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Polo Shirts--Do not Like.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I should be pushing up daisies soon.


    - B


    Less Steed-clad office poses + moar bike shorts should delay that a bit. Will you leave me your VOX engraved engine turned buckle? That is your only possession that I covet.
     
  2. super

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    damn that got me hard.
     
  3. modern_leifeng

    modern_leifeng Well-Known Member

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    umm...who put that there?!? Now I guess no more sf browsing when bored at work...
     
  4. trotsky

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    Sorry to bring it back to polo shirts but I think there are two problems with them.
    The first is that with the collar up they are such an upper class no chin Henry look (both male or female) that it would make it very easy come the revolution to see who needed putting up against the wall.
    That aside, I agree with the general view that they can look good if they are the right fit. However, this comes to the second problem - the tendency for their collars to end up all curly uppy after the first wear. So, a lovely idea but, I don't go there any more for fear of seeing them all forlorn in my drawers with that no longer beautifully flat collars.
    If anyone knows a solution please let me know as the Mod / Skinhead look has much to commend it and Fred Perry (3 buttons) are lovely.
     
  5. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up two polos from the small-timer Land's End for $15.60 each. I will report back if they are any good.

    I agree with the above poster that collars that do not lie well look a bit slouchy.
     
  6. barims

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    That spam is perfectly at home in a LabelKing thread
     
  7. JesseJB

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    I swear to god...when Im browsing this at work some form of porn will pop up or some douchebag poster will post something totally X-rated for no apparent reason any time someone walks behind me. 5 people just walked behind me just as I wrote the word PORN.
     
  8. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    How about polo?

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  9. RyJ Maduro

    RyJ Maduro Well-Known Member

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    I don't trust casual clothing suggestions from the Men's Clothing Board.

    It'll be Brooks Bros. jeans with Tod's loafers next.


    That sounds rather daring.
     
  10. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    I think I own one polo shirt, and I never wear it.
     
  11. chinoguy

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    I think I own one polo shirt, and I never wear it.


    What do you wear on a casual hot summer day? I thought Polos were the obvious choice, whereas T-shirts are a faux-pas outside the gym.
     
  12. LeadSmall3BetAllIN

    LeadSmall3BetAllIN Well-Known Member

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    Tucked in if long, out if cut high. Polos with different collars have to be tucked in IMO.

    Side discussion, what trouser cut for polos?
     
  13. westinghouse

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    All cotton polos make you look the same: like a college frat boy on a beer budget.
    I only wear polos made of silk/cotton blends because they drape better than 100% cotton.
     
  14. mkarim

    mkarim Well-Known Member

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    I only wear polos made of silk/cotton blends because they drape better than 100% cotton, and have a richer look.

    It's just a polo...
     
  15. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Well-Known Member

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    Chinoguy, a lot of of the official wisdom/groupthink on the board is oriented towards wearing a suit and tie every day. Then I guess the next formal answer would be an OCBD with the sleeves rolled up, I think. But if that isn't your attitude then there's nothing wrong with a polo shirt (without a big logo on the chest!).
     

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