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post #76 of 98
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Originally Posted by connor09 View Post

My ranking would be this:

 

1. Burberry
2. Lacoste
3. Ralph Lauren
4. Brooks Brother
5. Boss
6. Fred Perry
7. Nautica
8. Penguin
9. Canterbury
10. Abercrombie and Fitch
11. Tommy Hilfiger

 

I¨m surprised that you rank Burberry as #1. They may have made quality clothes in the past, but the few Burberry items I've bought the last few years have been of subpar quality.

I don't mean just slightly bad, I'm talking about horrible quality here.

post #77 of 98
I have a few old Burberry polos that seem indestructable. Most of my polos are Lacoste and RL Polo. I prefer the colours of Lacoste but the fabrics of RL.
post #78 of 98
some RL polos i have bought fit different. i bought a navy polo at a RL store and another from their online store. both the same size but one fit larger than the other. the material felt different too.
i dont know if this is because they were made in different countries or not.

i will never buy Nautica polos again as they have all shrunk and lost shape.

Tommy polos fit larger on me and i like the material they use as its softer. But i am in between sizes in Tommy so cant get a good fit.

i recently got some Kent Wang polos so will see how well they hold up.
post #79 of 98

You have left my new favorite off the list. Popped Colours. They are only sold online so I understand how they might be overlooked but it is the best polo I've ever owned. Heard about them from a friend when I was on holiday.

 

So I'm including them...

  1. Popped Colours
  2. Lacoste
  3. Fred Perry
  4. Brooks Brother
  5. Ralph Lauren
  6. Abercrombie and Fitch
  7. Tommy Hilfiger
  8. Boss
  9. Nautica
  10. Penguin
  11. Canterbury
  12. Burberry

 


 

post #80 of 98

What I like about the Lacoste polos is that even after a couple of years, the color's till good and wearable.

post #81 of 98
^ Checked out the Poppled Colours, am I seeing things wrong, or do they just have navy and white shirts available?
post #82 of 98

Great topic guys.  We, at Vastrm,  just joined this great community as an affiliate member.   We currently offer a luxury line of polos that offer a unique twist to how these shirts are typically purchased.  First, we allow our customers to custom style their shirts with a variety of trim types, placket accents, collar constructions, pocket configurations, etc...   Secondly, we can custom size our shirts by trimming or tapering the waist, adding to sleeve length or lengthening/shortening the bottom hem.  We have several fit types to choose from as well.   We recently had a black friday black polo special that allowed folks to try any of our black fabrics for a pretty hefty discount.  See ad below:   

 

And our first response from a fellow SF member in Australia:  http://www.styleforum.net/t/323503/vastrm-fashion-official-affiliate-thread

 

 

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Our shirt come logo-less!

 

And as for wear and tear:  Take a look at a test we ran washing your average off the rack polo knit against one of ours!  It resisted shrinking, fading, pilling and curling after 20 industrial strength washes.  

 

 

 

 

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Meanwhile, here are my comments and rankings for the polo's you mentioned above:

 

1. Ralph Lauren - their RL custom cut is a great trim fit, but front length is a bit long for many body types.
2. Fred Perry - great democratic fit here. Solid cut, design and fabrics

3. Burberry - agreed that I don't like nova check on every single placket.  But must own at least one.   

4. Lacoste - Pretty standard fare here.  Plackets are wide not too stylish, but fabric is great!

5. Penguin - This is one logo I don't mind wearing for some reason.  Trim fits are great and their styles are quite unique in their retro way.
6. Brooks Brother - Great fabrics, timeless cuts.

7. Nautica - I liked them better when David Chu was around :)

8. Abercrombie and Fitch - Great for the younger crowd and if you want something sporty
9.  Boss - Have friends that swear by this brand.  I'll have to check them out again.   

10. Tommy Hilfiger - meh

11.Canterbury - have not seen their wares yet. 

Hope to be spending more time learning about all of you!  Also, would love to do a special design, limited run SF polo for community members.  Let me know if this is something that might interest you and we can start a collaboration process!

 

Bests,

Jonathan

post #83 of 98

What brand is this green polo shirt shown here?

 

 

 

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post #84 of 98

Hard to tell what the brand is.  Can you make out what the "x" is comprised of?  Is it just an X or is two muskets (something like that)?  The cut and design looks similar to a Ralph Lauren Custom (Slim fit).  With a short 2 button placket that looks to be around 2" in width.  Flat knit collar and flat knit cuff hems.  

post #85 of 98
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Originally Posted by Ryback View Post

Just wondering about collars.
I have heard that RL polo collars get creased and messed up after a couple of washes.
How can I prevent this?
Thanks

The majority of RL polo collars are flat knit construction.  Flat knit tends to curl at the tips and possibly crease and wrinkle depending on the thickness.  I would wash cold water and dry low tumble, remove while slightly damp and run a warm iron over it.  Washing really destroys cotton garments, unfortunately.  hope that helps.  Ping me if you want to chat more about this.  

post #86 of 98
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Originally Posted by BigWill View Post

What brand is this green polo shirt shown here?

 

 

 

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Hard to tell what the brand is.  Can you make out what the "x" is comprised of?  Is it just an X or is two muskets (something like that)?  The cut and design looks similar to a Ralph Lauren Custom (Slim fit).  With a short 2 button placket that looks to be around 2" in width.  Flat knit collar and flat knit cuff hems. 

 

post #87 of 98
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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

some RL polos i have bought fit different. i bought a navy polo at a RL store and another from their online store. both the same size but one fit larger than the other. the material felt different too.
i dont know if this is because they were made in different countries or not.

 

Hey Tomee,

Yeah, you hit it on the nail.  The likelihood is that the two shirts were made in different factories and the fabrics were sourced from two different dye runs.  There is a general lack of consistency of sizing between brands, within brands and even within same factory lines.  Unfortunately, sizing is not an exact science, although, it should be.   This is probably the cause of the most friction in our industry.  Sizing is all over the place!  It makes it difficult for any of us to find clothes that fit off the rack.

post #88 of 98

I don't know what the emblem/logo is; I can't really tell.

 

That's actually Anderson Cooper wearing the shirt. I thought it might just be a designer label or brand I'm not familiar with.

 

But thanks for looking at it.

post #89 of 98

When I think of polo shirts I think of Lacoste, nuff said.

post #90 of 98
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Originally Posted by Ryback View Post

I was at a Lacoste store and RL store and the Lacoste polos felt like they were made with more quality material and worth the price over the RL. I might get one

Does anyone know if the Lacoste polos get stretched? I don't want to buy a hundred dollar polo just for it to stretch out and become 2 sizes larger

I have 3 polos from Lacoste and one of them stretched the first time it was washed, it didn't stretch too much, but I can feel the difference when I wear it; the other 2 have had no problem so far. I wear them on weekends only.

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