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post #1936 of 2747
Regarding polos, I wear them for work most days.
I have 7 Lacoste, 4 Ralph Lauren's, and half a dozen assorted Jaeger, Alexander McQueen, and Penguin offerings.
I think the reason I never got into FPs was that they were always cheaper than Lacoste.
In the early 80s the look was mostly about appearing to have money and dressing as expensively as possible- aspirational marketing men would call it, which didn't work in FPs favour.
I always thought Lacoste was slightly less preppy looking than Ralph Lauren.
Im guessing the rebranding exercise Lauren undertook a few years back with the outsized polo player on horse emblazoned on polos was to counter their safe image.
Personally, I don't like this style at all, and the polos I own are of the older, more subtle variety, albeit it bright colours- pink, turquoise, and emerald green alongside the cant go wrong with white.
How do we feel about collars up with polos?
Bit too Hooray Henry for me..
post #1937 of 2747
Thread Starter 

Typical outfits from late1969 / early 70 trying to demonstrate the 'cross-over' -

 

Thursday night at the local pub with the lads:

'Crombie' with jeans, M&S navy botany wool v neck over a BD, DM shoes.

 

Friday night at a pub with disco in the East End:

Maybe a harrington with dogtooth trou and BD with Royal brogues or Solatios

 

Saturday night at Ilford Palais:

Dogtooth or Mohair suit, white OCBD, striped or Paisley tie with pocket hank (secured by pin - after losing one there),

Plain Royals and carrying a stone colour mac.

post #1938 of 2747

Excellent Mr Knightley,you missed out Saturday at the match though.

 

Me,Monkey boots,jeans with turn ups,BD,denim jacket.

 

You ( I am guessing here) Brogues,Sta Prest,BD,v neck, Harrington or Crombie according to weather.

post #1939 of 2747
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Originally Posted by skinny legs View Post

Regarding polos, I wear them for work most days.
I have 7 Lacoste, 4 Ralph Lauren's, and half a dozen assorted Jaeger, Alexander McQueen, and Penguin offerings.
I think the reason I never got into FPs was that they were always cheaper than Lacoste.
In the early 80s the look was mostly about appearing to have money and dressing as expensively as possible- aspirational marketing men would call it, which didn't work in FPs favour.
I always thought Lacoste was slightly less preppy looking than Ralph Lauren.
Im guessing the rebranding exercise Lauren undertook a few years back with the outsized polo player on horse emblazoned on polos was to counter their safe image.
Personally, I don't like this style at all, and the polos I own are of the older, more subtle variety, albeit it bright colours- pink, turquoise, and emerald green alongside the cant go wrong with white.
How do we feel about collars up with polos?
Bit too Hooray Henry for me..


Yes collar up ( is that 'popped' ?) a Sloane Ranger thing in England in the 80s.

post #1940 of 2747
I miss the longer tails the older FPs and Lacostes used to have. Much harder to find now.
post #1941 of 2747
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I miss the longer tails the older FPs and Lacostes used to have. Much harder to find now.


I was talking about this today,I had a plain white FP in the 70s,it was very long as you say the tail was even longer,it was a tennis shirt and apparently they were longer so that they stayed tucked in during games ( bending down a jumping about).

My 'fashion' FPs were shorter and the same length all around, I cant remember if the Lacoste had a long tail.

post #1942 of 2747
Ok, my show us your FP entry (need to use your imagination as they are long gone):

mid-blue/white logo/white
(3 button, late 70s, mum got from catalogue)
white/dark blue logo/light blue
(early 80s)
maroon/light blue logo/white
(early 80s)
red/dark blue logo/no piping
(later early 80s)
dark blue/white logo/white
(late 90s)

So I wore roughly two concurrently during the first half of the 80s. The first one would have been concurrent with a dark blue/white/white knitted polo, brand now unknown.
Edited by covskin - 5/16/16 at 10:49am
post #1943 of 2747
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Originally Posted by skinny legs View Post

How do we feel about collars up with polos?
Bit too Hooray Henry for me..


Yeah I defo never, ever wear the collar up unless I'm stupid enough to be caught outdoors jacketless in the Fall or Winter. It would only be for practical purposes, e.g. to keep me warm.
The "popped collar look" here in the States is part-and-parcel of the mating ritual of the species North American Douchebag. Multipe polo shirt layering is not inheard of in this mammal.

post #1944 of 2747
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How do we feel about collars up with polos?
 

 

One of the easiest and obvious ways to look a cünt.

post #1945 of 2747


Talking of Polo's,I almost exclusively wear long sleeve ones these days,which I never did as a kid.I like them with a barrel cuff though,which cuts down on choices as they are not so easy to come by.I really do not like the Eidos shawl type collar that seems to draw many admirers.If possible I would choose a full spread over any.I have a number of custom made and also off the rack.Here are a few:

 

AppleMark

 

L-R :Polo,Kent Wang,Lands End,Saks Fifth Ave.

 

KW is the heaviest and runs a bit large.Polo is lightest and probably my least favorite.LE is nice quality and has unusual cutaway collar.SFAis great Piqué,with a nice mid weight hand.

 

Don't recall why or when,but I was probably influenced by this guy:

 

 

post #1946 of 2747

This week's challenge is interesting, it opens the door to less traditional outfits. 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/523367/friday-challenge-may-20-2016-the-particular-jacket-challenge

 

But not an easy one. 

post #1947 of 2747
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post
 


Talking of Polo's,I almost exclusively wear long sleeve ones these days,which I never did as a kid.I like them with a barrel cuff though,which cuts down on choices as they are not so easy to come by.I really do not like the Eidos shawl type collar that seems to draw many admirers.If possible I would choose a full spread over any.I have a number of custom made and also off the rack.Here are a few:

 

AppleMark

 

L-R :Polo,Kent Wang,Lands End,Saks Fifth Ave.

 

KW is the heaviest and runs a bit large.Polo is lightest and probably my least favorite.LE is nice quality and has unusual cutaway collar.SFAis great Piqué,with a nice mid weight hand.

 

Don't recall why or when,but I was probably influenced by this guy:

 

 

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That's a very cool selection  @Gsvs5 and interesting styles.  I must say I wasn't even aware of barrel-cuff polos until I joined SF.

 

I struggle with long sleeve polos as much as I do with short sleeve.  I do have one or two that see some wear though.  I'll post a pic at some point.

post #1948 of 2747

I noticed an interesting polo on Mainline menswear this morning,an RL Oxford polo,4 buttons and a BD collar,I quite like the look of it ( apart from the logo ).

 

The other item I am thinking about for the summer is a Madras BD,should they be worn inside or outside the trousers ? the majority of pictures have them outside.

Has anyone seen any decent looking Madras shirts recently ? I haven't noticed anyone wearing them for quite some time.

post #1949 of 2747
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

I noticed an interesting polo on Mainline menswear this morning,an RL Oxford polo,4 buttons and a BD collar,I quite like the look of it ( apart from the logo ).

 

 

 

That does sound interesting.

 

I know you don't like logos, but I remain pleased with my PRL bleeding Madras BD with asymmetrical pattern.  Here worn inside:

 

post #1950 of 2747
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

I noticed an interesting polo on Mainline menswear this morning,an RL Oxford polo,4 buttons and a BD collar,I quite like the look of it ( apart from the logo ).

The other item I am thinking about for the summer is a Madras BD,should they be worn inside or outside the trousers ? the majority of pictures have them outside.
Has anyone seen any decent looking Madras shirts recently ? I haven't noticed anyone wearing them for quite some time.

Beams+ does Madras in some muted plaids, O'Connell's has a boatload, as does Sid Mashburn and Ben Silver(all except B+ are Stateside but of course ship globally).
Only speaking for myself but I tend to wear long sleeved Madras untucked with sleeves rolled to the elbow, very casually. If I'm wearing a jacket or blazer I'd probaby opt for a seersucker shirt.

http://unionmadegoods.com/brands/beams/

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/search.php?mode=search&do_not_use_navigation=Y

http://www.sidmashburn.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Madras+shirt
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