• Welcome to the Styleforum Approved contest! This is a contest where everyone wins: in fact, every participant will get a (highly coveted) “Styleforum approved” bracelet to flaunt to your oblivious friends. The only thing you have to do is show appreciation for a member of the forum or an affiliate vendor.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

dieworkwear

Mahatma Jawndi
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 10, 2011
Messages
17,417
Reaction score
40,584
I want another 1 or 2 knit polos.
I have a Lemaire shirt sleeve and long sleeve from the current season and have been wearing them both a lot, especially the short sleeve.
So I’ve been trying to find something similar for a while.
knit fabric
Ideally a zip placket, or a longer placket or even a full placket.
something with a retro vibe.
I am open to any recs people may have. But so far these are on the short list.


if anybody has experience with any of these or tips for something else please let me know.


so far I’m leaning toward one of the top 2, but not sure I can find the first one in my size.
The Yuri and Yuri ones all look nice (pic 3 - 6) too, I’d never heard of them before so I have no idea what they’re like or what size I would be.

Those all look nice. Only ones I don't like is the one below Kimber and the paisley one. Of them all, I would go with the first two or the cream, full-button-front Yuri & Yuri.
 

OccultaVexillum

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2013
Messages
9,544
Reaction score
8,842
@dieworkwear Yeah the Etro one is dumb. I still don't know whether to love or hate Etro. But I like Paisley.
Kind of surprised you don't like the 3rd one though (it's also Yuri and Yuri). That colour / pattern combo is pretty appealing to me though i don't know what the sleeve buttons are for.

Do you know anything about Yuri & Yuri? I saw that The Rake has it. But have never seen or heard of it before.
 

justridiculous

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2015
Messages
2,905
Reaction score
2,732
@dieworkwear Yeah the Etro one is dumb. I still don't know whether to love or hate Etro. But I like Paisley.
Kind of surprised you don't like the 3rd one though (it's also Yuri and Yuri). That colour / pattern combo is pretty appealing to me though i don't know what the sleeve buttons are for.

Do you know anything about Yuri & Yuri? I saw that The Rake has it. But have never seen or heard of it before.
I kind of like this one, and the price is great.


In general, I've liked a number of things I've seen from Far Afield.
 

dieworkwear

Mahatma Jawndi
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 10, 2011
Messages
17,417
Reaction score
40,584
@dieworkwear Yeah the Etro one is dumb. I still don't know whether to love or hate Etro. But I like Paisley.
Kind of surprised you don't like the 3rd one though (it's also Yuri and Yuri). That colour / pattern combo is pretty appealing to me though i don't know what the sleeve buttons are for.

Do you know anything about Yuri & Yuri? I saw that The Rake has it. But have never seen or heard of it before.
The third one reminds me of the carpet at hotel conventions. Weird personal association. I just feel like I'm looking down at the floor, sipping bad coffee, and waiting around some big doors.

I don't know anything about Yuri. I also noticed the line at The Rake and thought it looked interesting.
 

OccultaVexillum

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2013
Messages
9,544
Reaction score
8,842
haha ok, i can see that association.

∏µ®¬¯ø΃∆_258.jpg


I'm more concerned with the fact that I am somehow invested in polos now. Lemaire makes me do weird things.
 

YoungM

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2008
Messages
256
Reaction score
145
I know this probably isn't exactly the vibe you have in mind, but I want to throw in a positive word for SEH Kelly's polos. I have an oatmeal long-sleeve and it is absolutely one of my favorite garments I own - just beautiful. The cotton cashmere feels unbelievably luxurious without feeling precious, and I love the cut and details. I had to get an XXL special made, but I think you're a bit smaller than I am, so you could probably fit an XL.

I don't have a good standing fit pic so please accept this instead.

IMG_3070.jpg

haha ok, i can see that association.

∏µ®¬¯ø΃∆_258.jpg


I'm more concerned with the fact that I am somehow invested in polos now. Lemaire makes me do weird things.
 

King Calder

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2013
Messages
1,313
Reaction score
2,403
wow that polo looks great. I am a sucker for a textures knit polo. Ikiji makes my favorites, and I have two from Beams I also love.
 

OccultaVexillum

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2013
Messages
9,544
Reaction score
8,842
@YoungM That is nice, but I have something very similar from Tom Ford and another from Loro Piana. If I bought another long sleeve one it would probably one of the Stoffa lounge shirts
 

whorishconsumer

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2010
Messages
1,847
Reaction score
1,566
Yeah, probs not ideal, especially on a light colored loafer

I had that exact pair (gift from Yuki). I don't think the dirtiness is an issue here, although maybe with light suede. The part that does become an issue is when one side of the heel wears down or, god forbid, you step in an oil patch. Then you'll be like this



I realize I'm replying to a post concerning an imminent purchase two months later.
 

whorishconsumer

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2010
Messages
1,847
Reaction score
1,566
I want another 1 or 2 knit polos.
I have a Lemaire shirt sleeve and long sleeve from the current season and have been wearing them both a lot, especially the short sleeve.
So I’ve been trying to find something similar for a while.
knit fabric
Ideally a zip placket, or a longer placket or even a full placket.
something with a retro vibe.
I am open to any recs people may have. But so far these are on the short list.


if anybody has experience with any of these or tips for something else please let me know.


so far I’m leaning toward one of the top 2, but not sure I can find the first one in my size.
The Yuri and Yuri ones all look nice (pic 3 - 6) too, I’d never heard of them before so I have no idea what they’re like or what size I would be.

I have the Thom Sweeney (1) and Yuri & Yuri Rallison II (4), in those colors. I like both. The Sweeney I did size L, the Yuri & Yuri a 44 (they run small). I'm more or less a 44" chest for a comfortable fit and am just shy of 6'3". Sweeney has a good length (I want to say 27"), Yuri & Yuri runs a bit short (closer to 26"). I also have a Yuri & Yuri polo-polo that's even shorter. The max size on that shirt is a 44, although Yuri & Yuri carry a 46 for their polos.

In terms of fabric, the "serie" Yuri & Yuri use is a deadstock synthetic manufactured by Mitsubishi. It has a dry, slick hand-feel, is lightweight and dries quickly. I particularly like it with that Rallison because the breaks in the weave allows it to breathe even more. For this same reason, even if the fit's a bit tight, it will stretch a little as it drapes.

I've only handwashed both, but have done so a few times now (with Soak) and haven't so far noted any major shrinkage.
 

OccultaVexillum

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2013
Messages
9,544
Reaction score
8,842
Alright that’s awesome info. Thanks. I did end up buying the Sweeney.
mill probably get the Kimber at some point too.
 

whorishconsumer

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2010
Messages
1,847
Reaction score
1,566
I know this probably isn't exactly the vibe you have in mind, but I want to throw in a positive word for SEH Kelly's polos. I have an oatmeal long-sleeve and it is absolutely one of my favorite garments I own - just beautiful. The cotton cashmere feels unbelievably luxurious without feeling precious, and I love the cut and details. I had to get an XXL special made, but I think you're a bit smaller than I am, so you could probably fit an XL.

I don't have a good standing fit pic so please accept this instead.

View attachment 1432029
Well I went to check out a polo and ended up buying a coat.
 

gettoasty

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Feb 8, 2010
Messages
15,599
Reaction score
9,602
I had that exact pair (gift from Yuki). I don't think the dirtiness is an issue here, although maybe with light suede. The part that does become an issue is when one side of the heel wears down or, god forbid, you step in an oil patch. Then you'll be like this



I realize I'm replying to a post concerning an imminent purchase two months later.
what’s the backstory of the gif?
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Face Masks: Pick Your Favorite (Choose 2)

  • Disposable surgical mask

  • White cotton mask

  • Linen-lined mask

  • "Sartorial" mask made of suiting fabric

  • Patterned mask (checks, stripes, fun print, etc.)

  • Solid color silk mask

  • "Sartorial" mask made of tie fabric

  • Sports mask made of synthetic fabric

  • Denim mask

  • Face shield


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
442,587
Messages
9,558,911
Members
199,967
Latest member
scxfwvs
Top