OK, so basically you're suggesting that I avoid clothes from USA, Peru, India and China? Where do you get your clothes? I doubt I have enough money to emulate your spending behavior.
Well, if you really want my opinion, for a polo shirt I would go for; Zegna, Gucci, YSL Rive Gauche, Comme Des Garcons, Malo, Lucien Pellat-Finet, Prada, Zanone, Loro Piana, or Helmut Lang. As you can see that is quite a varied set, you could say that some, such as LPF and CDG are not suitable for a man my age, I would say some of the more conservative designs of such are. In addition, some of the brands (Zegna, Malo, and Helmut Lang) cost little more than a Lactose, yet the quality is far superior, albeit no branding. Especially in terms of fitting, and the image, I do not really want to be sporting a brand with an athletic image. (Lacoste). Also note that all products from these brands are made in France, Japan, The UK, or Italy, unlike Lacoste. Now it is one thing to pay more for clothing than it is worth, but to pay $100 + for a polo shirt made in the USA or Peru or India is crazy. I do not know why, but if the product is made somwhere like Italy of France, it seems alright to pay over the top for me. Some are a lot more than the Lacostes (YSL RG, LPF), and I appreciate that you many not want to spend that much more. At another end, for formal wear, Boy Milano, Cortigiani, Pal Zileri, Valentino, and Bironi are my choice.