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americans and polo necks

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FluffyMummy123 Wed 17-Sep-08 14:53:12

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orangina Wed 17-Sep-08 14:56:42

haha, I remember in my canadian youth, you could buy JUST THE POLO BIT to wear under a (lumberjack 70s style) shirt....

imagine, a polo neck, without the actual top.

orangina Wed 17-Sep-08 14:58:35

bugger, would love to find image, but can't.

hanaflower Wed 17-Sep-08 15:03:55

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Brangelina Wed 17-Sep-08 15:12:10

Oh yes, the ubiquitous white polo neck.

I once lent an American friend of mine a cool and trendy jumper (at least it was at the time). She put a white polo neck underneath itshock. It was soooo not the look (punky style slash neck thingy) and it put me off that jumper for ages afterwards.

Mercy Wed 17-Sep-08 15:15:11

And tanned legs and pristine white 'sneakers'

onepieceoflollipop Wed 17-Sep-08 15:17:50

It's not just for adults either. My dd has been sent loads of polo neck vests (English vests I mean as when the Americans say vests they mean something else, can't remember what!) Anyway, you can get baby vests complete with poppers and polo neck.

Also those "funnel" necks are very popular - my auntie used to send me those. Trouble is unless you are tall, slim and have tiny boobs, they look awful on most people.

Lubyloo Wed 17-Sep-08 15:18:20

Not polo neck - the Americans all wear turtle necks wink

onepieceoflollipop Wed 17-Sep-08 15:19:16

turtle/funnel/polo necks - they are all unflattering for most of us.

<<aaagh almost forgot I have to get dd from school!>>

JackieNo Wed 17-Sep-08 15:20:15

Lands End always have a particularly good selection of turtle necks.

saltire Wed 17-Sep-08 15:20:59

<wonders why they are called Polo necks>

Used to see lots of them in St Andrews, american women wearing tartan trousers, white shoes and polo necks under another jumper. Not a golf club in sight with most of them

flowerybeanbag Wed 17-Sep-08 15:21:15

I used to wear polo necks a lot when I was a teenager. Black ones, with short tartan skirts, thick black tights and DMs.

JackieNo Wed 17-Sep-08 15:21:25

Mmmm - nicegrin

Brangelina Wed 17-Sep-08 15:22:49

Black ones are OK, as are most dark colours. It's the white ones that get me. And every American girl I've ever met has at least one in her wardrobe. Along with a frilly blouse for those important occasions.

orangina Wed 17-Sep-08 15:23:04

here!

(phew, couldn't let it defeat me)

JackieNo Wed 17-Sep-08 15:23:07

When I was a teenager, I used to wear a cream coloured silky knit polo neck under a burgundy dress. Very unflattering, I suspect.

FabioVicePeeperPlopper Wed 17-Sep-08 15:24:22

they must Never Be Worn by the large of nork

But yes, very American.

flowerybeanbag Wed 17-Sep-08 15:25:27

I have to say when I was wearing black ones trendily hmmgrin with my DMs, DH was wearing white ones under coloured shirts a lot...

lilQuidditchKel Wed 17-Sep-08 15:28:23

it gets really cold there, in many places. unlike here in the UK (London anyway) where summer, winter, spring and summer are indistinguishable. You never need 'polo' necks here! (sidenote: quite a few Americans never call them that, they are called turtlenecks).

Not the height of fashion, but if it's farking freezing outside, sometimes you just don't care.

HeadFairy Wed 17-Sep-08 15:33:26

If you've got a cold neck, get a scarf and wear a thermal vest that no one can see. This from someone who spends many an hour standing outside in all weathers. I've never felt the urge to put a white polo neck under my shirt!


Used to wear black one under school shirt to hide lovebites when I was a teenage slut[shock}

MaryMungo Wed 17-Sep-08 15:34:37

You mean a dickey grin

FluffyMummy123 Wed 17-Sep-08 15:34:42

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BroccoliSpears Wed 17-Sep-08 15:35:49

What is the point of those dickies?

FluffyMummy123 Wed 17-Sep-08 15:36:12

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orangina Wed 17-Sep-08 15:40:17

cod, you are revealing a side of you not oft seen on THIS particular internet forum...

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