1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Polo War: Burberry vs Lacoste

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JEANSandTSHIRTS, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. JEANSandTSHIRTS

    JEANSandTSHIRTS New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Which of these has better fitting, better looking polo:
    Burberry, or Lacoste?

    I love Burberry's plaid design, however Lacoste has an undeniable quality to theirs, in addition to its classic nature.

    Simply put, i just want a nice everyday polo that fits well.

    I'm a pretty skinny guy, 5'6" at about 115-120lbs.
    I'm not sure which one would look right for me, and do you think one of the children's sizes might fit better?


    thanks community [​IMG]
     
  2. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Senior member

    Messages:
    9,677
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
  3. JEANSandTSHIRTS

    JEANSandTSHIRTS New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Then what's a better polo?
    Please also bear in mind that I am very SKINNY.
     
  4. somatoform

    somatoform Senior member

    Messages:
    2,138
    Joined:
    May 7, 2007
    why don't you do a search to find out people's opinions on different brands of polos?

    key word "polos" returns a bunch of threads on fred Perry, Lacoste, etc. with emphasis on cut within the first few pages.
     
  5. Desi

    Desi Senior member

    Messages:
    2,310
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Location:
    Baltimore
    I would say Lacoste, come on they are the Polo. They have tons of different colors, shades, and fits. Regular Burberry is cut larger.
     
  6. Strombollii

    Strombollii Senior member

    Messages:
    408
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Location:
    Florence, IT
    I'm a really skinny guy: 6'1, 140lb, 35-6 shoulder. I hated the fit of the small Burberry polos when I tried them on. They fit in the shoulder and then fit like a box (think PRL "classic" fit). I can't comment on Lacoste though.
     
  7. bimmernate

    bimmernate Senior member

    Messages:
    201
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Brooks Brothers fits me perfectly
     
  8. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

    Messages:
    1,404
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Top 3 polos

    Ralph Lauren Custom Fit
    Fred Perry
    Lacoste
     
  9. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

    Messages:
    6,552
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Location:
    The Loop
    Burberry makes slim fits for polos which are pretty fitted. I bought some a few years back when they were still making things in England when the quality was still decent. Lacoste is just lacoste.
     
  10. JEANSandTSHIRTS

    JEANSandTSHIRTS New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    You see, the problem with PRL is that it's a shot in the dark with me. Sometimes i'll go and find a decent shirt that fits well but the durability and quality just isn't there. I did a little research and based on what people said, PRL has different qualities, depending on where the shirts are made and where they are sold. So, does anyone have any suggestions on where to buy some quality PRL 'custom fit' shirts? Thanks
     
  11. gee_

    gee_ Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    45
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Custom fit RLPL polos are pretty slim
     
  12. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

    Messages:
    2,085
    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    James Perse in Size 1
     
  13. Mountains

    Mountains Senior member

    Messages:
    658
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    This thread is an excellent demonstration of how SF works.

    OP: Should I buy A or B?
    SF: Buy C, noob.

    or;

    specific question raised - general discussion ensues.

    With that said,

    Which of these has better fitting, better looking polo:
    Burberry, or Lacoste?


    Burberry has a slightly higher price point and a cut clearly intended for overweight baby boomers; Lacoste isn't much better, with a fairly boxy cut and obnoxious branding, but I think it's the lesser of two evils here.


    Top 3 polos...

    On this note, does anyone have any experience with the BoO polo shirts? Most of my polos are RLPL and PRL, so I would be interested in seeing how they compare.
     
  14. Desi

    Desi Senior member

    Messages:
    2,310
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Location:
    Baltimore
    BoO polo's are way to new for the members here. Have to wait till at least 30% off.

    I never tried James Perse polo's but i have a few size 1's pieces and they don't fit as slim as I would want. Fred Perry slim fit is nice, i fell in love with the FP x CDG. Too bad I can't get myself to buy a polo anymore.
     
  15. ppllzz

    ppllzz Senior member

    Messages:
    4,315
    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Top 3 polos

    Ralph Lauren Custom Fit
    Fred Perry
    Lacoste


    yes RL custom fits are great, at the recent sale i picked up 3 in nice colors for $26 each.. unbeatable price too! buttons are mop, nice slim fit.

    rlbl polos are also great, even slimmer, and more waist taper. i like them more but they are pretty expensive, still like 40-50 on sale.
     
  16. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

    Messages:
    8,463
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    I'm 5'6 and 125-130 so not too far off from you. I find H&M makes a really cheap (cost and quality) polo in a bunch of colors and I buy a rainbow of them for the same price as one LaCOST and throw them out in 1-2 years.

    If you're deciding between those two, I don't know burberry's ones that well but i'd say Lacost in about a size 3-4 should work. NOTE - go for the SILVER crock ones, they're the slim fits and are much better then the otherwise rather boxy regular fit green crocs. Also I find the silver crock is a bit less played out.
     
  17. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,102
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Location:
    Southern California
    I find H&M makes a really cheap (cost and quality).

    Yeah they are only like $12 and come in almost every color. They are slim and stretchy too.
     
  18. DLester

    DLester Senior member

    Messages:
    6,398
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    polos remind me of tech conventions.
     
  19. Robert

    Robert Senior member

    Messages:
    5,315
    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Location:
    Asheville, NC
    This thread is an excellent demonstration of how SF works.

    OP: Should I buy A or B?
    SF: Buy C, noob.



    YES. And then:

    OP: But I like A.
     
  20. ma1

    ma1 Senior member

    Messages:
    382
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    too many douchebags wear lacoste

    maybe in a few years ill start wearing them again
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by