is correct that the OP is looking for non-piqué (I think), but the Pima part is completely irrelevant.
post #7 of 18
This kind of polo doesn't necessarily have anything to do with cotton -- it's simply a fine knit (similar to that of a very fine knit sweater) either cotton, merino wool, cashmere, etc that has a polo collar and short sleeves. try Yoox under the "polo sweaters" section, there are tons of them on there. Malo makes some in cotton and cashmere that are nice.
post #8 of 18
I've seen some nice ones from Gran Sasso. Saw three at a thrift yesterday, actually.
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post
This isn't a pique vs. pima cotton thing. he's referring to polos that have a fabric similar to that of a fine knit sweater

Correct, its not a pima vs pique. What I'm looking for is probably more of a fine knit sweater with a polo collar.

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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post
This kind of polo doesn't necessarily have anything to do with cotton -- it's simply a fine knit (similar to that of a very fine knit sweater) either cotton, merino wool, cashmere, etc that has a polo collar and short sleeves.

try Yoox under the "polo sweaters" section, there are tons of them on there. Malo makes some in cotton and cashmere that are nice.

Thanks, I took a look at the stuff on Yoox and I'm starting to think that the one from Kabbaz are not such a bad deal.

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I've seen some nice ones from Gran Sasso. Saw three at a thrift yesterday, actually.

What sizes/colors were the thrift ones?
post #10 of 18
I'm selling one:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=178701
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
After posting, I stumbled upon your ad in the B&S. I typically fit a size large. I'll PM you for more info.
post #12 of 18
About 10 years ago, I purchased some of these "knitted" polos from Polo Ralph Lauren (Blue) and purple labels. I also purchased few of this type of polo shirts from Malo. But it has been a long time since I last saw them in any stores.

These "knitted" polos are very comfortable. The main drawback is its high cleaning cost. Dry cleaning or very careful hand washing is the only option. I would never put them in a washing machine.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by rich_202 View Post
Hi Guys, I've been looking to purchase a few knitted polos for summer wear. I'm not sure if "knitted polo" is the correct term, but I'm not looking for the traditional athletic type that is typically offered by RL, or Lacoste. Rather, I'm looking for ones that that resemble a sweater. Pic for reference:


The image was pulled off Customshirt.com and it is the only online retailer that I am currently aware of that sells this type of polo. The custom shirt variety looks fantastic, but I'm not sure if I'm prepared to drop $295 on a polo shirt. Is anyone familiar with a comparable style at a cheaper price?
John Smedley in cold wash sea island cotton. Fitted style is called Milo.
post #14 of 18
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What sizes/colors were the thrift ones?

Yellow, light blue and beige. I almost grabbed the blue one. It's a M/L if I remember right. I'm going back tomorrow and will get details on whatever is left.
post #15 of 18
Is there a fitted version of the long-sleeve one?
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