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Originally Posted by imageWIS,Jan. 31 2005,14:57
I like this one: http://www.polo.com/product....=family Jon. I love this shirt.  Nice and tight at the waist, a little blousy at the chest. I don't typically like contrast collars, but there, it works for me. Doesn't the model have an unusually long torso?
That picture, like the other Purple Label pictures on the polo.com web site, is a fraud; the shirts are nowhere near that slim-fitting.   I have ordered two shirts from their web site and have been extremely disappointed both times by the differences between the pictures and the actual fit.  That's not to say it's a bad fit; their shirts aren't as tent-like as most American brands but they are nowhere near as slim as advertised.
post #32 of 40
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I have ordered two shirts from their web site and have been extremely disappointed both times by the differences between the pictures and the actual fit.  That's not to say it's a bad fit; their shirts aren't as tent-like as most American brands but they are nowhere near as slim as advertised.
That is because (like any shirt selling company on the web) they pull the shirt tight and stick a few pins in it for the duration of the photo session.
post #33 of 40
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(bryce330 @ Jan. 31 2005,21:38) I have ordered two shirts from their web site and have been extremely disappointed both times by the differences between the pictures and the actual fit.  That's not to say it's a bad fit; their shirts aren't as tent-like as most American brands but they are nowhere near as slim as advertised.
That is because (like any shirt selling company on the web) they pull the shirt tight and stick a few pins in it for the duration of the photo session.
I demand that he turn around, then. This is deceiving.
post #34 of 40
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I demand that he turn around, then.     This is deceiving.
It is very deceiving. That is why I only order shirts from Yoox.com from brands of which I know how they fit very well. So all in all I ordered 2 shirts from the web. I like to feel the fabric and see how it fits before I make a purchase.
post #35 of 40
I can't recall which forum member I was talking to on AIM about this before, but we both concluded that one of the reasons for the slim façade is that many Americans are overweight, thus when they put on RLPL items, they will look "˜slim' in them because the items are really rather large, but not large enough for the overweight American. The only advantage to this is that RL stores that sell RLPL will normally alter clothing to better fit their customers, usually at no charge if bought at retail, or for a very small fee if bought on sale. Granted, a shirt can only be altered by so much, but if you purchase the correct neck size, everything else should be able to be altered to fit you as best as possible on a RTW shirt. Alas, there is a reason RLPL offers a MTM service... Jon.
post #36 of 40
I think you're saying, ImageWIS, that the clothes are marketed (at least in photographs) as slim to make people believe they'll look slimmer in them. The pics of RLPL stuff (particularly shirts/sweaters) on the web and in print are one thing that's made me less likely to buy. I like my stuff to fit, but I am not a Ralph Lauren model, so if something is cut like that shirt appears to be, I'll be popping buttons - or at least a little uncomfortable. I guess the point is, RLPL shirts are not as tight as advertised, right? On the pink sweater question, I think a dressy, thinner pink sweater could be pulled off by many men, so long as they exercise the caution they would with any brightly colored sweater. A pale pink under a navy jacket, with plainer accessories, should look fine - even conservative - on a lot of guys. Chunky sweaters, esp. turtlenecks, don't generally look v. masculine anyway - any clothing that can be described as "chunky" is probably not a great idea
post #37 of 40
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Carson Kresley (sp?) of Queer Eye was on one of those morning shows yesterday wearing a pink sweater.  He pulled it off nicely. For anyone who is interested, I have a beautiful pale pink New w/tags Baldessarini shirt size 42 euro (16 US) in herringbone.  I bought it in my heavier days but never wore it and while going through my closet found it along with the same exact shirt in white.  They went for $250 each, but I got them on sale.  I'd let them go for $125 each and I'll cover shipping.  Gotta take some pics.  The fabric is unbelievable.
post #38 of 40
This is slightly off the pink subject, but about Polo. I was admiring my boss' shirt this morning, light blue with a small window pane pattern. And then I noticed the horsey. My mind wandered for a few minutes instead of listening to him, and I was imagining ways of undoing the embroidery.
post #39 of 40
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This is slightly off the pink subject, but about Polo. I was admiring my boss' shirt this morning, light blue with a small window pane pattern. And then I noticed the horsey. My mind wandered for a few minutes instead of listening to him, and I was imagining ways of undoing the embroidery.
I really don't mind the Pony (not horsey) on RL's Polo shirts, it's on everything else however that I despise (like on sweaters, which makes me what to go up to guys wearing one and say: Egad man. What are you thinking when you bought that?) Jon.
post #40 of 40
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(Fabienne @ Feb. 01 2005,09:33) This is slightly off the pink subject, but about Polo.  I was admiring my boss' shirt this morning, light blue with a small window pane pattern.  And then I noticed the horsey.   My mind wandered for a few minutes instead of listening to him, and I was imagining ways of undoing the embroidery.
I really don't mind the Pony (not horsey) on RL's Polo shirts, it's on everything else however that I despise (like on sweaters, which makes me what to go up to guys wearing one and say: Egad man. What are you thinking when you bought that?) Jon.
I don't understand where you make the difference? And I meant horsey, dada, Hottehueh...
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