When I first saw a "big pony" Ralph Lauren polo shirt, my reaction was that has to be fake. Later I was startled to see them on sale at Neiman Marcus and realized that they were horribly real. Today I saw one worn by a visitor to my work and was revolted all over again (hence this post).
The "big pony" shirt is a terrible embarrassment. The only reason to wear one is to broadcast to everyone around you that you are wearing a $100 shirt. There is simply no acceptable reason to buy one of these. Plus: a $100 shirt just isn't that impressive. Sorry. If you wear one of these monstrosities, you are the worst kind of unwitting fashion victim.
With the "big pony" shirt, Ralph Lauren joins Gucci, Chanel, and Dolce & Gabbana in making the most vulgar, gigantic-logo-infested articles of clothing known to man. You don't see Jil Sander, for instance, pulling that crap.
And don't even get me started on the popped collar.