Men's Vintage Garment Dyed Pique Polo
Modern trim fit with proper length short sleeves
This is Lands End best looking polo shirt, provided you're not heavy set. The fit and fabric are very much like the tailored fit mesh polo, but just a little trimmer, and with a much better sleeve length, and shorter overall length, which gives the shirt a more modern fitted look.
You can wear this tucked in or out, but I wish Lands End would ditch the useless extra inch on the tails in the back, which necessitates an expense at the tailor's to even the front and back. Lands End, please stop doing this, because if a shirt comes untucked it's no big deal. But wearing the shirt out with a longer tail looks sloppy. And thus the longer tail serves no good purpose but does create a problem.
Okay... I've been wearing the tailored fit polos, but the sleeves are still a bit too long, and I also have to lop an inch and half off the length, when I have the tailor match the front and back .
Regarding sleeve length, nothing makes a polo look worse than a sleeve that's too long. If you're wearing polos whose sleeves come down close to the break at your elbow, give them away NOW, or take them to your tailor and have him/her shorten the sleeves a few inches.
The tailored fit mesh polo is an improvement in that it's a few inches shorter than that. But the Canvas is the best of all because it's 5 1/2 to 6 inches from the break at your elbow. That's what gives you a modern, well-fitted look. To compare, the Canvas pique polo has a sleeve 3/4 inch shorter than the tailored fit mesh polo in size Medium. My only complaint is that the medium is close to being too small for me, and the large jumps up quite a bit in size, and is definitely too big. I'm 5 foot 11 inches and 165 lbs, trim and fit, but not muscle bound, and the medium is quite fitted. I tried the large, but it was definitely too big. If you're 6 feet, 170 to 180 lbs and have some muscles, the large should fit really
well. That should give you an idea on sizing. Some of the colors are fantastic -- the vanilla, the blue crab, the golden husk are all great. The tomato red is a bit too bright (would've been better darker). The navy is classic, but the sage blue is a minty teal, and kind of weird, and the gray is just dead. Not sure who would like the orange. But this is a good choice, if you want a quality, good looking polo that's got the correct sleeve length, and correct overall length. If Lands End would eliminate the useless longer tail, it would be perfect, and also save an expense at the tailor's shop. By the way, I dry clean some of my Lands End polos because I want them to remain new looking with good color. Washing is good when you want that worn, faded look. In any case, definitely a good value in a good looking polo here!
May 11, 2013
It's not vintage dyed
I paid the Vintage Garment Dyed Pique Polo, but it's not vintage dyed! Color is not Aged Navi, just navy. In addition, the circumference of the collar is too loose, at least 2 "extra.
May 6, 2013