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    WHY I HATE Banana Republic Luxe Polos!

    I've bought several over the years. Learned my lesson early on. I'm 6 feet tall. The regular medium shrunk at least an inch in the waist. No problem. I got this. I started ordering medium talls. It worked for a few while, probably close to a year. Then it happened. Again and again. They shrink like crazy in length. Over and over, despite my best efforts to dry on extra low heat. But it is getting worse. The newer models don't even last a month. They shrink up short, but become WIDER in width around the bottom half. So now I'm left with polos that are too short and don't stay tucked in, and polos that billow out around my waist. I cannot win. I'm done with them. I loved them briefly, but I can't keep this up. I can't keep dancing this dance, over and over again, only to be disappointed. Should I gamble with the medium tall slim polos? Hard to say. Will I? Probably. Because I haven't found a better option. Why do you do this to me BR luxe touch polo? WHY!? Better to have loved and lost they say right? Hmm...
    42" Chest 32" Waist 6' Tall 185 lbs.

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    I hope someone enjoys my sorrow and suffering...
    42" Chest 32" Waist 6' Tall 185 lbs.

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    On a side note. Can anyone recommend some nice polos?
    42" Chest 32" Waist 6' Tall 185 lbs.

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    Try air drying them

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    What wash setting are you using? It could be the mechanical agitation that's causing it to shrink.

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    I wash almost everything on delicate, cold water, and air dry and use the Woolite for darks. They only get more than that if they are exceptionally dirty going in. Since doing that, all of my clothes have lasted longer across the board.

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    I ditched the BR polos for that very reason a few years ago. My go to polos now are Kent Wang, Spier & Mackay, or Uniqlo. All are significantly better than BR.

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    Anyone have any experience with the Criquet ones on the main site? It looks like they would do well under a sportscoat...

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    Mine shrunk too Bummer, because they were my favorite.

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    I've had the same problem. I really liked how they fit and felt so I bought 4-5 when they went on sale last year. I washed cold delicate and air dried and most of them have still shrunk. Strangely, I have a couple of the luxe t-shirts and one has shrunk while the other has not.

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