is it me, or does the cut of Lacoste polos suck?

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  1. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    They are cut so short it's ridiculous. No tail to speak of, and it ends right at the waist, often producing that unsightly overhang in the back. And I would've actually preferred to go down another size in terms of the fit of the rest of the shirt. Does nobody else have this problem?
     


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    Not me. Size XS is an impeccable fit with Lacoste on my torso.
     


  3. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Well maybe I should start getting XS. Are we talking about a 3 here? And how tall are you?

    I think I'll probably just stick with RL custom fit though - I like the fabric and cut much better, plus I can choose my own colors.
     


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    Im 6'0", and yes, size 3.

    Are you talking about ones that you've tried on in department stores, or ones that you've bought off eBay? This makes a huge difference - the ones off eBay are often fake, and if they aren't, they're almost always the Indian polos, which have a shoddier fabric and fit.

    The good ones will say, "Designed in France, made in XXXXX" on the tag.
     


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    rlevine Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I really didn't like the way they fit me either. It wasn't so much the length but as it was how they fit my torso in relation to my shoulders. Maybe I am between sizes. I much prefer the fit of (I suppose lower quality and more boring) Banana Republic polos.
     


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    dusty Senior member

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    Made in France, bought in a Lacoste boutique. And we're the same height.
     


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    I find them pretty horrible myself, I have large arms and a wide chest, so rather than allowing for a V shape, it makes me look fatter than I should. Perhaps fitted would be the way to go, but they are tight enough on my chest & arms I'd suspect they'd make the situation even worse.
     


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    Size three is perfect for me too. I like the fit more than any other polo I have tried.
     


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    In certain shop they make them in retro fit, which is a bit slimmer in the body. It's along the same lines as the RL custom fit.
     


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    An off-topic question, but why do you have a picture of a Nip/Tuck actor for your profile?
     


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    Dill Senior member

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    I like the cut more than any other brand of polo I have owned (which isn't all that much). A size 4 fits me perfectly.
     


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    The lacoste polos with 3 buttons fit better than the regular ones. They are the ones that are $85.
     


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    yes, there's something wrong with the lacoste fit.
    very sacky.
    wouldn't buy them again.
    the RL polo are much slimmer and flattering. same quality too.
    anybody familiar with the RL PL polos?
     


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    The fit is horrible to me also. Ive been wearing Polo all my life and decided to try a Lacoste. I wore it for about an hour but was so uncomfortable I returned it.
     


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    How is someone that is 6'0 wearing an Extra Small? I'm 6'2 and I need to wear an XXL in RL Polos, and it's not even that baggy after 20 washes, I would say it has a comfortable fit, an XS wouldn't fit over my biceps. How much do you weigh?
     


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