i'm about to order a polo from rugby and the size charts appear to make things a little awkward as far as i'm concerned. the neck, arms and waist on the size small chart are all fine, but my chest is 35" and the small sizing states that the chest is between a 34"-36" length, so i fall right between. also, the polo is slim fit. what're the possibilties of it being too tight? i suffer from serious buyer's remorse and am already worrying about it... please help asap!
Played football, hockey, baseball (was a catcher and a goalie) growing up. Have some decent sized thighs still in my late twenties though all I do now is play soccer a couple times a week. Wondering if that isn't the difference. Put one leg up on a step ladder in the process of putting a bicycle back up on hooks in my garage, crotch on the Rugby University Chinos I was wearing ripped open, good five inch tear. They were only a month old. Was really disappointed. For $70, never again.
I have not experienced these Rugby crotch blow outs. I also don't ride a bike, sit regularly with my legs as wide as possible, or do anything that could be considered sport in them. I would venture to say that there is some pattern of activity that leads to the pre-mature crotch blow out. I still fucks with them.
If you’ve been on the fence about getting some of Rugby’s fall clothing, then now might not be such a bad time to consider purchasing because they’re offering 20% off all regular-priced merchandise with code FALLRUGBY11.
(Please don’t ask me about how their stuff fits, as I haven’t had hands-on with any of their items. I just thought I’d pass along the coupon code.)
Some interesting items that caught my eye:
Elbow patched shaggy sweaters for under $100 doesn’t seem like a bad deal and dieworkwear talked about these a while back.
ADDING: williamstelmach said:
Fit is spot on with sweaters. I bought the Shawl Collar shetland last winter in XS and it fits like an XS should - form fitting but not second skin. Consider that most things with patches are dry clean only though.
Thanks for the sizing information.
I dare you to get it customized to say “menswear” at the bottom.
It’s worth knowing that cbenjamin's praised the fit of these chinos.
ADDING: ajamison replied:
I loved my University chinos while they lasted…the crotch blew out after about 6 months or so. Seems like others have had that problem as well on dappered.com - see comments on the Rugby sale post.
Uh, so, buyer beware then! Maybe they’ve improved the quality since then? Thanks for the info.
ADDING: Wow, seems like these chinos aren’t such a great deal after all, as m0ym0y chimes in:
Rugby stuff fits slim / trim and yes the chinos are definitely on point in terms of a non skinny leg and a slight taper..but they do come broken in if that’s your thing, the crotch will blow out if that’s your only pair
I’m not sure I’d want to roll the dice on these.