Polo shirts aren’t what they used to be 10 years ago when most were cotton and the ones that were polyester were cheap and nasty. Breathable polyester is the most popular growth area for polos and most are made with anti-bacterial properties so they don’t stink. 100% cotton polos are still popular for good reason, they are usually a bit dressier and a bit less sporty than the polyester varieties. There are also many good polyester/cotton blends around and cotton backed polyester is getting popular having the feel of cotton on the skin and the sportier look of polyester.
Think about the people that are using them. Usually that will be a mix of gents and ladies so don’t buy a polo that comes in a big boxy mens cut, because the ladies will hate them. Most good polos now come in specific mens and ladies cuts (and often kids) within the one style so a variety of body shapes can be catered for.
Have you thought about what you want to put on them? A simple embroidered logo on the left chest can sometimes look the best because it’s simple, but other times it’s best to think outside the square a bit. It all comes down to how much or little you want to stand out. We can brand polo shirts in many different ways from screen printing, digital printing, sublimation, embroidery and more. We know what works best on different polos for different clients.
Something not everyone wants to discuss, but it should actually be one of the biggest considerations to the purchase. We can cater for all budgets, but like with most things in life you get what you pay for. We usually advise our clients to not buy the cheapest polos available, because if your staff don’t like them they either won’t wear them if they don’t look good or they won’t be comfortable if the fabric is cheap.