Classic to the core with a huge dose of versatility. These are the Japan Long Sleeve Pique Polos.
Whenever we work on styles that have an incredibly rich history, like the polo, we always want to honor those roots while adding details that bring it up to the best of today’s standards. That process starts with fabric. If you want to go classic, cotton pique is your only option. If you want the best, go to Japan. Our version uses extremely high quality, long staple cotton. It has the classic raised texture that defines the pique weave, but unlike some versions that feel very dry and course, this one has an incredibly soft, almost moist hand feel. To us, a classic polo should have to have a touch of heft to it. This seven ounce fabric is the perfect sweet spot. The bigger weight combined with this fabric’s natural softness makes it feel both old-school and luxurious. Top notch fabric has to be paired with all the right style cues: a perfectly sized collar, mother of pearl buttons on the placket, taped collar and the thoroughly classic tennis tail. The long sleeves are finished with a placket while our mother of pearl buttons are used for closure. A fit that is clean but not too slim completes the perfect package. This dark navy may be the ultimate classic. The pique texture helps give it more depth.
This is one of those garments we’ll be living in all year long. It’s iconic and we’ve respected that history in this USA-made version.