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Banana Republic Factory [gapfactory.com] has Men's polos from $10.19 after extra 15% in-cart discount. Shipping is free on orders of $25+ [before coupons/discounts -- in other words, $21.25+ after]. Online returns are free.

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In a nutshell, all "factory" stuff are cheaper/crappier versions of regular retails of "regular" store merchandise. It's a marketing trick now but it was once upon a time a decent bargain to be had at Outlet Malls etc. Then, people would find cheaper Brand Names clothing at Outlets because the items were surplus, slight irregular that failed strict QC, slightly out of season and so on...at Outlets to save a few shekels. Then the greed kicked in for the shareholders/owners, so they decided the sweatshops in 3rd world countries to produce merchandise specifically for Outlets/Ebay/Even Nordstrom Racks (for the illusion of bargain cheaper than retail locations in swankier Town Center Malls or Boutiques). But imagine the same brand, same color and even size, but cheaper at "factory/Outlet" ! How? For example, it takes a pound of cotton at the textile mills to produce enough material of a average sized good polo shirt at Banana or Gap or H&M, they would use half a pound of cotton instead to make the shirt, and it would be impossible for most to tell the difference unless you're trained to know. Or, they woven in some plastic-polyester and call it Tech/Athletic/Flex/Alphalete fit, names to fancy up the plastic rag, you know? Thus, they can sell it cheaper because it was cheaper to produce! The trick is to fool people in thinking it's a bargain, yet, it's actually, truly and honestly, only half of a shirt in terms of material, durability and workmanship.
Voila, cha ching the cash register sings.
Honestly, it's not worth it. I wear BR polos all the time. Bought a bunch from the factory and they all feel and fit differently while all being the same size. Not worth it to me. Returning all of mine.

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Any real world knowledge of the difference between these and the regular BR (not factory) polos? Comparable, or, different in any way?
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Any real world knowledge of the difference between these and the regular BR (not factory) polos? Comparable, or, different in any way?
In a nutshell, all "factory" stuff are cheaper/crappier versions of regular retails of "regular" store merchandise. It's a marketing trick now but it was once upon a time a decent bargain to be had at Outlet Malls etc. Then, people would find cheaper Brand Names clothing at Outlets because the items were surplus, slight irregular that failed strict QC, slightly out of season and so on...at Outlets to save a few shekels. Then the greed kicked in for the shareholders/owners, so they decided the sweatshops in 3rd world countries to produce merchandise specifically for Outlets/Ebay/Even Nordstrom Racks (for the illusion of bargain cheaper than retail locations in swankier Town Center Malls or Boutiques). But imagine the same brand, same color and even size, but cheaper at "factory/Outlet" ! How? For example, it takes a pound of cotton at the textile mills to produce enough material of a average sized good polo shirt at Banana or Gap or H&M, they would use half a pound of cotton instead to make the shirt, and it would be impossible for most to tell the difference unless you're trained to know. Or, they woven in some plastic-polyester and call it Tech/Athletic/Flex/Alphalete fit, names to fancy up the plastic rag, you know? Thus, they can sell it cheaper because it was cheaper to produce! The trick is to fool people in thinking it's a bargain, yet, it's actually, truly and honestly, only half of a shirt in terms of material, durability and workmanship.
Voila, cha ching the cash register sings.
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Any real world knowledge of the difference between these and the regular BR (not factory) polos? Comparable, or, different in any way?
Honestly, it's not worth it. I wear BR polos all the time. Bought a bunch from the factory and they all feel and fit differently while all being the same size. Not worth it to me. Returning all of mine.
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Waiting until they have the going out of business sale. GAP/BR haven't been able to generate enough revenue for years due to complacency, relying on their popularity in the 80s/90s. Old Navy is keeping them afloat, and it's their bargain brand.
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I still see the return by mail has return fee of $5.95. Are they going to waive it or just charge it? Any idea?
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I still see the return by mail has return fee of $5.95. Are they going to waive it or just charge it? Any idea?
Returns are free; for more info, click here [gapfactory.com].
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Returns are free; for more info, click here [gapfactory.com].
Oh great. Thanks for the heads up. BTW, I can return items that were purchased before COVID-19 for free by mail, correct?
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The "Real" BR quality ones are only $15 right now, I would buy those, oh wait I did a couple days ago lol
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The "Real" BR quality ones are only $15 right now, I would buy those, oh wait I did a couple days ago lol
thanks for the heads up. I need some cheap polos for work and being 6'3'' it's nice to have variety of choices. Let's just hope their tall sizes fit properly.

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It's not like you are going to eat your shirt. Why organic matters???
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In a nutshell, all "factory" stuff are cheaper/crappier versions of regular retails of "regular" store merchandise. It's a marketing trick now but it was once upon a time a decent bargain to be had at Outlet Malls etc. Then, people would find cheaper Brand Names clothing at Outlets because the items were surplus, slight irregular that failed strict QC, slightly out of season and so on...at Outlets to save a few shekels. Then the greed kicked in for the shareholders/owners, so they decided the sweatshops in 3rd world countries to produce merchandise specifically for Outlets/Ebay/Even Nordstrom Racks (for the illusion of bargain cheaper than retail locations in swankier Town Center Malls or Boutiques). But imagine the same brand, same color and even size, but cheaper at "factory/Outlet" ! How? For example, it takes a pound of cotton at the textile mills to produce enough material of a average sized good polo shirt at Banana or Gap or H&M, they would use half a pound of cotton instead to make the shirt, and it would be impossible for most to tell the difference unless you're trained to know. Or, they woven in some plastic-polyester and call it Tech/Athletic/Flex/Alphalete fit, names to fancy up the plastic rag, you know? Thus, they can sell it cheaper because it was cheaper to produce! The trick is to fool people in thinking it's a bargain, yet, it's actually, truly and honestly, only half of a shirt in terms of material, durability and workmanship.
Voila, cha ching the cash register sings.
While this are facts, doesn't majority of us go for the brand(s)? And minority goes for quality with no name? For example pandora 925 sterling silver and walmart 925 sterling silver items are of the same quality, but prices differ.
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Just bought some of these last time around for $14.
Going to repurchase them and return some from the first order now that I have fitment right.
Frustrating as its about $4ish cheaper per shirt this time around.
The medium fits just right and large is tad big. But I suspect these to shrink quite a bit so going with large. Do the orders from March 14 qualify for free returns ?
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