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Polo recommendation

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Dan9019, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Dan9019

    Dan9019 Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    The two ways I've seen to get anything RLBL (so I'll assume it applies to polos as well) are to buy them at an outlet store (unikely that you have a full RL outlet store near you, and not just a Polo Ralph Lauren outlet store) or an online vendor, or you can wait for a RL sale. One just passed by, but I think that someone mentioned they will have another come the end of summer. That being said, on the cheap, I'd say J Crew polos are very nice, but if you're looking for top notch, RLBL is the way to go. Avoid the typical Lacoste polo....everyone alive has one of those, and they are just logo bearing advertisements
    Thanks, it appears there is a real RL outlet near me in Orlando, along with three of the polo RL ones.
  2. enarchay

    enarchay Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    I saw some recommendations for Lands End on AAAC. I bought a couple the other day for really cheap. They seem pretty decent for the price. However, as seems to be a common annoyance, they have a slight tail.
  3. MrAmbrose

    MrAmbrose Member

    May 16, 2010
    I second (third?) the recommendation for J Crew polos. I like the vintage polo; the fit is slim and the sleeves are a bit shorter. Great for the price.
  4. Mr. Sartorial

    Mr. Sartorial Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2010
    I've had a lot of luck with Burberry slim fits, about the same price, no tail, and they're a little bit thinner fabric with a tiny logo.

    Almost identical to the slim RL ones but with no tail would be the "Italian Fit" Lacoste ones, but they have a little logo of course.

    Hope that helps!
  5. wysiwyg

    wysiwyg Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2009
    I can't recommend the J Crew polos, the couple I've had have both faded unfavorably, especially around the placket. My Lands' End polos have retained their color better and are cheaper. The mesh is a bit finer compared to the J Crew piques. No logo, but there's a slight tail.
  6. hst

    hst Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2010
    Lacoste Slim Fit fits quite well into what you want at the price range of $75-100 you indicated [​IMG]
    I own 2 of them - and find them very comfortable to wear.
  7. minervau

    minervau Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2010
    BB's quality beats all

    +1, though they have the tail, and the OP mentioned he didn't want that.
  8. bluemagic

    bluemagic Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    The fabric on J. Crew and Lands' End polos is noticeably worse than on RL polos.
  9. RSS

    RSS Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    No.1 Nonsuch Place
    Damn ... I was thinking you wanted to know where you can learn to play.
  10. Newstyle

    Newstyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    I have a few J. Crew vintage polos and they are perfect. Slim, no tennis tail, and pretty good quality.
  11. acecow

    acecow Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Not Manhattan, unfortunately
    How about polo shirts with stiffer collars? All of mine have the "Seinfield collar" on them. Hence, I stick to dress shirts for anything more formal than going to the store.
  12. Petrus1

    Petrus1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2010
    The fabric on J. Crew and Lands' End polos is noticeably worse than on RL polos.

    They're 1/3 the price.
  13. franz_sanchez

    franz_sanchez Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Have you considered Fred Perry, Ben Sherman or Lacoste?

    Not sure if you can avoid a logo though.

    You can try Bugatchi polo shirts if you don't want a logo. I saw one on clearance at Marshall's for $20 and it had no logo. You could also try Michael Kors polo shirts if you want a plain Polo Shirt. I tend to like Polo's with striped patters. I have gotten Polo's from RL, Nautica, Timberland, Lacoste and they all seem to be good. I have only gotten myself one Lacoste because usually you can't get them at a good price. I find Polo stuff for around $20 all the time at Macy's. You just have to wait for the stuff to eventually get reduced to $20. A couple of weeks ago I was able to get a Polo Sportshirt that was originally $89 for $16 and that included a 20% off bonus coupon.

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