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An Ascot Chang X The Armoury collab. The shirt is surprisingly heavy due to the super high quality jersey.

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One piece collar with shell buttons.

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This is RTW, hence the two buttons on the cuff to cater to different needs.

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Unlike polos like from RL or Lacoste, the collar is made of the same material as the rest of the shirt and not of the ribbed material commonly used.

 

It's a very attractive type of shirt, and AC's buttondown catches the eye IRL.

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The stuff from AC X Armoury are really neat and nice.....I saw this polo in Penninsula Hotel once and they are very pretty, perfect design with a 1 piece collar and BD....would bespoking / tailoing a polo same as tailoring a shirt ? In another words, would a regular shirtmaker ( asian level, not Italy / UK) be able to tailor knit wear ? I assume the machine would be same ? just the way to handle the fabric could be different ? 

 

The Safari shirt jacket is also a piece of art, I did mention to my tailor once and they just reply these "hunting" style is old school, the tailor will have to recall some of the memories doing them.....

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I think with these shirts sourcing a reliable supply of high quality jersey at a reasonable price is the main challenge... For customers, just the quality is necessary, price can be retail. For those who want to sell these things, both quality and price must be good, otherwise the price makes them a niche product doomed to never find broad popularity.

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Have anyone looked into kentwang polo?

 

"The collar is constructed like a woven shirt with a collarband and two layers of self fabric, instead of the typical single layer of ribbed fabric that loses its shape quickly."

 

www.KENTWANG.com

 

I purchased two, and I am very satisfied with them.

 

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I do like the ribbed cuffs on long sleeved polos. The buttoned ones (like Kent Wang sells) are abit to fussy for a polo.

 

Love the idea that the collar stands up and holds its own under a sportsjacket.

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Brioni makes a nice high collar polo shirt. Uniqlo and Muji for those who need a budget version (button down type only as the shirt collar type isn't made high enough. I actually posted something up the other day. 

 

Those in SG can head over to Takashimaya for Orlebar Brown. Nice too.

 

http://amalaysianman.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-high-collar-or-shirt-collar-polo.html


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The website's not yet up, but the FB page for PaladinPolo is now ready - https://www.facebook.com/paladinpolo

 

The finest polo shirts in the world will soon be available on this very page...

 

Check it out guys and let me know what you think! There're many more pics and updates to come in the next few days and weeks!


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It's the polo shirt for the children of capitalists...

 

Well done, it's the most highly-spec'd I've encountered!

 

Thanks man! Wait till you see the pics I'm going to post of the pick-stitched shoulders and armholes.....


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Hopefully the polos come in more conventional colours as well - white, black, heather greys, forest green, etc. - in the pique fabric.

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Don't see it anywhere on the product itself but an embroidered logo on the chest would be a deal breaker

 

 

I agree too, and that's one bugbear I have with most current polos on the market. A cheap and obnoxious looking logo on the chest.

 

In fact what motivated me to produce my own line of polos was because of all the inadequacies and compromises with current polos. Not a single one I saw or felt was good enough in my opinion. So with my polos, I've set out to fix all the bugbears - among which include crappy fabric, naff logos, limp collars, poor fit and cut (so it doesn't stay tucked in) etc.

 

My polos are cut like shirts, with a curved shirt hem (we can do a straight hem if you prefer to have it tucked out, but I personally think it looks better tucked in), a yoke, finely-sewn side seams and fully pick-stitched shoulders and armholes (your move, Napoli). 

 

Since you can't get polos or other clothes made from pique fabric done at a tailor (some do supply but they're all outsourced to factories), then the obvious choice is to search out a provider of polos of the highest quality. I hope I can rise to that challenge. 

 

My embroidered Paladin Helmet is blind-stitched on the right cuff, so it'll be the same colour as the body of the polo. The short-sleeved ones will have the Helmet on the right bicep (that's where most folks who wear short-sleeved polos want them).

 

If the client requests, we can put the Helmet on the inside back of the polo, so it's not visible at all. But in the interests of brand integrity, we will not do a Helmet-less polo.

 

In Spore/Malaysia, I wear the polo with the cuff folded up to the elbow, so no logo is visible. Under a jacket, it's also covered. The polo cuff looks great with shots together with a Celadon watch, naturally ;)


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Hopefully the polos come in more conventional colours as well - white, black, heather greys, forest green, etc. - in the pique fabric.

 

Definitely.. We're doing two lines for the Superfine Pique Polos - RTW and Bespoke. I call it superfine because it is ridiculously fine, the nicest pique fabric I've yet found on my worldwide search.

 

The RTW selection will have the classic colours - navy, heathered cream (gorgeous), forest green, heathered grey and a few others. The Bespoke selection will have free rein of our entire palette, which is vast.

 

I've just posted a shot of the sleeve cuff of a navy polo. It shows the hand-stitched crow's foot buttons on the sleeve and cuff. There're in all 12 hand-stitched buttons on every PaladinPolo with a buttondown collar (10 on the spread collar).

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Anyhoos, our RTW polos are priced at 225 USD, and Bespoke is 325 USD. This will be for the Superfine Pique Cotton. Celadon Connoisseurs receive a 15% price reduction.

 

By the way, the Superfine Pique Cotton may be soft and refined, but it is 220g (8 ozs) which could qualify as summer jacketing. Doesn't wear warm at all though, cooler than my Bonfanti linen-cotton shirts in fact.

 

Now that we're still in our soft launch phase for the next week or so, I'd like to offer all Kerbau members a complimentary upgrade to a Bespoke Polo. Just PM me here or on facebook with your order (choice of colour, cuffs, collar etc) and Kerbau username!

 

We're also going to do turtlenecks and travel safari-style jackets in the pique cotton, and Mulberry Silk polos. Also some womenswear on the side, but that's just for my own fun. Will tell you guys more as we go along...


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Pfft, too proletariat. Borgeois polos are in burnt orange, purple, celadon, chalkstripes, houndstooth, etc.

 

To better blend in with the crowd when escaping the revolution I guess.

 

Or when trying to be elected to office.

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