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post #16 of 63
I find it weird that people actually would actually compliment you on how expensive your clothes are based on a Polo logo. Maybe it's due to me growing up in the suburbs, but once I surpassed the age of 12, it seemed like everyone and their moms owned Polo logo clothing of some sort.

Nowadays, just walking around the malls in a big city, I would estimate that at least a quarter of all polos being worn have the Polo logo on it. And I doubt many of those people paid the full $80 for them either.
post #17 of 63
I don't have one thing in my wardrobe with a visible label. I really like the Lacoste polo shirts fit but I can't bring myself to wear that Alligator.

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post #18 of 63
I buy Polo custom fits because they fit me better than most brands, and on sale, they're tough to beat. But yeah, those Big Polo logos are hideous. Do your peers admire you more if the logo is much bigger? The practice of logo identification is so prevalent and a lot of people does have this mindset- and a perfect example is how much LV, Gucci and the others rely heavily on their logos to sell their bags. Think about it, if majority of folks think like this, then you'd see people wearing their suit jacket sleeves with the label tag still stitched on the wrist.
post #19 of 63
BTW-The only Polo clothing that have logos on them are their polos, sport shirts and other basics. You won't find their logo on any of their fashion or seasonal clothing.

I have a fair amount of Polo clothing but I don't wear it because of the logo. I wear it because I like how it looks and how it fits me and my style. I probably would like them a bit more if they didn't have a logo on it, but it's not really an issue for me.

If you like Polo clothing, wear it! But don't wear clothing based on whether or not it has a logo on it or not. Sometimes a logo gives a bad connotation not because of the logo but because of all the bad knockoffs that get circulated around.

Polo, and many other clothing companies, make good, stylish clothing for their price point. And you don't have to buy $400 shirts to be stylish.
post #20 of 63
Remember that for college students (er, depending on where you go), Polo RL shirts might be standard fare for guys, though maybe not if people are asking how much you paid for it. Ultimately you should look for whatever you think suits your personality and looks good on you. Compliments are nice but comments based on cost seem kinda crass.
post #21 of 63
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Originally Posted by jwcarter people complement me and proceed to ask "wow, how much was that?"
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Here's the answer to your question.
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Originally Posted by hipcathobbes View Post
Remember that for college students (er, depending on where you go), Polo RL shirts might be standard fare for guys, though maybe not if people are asking how much you paid for it. Ultimately you should look for whatever you think suits your personality and looks good on you. Compliments are nice but comments based on cost seem kinda crass.
Exactly, - I'm a bit surprised that anyone could be impressed by a Polo polo logo these days. They're good quality for their price point, but that logo feels to me like it's everywhere, and that turns me off. (Now say Polo polo logo very fast ten times.) Crassest comment lately: I was at a party at someones (very nice) house, when I overheard a low whistle and the earnest words: "SHIT! You guys must be loaded".
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Well I've marketed a few polo ponies but never actually played. I do know, based on attending several matches nobody involved with Polo would be caught dead in the stuff.Logos remind me of those Kitsch paintings mass produced by a series of painters. You know, the quaint english cottage in kaleidoscope colours and displayed in houses along with singed Rod McKuen poetry books and Martha Stewart throw pillows.
Supposedly, Polo made a little PR coup when the Prince and Princess of Wales started wearing the logo'ed shirts. But I agree - the marketing irony of dressing in Polo to see a polo match would be a bit much.
post #22 of 63
You guys are all forgetting about the gigantic pony "limited edition" purple label shirts:

http://www.ralphlauren.com/shop/inde...cs_purplelabel

It's not exactly the same as the Polo line one, but Ralph now does include logos in the Purple Label collection. Apparently it's on sale now, however, for a mere $144.99, but its retail of $245 should REALLY impress your friends when they ask how much it cost.
post #23 of 63
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Princess of Wales started wearing the logo'ed shirts.

Dead now.
post #24 of 63
i see no issues in wearing a RL polo shirt (regardless the size of the logo) as long as the fit and quality are right for the price.

after all, RL polos have become an american classic like levi's jeans, so as long as they fit me right, i don't care--
post #25 of 63
you guys are seemingly offended by the logos...why?

I'm amazed that the same crowd of people who buy bespoke and expensive RTW that are many many times more expensive then the logod polos are actually bothered by it.

I'm wearing my extra large logo polo today just for this post
post #26 of 63
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
you guys are seemingly offended by the logos...why?

I'm amazed that the same crowd of people who buy bespoke and expensive RTW that are many many times more expensive then the logod polos are actually bothered by it.

I'm wearing my extra large logo polo today just for this post


good boy
post #27 of 63
don't they sponsor the 'black watch' polo team?
post #28 of 63
Wearing a Polo, or any logo is like parking your Emiliano Zapata MK III LE with the license plate bracket carrying the logo, the crome name on the trunk, decals on the side, emblem on shift knob, steering wheel center,key fob, floor mats and finally your baseball cap and shirt. While your pulling in at a 45 degree angle to take up two spaces this car slips in, quiet as a ghost, only a crome flying lady on the radiator of it's bespoke coachwork telling it's mark.varoom varoom.
post #29 of 63
Ralph Lauren Purple Label, "The Equestrian Knit Shirt($245)" My $0.02 - It is ridiculous to pay this much for such a shirt. After a certain point, the quality doesn't really get any better, and, if it does, it voids the practicality of the shirt. Polo shirts are supposed to be worn casually, for athletics(golf, tennis et al). What's the point of paying so much for one that you have to worry about ruining it the way you would care for a dress shirt, etc. In the interest of full disclosure, I buy Lacoste solid colored shirts[these are my preference in terms of fit and quality for the price I usually pay- $60], and for striped, patterned, etc polos I like RL custom fit, Original Penguin, J. Lindeberg etc(I don't like these as much as my lacoste in terms of quality, but Lacoste just doesn't produce many good multi-colored polos.) Also as a side note- most people would prob. think you were wearing a polo knock off, not one that costs 4x more than the 'authentic'
post #30 of 63
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Originally Posted by Caomhanach View Post
Wearing a Polo, or any logo is like parking your Emiliano Zapata MK III LE with the license plate bracket carrying the logo, the crome name on the trunk, decals on the side, emblem on shift knob, steering wheel center,key fob, floor mats and finally your baseball cap and shirt. While your pulling in at a 45 degree angle to take up two spaces this car slips in, quiet as a ghost, only a crome flying lady on the radiator of it's bespoke coachwork telling it's mark.varoom varoom.

not exactly.....but close
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