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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jean_connoisseur23, May 28, 2006.

  1. jean_connoisseur23

    jean_connoisseur23 Well-Known Member

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    i'm looking to buy some polos to highlight summer...just graduated from highschool..and i'm looking to revamp my wardrobe...i'm thinking of buying maybe 3 polos...i've looked at penguin.lacoste,ralph lauren,junya watanabe,paul smith,burberry and trovata...got any advice on their fits and quality??
     
  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    out of the brands you mentioned I wear:

    -Lacoste....i think there are a couple different fit styles, one slimmer and one fuller. I have a grey/black striped polo that fits slim and I've had no issues with the quality. Color choices are huge so everycolor you'd want is available, except for the one color I was looking for...burnt orange [​IMG]

    -Penguin....I have 4 of the "Earls" which are the only polos I like from them. They fit very slim so you might even want to size up one depending on how fitted you like your shirts. Quality is so-so, it's better now that it's 100% cotton since the first Earls were cotton/poly blend

    -Paul Smith....The fabric on mine is really nice, light gray with burgundy and teal dotted stripes throughout. His store has a lot of different polo designs but are on the pricey side at $100

    But half the polos in my closet are all Fred Perry, which is my go-to polo shirt.
     
  3. kronik

    kronik Well-Known Member

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    Right now is the perfect time to purchase a couple Ralph Lauren Purple Label polos.. I just purchased 4 - light blue, black, pink, and lilac. They are awesome in regards to material / look, and.. I dunno about fit, you might end up in a medium or small. They are relatively full shirts but they look better than any other polos I've seen - they have almost a sharkskin sheen but they're 100% cotton.

    On sale - 99 - regular price - 165.
     
  4. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    they have almost a sharkskin sheen but they're 100% cotton.


    cool, I have a Pringle pale pink polo that has the same effect.
     
  5. jean_connoisseur23

    jean_connoisseur23 Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys for the help...appreciate it [​IMG]
     
  6. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up some RL Polo polos, so I thought I'd mention the sizing for anyone purchasing online. In the traditional cut, a small fits me well, while I'm a large in the Custom Fit line. So, if you're used to Custom Fit, be prepared to size way the hell down for the regular cut.
     
  7. dusty

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    My favorite (of Penguin, RL, Lacoste, Burberry) are RL custom fit. Try one on first though.
     
  8. Pink22m

    Pink22m Well-Known Member

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    How do the RL polo's hold up after washings? The biggest issue I have had with polos in general, is their inability to maintain their shape (especially the collars) and their overall color after going through the wash. I am definetely going to try a couple of the RL Polo custom fit polo's for the summer. RL certainly has an abundance of colors to choose from. I am guessing I would be a small in the custom fit, since I wear a 36R in suits.
     
  9. DNW

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    How do the RL polo's hold up after washings? The biggest issue I have had with polos in general, is their inability to maintain their shape (especially the collars) and their overall color after going through the wash. I am definetely going to try a couple of the RL Polo custom fit polo's for the summer. RL certainly has an abundance of colors to choose from. I am guessing I would be a small in the custom fit, since I wear a 36R in suits.

    The collar is fine. Mine did shrink about 1" in length in a hot wash. But I generally buy a bit larger, then hot wash before wearing to eliminate the shrinkage problem. I currently have 2 RL Custom Fit and some older RL polos. The darker colors will fade noticeably after about 10 washes, which I don't mind one bit because a well worn polo looks 10x better with jeans. The lighter colors can go for a bit longer before you see fading. So far of all the polos I've tried, only the Brooks Brothers have held their colors well after numerous washes. BB carries a slim fit version as well, but the sleeves are a bit longer than RL or Lacoste.
     
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    Color choices are huge so everycolor you'd want is available, except for the one color I was looking for...burnt orange [​IMG]

    Ha, I bought one last season from Neiman Marcus. It's definitely one of my favorite colors.
     
  11. Riley Martin

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    Is the Custom Fit Ralph Lauren Polo made in Bolivia?
     
  12. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Well-Known Member

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    Try the multicolor Polo player shirts from RL. They're a bit gaudy and they no longer sell the custom fit version (online, at least), but they're made of pique Pima mercerized cotton; they're not quite the RLPL polo shirts, but I got mine on sale for $35 each.
     
  13. jtang108

    jtang108 Well-Known Member

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    Check out Vastrm.com Quality of the shirts are excellent. Also you can customize the shirt via an online design tool for a really unique style. They have a slim fit, sport fit and relaxed fit depending on your mood. Pick up 2 - 3 in the different fits to suit your style for the day.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Aneil4lom

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    Hi everyone. I currently wear polos in most casual settings and on some days to work. Right now I'd like to expand my current wardrobe but I want to stay away from brands that are mainstream(-ish) where I'm from and get the best possible prices.

    Currently, all of my polos are A&F and AllSaints SpitalField.

    I like the look of AllSaints because the collars look different from generic polos.

    I like the A&F because the material is pretty rugged and thick.

    I want to avoid Ralph Lauren and Lacoste.

    Any advice?
     
  15. Saturdays

    Saturdays Well-Known Member

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    Why avoid mainstream if they are great. That's like saying living is too mainstream so I'm going to be dead.

    The best Polo I have ever worn is the Ralph Lauren Polo, in terms of quality, durability, and overall fit.

    I've tried the rest and there is always something that makes it a no-deal.

    Anyway, you asked for advice, that's mine..
     
  16. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Well-Known Member

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    brooks brothers slim fit are pretty good
     
  17. reidrothchild

    reidrothchild Well-Known Member

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    Just wore a Collared Greens polo for the first time this past weekend. Best fitting polo I've ever worn. I'm 5'11, 190 currently, and the medium is the perfect fit for me. Have yet to wash it, though. If it shrinks appreciably in the wash, I'll have to size up to a large. Anyway, I think these retail in the $60-70 range, so that's my vote.
     
  18. Aneil4lom

    Aneil4lom Well-Known Member

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    I'll still check them out because good quality price and fit trumps brand preference but I still prefer to wear brands that are more obscure where I live.

    Thanks, I found a couple locations in NY and I'll be there next week so I'll check them out. Price-wise they're really good but I only saw a couple that I really liked.

    I'm 5'6, 165 so I'll look for a small. If you could let me know if it shrinks when you wash it I'd really appreciate that because if I buy it when I'm in the U.S. I doubt I'd wear it and wash it til I'm back home. lol

    I checked out Original Penguin too and I'm liking what I'm seeing.
    Thanks for the advice peeps!
     
  19. Snedley

    Snedley Well-Known Member

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    Wash them inside out on the gentle cycle in lukewarm or cold water. Use a tiny bit of detergent(and I mean like a drop) It's not necessary to wash anyting on hot and it's actually the gentle agitation that cleans clothes. Do not use a dryer, it wear your clothes out (notice that lint? that's your clothes being worn out) Hang the polo on a plastic hanger with rounded edges so as not to leave a mark. Your shirts will last 5x as long and not fade except very gently over time.
     
  20. Saturdays

    Saturdays Well-Known Member

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    tbh, i've never had a problem doing a 'mom wash' with the polos except the collar curling- what I would do with the collar is take them to a dry cleaner once in a while and have them fix the collar up - avoiding the 'mom washes'. popping the collar in the wash helps too if you must use a machine wash - try not to iron the collar at all or too often is the next best thing.

    I personally don't do the dry cleaning thing anymore since hanging to dry is better. I also personally stopped caring about how flat the collar looked - depending on the one I was wearing I have been starting to prefer the curl over the perfect flat cut folded collar
     

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