Can anyone point me in the direction of the thread where I can get some information on brands that sell high quality blank polo shirts? Something a bit softer than Lacoste but not as soft as a True Religion polo.
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My favorite polos are by Sunspel. I also have quite a few Lacoste polos, which I've found to be satisfactorily durable.
Before the line was discontinued, I was a fan of Ralph Lauren Rugby polos. Does anyone know if any of the other Ralph Lauren lines produce a polo in a similar cut/fit?
With our new fit ID feature online, we can custom size any of our our designs to match the perfect fit you are looking for. If you still have one of your rugby polos on hand, there are several measuring points we would need, but could probably replicate the same fit and size but only different fabrics and designs. You can email me here firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website and check out the size adjustment tool we have.
In most cases knit cottons will lose shape after several washes or even just one wash. It depends if the yarn was pre-shrunk. You will likely see most cotton knit garments become to boxy. read the front length will shrink 1" - 2" and the the width will stretch wider. We purchase almost all of our fabric that have been yarn treated to avoid shrinking and fading. These processes add costs to our manufacturing process but the quality of the garment remains high wash after wash. In general, if you wash cold water gentle and either line dry or delicate cycle dry with low heat you can avoid some shrinking and widening. Or of course, you can opt to dry clean, but that gets expensive. Hope this helps! Vastrm.com
Vastrm sells logo-less polos (http://www.styleforum.net/t/323503/vastrm-fashion-official-affiliate-thread). Because of the customization you have an option of the fabric, which can help you make sure you are getting exactly what you want. Plus you can customize the entire shirt.
Thanks, I have spoken to jtang108 about the shirts and to be honest, to start, I want to sell my shirts (I have a brand I am starting) at a moderate price since they will be part of a collection (there will be custom pieces sold at a higher price) and if I buy a full run at your listed price, I may not be able to do so, either that or I'd have to take a substantial loss.
I really appreciate the help but as of right now, I am small time and shopping around.
The point of durability is good one.
I bought a few Country Road Polos (Australian Retailer) a while ago just to wear around the house and tooling around with cars etc.
All of them have significant fading and structural issues.
Not bad for $50AUD each, yet you would expect(Hope ;)) they would have lasted more than just a couple months.
Of what I own I would personally rank them in the following order:
1. Fred Perry - Best design with tipping, heritage and more expensive versions Made in England.
2.Hugo Boss Orange - Excellent construction, placket and collar. Negative, branding on chest although relatively discreet.
3.Tommy Hilfiger - See Hugo Boss Orange above. Negative can be the slightly more traditional, looser fit. Discreet branding on sleeve can be a positive.
4. Lacoste - Their trademark L.12.12 shirt is too thin despite looking smart and having good dimensions as above shirts.
5. Ralph Lauren - The worst of the selection, don't like wider placket, the slimmer collars or the stupid long back hems especially the custom. Also, wearing them makes you look slightly North American which isn't necessarily desirable. Colour combinations is also not to my liking.
Edited by baggycasual - 3/17/14 at 5:07pm