The Polo Thread

4. You posted one of their houses on a public forum.
To be fair, I think that was me. I did however not claim it was anyone‘s house in particular and in fact did not now until (apparently) the accountant bitched and whined about it to the mods.
 
I don't know what suburban dad uniform is around where you guys hang out. As someone who has lived in multiple tier-1 cities and suburbs around the globe, the suburban dad off-duty warm weather uniform is universally some horrid logoed polo and horrid shorts. From San Fran to NY to London to Shanghai to Paris to (yes, Milan) to Copenhagen to Cape Town etc .

Nordic nations (mostly because summer was around 3 days max) and Milan was a little better but the uniform is similar. I just returned from a 2 and half week Italian holiday and the Italians dress a little better but the uniform is generally the same tbh.
 
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I don't know what suburban dad uniform is around where you guys hang out. As someone who has lived in multiple tier-1 cities and suburbs around the globe, the suburban dad off-duty warm weather uniform is universally some horrid logoed polo and horrid shorts. From San Fran to NY to London to Shanghai to Paris to (yes, Milan) to Copenhagen to Cape Town etc .

Nordic nations (mostly because summer was around 3 days max) and Milan was a little better but the uniform is similar. I just returned from a 2 and half week Italian holiday and the Italians dress a little better but the uniform is generally the same tbh.


When you think you look like this:
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But you really look like this:

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I don't know what suburban dad uniform is around where you guys hang out. As someone who has lived in multiple tier-1 cities and suburbs around the globe, the suburban dad off-duty warm weather uniform is universally some horrid logoed polo and horrid shorts. From San Fran to NY to London to Shanghai to Paris to (yes, Milan) to Copenhagen to Cape Town etc .

Nordic nations (mostly because summer was around 3 days max) and Milan was a little better but the uniform is similar. I just returned from a 2 and half week Italian holiday and the Italians dress a little better but the uniform is generally the same tbh.

You forgot the terrible sneakers.
 
To be fair, I think that was me. I did however not claim it was anyone‘s house in particular and in fact did not now until (apparently) the accountant bitched and whined about it to the mods.
Correct, I never posted a photo of anyone's house.
My top 10 list in response.

1. It's not my forum, so I would not ban you out of respect for Grand Potentate Grand Potentate .
2. One does not get banned here for lack of reading comprehension and goalposts always in motion.
3. Yes, they sent you PM porn and maybe threats.
4. You posted one of their houses on a public forum.
5. Knowing who they actually are, they don't have a Russian sponsor, they do dress well, and you are clueless again.
6. Their ban was arrived at by consensus and for a variety of reasons.
7. They have an open invitation to return, and have on occasion.
8. We need you around so the rest of menswear forums can read your posts and look on in glee. horror and self-prophecy.
9. Sorry, can't follow your logic re: big, big, man, big, big town; post a music vid that captures your sentiments so I'll get it.
10. You still know shit about shit re: SWD, which was the point.
So you're wrong on Point 4 then.

You've also contradicted your earlier bold statement in Point 7: '' But they all seemed to go off on you so they were banned...'' So I wasn't the reason they were banned. There was a ''variety of reasons''. Which I'm not asking you to disclose, but I can imagine what that entailed.

Your two chums giving the 100% high-fives are clearly not on point either.

As for Point 5, CesareRomiti ex-forum member, or he may still be one, sent me PM's advising they were all fakes, weaklings and under his control. Sending them ties and shit. I took it at face value recognizing it was all probably a load of BS either way. But he was their mucca. I do believe he presented himself as Russian, or living there? Does it matter where he was from or where he lived. Point is, he trashed his mates.

For the record, I haven't set myself as someone who knows anything about SWD. I merely have bought some Levi Vintage Clothing brand 501's which are reproductions from the 30s and 50s. I didn't need a lecture on how shite they are and how Japanese looms and brands are better. If I wanted them, I'd buy them. I wanted reproduction 501's, so I went to the source. Case closed. Thanks.
 
So you're wrong on Point 4 then.
Well, again to be fair, he is 100% correct about the rest, isn’t he? At least as far as I can tell. And I’m sure he could easily come up with X additional points as a replacement. We just need to wait for him to have another bad day!
 
For the record, I haven't set myself as someone who knows anything about SWD. I merely have bought some Levi Vintage Clothing brand 501's which are reproductions from the 30s and 50s. I didn't need a lecture on how shite they are and how Japanese looms and brands are better. If I wanted them, I'd buy them. I wanted reproduction 501's, so I went to the source. Case closed. Thanks.

For the record:

When you wear this:
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Look like this:

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Think you look like this:
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And are absolutely convinced people are criticizing this:

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Then one more time, you are missing the fucking point.
 
For the record:

When you wear this:
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Look like this:

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Think you look like this:
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And are absolutely convinced people are criticizing this:

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Then one more time, you are missing the fucking point.
Surely how you wear a PRL or La Coste polo depends on your build. And why would you think you look like Arnold Palmer or whoever if you are wearing baggy jeans. Men over 40 who wear jeans look like Jeremy Clarkson.

And maybe they actually look like this...

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Well when you’ve lost all will to live your clothing choices become less important
Doesn’t that create a circular death spiral? Get depressed - wear shit clothes that make you feel like shit - never get laid - get more depressed.
 
Correct, I never posted a photo of anyone's house.

So you're wrong on Point 4 then.

You've also contradicted your earlier bold statement in Point 7: '' But they all seemed to go off on you so they were banned...'' So I wasn't the reason they were banned. There was a ''variety of reasons''. Which I'm not asking you to disclose, but I can imagine what that entailed.

Your two chums giving the 100% high-fives are clearly not on point either.

As for Point 5, CesareRomiti ex-forum member, or he may still be one, sent me PM's advising they were all fakes, weaklings and under his control. Sending them ties and shit. I took it at face value recognizing it was all probably a load of BS either way. But he was their mucca. I do believe he presented himself as Russian, or living there? Does it matter where he was from or where he lived. Point is, he trashed his mates.

For the record, I haven't set myself as someone who knows anything about SWD. I merely have bought some Levi Vintage Clothing brand 501's which are reproductions from the 30s and 50s. I didn't need a lecture on how shite they are and how Japanese looms and brands are better. If I wanted them, I'd buy them. I wanted reproduction 501's, so I went to the source. Case closed. Thanks.
you are right on the house. my bad. güero güero copped to it in a previous post. acknowledgement. you should try it sometimes. you are a full fuckwit if you believe the PM you were sent. olololololololololo. I can't keep track of all the shit trails you create and you a normcore/dadcore/mainstream sheeple and don't even know it.
 
Men over 40 who wear jeans look like Jeremy Clarkson.

Surely how you wear a PRL or La Coste polo depends on your build. And why would you think you look like Arnold Palmer or whoever if you are wearing baggy jeans. Men over 40 who wear jeans look like Jeremy Clarkson.

And maybe they actually look like this...

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Saw a guy well over 40 in jeans the other day and he looked great, was really well put together. Of course he would be the exception.
 
Saw a guy well over 40 in jeans the other day and he looked great, was really well put together. Of course he would be the exception.

I don’t get this idea that guys can’t wear jeans after 40 at all. But I’m guessing this is coming from more of a MC, Ivy or whatever perspective on denim and less SWD. Are you imagining someone with mum jeans and a RL polo tucked around their gut?
 

Those are rather rotund examples. Such body types need to be hidden when sporting polos, like Jack Nicholson:

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For the record:

When you wear this:
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Good enough for Kanye West:

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I have a question: what does this even mean? You thought it was bs but nevertheless decided to believe it?
What it means, it can't be proved either way on the info I have access to. It sounded like BS and a trolling set-up and trap, but it could be legit. Whatever, I'm never going to get to the actual status to prove one way or another. So it's all face value, he stated what he stated. And whether true or not, he gave that position as fact.

I can't keep track of all the shit trails you create and you a normcore/dadcore/mainstream sheeple and don't even know it.
You don't have to try and keep track of my musings, I certainly don't. I wear RL and Lacoste polo shirts sometimes, sorry that offends your refined sartorial tastes, but this is a polo shirt thread, so you're going to get what you consider normcore/dadcore/mainstream action. So what and so be it, but rather than getting pissed-off by it, I suggest you just be nice and easy with it...

 
I don’t get this idea that guys can’t wear jeans after 40 at all. But I’m guessing this is coming from more of a MC, Ivy or whatever perspective on denim and less SWD. Are you imagining someone with mum jeans and a RL polo tucked around their guy?

Yeah I agree with this - it’s not so much a blanket “thou shall not wear it”, but more of how you combine/style it to avoid the Steve Carell look.

FWIW, I think dark jeans with a smart fitted white/light blue shirt, a well cut sports jacket and smart shoes will always look ok.


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Our friend Mr. Zottolo himself:

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or even cotton tshirt/henleys.
Similarly, if you go for a polo shirt, I’d swap out the jeans and wear high waisted tailored trousers (twill for instance) with a similar smart effect.

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Just don’t wear jeans and polo if you are trying to avoid the normcore look. Sure, that model guy Panama posted can pull it off (so does Idris Elba, look!) , but most of us can’t and won’t.
 
The main feeling I get from reading a lot of these posts is that perhaps unfortunately there is no agreement at all, and nor can there be, regarding what looks 'good'. Moreover, what is even clearer is that although certain combinations and styles and brands help onlookers, among whom, we can include the thread contributors, to classify and categorize wearers, this categorization only has meaning in the eyes of the onlooker. Perhaps this is a 'good' justification for the concept of uniforms.
 
Yeah I agree with this - it’s not so much a blanket “thou shall not wear it”, but more of how you combine/style it to avoid the Steve Carell look.

FWIW, I think dark jeans with a smart fitted white/light blue shirt, a well cut sports jacket and smart shoes will always look ok.


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Our friend Mr. Zottolo himself:

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or even cotton tshirt/henleys.
Similarly, if you go for a polo shirt, I’d swap out the jeans and wear high waisted tailored trousers (twill for instance) with a similar smart effect.

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Just don’t wear jeans and polo if you are trying to avoid the normcore look. Sure, that model guy Panama posted can pull it off (so does Idris Elba, look!) , but most of us can’t and won’t.
I can’t stand jeans with tailored sports coat.
 
Those are rather rotund examples. Such body types need to be hidden when sporting polos, like Jack Nicholson:

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Good enough for Kanye West:

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What it means, it can't be proved either way on the info I have access to. It sounded like BS and a trolling set-up and trap, but it could be legit. Whatever, I'm never going to get to the actual status to prove one way or another. So it's all face value, he stated what he stated. And whether true or not, he gave that position as fact.


You don't have to try and keep track of my musings, I certainly don't. I wear RL and Lacoste polo shirts sometimes, sorry that offends your refined sartorial tastes, but this is a polo shirt thread, so you're going to get what you consider normcore/dadcore/mainstream action. So what and so be it, but rather than getting pissed-off by it, I suggest you just be nice and easy with it...


Keep on posting to educate those who wants to follow your dad core/normcore/mainstream musings and instructions on finding the best garish logos to sport. Especially if you think Kanye is sporting a great look.
 
Totally agree. That was a junior Mod style of dressing when I was 15. I didn' t like it even then.

This is actually an interesting topic (sorry big pony logo dadcore fans) worthy of its own thread.

IMO, needlecord, moleskin and rough tweeds with patch pockets can work with denim. Refined wools and hopsacks, not so much.
 
Maybe true. There does seem to be strong agreement though on what looks bad…
That's true. Negativity is much easier. Think back to when you were at school. Compare the times when it was pointed out to you that you were doing something wrong with when they said you were doing something right.
 
This is actually an interesting topic (sorry big pony logo dadcore fans) worthy of its own thread.

IMO, needlecord, moleskin and rough tweeds with patch pockets can work with denim. Refined wools and hopsacks, not so much.
It is an interesting topic. The degree of argument proves that.
 
Yeah I agree with this - it’s not so much a blanket “thou shall not wear it”, but more of how you combine/style it to avoid the Steve Carell look.

FWIW, I think dark jeans with a smart fitted white/light blue shirt, a well cut sports jacket and smart shoes will always look ok.


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Our friend Mr. Zottolo himself:

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or even cotton tshirt/henleys.
Similarly, if you go for a polo shirt, I’d swap out the jeans and wear high waisted tailored trousers (twill for instance) with a similar smart effect.

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Just don’t wear jeans and polo if you are trying to avoid the normcore look. Sure, that model guy Panama posted can pull it off (so does Idris Elba, look!) , but most of us can’t and won’t.
Tbh I think this and some of those examples look like shit (especially Peter Zottolo there) . Zottolo's looks there will be improved by subbing those dreadful jeans IMO but YMMV
 

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