Friday, May 27, 2011

Let's Talk Polo Shirts

Scott Boyages Promotions

Mid May marks the start of polo shirt season – or at least it seems that way. We have sold a lot of polo shirts over the years, and clients buy them year round. However I really notice a spike in client requests around the time that things warm up to the point that you can wear polo's outside – in other words, right about now.

With that in mind, here are some brand new polo styles that seem poised to be big hits this year.

Ash City EDry Silk Luster Jersey Polo-

This is a cotton/poly blended polo that combines EDry Moisture wicking technology with amazing comfort & feel. Available in men’s and women’s cuts – men’s sizes run to 5XL.

A favorite for travelers, this luxurious Silk Luster sport shirt keeps you cool and comfortable with moisture-wicking PimaCool technology. It's perfect for warmer climates and summer wear because it's easy to care for and feels great against your skin.

Great pricing too: $24 each in quantities of 12+

Red House Honeycomb Performance Pique Polo

I’m a big fan of Red House, a high quality line of shirts that's inspired by California’s wine region. In particular, this Honeycomb Performance polo is very impressive.

It's an awesome mix of technology and comfort because this 70/30 cotton/poly honeycomb pique combines easy-care cotton with moisture-wicking performance to keep you cool in any situation.

Flat knit collar, open hem sleeves, Red House engraved buttons and right sleeve Red House branded embroidery.

Cost: $30.00 each for quantities of 12+ - embroidered.

Greg Norman Play Dry Performance Pique Stripe Polo

The Greg Norman line is one of the better – albeit under-publicized polo name brands. The Norman name has always garnered great respect in golf circles and his line of apparel stacks up very well to the Ashworth’s, Nike’s and Cutter & Bucks.

The Norman line’s strength is its Play Dry moisture management technology which keeps moisture off the skin—and also keeps wind out. This striped polo is a terrific shirt. It's 97% polyester & 3 % spandex and is a terrific combination of style and comfort. It also carries the famous Norman ‘Shark’ branding on the back neck - subtly placed so as not to detract from your own logo.

Cost: $45.00 each for quantities of 12+

Men's Tipped Collar Dry-Mesh Hi-Performance Polo

Here’s a great lower priced Performance Polo…the 1575 from Edwards Garment is a lightweight, 100% polyester shirt with a mesh weave that wicks moisture.

It got an AP-360™+ Antimicrobial Fabric Shield that blocks bacteria, Prevents odors and ensures freshness. It’s also fade, shrink and wrinkle resistant. Comes in Men's and Women’s styles.

These start at $21.00 for a dozen (embroidered) and go down from there.

Or a Proven Winner....

The new stuff is always interesting…..but how about something – new or otherwise – that’s simply one of the top selling polo shirts in our industry?

I'm referring to the K500 Port Authority® - Silk Touch™ Sport Shirt. This one has it all:

Comfort? Yes

Wrinkle/Shrink Resistance? Yes

Huge Size Range? Yes

Tons of Color Choices? Yes

Men's, Women's & Long Sleeve versions? Absolutely!

This is a great 'uniforming' shirt for any type of business. One of the top sellers in the industry – it comes at a great price - $16.14 each - and delivers great value at the same time.