Are Ralph Lauren (polo) sweaters any good?

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    I'm looking for good quality cotton sweaters and was curious if the polo prima cotton sweaters are decent or should I look elsewhere (if not where to look)?
     


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    bump. c'mon folks, help me out.
     


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    I'm looking for good quality cotton sweaters and was curious if the polo prima cotton sweaters are decent or should I look elsewhere (if not where to look)?

    Their pima cotton sweaters are nothing special. The prima cotton, now that is good stuff, like prime rib.
     


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    Their pima cotton sweaters are nothing special. The prima cotton, now that is good stuff, like prime rib.

    touche

    What brands do you like for cotton sweaters?
     


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    I actually like their v-neck pima cotton sweaters for everyday basics. They are comfortable and fit me well.

    You can get them regularly for about 40 bucks and they are a good deal that price IMO.
     


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    I'd throw in a vote for John Smedley. Their Sea Island cotton jumpers are very well made, as are their merino ones.
     


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    Their pima cotton sweaters are nothing special. The prima cotton, now that is good stuff, like prime rib.

    nice screen name. i got watchmen for christmas!
     


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    Building off the OP's original query, any thoughts on the Polo lambswool or shetland sweaters? I see they are marked down from $100-125 to $40 on their website. Are they worth it? The colors look nice, thought I hate the logo patches.
     


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    I'd throw in a vote for John Smedley. Their Sea Island cotton jumpers are very well made, as are their merino ones.

    Thanks! I've been now checking out their website.
     


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    Building off the OP's original query, any thoughts on the Polo lambswool or shetland sweaters? I see they are marked down from $100-125 to $40 on their website. Are they worth it? The colors look nice, thought I hate the logo patches.

    Itchy and too many Koreans wearing Polo logo clothing.

    touche

    What brands do you like for cotton sweaters?


    I have mostly Hickey Freeman and like them. Smedley is good. Also check out the Brooks Brothers sea island, they are cheap right now and are decent.
     


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    i don't like the fit on polo sweaters

    whats wrong with it?
     


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    Here's what I do: if it says "Made in Italy", it's probably a keeper. If it's made anywhere else, I don't buy it or I buy it and don't expect too much from it.
     


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    in my opinion from experience of just buying 2 new sweaters, RL is TERRIBLE quality!
     


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    Here's what I do: if it says "Made in Italy", it's probably a keeper. If it's made anywhere else, I don't buy it or I buy it and don't expect too much from it.

    Another example of mindless GroupThink. I disagree; after buying jumpers/knitwear (~30+ over a 15 year time window) from a range of manufacturers over the years, I don't find that the "Made in Italy" moniker makes a substantive difference. Some jumpers will pill, others won't, and there really is very little consistency or predictability. The only manufacturer that I've found that consistently makes knitwear that shows a very low tendency to pill, lose shape, etc. is John Smedley.
     


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