Replacing Lacoste?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demeis, May 3, 2007.

  1. robin

    robin Senior member

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    There's a new company called 429 Life which makes some decent, logo-less polo's which I discovered this last year. Adam + Eve is another favorite of mine as well.
     


  2. SGladwell

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    Concur on Fred Perry, and (logos be damned) think Paul & Shark is worthy of consideration as well.
     


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    For a younger crowd Fred Perry is a great option. I don't know if they have multiple lines, but the ones I tried on were a very slim fit. Much like Original Penguin.

    I'll second the vote on Paul & Shark. They do make a nice shirt.

    I'll also admit to liking the logo on Trussardi polos.
     


  5. Teacher

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    I bought a couple of polos at TJMaxx by a company called Daniel Bishop. They're pima cotton and are made of the most lovely fabric I've seen on pique polo shirts, including the big brands. I'd never heard of Daniel Bishop before that, and I've only had them a handful of months, but they're still as beautiful as ever, with all indications of great construction and sturdy fabric. You might want to check them out.
     


  6. teddieriley

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    Fourth or whatever it is on the Fred Perry, although I don't own any. But from what I've seen, they're quite nice and not ubiquitous like your polo or lacoste.
     


  7. ChicagoRon

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    Loro Piana and Paul Smith are two that come to mind that I haven't seen yet. ON a less expensive angle, there is Burma Bibas. I'd also second James Perse. I think the Varvatos and Kors are not too far behind Lacoste in being over-exposed.
     


  8. hossoso

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    For a younger crowd Fred Perry is a great option. I don't know if they have multiple lines, but the ones I tried on were a very slim fit. Much like Original Penguin.

    I'll second the vote on Paul & Shark. They do make a nice shirt.

    I'll also admit to liking the logo on Trussardi polos.


    There is Fred Prerry and Fred Perry x CDG, though I think this is limited.

    Fourth or whatever it is on the Fred Perry, although I don't own any. But from what I've seen, they're quite nice and not ubiquitous like your polo or lacoste.

    You're number five, and the capstone to a solid endorsement. I own lots of Fred Perry and would suggest it to anyone.
     


  9. acidboy

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    +1 on Fred Perry. Also, Stinky Rat (by Marc Jacobs?) is getting quite popular nowadays.
     


  10. j

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    Smedley? RLPL? Or are these too high priced?

    I like Fred Perry and have a couple myself, and I guess that would be fine, but doesn't Urban Outfitters carry them? That would make it a big No for me.
     


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    As a general matter I really, really despise shirts with logos -- I hate to be a walking advertisement. But I think the logos on solidpolos are an exception because they serve an aesthetic purpose -- they break up the monotony of an otherwise monochrome shirt, accentuate the chest in a desirable way, and add some color without being obnoxiously overbearing (unlike a huge Nike swoosh on a t-shirt).
     


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    to be honest I think the next is J.Lindeberg. He has a firm basis in the golf and skiing attire industries, but still isn't really popularly known. People love shit that's associated with higher-brow sports (e.g. golf, skiing), but still is distinguishable from my generic polo (J.L has a symbol that can be as recognizeable as the crocodile).

    I think those are ingredients for success.
     


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    If you're looking for something for the younger crowd, Le Tigre might work for you. It would appeal to the same crowd as Penguin, Lacoste, Ben Sherman, etc. Polo would have broader appeal, though, especially with both the Custom and Regular fits.
     


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    I'm with the Fred Perry crowd on this one. Appealing both to a younger crowd (especially due to its ties with various british subcultures - mod, brit-pop, that Rimbaud-wannabe Pete Doherty fellow, etc), and an older, more conservative one (at least here in Greece and some other European countries). And also has a tennis pedigree on par with Lacoste.

    There are two lines I think. The main line, plus the limited edition. Limited edition are generally either reproductions of vintage cuts, fits, designs, etc, or endorsements, and it is extremely harder to find in a store than the more ubiquitous main line.

    Oh, and there is the designed in collaboration with Commes de Garcons (spelling?) stuff, which is just plain awful.

    Thodoris
     


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