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Polos with MOP buttons

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, May 14, 2006.

  1. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Do they exist? Did Lacoste ever make any with MOP buttons? I think this vintage one I found has them but I'm no expert at identifying MOP.
     
  2. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Senior member

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    Tap it against your tooth. Then tap a platic button against your tooth. If it's MOP, you'll know.

    Dan
     
  3. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    My Lacoste's have them (non-vintage). My Burberry one does too.
     
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    In no particular order:
    1) Ralph Lauren Purple Label
    2) Alfred Dunhill
    3) Hickey-Freeman (Italian made polos-vintage and current?)
    4) Malo
     
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    cheukert Member

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    Armani has some as well
     
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    Holdfast Senior member

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    I'm 90% sure the Loro Piana polos I bought the other day have MOP but didn't actually check with the "tooth test". They're a very good visual imitation if they're plastic. Good polos, too.
     
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    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    Hanseat Senior member

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    Lacoste definitely does have them on their current offerings here in Europe.
     
  10. gza

    gza Senior member

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    I have one from Zegna with MOP buttons, but I don't know if all their polos have them. I used to have a Jeff Rose polo that had them as well.
     
  11. billiebob

    billiebob Senior member

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    Asprey polos have MOP buttons as well
     
  12. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    Right now, Marshall Field's has some house-brand polos (albeit in a fine, nontraditional weave) with MOP and abilone buttons. There are many colors, the mercerized cotton is very nice, and they're $48.
     
  13. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    Does mother of pearl feel more like glass against your tooth...?
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does mother of pearl feel more like glass against your tooth...?
    Yes
     
  16. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    Lacostes in the US used to have them, both the original French shirts and the early Peruvian ones. I'm wearing a yellow Peruvian Lacoste polo with MOP buttons right now. Later Peruvian ones and the current Chinese ones have petrochemical buttons, though. (I can't tell a difference between late Peruvian and new Chinese Lacoste construction; they're both unwearable garbage compared to French and early Peruvian shirts.)

    RLPL does, or at least the one I bought at a thrift store recently does. So do the insanely expensive but utterly perfect Comme des Garcons/Fred Perry polos.

    I've also owned some Polo mainline shirts with MOP buttons, though they're rare.
     
  17. breakfasteatre

    breakfasteatre Senior member

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    I have a long sleeve ralph lauren polo custom fit polo with mop buttons
     

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