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In the past I bought a few shirts from lacoste and they were all 100% pima cotton. hands down the best material and they hold up in normal washes...dont even take them to the dry cleaners. i was wondering if anyone knew where i can get more pima cotton shirts (preferably v-necks). if you havent already i would highly recommend checking into the lacoste shirts i was talking about.
 

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Lol I'm looking for the same thing. I found one that was a Perry Ellis and it's the best shirt I've ever worn. I tried ordering some from Armani's site and they aren't bad, but nowhere near as comfortable as the Perry Ellis ones. They seem to have been discontinued though and I can't find them anywhere.
 

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I have a stack of those lacoste v-neck t-shirts. I also have a stack of the perry ellis pima cotton polo w/out button. Problem with the Perry's is they shrink way too much. not at first, but over time. I've been wearing both styles for over two years. Just go to Nordy's, you'll find somethin.
 

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I have a stack of those lacoste v-neck t-shirts. I also have a stack of the perry ellis pima cotton polo w/out button. Problem with the Perry's is they shrink way too much. not at first, but over time. I've been wearing both styles for over two years. Just go to Nordy's, you'll find somethin.
Lacoste v necks are great. Their polo shirts shrink too much for me though probably because they are regular cotton.
 

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Sal I had no idea you cared about anything besides your wrist. OK, so you're already dropping $45 at Nordies for Lacoste. For five bucks more you can get James Perse trim fit v-neck from the same place. Its the best t shirt out there in my opinion and retains shape and softness like no other.
 

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Oh you would not believe how much clothes I have. Been a member of Style Forum for some time. Granted its mostly for purchases. Thats a nice suggestion, gonna have to check out Mr. Perse. but ya I love me some Pima, Mercerized and Egyptian cottons.
 

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If you wanna go sonic with a t shirt and even more so for jeans you need some Zimbabwe cotton. Little heavier but amazing. I have a t shirt from Fullcount that is amazing. Most high end Japanese denim is made with cotton from the big Z.
 

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I like the look of that loose weave. Problem for me is when i'm lean i'm still a 46 chest and 17.5 neck. So that couture euro sizing kills me. Even a silly robert Graham i gotta get in XXL then have it tailored. My t-shirts I have to get an XL or bigger then have them évasé if I want thenm to look right.
 

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I ain't messing with you Sal. Yes, all those fitted cuts are a pain for big american dudes. I find in euro clothing that Zegna and Corneliani are cut more relaxed than other brands. Like a Hugo Boss suit must have been fitted on a 16 yr old male dummy. Have you tried Zegna polos? I think Nieman carries them. I am currently working with Asians on Asian lines although most of my focus is perfume not fitting. Stlll, they present a third body type and their notion of extral large is like a 42 but they do cut more fully than euros.
 

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Never tried Zegna polos, do have quite a few polos from some others like Brioni, St. Croiz etc. But ya the fluctuations in sizing has almost eliminated all on line clothing purchasing for me. The amount of money I wasted due to non-fitting clothing and my laziness to return it is substantial. I either have to be familiar with the brand/sizing/cut or I only buy in person after examination.

Rant: Even my Levi 501's got cheap I wore a hole in the corner of a back pocket inside of two months. I sit in a damn office chair for christ sake. The material is now thin and not as generously cut. When I was a kid a 501 could be made to stand up straight without anyone in it. (I'm 100% certain its all about cutting corners to save money and continue profit) Not like they just can't raise the price (they do) End Rant.
 

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I buy and sell a lot of Japanese denim that is made based on the standards used in the 40s and 50s. The main prob with Japanese goods is they are highly priced but the quality is beyond belief. Sugar Cane Jeans are based on old American patterns and can be made to order at History Preservation. This model is an exact reproduction of the original 501. You should check out this site, lots of amazing vintage flieger couture plus Hanhart and Laco watches. You can also buy historical jeans from Self Edge is Denim where they will chain stitch the inseam using an old sewing machine made especially for denim.
 

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$330 for a pair of jeans is steep. I'm not the type that wears a sportcoat with jeans or I could possibly justify the cost. i've never personally elevated the jean past their original intent, just casual kick in it clothes or outdoor work attire. I'm gonna check out that other site, anything with watches gets a mandatory cursory examination. My man David is gonna be my personal Stylist :whistle:
 

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^:lol: So are you in the schmatta business or do just dabble? My mother was in it for nearly 30 years. She started with Olga which later got bought out by Warnaco. So growing up I saw a lot of clothing from totally different aspects other than consumer.
 

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I grew up around schmatta and also worked on 7th Avenue in the 80s. I have been in marketing of all sorts but in my old(er) age I have worked as a consultant to quite a few designers either launching or attempting to grow. My personal project and current focus is to launch a perfume line in Asia in the next year...trying to recoup a few of those T-bills that have gone astray. Warnaco is a fish of a different magnitude.
 

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I see I see. Ya Warnaco was a whale. Later on they cut many lines such as White Stag, Christian Dior, Jack Nicholas on and on. I was the only kid in the city that wore full blown ski gear to school as my mother would get it for like $5 a garment. :lol:
 
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