@Kidsandliz Ok, but…
There have been discussions on here about females ordering men’s shirts (due mainly to selection).
So, DEI might apply (except, apparently, no longer in Texas).
Also, I guess some of the other _____ (however many, insert a number) genders might also order from these.
[According to that article, ‘Many people use the terms “gender” and “sex” interchangeably.’ In that case, I haven’t been having much gender lately.]
@phendrick Sheesh I was making a pun/joke on “modern sizing” with the growing % obese people in the USA. And yes some women can order men’s shirts if they aren’t too well endowed but that wasn’t the point of my post. And it would be nice to have more woman’s clothing that isn’t “sexy” morningsave junk - rather the same kinds of comfortable, casual as is sold for men. That doesn’t happen often on here unfortunately. And (grin) I still haven’t gotten over that the mediocre socks sent to VMP’s years ago were men’s socks only!!!
(1) Keep in mind that at least 20% of what I post on these forums is meant to be serious. And I assume potentially low numbers for a lot of the other folks here (unless they are talking politics, then they get a little crazed).
I’m here for the occasional killer deal, but mostly to have a chance to be snarky without getting shot. My dog just doesn’t get my humor, though she tries, and my cats couldn’t care less.
(2) I didn’t get no stinking VMP socks, though I’ve been among that elite for maybe a half dozen years (despite what my badge says – credit card betrayed me).
(3) As noted in my last smIRK report, Meh sent me mostly what I would sexistly report as gear & garb for a gender not my own. And not the first time. And probably not the last.
FYI the polo shirt is called that because of Ralph Lauren’s Polo brand, which made it the “IT” shirt of the 70s. Prior to that, the collared short sleeve shirt was a tennis shirt. Variants of tennis shirts had become standard attire for polo & golf. (Essentially “country-club” attire)
@jamesmcp Country club attire then can be odd clothes. I’ll never forget when my oncologist came to the hospital to see me after being on the golf course he was wearing red and white plaid pants. OMG so dorky looking!
@jamesmcp I wore Boast tennis shirts in the 70’s. The Japanese maple leaf was always seen as a pot leaf which was a “cool” thing to be wearing back then. They were very comfortable and well made. The alligator and polo pony were for the “preppy” crowd.
Oh, oh, check your snotty male assumptions, son. Little old lady on a social security pension here who still plays polo on occasion-- as do several of my equally superannuated and equally impecunious (horses don’t you know?) ranch lady girlfriends. And while we don’t sleep in barns (all the time,) we do live in fairly ancient trailer homes in the middle of East Yahoo-- and not a one of us rides in so-called “polo” shirts. So there.
@ahansen@j37hr0 That’s what immediately came to mind for me too. Such programs allow people to see past their neighborhoods. A lot of people in a lot of situations in this country need to do this, and I don’t just mean the obvious “disadvantaged”.
Early 80’s: Collars up on the Izod alligator shirts, with feathered hair, Vuarnet sunglasses and Vans on their feet. We called those kids preppies. Somebody made some shirts w the alligator upside down with a spear through it.
If these are the same polo shirts Meh sold in April of last year, they are not the worst I’ve ever bought by a long way. I normally wear a 2XL t-shirt (aka “sysadmin medium” in some quarters), and I bought the 2XL size of these. They’re a little snug on me but not like “help me peel off this leotard” snug. Maybe buy one size up if you like a little room.
The material isn’t going to win any awards for extraordinary softness or extra-fine knitting but that’s not why you buy an $8 polo shirt. You buy an $8 polo shirt for those situations where you need to wear a not-a-t-shirt that it doesn’t matter if it gets dirty, stained or wrinkled because for $8 you can throw it away without remorse if you can’t easily get it back to wearable condition.
I have 10 of these in a stack in my closet right by my nice® button-ups and employer-branded polos. They’re great for “shit all my good shirts are dirty/wrinkled and I need something acceptable RIGHT NOW” moments and sometimes I just grab one for the hell of it like the other night to go out to a nice steak place — all told I wear one maybe every other month.
Buy a bunch, they’re cheap. Get them in different colors so you can always pick one that will work well with what else you’re wearing. Embrace the joy of knowing you have an arsenal of cheap, nicer shirts you can grab anytime you need one and put that concern you used to have over “where is a shirt I can wear for this” into getting all the deductions and credits you’re entitled to this upcoming tax season.
Machine wash cold with like colors on delicate cycle
Do not bleach
Tumble dry low
Do not iron
“Machine wash cold…” -> expect to get back unidentifiable pieces if washed vigorously. Initial colors are just a serving suggestion; final colors may vary.
“Do not bleach” -> Remember what happened to Jack Napier when he fell into that vat of stuff? Yeah. It could happen to your shirt.
“Tumble dry low” -> It’s yer own damn fault if it melts itself to the inside of the dryer.
“Do not iron” -> Use the putter.