Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 19, 2018, 11:21:58 AM
Home Help Login Register
News:

CAP Talk  |  General Discussion  |  Uniforms & Awards  |  Topic: Sizing on the polo shirt
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Sizing on the polo shirt  (Read 1469 times)
hamburgee
Member

Posts: 92

« on: October 02, 2018, 07:46:31 PM »

I was looking at Vanguard's page for the CAP polo shirt and noticed that a small is supposedly 41 inches around the chest. My chest measurement is about 36. Does the polo tend to run small, or is it about true to size? I wear a medium in t-shirts, should I get the polo in medium too? Thanks.
Logged
chuckmilam
Forum Regular

Posts: 124
Unit: GLR-KY-216

« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 07:54:01 PM »

Which of the polos are you looking at?  There are at least three variants in short sleeve alone. 
Logged
hamburgee
Member

Posts: 92

« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 07:57:00 PM »

Specifically the newer "tactical" polo. The sizing chart looked to be the same for both of the embroidered ones.

Edit: I must've misread the two pages. Still, the sizing looks to be similar for both.
Logged
DocJekyll
Forum Regular

Posts: 181

« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 09:27:51 PM »

I've found that they tend to fit true to size. I wear a size Large in just about every polo, shirt, top that I wear and it fits about the same as anything else I have.
Logged
Always give 100%, unless you're giving blood.

Eclipse
Too Much Free Time Award

Posts: 29,355

« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 09:37:19 PM »

I've found that they tend to fit true to size.

+1, at least in regards to the "regular" material.  I haven't tried one of the new tactikewl ones (which are seriously the way to go).
Logged


NovemberWhiskey
Recruit

Posts: 25
Unit: NER-NY-301

« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 09:39:11 PM »

Based on a sample size of one, I would say the tactical one runs a little large; not VERY large; but definitely a little bigger than, say, Gap.
Logged
DocJekyll
Forum Regular

Posts: 181

« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 10:02:13 PM »

I've found that they tend to fit true to size.

+1, at least in regards to the "regular" material.  I haven't tried one of the new tactikewl ones (which are seriously the way to go).

Mine was one of the new tacticool polos. BTW they do far better in the heat than the other material. FYI. I live somewhere where the sun doesn't play compared to the rest of the country.
Logged
Always give 100%, unless you're giving blood.

Hawk200
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 4,632

« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 11:16:46 PM »

I've got the older style. It's a medium, and it's a little looser, but still looks fine, appearance wise.
Logged
Paul Creed III
Seasoned Member

Posts: 244
Unit: GLR-OH-254

« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2018, 12:44:02 PM »

I've found that they tend to fit true to size.

+1, at least in regards to the "regular" material.  I haven't tried one of the new tactikewl ones (which are seriously the way to go).

+1 and +1 on both accounts. The sizing is, I would say, "normal" (not snug or loose) and the tactical version holds up much better than the older two styles.
Logged
Lt Col Paul Creed III, CAP
National Headquarters Cyber Curriculum Specialist
Great Lakes Region Cyber Programs Officer
Ohio Wing Group 3 Commander
chuckmilam
Forum Regular

Posts: 124
Unit: GLR-KY-216

« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2018, 03:59:54 PM »

Tactical is the way to go.  I'm kind of between sizes now, but I agree that it runs true to most brands in that style's sizing. 
Logged
etodd
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 1,327

« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2018, 10:24:19 PM »

I liked the cotton blend of the older polo. Is the tactical all poly thinner or thicker? Hotter?

Now I see its missing a shirt pocket. I use my pocket, so that means old style for me.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2018, 10:29:33 PM by etodd » Logged
MS - MO - AP - MP - FRO
Stonewall
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 3,941

« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2018, 01:12:28 AM »

Based on a sample size of one, I would say the tactical one runs a little large; not VERY large; but definitely a little bigger than, say, Gap.

I agree. I'd say it runs a little large. I generally wear an XL in polo shirts, but I wear a Large CAP tactical polo.
Logged
DocJekyll
Forum Regular

Posts: 181

« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2018, 01:36:49 AM »

I liked the cotton blend of the older polo. Is the tactical all poly thinner or thicker? Hotter?

Now I see its missing a shirt pocket. I use my pocket, so that means old style for me.

It's a thicker poly, very well constructed but I've noticed it keeps me considerably cooler despite being in the hot tropical sun. Although it doesn't have a front pocket, it does have 2 very well placed pen pockets on the left sleeve and that works great.
Logged
Always give 100%, unless you're giving blood.

chuckmilam
Forum Regular

Posts: 124
Unit: GLR-KY-216

« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2018, 02:03:57 PM »

I liked the cotton blend of the older polo. Is the tactical all poly thinner or thicker? Hotter?
The tactical synthetic won't pick up lint like the old cotton polo.  My old cotton polo ended up in the wash with some baby clothes and burp cloths, and now...it's covered in fine white fuzzy pills that will take 30 hours of work to pick it all off bit by bit.
Logged
Paul Creed III
Seasoned Member

Posts: 244
Unit: GLR-OH-254

« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2018, 02:08:57 PM »

I liked the cotton blend of the older polo. Is the tactical all poly thinner or thicker? Hotter?
The tactical synthetic won't pick up lint like the old cotton polo.  My old cotton polo ended up in the wash with some baby clothes and burp cloths, and now...it's covered in fine white fuzzy pills that will take 30 hours of work to pick it all off bit by bit.

And doesn't turn purple after a few trips through the washer.
Logged
Lt Col Paul Creed III, CAP
National Headquarters Cyber Curriculum Specialist
Great Lakes Region Cyber Programs Officer
Ohio Wing Group 3 Commander
chuckmilam
Forum Regular

Posts: 124
Unit: GLR-KY-216

« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2018, 02:10:51 PM »

And doesn't turn purple after a few trips through the washer.
Indeed!  The color remains sharp and I wash it almost weekly since it's our standard weekly meeting UOD.
Logged
vorteks
Seasoned Member

Posts: 255

« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2018, 03:18:00 PM »

And doesn't turn purple after a few trips through the washer.
Indeed!  The color remains sharp and I wash it almost weekly since it's our standard weekly meeting UOD.
The color being pretty much black far as I've seen. Looks good though.
Logged
CAPLTC
Forum Regular

Posts: 167
Unit: MER

« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2018, 03:36:40 AM »

Specifically the newer "tactical" polo. The sizing chart looked to be the same for both of the embroidered ones.
Edit: I must've misread the two pages. Still, the sizing looks to be similar for both.

The Tactical Polo is a "CornerStone Men's Select Snag Proof Tactical Polo"
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CIZLZCC/
A lot of local embroidery places have the same polos ... you could likely go try one on somewhere.
Can't hurt to call around and ask.
Good luck.

Unrelated...
It is total crap that Vanguard charges 3x cost on these.
Logged
"Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact." -- SECDEF Mattis
Slim
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 581

« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2018, 02:30:37 AM »

Specifically the newer "tactical" polo. The sizing chart looked to be the same for both of the embroidered ones.
Edit: I must've misread the two pages. Still, the sizing looks to be similar for both.

The Tactical Polo is a "CornerStone Men's Select Snag Proof Tactical Polo"
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CIZLZCC/
A lot of local embroidery places have the same polos ... you could likely go try one on somewhere.
Can't hurt to call around and ask.
Good luck.

I have one of these that I bought in the size I normally wear, and it's a pretty snug fit (while anything else in that size is typically a little loose).  When I bought my tactical polo from VG, I went up a size and its much more comfortable.
Logged

Slim
Pages: [1] Print 
CAP Talk  |  General Discussion  |  Uniforms & Awards  |  Topic: Sizing on the polo shirt
 


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP SMF 2.0.14 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.191 seconds with 26 queries.