Polo shirts - Wearing with collar UP

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  1. Thurston

    Thurston Senior member

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    I personally despise seeing a collar worn upwards on a polo shirt, unless it was just a mistake. In England some people seem to have the idea it's cool to wear it up. Especially Jack Wills. The worst thing is now people wear TWO polo shirts with BOTH collars up.

    Your views?

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    That's a sweater and a shirt, not two shirts.

    I think it looks good on a lot of women. Not just polos, but blouses too. It sort of frames the face.
     


  2. Toorman

    Toorman Senior member

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    On the one hand it's kind of douchey. On the other hand - THERE IS NO OTHER HAND (I vaguely remember that from Fiddler on the Roof.)
     


  3. davidmross

    davidmross Senior member

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    Eric Cantona. A class act and genious.

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    But mere mortals rarely succeed with it.
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  4. free man

    free man Senior member

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    That's a sweater and a shirt, not two shirts.

    I think it looks good on a lot of women. Not just polos, but blouses too. It sort of frames the face.


    Yeah, on women I enjoy the collar slightly up in the back. But what do I know!
     


  5. RCG Tiburon

    RCG Tiburon Senior member

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    I dunno, this guy looks pretty cool...

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    Dear lord.

    For what it's worth the popped collar is quite functional on pea coats, keeps the wind from getting in.

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  6. Zenny

    Zenny Senior member

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    Only permissible on outerwear.
     


  7. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    Actually, the only time I ever do this is when it's pretty sunny/hot out and I don't want my neck to get burned. This often happens out on the golf course, where at least there's nobody really around to see me. I do feel like a bit of a dork though... It strange though, because if you saw James Dean doing it, you'd say "cool". You do it with your suits or peacoats when it's cold. You wear double button high colora, or wing-tip collars... all of these you feel good in, but a polo shirt and suddenly you think it's douchy? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  8. RyJ Maduro

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    Only permissible on outerwear.

    +1. But that's a different animal, altogether.

    I would also grant a dispensation for golfers, et cetera, on grounds of practicality.
     


  9. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    My dad does this but he's also black and almost 70 so he's not going to be mistaken for a preppie punkass.
     


  10. RyJ Maduro

    RyJ Maduro Senior member

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    It strange though, because if you saw James Dean doing it, you'd say "cool".

    James Dean= Overrated.

    He's like Scarface for borderline hipster white kids.
     


  11. centrix

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    this sums it up lol
     


  12. eddy98

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    This look has been so overused and abused that it's not even funny. It's like trying to rape an unborn child. Only a complete dumbass would attempt it.
     


  13. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

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    Ony on coats because it makes sense to do so
     


  14. litho

    litho Senior member

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    So it's decided.

    The look is rediculous, it's not cool and it should never been done. 4 people in this forum should hang their heads very low!

    I also agree, the one circumstance it could be accepted is on a golf course. I burnt my neck yesterday on the course, but I still didn't pop my collar!
     


  15. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    I think it's perfectly fine on sporting wear. If I am playing cricket or rugby, I will put my collar up because it is either A) Very cold, or B) Very sunny.
     


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