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Big Pony on Ebay

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Beckwith, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Beckwith

    Beckwith Senior member

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    Has anyone purchased the big pony Polo on Ebay? Having a hard time deciphering what is real and what is fake. I am staying away from International sellers, but noticed some U.S. sellers.
     
  2. mrpologuy

    mrpologuy Senior member

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    I have looked for them on Ebay as well and decided to stay away. SOme of the prices are too good and there are too many on there to think I would get a real one. Some look phone just from the pic and while some do look legit, I have decided not to take any chances.
     
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    I wouldn't touch them. I come from the Philippines, which manufactures Ralph Lauren polos. Big Ponys are faked and sold on every street corner. Some are outright fakes; some have the Polo Sport logo inside, for example. Others look very much like the real thing, from the texture on the logo (or the multicolored logo pony) to the feel of the fabric.
     
  4. Durden

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    i'm also looking for big pony polo's and slim fitting white V-neck T's but im from europe. any ideas on how to get real ones for me?? thanks
     
  5. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    Has anyone purchased the big pony Polo on Ebay? Having a hard time deciphering what is real and what is fake. I am staying away from International sellers, but noticed some U.S. sellers.

    I wouldn't buy them in the first place, real or not. The big pony is very gauche.
     
  6. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I wouldn't buy them in the first place, real or not. The big pony is very gauche.

    I have to agree with NoVa....
     
  7. drizzt3117

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    I have to agree with NoVa....

    Thirded... I'm not sure whats up with polo manufacturers and the new trend of big logos. I saw some express polos with HUGE FUCKING LIONS on them (literally 4" or bigger) I dunno why they even came up with that logo, they'll probably change it in a year or so anyways. That store is so schizophernic...
     
  8. Englandmj7

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    Agreed, extremely tacky. It is like saying " I WEAR POLO, SEE, LOOK AT MY ENORMOUS PONY LOGO!!!"....ugh
     
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    As you can see in the picture, the big Polo is a novelty from RL especially designed for the US Open. RL is a major sponsor, I believe.
     
  11. Quirk

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    I mean, cmon!
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    That is f***ing ridiculous. Besides the fact that it makes this guy look like he's having some sort of athletic identity crisis. ("Tennis? Polo? Tennis? Polo? -- oh won't someone please tell me which is more tradly?")
     
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    I mean, cmon!
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    Hey, at least the dude is matching and his collar isn't popped. [​IMG]
     
  13. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Hey, at least the dude is matching and his collar isn't popped. [​IMG]

    Looks like he's ready to dive, with his 200m water resistant watch as well.
     
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    I never understood why people even care if something as ostentatiously logoed as this is authentic or not. If the only distinctive feature it has to offer is that logo, does it matter if it really came from the actual Polo factory or not?
     
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    alexpham Well-Known Member

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    I never understood why people even care if something as ostentatiously logoed as this is authentic or not. If the only distinctive feature it has to offer is that logo, does it matter if it really came from the actual Polo factory or not?

    Fakes tend to fit like a blanket. And does anyone ever really want a fake anything if they can help it?
     
  16. gza

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    Fakes tend to fit like a blanket. And does anyone ever really want a fake anything if they can help it?

    Real Polo-RL shirts tend to fit like blankets too. And if my standards have already fallen so far that I'm looking to show off an oversized pony on my chest, then I don't think I'd be so concerned about authenticity. After all, the "real" and the "fake" shirt are fundamentally the same thing: a middling-quality garment made by cheap labor and sporting a big tacky logo. In fact, I'd say it's the same sort of cynical marketing sells both the real and fake logoed goods.
     
  17. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    And does anyone ever really want a fake anything if they can help it?

    Well, there's a difference between knowingly paying $3 for a fake RLPL shirt and unknowingly paying $20.
     
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    I've seen cut-label big-Pony-Polos in outlet shops in my locality. Even for those prices, I was not in the least bit tempted to buy....
     
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    Well, there's a difference between knowingly paying $3 for a fake RLPL shirt and unknowingly paying $20.

    That's certainly true, but if you're going to wear a shirt with a logo this large then people will inevitably ask questions about it, and what answers can you give them? [​IMG]

    I'm not a fan of huge logos but I quite like the big pony. It's very sporting.
     
  20. acidboy

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    . It's very sporting.

    if you dont mind me asking, how is the big pony "sporting?"
     

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