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Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt Fit Guide

What is Ralph Lauren Custom Fit?

How Do Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts Fit + What Is Ralph Lauren Custom Fit?

One of the most successful American fashion designers of all time, Ralph Lauren made a name for himself with his Polo line of tailored casual clothing. Inspired by the namesake sport, traditionally the preserve of upper-crust university students, the Polo line used the players’ attire from both on and off the field as the basis of his collection, which brought preppy, Ivy League style to a wider audience — button-down shirts, navy blazers and, of course, the classic cotton-mesh polo shirt. With its wide range of colours, neat styling and embroidered polo player emblem, the Ralph Lauren polo shirt is an icon of both the designer’s range and of casual menswear in general. Since its introduction in 1972 — in 24 colours and a single fit — the polo shirt has moved with the times and adapted to its now-worldwide audience with a choice of three distinct fits: the Classic, Custom and Slim fits. The distinction between these fits, particular the Custom and Slim, is quite subtle, so we’ve put together the following guide to help choose the right Ralph Lauren polo for your body, tastes and style.

Ralph Lauren Classic Fit Polo

Ralph Lauren Polo Classic Fit

The original, directly inspired by polo players’ uniforms, the Classic Fit boasts lower armholes, a longer and wider body and extended rear hem for the brand’s roomiest, most relaxed fit. The sleeves sit closer to the elbow and the fuller cut allows for a greater range of movement than the other two fits, making the Classic Fit perfect to wear tucked into chinos or shorts for a classic preppy look.

Ralph Lauren Custom Fit Polo

Ralph Lauren Custom Fit

Designed as a fashion-oriented version of the more traditional Classic, the Custom Fit polo raises the armholes and trims the sleeve length, body width and overall length by 1.5 inches each, giving a neater, more fitted look overall. The loss of length keeps the polo looking smart both tucked and untucked, while the trimmer body and arms will best flatter an athletic physique — if you want to show off all your hard work at the gym, the Custom Fit is the one for you.

Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Polo

Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Polo

The newest of the brand’s fits, the Slim Fit was designed to cater to the tastes of loyal European fans. Keeping the sleeve profile of the Ralph Lauren Custom Fit, the body width and front hem are trimmed by a further 0.5 inches, while the rear hem is shortened by 1.5 inches to bring it almost level with the front for a sleeker look when untucked.

Whichever fit you choose, the Ralph Lauren polo shirt is a timeless classic that’s sure to fit right in with any man’s wardrobe. We hope you enjoyed reading the What Is Ralph Lauren Custom Fit? blog here at Aphrodite.

edwin jeans fit guide

Edwin Jeans Fit Guide

A name synonymous with quality denim, Japan’s Edwin Jeans have risen from humble beginnings to be one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of denim apparel. A large part of the brand’s appeal is the scope of their sizing, ensuring that there’s an Edwin Jeans fit for those who like a loose, traditional fitting jean, a sleek, skintight look, and everything in between. But, as with many denim brands, Edwin uses a numbering system for their different styles that can be quite bewildering at first glance. Luckily, our denim experts have compiled a brief guide to help give you all the information you need to choose your perfect pair.

What Do Edwin Jeans Style Numbers Mean?

With few exceptions, all Edwins are designated with an ED number to help consumers choose the Edwin Jeans fit that’s right for them. But what do the numbers mean? The two-digit number in the style number refers to a corresponding year that may have seen this fit be popular. For example, the ED-45, a loose-fitting jean, refers to 1945, where denim jeans and overalls were first starting to be worn casually and would almost always be a loose fit. Conversely, the slim-fitting ED-80 corresponds to the 1980s, where tight jeans were the norm.

So, for those in a hurry: as a rule of thumb, the lower the number, the looser the fit. Simple, right? Now we can move on to a more detailed look at the individual fits and their differences, to help pinpoint your ideal pair of Edwins.

Edwin ED45 Fit

Edwin Jeans Fit ED-45

The Edwin ED-45 is a loose tapered fit with a mid-rise, designed to be looser in the seat and around the thighs, while still preserving a smaller leg opening. This Edwin Jeans fit is perfect for men with larger thighs who don’t want a tight top block or the excess fabric at the leg opening of a straight jean and looks fantastic with trainers or boots.

Edwin ED55 Fit

Edwin Jeans Fit ED-55

The brand’s current most popular fit, the ED-55 ticks a lot of the same boxes as the ED-45, but with a slightly trimmed-down top block and lower rise for a neater look while still remaining just as casual. The slight taper in the leg, relaxed fit and mid-rise all add up to a very versatile cut, which will suit the widest variety of men and individual styles, and is also easy to size up or down to dial in a tighter or looser Edwin Jeans fit.

Edwin ED80 Fit

Edwin Jeans Fit ED-80 Selvedge

Another of the brand’s most popular styles, the Edwin ED-80 is a slim cut without being too skinny, designed for a sleek look. The slight taper to the leg means the jeans sit perfectly on top of shoes, perfect for showing off your trainers or handmade brogues.

Where to Buy Edwin Jeans

As one of Edwin‘s main UK stockists, with a large range available both in-store and online with express international shipping available, Aphrodite Clothing is your one-stop shop for the perfect Edwin Jeans fit.

What Do Edwin Jeans Style Numbers Mean? With few exceptions, all Edwin jeans are designated with an ED number to help consumers choose the fit that's right for them. But what do the numbers mean? The two-digit number in the style number refers to a corresponding year that may have seen this fit be popular. For example, the ED-45, a loose fitting jean, refers to 1945, where denim jeans and overalls were first starting to be worn casually and would almost always be a loose fit. Conversely, the slim fitting ED-80 corresponds to the 1980s, where tight jeans were the norm.

So, for those in a hurry: as a rule of thumb, the lower the number, the looser the fit. Simple, right? Now we can move on to a more detailed look at the individual fits and their differences, to help pinpoint your ideal pair of Edwins.” }

Stone Island Jeans Fit Guide

Stone Island Jeans Fit Guide

We know it’s a struggle to find the ‘perfect’ pair of jeans, it’s that impossible task to look for something that not only feels good on but are they the right colour? do they fit my body shape? Internet Shopping doesn’t make this quest any easier, its the worry of receiving a pair that just doesn’t hit the spot and having to return them. Here at Aphrodite, we want you to be fully satisfied with everything you buy from us, so we are tackling this issue head first and giving you a little peace of mind, so you can be confident when purchasing your pair of Stone Island jeans. So with that being said, take a few minutes to browse through our Stone Island Jeans Fit Guide and find out if you need ‘Slim, Skinny or Tapered’.

How Do Stone Island Jeans Fit

In this guide, we will cover each of the main styles of denim jeans that Stone Island currently manufacturers. We will discover how each of those styles fit to find the best one for your preference. This includes the:

  • Stone Island Slim Fit Jeans SL
  • Stone Island Skinny Jeans SK
  • Stone Island Regular Tapered Jeans RE-T

Stone Island Slim Fit Jeans – SL

The SL is a Slim Fit Jean featured below in Navy denim. It is a perfect cross between the skinny and the tapered. With a mid-rise the same as the tapered style, the leg starts off with a wider circumference around the thigh for a comfortable fit, narrowing just below the knee and carrying on to the bottom in a straight cut.

  • Slim cut
  • Mid rise
  • Regular leg length is 32 inches; long leg length is 34 inches

Stone Island SK Jeans Fit

Stone Island Skinny Jeans – SK

The SK is a Skinny Fit jean featured below in Wash Denim. It is the slimmest of the styles and has a slightly higher rise for contrasting comfort. While they also feature a wider thigh circumference, they narrow above the knee giving a closer fit to the other styles and come in slightly narrower at the bottom for a classic skinny fit.

  • Skinny fit; narrow from the knee down
  • Mid-high rise
  • Regular leg length is 32 inches; long leg length is 34 inches

Stone Island SL Jeans Fit

Stone Island Regular Tapered Jeans – RE-T

The RE-T is a Tapered Jean featured here in Real Denim shade. With their mid rise and spacious thigh circumference, these are the roomiest of the styles. Starting wider around the thigh and groin area for a spacious fit, they taper in on a very slight gradient, from around mid-thigh and continue all the way to the bottom creating a perfectly executed tapered silhouette.

  • Regular fit
  • Mid-low rise
  • Tapered from knee down
  • Regular leg length is 32 inches; long leg length is 34 inches

Stone Island RE-T Jeans Fit

After reading this you should know which style of Stone Island Jeans is best suited for you, so we hope we have boosted your confidence with shopping online, and if you are still hesitant, get yourself down to our Store in Sunderland and we will be happy to assist you any way we can.

How Do Stone Island Jeans Fit In this guide we will cover each of the main styles of denim jeans that Stone Island currently manufactuers. We will discover how each of those styles fit to find the best one for your preference. This includes the:

Stone Island SL Jeans Stone Island SK Jeans Stone Island RE-T Jeans” }