polos

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  1. jean_connoisseur23

    jean_connoisseur23 Senior member

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    i'm looking to buy some polos to highlight summer...just graduated from highschool..and i'm looking to revamp my wardrobe...i'm thinking of buying maybe 3 polos...i've looked at penguin.lacoste,ralph lauren,junya watanabe,paul smith,burberry and trovata...got any advice on their fits and quality??
     


  2. Get Smart

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    out of the brands you mentioned I wear:

    -Lacoste....i think there are a couple different fit styles, one slimmer and one fuller. I have a grey/black striped polo that fits slim and I've had no issues with the quality. Color choices are huge so everycolor you'd want is available, except for the one color I was looking for...burnt orange [​IMG]

    -Penguin....I have 4 of the "Earls" which are the only polos I like from them. They fit very slim so you might even want to size up one depending on how fitted you like your shirts. Quality is so-so, it's better now that it's 100% cotton since the first Earls were cotton/poly blend

    -Paul Smith....The fabric on mine is really nice, light gray with burgundy and teal dotted stripes throughout. His store has a lot of different polo designs but are on the pricey side at $100

    But half the polos in my closet are all Fred Perry, which is my go-to polo shirt.
     


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    Right now is the perfect time to purchase a couple Ralph Lauren Purple Label polos.. I just purchased 4 - light blue, black, pink, and lilac. They are awesome in regards to material / look, and.. I dunno about fit, you might end up in a medium or small. They are relatively full shirts but they look better than any other polos I've seen - they have almost a sharkskin sheen but they're 100% cotton.

    On sale - 99 - regular price - 165.
     


  4. Get Smart

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    they have almost a sharkskin sheen but they're 100% cotton.


    cool, I have a Pringle pale pink polo that has the same effect.
     


  5. jean_connoisseur23

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    thanks guys for the help...appreciate it [​IMG]
     


  6. Edward Appleby

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    I just picked up some RL Polo polos, so I thought I'd mention the sizing for anyone purchasing online. In the traditional cut, a small fits me well, while I'm a large in the Custom Fit line. So, if you're used to Custom Fit, be prepared to size way the hell down for the regular cut.
     


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    My favorite (of Penguin, RL, Lacoste, Burberry) are RL custom fit. Try one on first though.
     


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    How do the RL polo's hold up after washings? The biggest issue I have had with polos in general, is their inability to maintain their shape (especially the collars) and their overall color after going through the wash. I am definetely going to try a couple of the RL Polo custom fit polo's for the summer. RL certainly has an abundance of colors to choose from. I am guessing I would be a small in the custom fit, since I wear a 36R in suits.
     


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    How do the RL polo's hold up after washings? The biggest issue I have had with polos in general, is their inability to maintain their shape (especially the collars) and their overall color after going through the wash. I am definetely going to try a couple of the RL Polo custom fit polo's for the summer. RL certainly has an abundance of colors to choose from. I am guessing I would be a small in the custom fit, since I wear a 36R in suits.

    The collar is fine. Mine did shrink about 1" in length in a hot wash. But I generally buy a bit larger, then hot wash before wearing to eliminate the shrinkage problem. I currently have 2 RL Custom Fit and some older RL polos. The darker colors will fade noticeably after about 10 washes, which I don't mind one bit because a well worn polo looks 10x better with jeans. The lighter colors can go for a bit longer before you see fading. So far of all the polos I've tried, only the Brooks Brothers have held their colors well after numerous washes. BB carries a slim fit version as well, but the sleeves are a bit longer than RL or Lacoste.
     


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    Color choices are huge so everycolor you'd want is available, except for the one color I was looking for...burnt orange [​IMG]

    Ha, I bought one last season from Neiman Marcus. It's definitely one of my favorite colors.
     


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    Is the Custom Fit Ralph Lauren Polo made in Bolivia?
     


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    Try the multicolor Polo player shirts from RL. They're a bit gaudy and they no longer sell the custom fit version (online, at least), but they're made of pique Pima mercerized cotton; they're not quite the RLPL polo shirts, but I got mine on sale for $35 each.
     


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    Check out Vastrm.com Quality of the shirts are excellent. Also you can customize the shirt via an online design tool for a really unique style. They have a slim fit, sport fit and relaxed fit depending on your mood. Pick up 2 - 3 in the different fits to suit your style for the day.

    [​IMG]
     


  14. Aneil4lom

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    Hi everyone. I currently wear polos in most casual settings and on some days to work. Right now I'd like to expand my current wardrobe but I want to stay away from brands that are mainstream(-ish) where I'm from and get the best possible prices.

    Currently, all of my polos are A&F and AllSaints SpitalField.

    I like the look of AllSaints because the collars look different from generic polos.

    I like the A&F because the material is pretty rugged and thick.

    I want to avoid Ralph Lauren and Lacoste.

    Any advice?
     


  15. Saturdays

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    Why avoid mainstream if they are great. That's like saying living is too mainstream so I'm going to be dead.

    The best Polo I have ever worn is the Ralph Lauren Polo, in terms of quality, durability, and overall fit.

    I've tried the rest and there is always something that makes it a no-deal.

    Anyway, you asked for advice, that's mine..
     


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