delicious_scent

Super Member
I’ve adopted flat front Bermuda shorts as my “uniform” pants for about nine months of the year. For cooler weather I’ve embraced the various zip neck things of various materials from cotton to pop bottles. Bright Nikes in electric colors are often my footwear of choice. I’m interested in trying some of the new fabrics like drirelease shirts. I still dress up occasionally as if it were 1965.
I had to google your location and weather, and yeah I would likely dress the exact same way in that level of heat.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
⇧ I caught a few minutes of the 1956 movie "A Kiss Before Dying" the other day (clothes looked really interesting so I hit record and will watch it when time permits), but Robert Wagner (yes, that guy, but very, very young) was wearing a similar shirt (his was a full button front though). This is the best pic of it I could find:

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And she is Paul Newman's future wife - Joanne Woodward
 

TKI67

Super Member
⇧ I caught a few minutes of the 1956 movie "A Kiss Before Dying" the other day (clothes looked really interesting so I hit record and will watch it when time permits), but Robert Wagner (yes, that guy, but very, very young) was wearing a similar shirt (his was a full button front though). This is the best pic of it I could find:

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And she is Paul Newman's future wife - Joanne Woodward
That type of collar was very popular in the mid-1950s. I have pictures of me, at about five, wearing one. It was pink, paired with charcoal shorts and saddle shoes. Yikes!
 

delicious_scent

Super Member
⇧ I caught a few minutes of the 1956 movie "A Kiss Before Dying" the other day (clothes looked really interesting so I hit record and will watch it when time permits), but Robert Wagner (yes, that guy, but very, very young) was wearing a similar shirt (his was a full button front though). This is the best pic of it I could find:

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And she is Paul Newman's future wife - Joanne Woodward
I love it. I love any elegant collar roll and this nails it for me.
 

Himself

Super Member
Bills Khakis' polos are on clearance sale now, for 70-plus-20 percent off. That's $30-something.

They're comparable to Polo/LaCoste/Brooks, but heavier for a less clingy drape.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
^^
Alas, designs and sizes are disappointingly limited and when they compute the price, it comes out closer to $70. However, if you can find the design you prefer (M1, M2, M3, M4), in a size that fits, that is still a very good price. :(
 

TKI67

Super Member
May not work for you with your stated disdain for logos, but around these parts Perlis reigns supreme with little crawfish dancing on the shirts of men in New Orleans.
They look nice, very similar to the O’Connell’s shirts with Buffaloes. Do you have any experience with the fit and tail length?
 

TKI67

Super Member
I just got a couple of O’Connell’s pique polos. The price was reasonable, and they appear to be pretty much perfect. They are very soft, a nice length, and nicely finished. I’d say they go to 11. I got the ones with no logo.
 
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GregorSamsa

New Member
Is anyone able to compare Brooks Brothers' Original Fit with current Lacoste L1212? I pretty much only have the BB ones and a large fits great. I've read that Lacoste tends to shrink much more and, while the L1212 is the "classic cut," it still runs smaller than BB. Due to both of those things, I am wondering if I am in need of an XXL in Lacoste? Or would anyone suggest otherwise? I like having extra room and full cut polos, but I don't want to end up swimming in it.
 

Eligius

New Member
In my experience, the Lacoste 1212 does not shrink as long as you avoid the dryer. If it goes through a typical hot dryer setting, it will shrink a lot, and for me be unwearable. But barring that, the fit is great, and it’s my favorite all around.
 

Doctor Damage

Connoisseur
Is anyone able to compare Brooks Brothers' Original Fit with current Lacoste L1212? I pretty much only have the BB ones and a large fits great. I've read that Lacoste tends to shrink much more and, while the L1212 is the "classic cut," it still runs smaller than BB. Due to both of those things, I am wondering if I am in need of an XXL in Lacoste? Or would anyone suggest otherwise? I like having extra room and full cut polos, but I don't want to end up swimming in it.
I wear a size L in Bean, BB classic fit, and Ralphie traditional fit but a I wear a size 6 (XL) in Lacoste classic 1212. Same overall fit. So yeah, the Lacoste classic 1212 fits one size small in my experience.
 
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