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

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  1. BullionBro

    BullionBro Well-Known Member

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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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  2. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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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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    MikeDT Senior member

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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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    sturm07 Well-Known Member

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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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    phillycheese Well-Known Member

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    Locaoste is high class to me. Anything more expensive is waste of money. I like the polos from Target as they have no logo whatsoever and don't cost much.
     


  7. Mandres

    Mandres Well-Known Member

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    I feel the same way. I wear polo's for grillng, boating, yard work, etc. I buy them by the dozen, and throw them out regularly. The $15 version from Target or sporting goods stores lasts just as long and fits me better (I don't like the skin-tight modern cut).
     


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    konoyaro Senior member

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    John Smedley makes a nice Polo using Sea Island cotton. These have been very durable for me. They offer a couple different cuts as well with no obvious branding.

    http://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/
     


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    I like Carolina Herrera Polos; they have contrasting embroidered branding (small on chest), and use the same thread for the buttons -- looks GOOD
     


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    ezlau Senior member

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    By the way, I should mention that riviera polo tends to shrink and are cut slim, so I would
    Go a size up. Also, mrporter sells them within the US so it's more convenient to buy from them
    Considering they have free shipping both ways.
     


  11. BullionBro

    BullionBro Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     


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    TheWraith Senior member

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    You can get some MTM polo shirts, and you can add MOP buttons, from Tailorstore. I got a few from there, am very happy with them.
     
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  13. Joker Man

    Joker Man Senior member

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    It's hard to say how long something will last and depends on a number of factors.I have some Lacoste that are over 10 years old and they still look new. They may even be older since they were made in France and the newer ones are made in Peru. However, all of my shirts are washed on the gentle luke warm cycle with a little Ivory or Woolite and hung on plastic hangers to dry. The tumble dryer wears clothes out. See the lint? That's your clothes being worn out.
    If money is no object then I'd get Smedley sea isle which will wear well despite the softness due to the long staple cotton. Wash and hang dry.
    I like Smedley because they are fully fashioned with saddle shoulders and banded bottoms
    You'll notice that the stripe matches perfectly with the sleeve. Saddle shoulder will also fit better on most men.

    http://www.johnsmedley.com/us/mens/shop-by-collection/aw12-collection/aw12-wallcote-in-001
     


  14. Joker Man

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    don't buy cheap shirts or clothes. There's no reason to because there's a limit to how many you'll wear out a year. Cheap stuff is for poor people. On the other hand there's no reason to buy the most expensive unless you have money to burn and don't care.
     


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    Those who claim "high quality" and durability are mutually exclusive, I don't know what you talking about.

    I have RLPL, all have lasted me at least 5 years and still going strong. I don't baby them (warm wash in home washer and high heat setting on dryer)
     


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