luckily, im eighteen, so anything past sweatpants and sneakers counts as dressing up as far as school goes, so polos i think are nice when i dont have to make an effort in the warmer months. plus im going out to a beach house (the first time i can remember vacationing on a proper beach, super excited) so im tryina get my summer casual on lock.
re pockets-since the weather has started to go into summer overdrive in nyc ive been forced to deprive myself of books/ipod/handheld video games (as for the last two, sue me im a teenager) because i tend to leave things places i ought not.
as such my EDC gets crazy light (keys if i remember, wallet, phone, and maybe a pen), which can either make me feel really one with the universe when i can successfully block out the tourists and the loud babies and that homeless dude that always gets on the train at my stop on saturday afternoons, or (more often) drive me absolutely bonkers.
Polo: Got the size large for the length, but it’s too big in the torso and still even a bit short on me (I like to tuck mine in, which gets more difficult if I wore low-rise chinos). I probably could use a medium, but then it’d be too short. Sadly, I have to return it, however, if you’re of a “normal” torso size in terms of length, then these are super nice. I pretty much agree with what dieworkwear said about them at PTO. I need to find a place that sells polos in tall sizes.
Put This On club tie: Fucking cool. Wearing it tomorrow. Keeping this forever and hope I never spill something on it. This is the second tie I’ve purchased from Kent Wang (the other was a silk knit) and they make some super nice ties. I definitely want to get one of their grenadine navy ties at some point.
edwinhu said: these are great looking! also have you ever seen a point collar polo shirt? is the “spread collar” really that notable of a feature? just sayin.
I think most polos have a typical collar. Would I call it a “point” collar? No. But looking at the spread on these collars, I’d say they’re a larger angle. FWIW, that’s their copywriting, not mine.
ajamison said: Kent Wang, great stuff. I can’t speak to the polos, but I have 2 ties and a pair of double-sided mother-of-pearl cuff links of his that are fantastic.
Their silk knits are fantastic. I bought one as a gift for a friend and was really impressed.
theodinspire said: Or one could just not wear polos
This is true. I generally don’t wear them that often, but some days just really suck to the point where it’s the best option.