I had a polo problem. I was paying a lot for a quality polo shirt, but I didn’t know what I was paying for.
After an hour with it on, I’d be uncomfortably hot. If I tried to bike to work or wear it on a hike, it would get totally sweaty, smelly, and wrinkled.
So wearing a nice polo for multiple days was a nonstarter. The polos I found were a laundry liability and not travel-ready. And I couldn’t really do any activities in them. Which made me think, what’s the point? Why was I spending all this money?
Tech and sport-golf type polos weren’t much better for me. They’re often thin, slippery, and shiny, with big logos, and either too tight or too drapey.
So I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I need a performance polo that looks good in different settings. Sometimes that’s informal and untucked, when I can’t wear a t-shirt and don’t want to wear a dress shirt. Other times it’s more refined, tucked in under our Gramercy Blazer. On other occasions, it just looks sharp on its own with Bluffworks jeans or chinos and a belt.
Performance-wise, I want wicking abilities, breathability, wrinkle-resistance, and antimicrobial properties, without sacrificing a soft handfeel or graceful look.
After diligent searching, we found a beautiful fabric that feels really nice, looks smart, and won’t hold me back from my adventures.
Meet the Fabric
Our Piton Polo is made with a pique knit fabric that doesn’t overheat, vents moisture, is easy care, and is ready for multi-day use.
- 100% polyester.
- Wrinkle-resistant and made without harmful chemicals.
- Machine-wash friendly. Line or tumble dry.
- Quick-drying and moisture-wicking.
- Lightweight, breathable pique polo shirt.
- Heat-press labels for tag-free comfort.
Once we found the right fabric, we were able to design men's performance polo shirts that would integrate seamlessly with the rest of our garments – and your closet. It had to look good and fit well, whether I was on a bike or in a meeting.
I can wear it comfortably and stylishly to the office or out to dinner. I love how it fits into my capsule wardrobe, a versatile piece ready to pair with basically everything I already wear and travel with.
A fiercer test came when I wore it during our photoshoot in Morocco. The Piton Polo met the challenge: it worked in warmer weather, and on the cooler days under my Gramercy Blazer. It stood up on long days, for multiple days. And it always looked, and felt, great.
The Piton Polo is the solution to my previous polo problems – the elegant, yet rugged moisture wicking polo shirts I’ve always wanted but could never find. I hope it becomes your new favorite polo shirt, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.