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post #46 of 53

I wear my polos a few times with my blazer I know people hate that but just make sure the blazer's fitted as well so wouldn't look frumpy

post #47 of 53

I dislike tennis shirts on myself (I use the term "tennis shirt" as they were invented for tennis and not for polo) and I don't own any tennis shirts, although some people manage to look good in them. Additionally, I admit that tennis shirts have some practical advantages over t-shirts, with the collar providing protection from the sun and the placket providing ventilation if open.

I'm especially ambivalent about the more "structured" tennis shirts with a collar band. "Proper" shirts made of knit fabric instead of woven fabric would be better.

post #48 of 53

Polo T-shirt are made for vacation i think and feel roaming whenevr I wear one. I think its the tradition I am following after seeing my father doing that

post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by winston View Post

I love polo shirts, but to look good they have to fit slim and the sleeve must fit close to the bicep. Most look pretty bad, with sleeves that are too long and too wide and a generally sloppy fit.

The best polos are made by (or perhaps I should say for) Tom Ford. They cost an arm and a leg but I haven't seen anything else which comes close.

We will soon be allowing our customers to adjust armhole width and sleeve cuff width for the perfect bicep look.  Great suggestion Winston.  www.vastrm.com

post #50 of 53
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Originally Posted by Sam3L View Post

I am in a unique circumstance (law student), but I wore the polo shirt + blazer combo today actually. I used to hate the combo, but now I wear it once a month or so (it was HOT and humid today).

 

Red BB GF polo, RL blazer, tan chinos, Allen Edmond's Stand wingtips in brown, university lapel pin, cool but subtle pocket square. A polo+blazer and I'm instantly the best dressed guy in the building, save the dean and a few professors. I usually wear slacks or chinos, OCBD, wingtips, and a sportcoat or blazer if it's not too hot.

 

But I agree with others that it's a very casual look. I think it fits fine inside a university setting or similar. (I first started thinking it was okay when I saw my favorite undergrad philosophy professor sporting polo+blazer.)

We happen to like the polo blazer look.  So much, in fact, that we designed some polos with collar bands and woven collars (solids and patterns), so the collar will stand up nice under a blazer or sweater for that matter.  Cheers!  www.vastrm.com

post #51 of 53

If you have a fit/muscular build, then a really slim polo works great for the summer. Old Navy slim fit polos are good IMO. Paying more than about $15 is a waste of money. ON polos can be found between $12 and $15. Some things aren't worth paying premium prices for.

post #52 of 53

I like the casual confidence of polo's. They are classic. I think they have been modernized with new cuts for a more fitted and stylized look. The primary fashion faux paus is wearing one that doesn't fit correctly. Unfortunately a lot of people do not know their own fit, or how to fit a shirt to their body. So often they look baggy and too big. The long hem in the back is meant to elongate the torso, which it does if it is not too long. Otherwise it dwarfs your frame. If you are wearing it under a blazer, it needs to be fitted so it doesnt look bunched under the blazer. With the custom fits available you can now make sure that they fit highlights your frame. These subtle differences can take frump to fashion. 

post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by jtang108 View Post

We happen to like the polo blazer look.  So much, in fact, that we designed some polos with collar bands and woven collars (solids and patterns), so the collar will stand up nice under a blazer or sweater for that matter.  Cheers!  www.vastrm.com

For an excellent example of the polo/blazer look check the guy on the left
in the film The last Days of Disco (1998) , a chronicle of Ivy League youth in the early eighties,
which also coincided with the "preppie" style fad:

http://waxwanedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/screen-shot-2012-05-02-at-12-46-42-pm.png
Edited by comrade - 11/26/13 at 5:38pm
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