Trav : I’ve always been intrigued by the classic prep-and ivy-style when it is done effortlessly. RL Polo has always reigned supreme with their classic polo and their creativity with colors. One brand that frequently goes unrecognized, however, is Tommy Hilfiger. I might get in trouble for this, but the Tommy Hilfiger of the 90s had some of the best designs I’ve ever laid eyes upon. Their shirts and polo’s were spectacular. Tommy of today still makes good products but they are definitely a lot more toned down. I don’t quite know when it started, but myself and Josh have been working up quite the collection of classic Tommy Hilfiger pieces. T’is the season for a nicely fitted, tucked-in polo shirt, and this brand definitely delivers. Many of us are old enough to remember the extreme hip-hop sportswear trend of the 90′s that milked Tommy Hilfiger for all it’s worth. After the trend was over the Tommy brand was forced to do some extreme remodeling and ended up with a more toned down, contemporary, modern look. Stay tuned to see more classic Tommy pieces here on StreetEtiquette. I must add that this is not an attempt to turn this into a trend, its just us once again highlighting some well done pieces.
Fit Details : Tommy Hilfiger polo shirt – Uniqlo pants- Ralph Lauren Belt- Florsheim X Duckie Brown wingtips
The Tommy polo came at a very, very reasonable price. Like I said before, these items from the 90′s go virtually unrecognized as everyone springs for the classic Polo items. I of course had it tailored. That shirt is actually a size large. I normally wear medium but after i got the body and the sleeves taken in, it fits great. I also have a couple of mediums that had to be taken in. For me, it’s really important to get a perfect fit on a polo shirt. Loose sleeves and a boxy fit throws off the entire look, no matter how dope the polo is. The secret to getting stuff tailored at a bargain is buy cheap, but that goes without saying.
These shoes are one of my most favorite to date. I got them a couple months ago on ebay. The Duckie Brown collabration with Florsheim always delivers. The colors are always interesting and on point. I find that the paint of the edges tend to chip which is very unfortunate.