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Tapered-Waist Polos?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by khaller, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. khaller

    khaller Well-Known Member

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    I've been going crazy trying to find a decent polo shirt that won't bunch up at my waist. Do any high-quality brands have a polo that tapers at the waist?
     
  2. funk_soul_brother

    funk_soul_brother Senior member

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    i don't know but i'd be really interestied in this as well. my shoulders are so much wider than my waist. i am shaped like an inverted triangle. my chest is 46"-48" and my natural waist is like 32"-33". i look like a total BOX unless my shirts are fitted and i always have a hard time finding a polo like that.

    however, when i was in Hong Kong, i bought a great one made by "indu homme" that is fitted and soft and wonderful!
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    i don't know but i'd be really interestied in this as well. my shoulders are so much wider than my waist. i am shaped like an inverted triangle. my chest is 46"-48" and my natural waist is like 32"-33". i look like a total BOX unless my shirts are fitted and i always have a hard time finding a polo like that.

    however, when i was in Hong Kong, i bought a great one made by "indu homme" that is fitted and soft and wonderful!


    Vintage Le Tigre is pretty fitted.
     
  4. nmoraitis

    nmoraitis Senior member

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    I believe all of Original Penguin’s polos are fitted. Also, the Lacoste polos with the silver crocodile is their fitted line.
     
  5. Joffrey

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    you could always go for the custom-fit RL polos. JCrew also has them (called favorite fit)
     
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  7. khaller

    khaller Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, guys. I'm looking for dressier polos that I can wear out to a bar/dinner. I'll take a look at the Marc Jacobs, but the Penguins, LaCoste, and LeTigre seem a little too casual. Any other ideas?
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Ralph Lauren Purple Label (custom fit)
     
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    So anyone know where I might find a silver label Lacoste for less than $135 CDN (130US) they are selling for here in the Toronto Lacoste store ?

    The lacoste website has run out of my size 3 black in the silver label line. The fit is amazing.

    troop

    p.s. - the john smedley stuff looks pretty interesting - might have to go that avenue for some experimentation too
     
  11. Roger

    Roger Senior member

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    Tomasso's absolutely right. I have two John Smedley polos now, and, in addition to being about the softest polos out there in any numbers (beautiful soft Sea Island cotton), they are a slim fit. Really beautiful polos! [​IMG]
     
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    i don't know but i'd be really interestied in this as well. my shoulders are so much wider than my waist. i am shaped like an inverted triangle. my chest is 46"-48" and my natural waist is like 32"-33". i look like a total BOX unless my shirts are fitted and i always have a hard time finding a polo like that. however, when i was in Hong Kong, i bought a great one made by "indu homme" that is fitted and soft and wonderful!
    I have got the very same problem. Where in Hong Kong did you find the 'indu homme' polo? As far as RL is concerned, 'custom fit' is for guys with narrow shoulders. For me, 'Classic Fit' is not quite as huge around the waist, but still pretty bad.
     
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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I have got the very same problem. Where in Hong Kong did you find the 'indu homme' polo?

    As far as RL is concerned, 'custom fit' is for guys with narrow shoulders. For me, 'Classic Fit' is not quite as huge around the waist, but still pretty bad.


    I agree. Custom fit is too narrow in the shoulders and tight around the arms. It's ok if you're thin all over - not if your athletic and slim.
     
  14. maomao1980

    maomao1980 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Michael Bastian is by far the most fitted Polo I have ever seen. Avoid the skin tight look by going one size up, the shoulders should still relatively well. These are made by Cucinelli IIRC.

    Edit: they are far more fitted than RL custom fit.
     
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    Zanone and Malo.

    Super high quality a slim fit yet still tasteful.
     
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    i really like some of those smedley tops, is there a way to view previous seasons?
     
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    Another thumbs up for the Smedley polos. They truly are the softest polos you will find. I'm a 44 chest 34 waist and the L is pretty tapered on me. The arms are fairly tight however. Their customer service is also very good, I've emailed them a couple times and have always gotten really quick responses. I had to return an item and received my refund in 5 days, including shipping time from the states to England! They also remove the VAT for US customers although they add a steep delivery charge.

    I bought a Cucinelli polo from Lance, the cotton isn't quite as nice but it is even more tapered than the Smedley polos and the construction is pretty good.
     
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    wqvong Senior member

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    know any online stores you can buy it from in the states?

    thanks,
     
  19. Knowledge is King

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    Yoox has some John Smedley in odd colors and sizes.
     

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