The polo shirt has been known to be a more casual yet formal t-shirt style. It’s versatile enough that it can be worn to a versatile of events without worry of looking too professional or too laid back. The polo shirt is made based off unisex sizing – which both men and women will have the ability to comfortably wear the shirt without the worry of it being overly fitted against their bodies. The shirt is crafted using high-quality cotton that is carefully piqué to ensure the durability and longevity of the apparel. The two key features of the shirt include its downwards facing collar along with a short row of buttons directly under the collar that is located on the placket. The polo shirts will come in a variety of colours and designs that will be suitable for all wearers.
The Marbek unisex polo shirt is offered in the following sizes: extra-small, small, medium, and large. The sizes offered will allow or a large array of men and women to find their correct size. It is recommended that because the sizing is unisex based, the buyer refers back to Marbek sizing guide to ensure that they have selected the correct shirt size.
History of the Polo Shirt
The polo shirt was originally known as the “tennis white” since the original design was made for tennis players. However, many players complained that the design of the shirt stifled their ability to play properly. This isn’t too shocking considering that the tennis white was a long sleeved, slim-fitting, button up shirt that didn’t allow for more flexibility or breathability. However, one fed-up tennis player, René Lacoste, decided that someone needed to change the original design of the tennis white for the betterment of the players of the sport. In his own design of a new tennis shirt, he changed the key issues that were found with the tennis white: it had shorter-sleeves that allowed for more movement and flexibility, with a flat downwards facing collar, and a button placket. Although these alterations may seem minor, tennis players globally flocked to buy and use this newly designed tennis shirt.
The creation of the tennis shirt leads directly into the creation of the polo shirt. Many polo players were inspired to change up their sports apparel, similar to what the tennis player had accomplished. One Canadian polo player incorporated a design that matched the tennis white, but instead, he named it after his beloved sport, and the new creation of the shirt was dubbed the polo shirt. Many designers, such as Ralph Lauren, took note of polo shirt and began to see it as a shirt that could be worn to more formal events as well as a casual day attire due to its unique design. Thus, causing many members of the general public to take an interest in the polo shirt and begun to wear it as they seem fit.
The main material used in the production of the Marbek polo shirt is cotton. The cotton allows for maximum flexibility, durability, and comfort. The use of cotton also aids in the creation of having these polo shirts in a variety of colours, since cotton is a material that is easily dyed and doesn’t get damaged from the dyeing process. However, it is important to note that the cotton used in the polo shirt is piqué – which means it is tightly woven to increase its overall durability.
How to Care
Like other Marbek products, the proper care instructions will be provided alongside the shipped package. If followed correctly, the shirt will be able to have full longevity and intense durability no matter how many washes it will go through. If machine washed, the shirt should be washed on a delicate cycle using a cold-water temperature, with a light amount of laundry detergent. The drying instructions are the following: a normal drying cycle with medium heat. However, to fully protect against shrinkage the shirt should be hung up to air dry for a few hours.
The unisex polo shirt is an ideal addition for any man or women’s wardrobe. It’s a piece of apparel that is completely versatile and will suit any stylish man or women who want a shirt that can complement any outfit.