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Old 02-08-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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I know a few people who work in corporate environments. I noticed they wear polo shirts to work. I don't think they're professional. A few people have told me they're "smart". Which I guess means professional. Why? It's basically a t-shirt with a collar. Do you think polos are professional?
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:13 PM
 
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If the office is a business casual environment, a polo is certainly fine. Many companies even provide their employees branded polos.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:18 PM
 
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They look better than a T-shirt. So they're for a work environment that's doesn't call for formal business attire, but doesn't allow super-casual, either.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:33 PM
 
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It depends on what you wear with the Polo. Polos with Khakis and sandals = Informal summer wear. Polo's with black Dress pants, a belt, white undershirt, and polished black shoes are more likely to act as business casual attire.

BTW, I am polo freak, so ask me anything about how to wear them for occasion .
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:45 PM
 
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I think they are gawdy looking on most people, especially when females wear the unisex, a chubby guys wear them, bonus points when worn with shorts, extra bonus points when wearing an undershirt everyone can see.
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:23 PM
 
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I think they are gawdy looking on most people, especially when females wear the unisex, a chubby guys wear them, bonus points when worn with shorts, extra bonus points when wearing an undershirt everyone can see.
Unless you're very skinny, polos do make you look bigger than you are.

I just had to Google polos and the first page showed this gem that proves me point:

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Old 02-08-2014, 08:37 PM
 
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Unless you're very skinny, polos do make you look bigger than you are.

I just had to Google polos and the first page showed this gem that proves me point:
Not the same result I get :

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Old 02-08-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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Unless you're very skinny, polos do make you look bigger than you are.

I just had to Google polos and the first page showed this gem that proves me point:
Well, being fat is unprofessional.
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:46 PM
 
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Well, being fat is unprofessional.
If is if you wear clothes that too small. A larger (fat) person can look professional if they wear flattering clothes.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:04 PM
 
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The issue with polos, like many clothes, is that it is not the clothes, it is that people do not know how to wear it. Just because something fits, does not mean it does. And just because you can buy it and wear it, does not mean you should. Plus, polos have become the defacto "go to" wear for people for way too many occasions, which adds to the ridiculousness of it.
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