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

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dusty, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering the same thing - I'm 6'1 and I wear a size 6
     
  2. dusty

    dusty Well-Known Member

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    (policy @ April 18 2005,17:49) 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?
    I was wondering the same thing - I'm 6'1 and I wear a size 6
    I don't know what you guys don't understand. I'm 6' and I wear a S (sometimes XS for effect). It doesn't have much of anything to do with height, especially with shirts with long tails like the RL polos. It's all weight; I only weigh about 140-145.
     
  3. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Well-Known Member

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    (Panzeraxe @ April 20 2005,09:31)
    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?
    I was wondering the same thing - I'm 6'1 and I wear a size 6
    I don't know what you guys don't understand. I'm 6' and I wear a S (sometimes XS for effect). It doesn't have much of anything to do with height, especially with shirts with long tails like the RL polos. It's all weight; I only weigh about 140-145.
    Right - but there's more to a polo than just the tail. The front must look very short and the sleeves must be riding upto your armpits. But hey, if it works for you keep doing it. Panzer
     
  4. imageWIS

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    I have one Lacoste polo shirt, a Lacoste Sport, which was made in France, and has the crocodile sewn on (i.e. not a patch). The shirt is a size Small; it is made from cotton and like 2% spandex. It was the slimmest Lacoste I found, but it was still too lose, so I had my tailor take in the sides a bit and shorten the sleeve diameter. Now it fits a lot better, but there is no way I'm spending extra money to tailor a polo shirt every time I buy one.

    I'll stick to RL custom-fit, thanks.

    Jon.
     
  5. j

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    (dusty @ April 20 2005,08:43)
    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?
    I was wondering the same thing - I'm 6'1 and I wear a size 6

    I don't know what you guys don't understand. I'm 6' and I wear a S (sometimes XS for effect). It doesn't have much of anything to do with height, especially with shirts with long tails like the RL polos. It's all weight; I only weigh about 140-145.
    Right - but there's more to a polo than just the tail. The front must look very short and the sleeves must be riding upto your armpits. But hey, if it works for you keep doing it. Panzer
    I'm 6'0-175 and I usually need a small in polo shirts because they are typically sized way too big. I have a 40" chest and average sized arms. Usually the length doesn't vary much, just the body size. I hate having the shoulder seams 2" off the end of my shoulders and a whole bunch of loose fabric around my waist. Makes me look skinnier than I already am.
     
  6. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    The logo sucks; the rest is moot.
     
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    I'm about 6'2" and 185lbs with fairly broad shoulders, I wear a size 4 in Lacoste. The shirt is pretty tight in the arms and chest but fits my shoulders very well, the shoulder seam falls exactly where it should. I get compliments on the fit so I guess I'll stick with it but I think the shirt is just baggy enough in the body to be casual. Plus I like the fact that the shirt doesn't have a tail, I hate that look. However, if I was any smaller I agree the fit would be hideous.

    A.
     
  8. itzamazing

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    I have to agree here, it's not so much the cut but the style and brand image.

    I don't like logos much, and I find it interesting that people have embraced the Lacoste logo once again, but are very quick to bash Prada, Gucci, or even LV. The mere fact that people buy the Lacoste polo simply for the logo still amazes me, but I guess people who graduate from Abercrombie and J.Crew need something to help define their style. I've looked at them in Saks and they are quite unremarkable, but they are easily identified, which is exactly the desired benefit that the wearer wants.
     
  9. Texel

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    I have a Lacoste polo from last year and it really fits perfect and has a nice quality, but the new polos from Lacoste are really worse cut. It seems like they are moving backwards with their cuts instead of doing something innovative and new. Besides that, i tried to contact Lacoste several times over their webpages and i didn't get any respond.
     
  10. arrogant

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    I think that Lacoste polos have been ruined by posers, who push von dutch trucker hat as well as cheap puma shoes with disgusting diesel jeans.

    Lacoste used to be a respectable brand and sadly, its image has been tarnished by peasants
     
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    Haha, such a wonderful attitude; I love it.

    I've been buying vintage Munsingwear (Penguin) polos lately. More cutting edge than Lacoste.
     
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    not that i disagree because i agree with your sentiment but out of curiosity, what are "lacoste posers"? i didnt realize that Lacoste was ever geared towards a "scene" or "subculture", say the way Fred Perry was.
     
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    lol, wow, i thought i was the only one that thougth this. i havn't been able to find any 2's around, but this size 3 is still pretty big on me. RL custom fit on the other hand, is perfect. [​IMG]
     
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  17. LA Guy

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    (Non-vintage) Lacoste sucks.  If you want a polo that actually fits the non obese, I recommend AA or Joie (but only on sale).
     
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    i'm class of '87 so i definitely recall the heyday of "Izod Lacoste"...which is why i was so surprised when the Lacoste polo came back so strong.

    and totally agree about Le Tigre....that was "Izod Light" for the reasons you mention, and its resurgence is even more bizarre, esp since it costs so much now and you get what has to be one of the worst polo shirt chest logos i've ever seen.

    i did get a Lacoste polo last christmas with a Macys gift card i got that i like quite a bit. It's dark grey/lt grey alternating stripes that fits nicely. It was an "$85" shirt which i have heard have different/slimmer cuts than the "$69" solid shirt.
     
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    Sort of unrelated, but Lacoste's button-up shirts suck too. Double needle, crap fabric, plastic buttons, blousy cut, logo sewn on pocket, all for about $100.
     
  20. esvoboda

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    Hey, I kind of like that AA one. http://www.americanapparelstore.com/2412.html Looks like a nice lean cut and having four buttons is a stylish touch. I've noticed AA stores sprouting up. I'll have to try one this weekend.
     

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