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  • Originally posted by nova View Post
    You just described Kent Wang polos. I have two and plan to buy tons more.

    Pro-tip: he advises sizing up, but I don't and love the fit. However, for the jersey polos (not pique polos) you may want to size up, as they both run smaller than the pique and shrink.
    Thanks. The collars look nice. They're a little more than I had hoped to spend, but I really only need a couple of them. I'm thinking the white and the light blue.

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    • Tailoring question: how complicated a job is shortening shirt sleeves? (by say 1/4" - 1/2") I'm flashing too much cuff with some of my dress shirts - I'm planning to move/add buttons to tighten up the cuffs as a first step but if that doesn't work I might look into having the sleeves tweaked. Trying to figure out if the neighborhood dry-cleaning/alterations place can do it or if I need to find a higher-end place (I'm leaning toward the latter).
      “There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'"
      "The mood will pass, sir.”

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      • Originally posted by Scofield View Post
        are there any charles tyrwhitt sales going on atm?
        Ordered $29 shirts yesterday. Link http://www.ctshirts.com/travis

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        • Originally posted by Scofield View Post
          damn both kent wang and uniqlo are all sold out in my size! (small)
          Uniqlo is sold out in the button-down collar, but I just picked up one of the shirt-collar polos, which seems pretty nice. I don't have much to compare it to, since I don't wear polos a lot, but [MENTION=13747]Jstephens[/MENTION] had asked about stronger-collared polos, so that could be an option.

          On an unrelated note, I also got two of their linen shirts, which are nice and cool. They've just marked them down to $19.90, which is a great deal for a light-weight linen shirt. Fit isn't super-slim, but definitely not as billowy as a lot of shirts out there. A large seems comparable to some of my CT 16x36 slim-fit (not extra slim fit) shirts. Unusually (in my experience), the sleeves are long enough for me. I think I might order a few more...

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          • Machine washing shirts. Do you unbutton everything? Button down collars, sleeves?

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            • Originally posted by ninpb View Post
              Machine washing shirts. Do you unbutton everything? Button down collars, sleeves?
              I always unbutton collars and turn sleeves inside out, usually I actually leave the gauntlet buttons buttoned, but unbutton cuffs. The front is always unbottoned.

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              • Originally posted by ELNJ View Post
                Uniqlo is sold out in the button-down collar, but I just picked up one of the shirt-collar polos, which seems pretty nice. I don't have much to compare it to, since I don't wear polos a lot, but [MENTION=13747]Jstephens[/MENTION] had asked about stronger-collared polos, so that could be an option.

                On an unrelated note, I also got two of their linen shirts, which are nice and cool. They've just marked them down to $19.90, which is a great deal for a light-weight linen shirt. Fit isn't super-slim, but definitely not as billowy as a lot of shirts out there. A large seems comparable to some of my CT 16x36 slim-fit (not extra slim fit) shirts. Unusually (in my experience), the sleeves are long enough for me. I think I might order a few more...
                thank you! im gonna pick up a couple of those polos

                on a somewhat related note:

                polo+ linen blazer-pocket square y/n?

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                • Originally posted by ELNJ View Post
                  Uniqlo is sold out in the button-down collar, but I just picked up one of the shirt-collar polos, which seems pretty nice. I don't have much to compare it to, since I don't wear polos a lot, but [MENTION=13747]Jstephens[/MENTION] had asked about stronger-collared polos, so that could be an option.

                  On an unrelated note, I also got two of their linen shirts, which are nice and cool. They've just marked them down to $19.90, which is a great deal for a light-weight linen shirt. Fit isn't super-slim, but definitely not as billowy as a lot of shirts out there. A large seems comparable to some of my CT 16x36 slim-fit (not extra slim fit) shirts. Unusually (in my experience), the sleeves are long enough for me. I think I might order a few more...


                  [MENTION=12504]ELNJ[/MENTION]
                  Is that Dry Shirt Collar Polo you got from Uniqlo one of the ones constructed with a regular button up shirt material, or at least constructed like a regular button-up with reinforcements inside (I forget the actual name of that part of the collar). If those are the ones I'm thinking of, I though they were out of those too, but it looks like they have some. I was never clear as to exactly how these are made though, as I've never seen them in person and their website can be less than helpful or even accurate on a lot of things.
                  I'm interested in trying one of their linen shirts as well. Thanks.

                  [MENTION=10540]Scofield[/MENTION]
                  By the way, if you're looking for some of the button down collars, I've found some on eBay, though you'd have to be willing to pay $40. (I'm not right now) But that includes shipping from Hong Kong, and it seems there's not any place else to find them right now. http://www.ebay.com/itm/161673523690...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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                  • Originally posted by Scofield View Post
                    thank you! im gonna pick up a couple of those polos

                    on a somewhat related note:

                    polo+ linen blazer-pocket square y/n?
                    I say yes. I've seen many say no in other forums where they wear $300 shirts and consider Allen Edmonds entry level, but that's not me, and we're talking the heat of the summer here, and with linen in your case, and as long as the polo is not substituted for a real dress shirt for a formal event, I see no problem with it whatsoever. I think it's a younger, modern, casual look, so it depends on the person and the purpose. I think you'll find that those who do it will say to be sure it's not one of the most casual polos with a floppy collar. That's exactly why I'm looking for these types of polos though with a good collar. I just got a casual unstructured Bonobos navy cotton blazer and an unlined J. Crew linen ludlow, both for the hellish summer heat of Louisiana. So for my uses, (art events in the evening in a small souther town) I think it's great. Nobody here would know the difference anyway, for lots of folks here, nicely dressed = khakis and a purple and gold LSU polo and camouflage jacket in the winter. Also, I'm making my own pocket squares from scrap linen and old chambray shirts. Just learned how to use a sewing machine. Should be fun.

                    I found another polo that may or may not be worth checking out. The price is good but never heard of the brand and can't find much about it. The collars are made like a dress shirt. Certainly not the Kent Wang quality, and maybe not even the Uniqlo quality, but for $20 including shipping, it may not be a huge loss to try. http://www.ebay.com/itm/361264646863...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

                    You've probably read the latest post about polos, where they show two inexpesive options at Target from Merona and Mossimo, though not reported to be the quality of the Uniqlo polos. I'm not very impressed and don't care much for the colors offered either. The Merona may look better in person. http://dappered.com/2015/05/polopalo...%28Dappered%29

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                    • can you guys recommend a versatile loafer that will look good with jeans to chinos.
                      since its summer, i'd like to try sockless once in a while.
                      thanks.

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                      • Originally posted by sugarfree View Post
                        can you guys recommend a versatile loafer that will look good with jeans to chinos.
                        since its summer, i'd like to try sockless once in a while.
                        thanks.
                        What's your price target?

                        Bass has some good basics, as does Allen Edmonds shoebank site. I'd start with a basic medium brown that goes with just about everything. I have Allen Edmonds Mckinley personally, and love them.

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                        • [MENTION=11264]jakeyb[/MENTION]: this will be like a "starter" shoe for me, so i'd like to keep it below $100.
                          is bass walton any good?

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                          • Looks like there's a thread on the subject of sub-$100 loafers right now, although that poster seems to be looking for something a little dressier.

                            I recently picked up a pair of brown Florsheim Berkelys from Amazon, and I like them. They felt a little weird at first since they have more padding in the heel than the toe, but within the first day they broke in and felt perfectly normal. They're more on the casual end of the spectrum, with a silhouette closer to a boat shoe than a dress shoe, but they're a good deal for the price if that's what you're looking for.

                            The price tends to fluctuate around the $100 mark depending on your size; mine (9.5) ran for about $90 when I got them but it looks like they've gone up to $125, so keep an eye on them and check other merchants, too, because a lot of places seem to carry them (including JCP, so you might be able to find them in a B&M store for a try-on).

                            The Florsheim Jets linked on the other thread look pretty good too for roughly the same price if you're looking for something slightly dressier.
                            Last edited by hbi2k; June 11th, 2015, 11:10 AM.

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                            • Hey guys,

                              I need some basic, plain colored t shirts. I haven't been able to find some good ones in about 2 years so it is time for new ones! I dont mind what fabric as long as it is breathable. I am 5'11 170lbs usually wear a medium

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                              • I get my plain shirts from either the Gap or BR. Depends on price and who has what in stock.

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