Polo Shirts--Do not Like.

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  1. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Fred Perry are the only ones I wear- I love the stripes on the sleeves and collar and deeper placket.

    I don't get the Fred Perry love. When I was in London, I tried one on. The fabric was so thin that you could see my pasty white epidermis through it. I've seen better garbage at Old Navy.
     
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    [​IMG] William F Buckley says a small Crocodile is acceptable.
     
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    There is something incredibly generic looking about polo shirts. It doesn't matter if they fit well.
    Agreed. Hard to explain but a tee shirt usually looks better for some reason. And polos tucked in usually look alot worse.
     
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    I don't get the Fred Perry love. When I was in London, I tried one on. The fabric was so thin that you could see my pasty white epidermis through it. I've seen better garbage at Old Navy.
    There is a lot of different materials/fabrics etc. in the Fred Perry line.
     
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    There is a lot of different materials/fabrics etc. in the Fred Perry line.

    Whenever I see Fred Perry it just makes me think of the cheap faux retro mod shops down Carnaby St - didn't think it had much of a following in the states.
     
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    Agreed. Hard to explain but a tee shirt usually looks better for some reason.
    I don't like collarless shirts, so I'd rather wear a polo than a t-shirt.
     
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    ^^I don't understand the point of posting that. [​IMG] Edit: meant for the pic of LK
     
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    I think that can look pretty cool. I like taking style cues from the mods and like the skin you posted, I find that fit really makes a big difference. Your dislike for the polo can be applied to numerous menswear pieces in my opinion. Just think about all the ugly ill fitting suits one might see on a daily basis.

    Also, does anyone know what the sweater knit version of a polo style shirt is called? They were really popular in the 50's and I know they have a different name than "polo shirt".
     
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    LabelKing, it's good to get these things off your chest.
     
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    I'm sorry but whenever they are worn, they have this oozing aura of utter squareness and all that is bad about heterosexuality.

    This comment from the guy in that hat = fun.
     
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    hmmm...I like both polo shirts AND that hat. Stetson...? I recall my Grandfather having one just like that. He wore it with Brooks Brothers suits.
     
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    This comment from the guy in that hat = fun.

    +1
     
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    western style hat = good.

    guy who dislikes squarish garb that oozes the worst about heterosexuality wearing the same hat = avril levigne wearing a tie with a tshirt = obvious, attention-seeking irony
     
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    I dislike polo shirts and T-shirts. I will on occasion wear a polo shirt in public, albeit with great reluctance. I will not wear a T-shirt in public.

    I hate any and all shirts worn outside the waistband, including both those that are designed to be so worn and those that are not.
     

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