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Question on Polo Shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Artisan Fan, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    Fred Perry polos are good quality, not as common as RL and Lacoste, good fit for athletic bodies, and have some good designs IMO. Try to find made in England ones.
     


  2. factorial

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    I'd say Brooks Brothers polos are mid-priced. On sale, they can be had for only $29.50 each when you buy 3, and right now they're 2/$89 which is probably cheaper than Fred Perry.

    I really like the Slim Fit BB Golden Fleece Performance polos. If you're really against logos or tennis tails then they're not for you, but I find that they fit me perfectly.
     


  3. longskate88

    longskate88 Senior member

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    I'd say Brooks Brothers polos are mid-priced. On sale, they can be had for only $29.50 each when you buy 3, and right now they're 2/$89 which is probably cheaper than Fred Perry. I really like the Slim Fit BB Golden Fleece Performance polos. If you're really against logos or tennis tails then they're not for you, but I find that they fit me perfectly.
    This, or J.Crew Vintage Washed jersey cotton polo (not sure the exact name, but they're t-shirt material). Just found out Psycho Bunny polos are AMAZING, found a couple at Nords Rack...too bad they only primary colors. AdamplusEve are hands down the best polos on earth IMO, but they're $80. Also, only primary colors and hard to find except on their website. Adampluseve.com or Shopadam.com. If I could only have one brand of polos, these would be it.
     


  4. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    The Sea Island Cotton "Isis" is the classic Smedley which a few U.S. retailers private label (P. Stuart $218). It's the knit shirt that Fleming's Bond wears in the novels and I think Connery wore briefly in Dr. No. At current exchange rate on sale for about $82 before shipping and customs tariff, if any. $82 is moderate for a fan of artisans? http://www.johnsmedley.com/mens/mens-shirts/isis.html. "Milo" is a trimmer variation. Both have the advantage of being completely full-fashion knitted, perhaps the only maker which does so, and may still do on vintage Allen Solly knitting frames.

    Excellent idea. I have around a dozen of these, half long sleeve. Great shirts.
     


  5. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    I can usually find FP polos on sale for around $50. If you like the look of striped tips on collars and sleeves they look great.
     


  6. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I buy plain white, gray or blue polos from the Warehouse (our equivalent of Walmart) for $10. I then have the sleeves shortened and narrowed slightly for about $15 by any tailor. Total $25 for a polo that fits perfectly. Even if i could afford branded polos, i wouldn't buy them cos i can't stand any visible logos on anything.
     


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    HRoi Senior member

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    since Loro Piana was mentioned - i have a couple of them and they are quite nice. but the placket only has one button on it, so it will either be completely buttoned up at the throat, or show your cleavage [​IMG] my favorite polos (mainly for their color) are RLPL. my biggest disappointment was a Brioni pique polo i bought. color started to fade almost instantly. my next polo mission - i really, really want to try Sunspel. the Casino Royale polo looks amazing in pics
     


  8. Material Boy

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    How about the Ralph Lauren Pima Cotton polo shirts? They are regularly $85, are now on sale at Bloomingdales for $36. They are far better than the regular Polo shirts people associated with.
     


  9. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    I like the BB Slim Fit Performance Polos as well. Good quality and a nice cut on the styling.

    The pricing is quite reasonable and I believe you can save another 15% by using your corporate discount with the current sale.
     


  10. stylesmurf

    stylesmurf Senior member

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    RL Purple Label are so nice (selling an extra one too)
    BR Monogram surprisingly luxurious
    Nothing else comes to mind. Not a big fan of pique, which seems like 90% of the polos out there are made of.
     


  11. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    The pique on Tailor Store is actually better than most of the piques out there. I'm not normally a fan of pique either, but found the TS version nice and soft.
     


  12. longskate88

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    Here's a pic of my BB Slim-fit in Small, shrunk in the dryer. FWIW, I found the black color to wear slightly smaller than the other light colors. I'm 5"7" and 125lbs for reference. I like how the sleeves are long enough so they don't 'flare out' and make the shirt look too small. These sleeves fit great, even on my tiny arms. My tastes have changed a little, and I'd prefer if this shirt were a little larger. Next time I'll go to a medium and shrink it.
    [​IMG]
     


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    I guess I'm the only fan of the RL Custom Fits. Nothing really fits me all that well due to my build but these aren't too bad, they're readily available everywhere, and come in a nice variety of colors.
     


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    Just say no.

    what?
     


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