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What is a good polo shirt brand. I need very high quality polos with real pearl buttons.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by BullionBro, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. BullionBro

    BullionBro Well-Known Member

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    I dont care about the price. I just want very high quality luxurious polos that will last many years and look and feel great. They can cost little or very high and I dont care about the brand. I prefer for them not to show too much branding.

    Thanks!

    I lost weight and got to my goal weight so i am buying a whole wardrobe of clothing. I will start off with polos first.


    Thanks gents!
     
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    ezlau Senior member

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    Sunspel Riviera polos are pretty good. Great quality, clean cut, but it has plastic buttons. Worth a try though, it's definitely a wardrobe staple.
     
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    Liquidus Senior member

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    Kent Wang has MoP buttons.
     
  5. BullionBro

    BullionBro Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I like the kent wang selection. Can anyone that owns one post a picture or let me know how the quality is?
     
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    I have 4 Kent Wang polos and I like them a lot. You should be able to find plenty of reviews and some fit pics on google.

    You might also want to check out a new line of polos just released by Epaulet: burgundy, red, navy. These have smoke MOP buttons and have really fine fabric. I got the burgundy one and I think it's great.
     
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    If you find something that works well for you but has plastic buttons, you could always switch out the buttons to thick MOPs. Many high-end shirts use them anyway, but it's a simple fix if that is the only deal breaker.
     
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  9. BullionBro

    BullionBro Well-Known Member

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    The three brands posted here are all very nice. Sunspel, Kent Wang and Epaulet. It makes it harder to choose which ones to buy. Maybe I should buy 1 of each? :)

    Does anyone know a good place to buy mother of pearl buttons especially made for polo shirts?
     
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    I can't offer you a link, but I know I've seen it discussed on here before, so I'm sure someone can chime in with that info. When my shirts get worn out/frayed and can't be donated, I'll cut the buttons off to keep and then use the shirt for a rag. Maybe you have an old shirt that still has the buttons in good condition?
     
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    are tasteless, imo.
     
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    MOPs, or just thick ones?
     
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    I've always preferred shell or mother of pearl buttons. It's honestly the first thing I look at when I'm shopping for shirts, but to each their own.

    It wouldn't look inappropriate on a polo though, I don't think, because there are only 2-3 buttons and they're often thicker plastic anyway.
     
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    thickness
     
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    I have heard good things about Avon Celli regarding Polo shirts.

    I do not buy into the whole "high end" Polo thing though (I have yet to find a big difference between a polo from a lower tier brand like Lacoste and a higher tier brand like Cucinelli or Loro Piana). I have found my Lacoste Polo's lasting fine, usually 2/3 years. I cannot see you getting much more mileage from a higher tier brand.

    Unless you are going for one off designs, most solid colors or basic horizontal stripe / plaid patterns are available season after season for any particular brand.

    I see little point in spending more than 100bucks on a Polo unless you find one with an unusual pattern that you must have whatever the cost.



    I love MOP buttons but most people wear their Polos with all buttons undone or at the very least the top one / two button(s) undone. Correct me if I am wrong, is a Polo nothing else other than a tee shirt with a collar? If so, I am surprised people are looking for high end features on what is a very casual garment.
     
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  16. BullionBro

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    I saw the loro piana polos but i think the sleeves are a little too long for me. Nothing a tailor cant fix but I think I will go with kent wang and sunspel.

    I myself have some Lacoste shirts I bought at the Houston galleria back in 2005. To this date after many washes. They look great and they still have the rich color. I just wanted to try something a little different this time :)
     
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    It could be just me but I think "luxurious' and "last many years" don't go together when talking about polos.
     
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    I think it's a bit of an oxymoron myself.

    I've never even considered a polo shirt to be a long lasting garment, 2-3 years probably. With all the wearing and washing, lose their shape, become saggy and baggy. Unless 2-3 years is considered to be a long life for this type of casual garment?
     
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    2-3 years is a long term investment for clothing. The material gets pretty destroyed from all the washing or Dry cleaning.
     
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