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post #31 of 58
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Thanks for all the replys so far. As for some of the smaller brand names, they aren't really what were looking for. Why is was thinking Varvatos because its fairly well known, but don't think it will be at macy's any time soon. Fred Perry i will look into. Diesel, ben shermn, Penguin, etc. are all carried by another store in town that does mostly real casual denim thype stuff. Looking for name recognition as well as quality. I want it to be low price so Loro Piana is out (they wouldn't even sell us, typical arroant italians like cucinelli which i will never endorse either brands). Polo would be nice as i would love to carry some Purple label as well.
post #32 of 58
How about Vineyard Vines? I pesonally don't think their polo's are all that great but they aren't terrible either. As for price points they are pretty reasonable and their distribution isn't out of hand. I know Bloomingdale's carries them but I don't think you'll see them in Macy's anytime soon.

I also think Paul & Shark makes a nice product as well.
post #33 of 58
Shirt by Fred, 'nuff said.

If you really want to be cool, stock the knit polos "Made in Italy"....they blow all other Fred Perry outta the water.
post #34 of 58
Varvatos is in Bloomingdale's, so I doubt it'll be in their lower store, Macy's. Lacoste is only in the upper level Macy's.
post #35 of 58
Depending on your price range and clientele:

Ballantyne?
James Perse?
Trovata?
post #36 of 58
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Originally Posted by SantosLHalper View Post
There's a local company here in Charlottesville, VA called Robert Redd that seem to have good quality shirts, although slightly higher retail price than Lacoste. I do like my Lacoste shirts though - I like the lighter weave than Polo and was not overly impressed with Michael Kors, whose fit seemed odd.

I have no financial interest in them selling more shirts, they are, however, acquaintances of mine.

First post, etc.


Well, I've ordered two to see how they do.


Still a Lacoste fan, though, in spite of the move to Peruvian construction.
post #37 of 58
A question for all you Perry fans: how is the durability? Need to replace a few polo shirts (RL is terrible) and I'm torn between Lacoste and FP.
post #38 of 58
...fabric- and constructionwise quality is great. But some of mine tend to fade - ok, got them for more then ten years, so maybe that's ok, too... ...older ones were made in the UK, the new ones are made in Malaysia. Never seen the italian ones...
post #39 of 58
Just throwing this out there... what about Burberry?

Too chavvy?
post #40 of 58
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
Just throwing this out there... what about Burberry?

Too chavvy?

Adidas with a track suit is too chavvy.

Burberry, while it may not garner much respect here, may be a perfect Lacoste replacement. Immediate brand recognition (with upscale connotations given our latent anglophilia) . Knight logo and nova check appeal to those wanting to have their shirt recognized. Not available everywhere. A much better choice than Varvatos.
post #41 of 58
As the college guy you all dislike who tithes to Lacoste with every paycheck, I say Burberry for sure.
post #42 of 58
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Originally Posted by avatar View Post
As the college guy you all dislike who tithes to Lacoste with every paycheck, I say Burberry for sure.


Totally, still hanging in here with my Lacoste, burberry for sure with the back up plan.
post #43 of 58
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Originally Posted by Rolo View Post
Adidas with a track suit is too chavvy.
True. I was just worried about the Burberry check's association with said "subculture." But that was mainly the baseball-style cap, and those are gone, so... I personally think for polo shirts, Burberry = great.
post #44 of 58
sergio tacchini
post #45 of 58
That subculture is across the Atlantic.
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