Tuesday 30 June 2015

The polo shirt today

Today, the polo shirt can be worn in almost any environment where an open collar is substituted for the dress shirt and tie. From the traditional polo fields and tennis courts to the country club and offices, most industries have adopted polo shirts as a preferred shirt for uniforms. From blue collar tradesmen like plumbers and exterminators to retail stores like Best Buy and Target, it seems polo shirts are everywhere we look and they don’t appear to be going anywhere, anytime soon.
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polo history

Ralph Lauren Enters The Polo Market

Years passed, and the polo shirt continued to rise in popularity and maintained its status as a staple in men’s attire. Quietly in New York, a man who called himself Ralph Lauren sat at his desk trying to figure out a name for his new line of casual wear while still maintaining an air of sophistication. Since polo was the sport of Royals, he decided to call it ‘Polo.’ The polo emblem first appeared on women’s suits in 1971. To highlight the line, he designed a polo shirt, launched it in 1972 and used it as the marketing tool for his new line of casual clothing for men

A heated war between Lauren and Lacoste ensued and lasted much of the 1980s and 90s. However, with the Ralph Lauren name and budget as well as its reputation in the ivy league schools, Ralph Lauren managed to beat out Lacoste and became the iconic shirt coveted by men worldwide. As the teenagers from the 1950s grew up, they continued to wear their polo shirts as a fashionable choice in clothing. With the start of the tech industry and more offices adopting less formal work environments, they began to wear the polo shirts as standard work apparel. Soon industry took notice, and the polo shirt was taken as a uniform for many trades and retail environments. Companies began to realize that they could easily brand the shirts and began to use them as a regulated uniform for their staff with logos branded on the sleeves, breast, collar and back of the shirts.

Fred Perry & The Embroidered Logo

A couple of years later, tennis legend, Fred Perry, decided to make his own version of the polo shirt using much of the same design but incorporating a logo that was stitched into the shirt rather than just ironed on. Despite the Lacoste polo still being the prime choice for athletes, Perry’s shirt became popular with teenage boys in the mid 1950s and soon the polo shirt was no longer just a sport shirt, but a fashionable shirt to wear outside of athletics.

Eisenhower Wearing Lacoste in the Fifties

By 1933, Lacoste started his company, and the polo shirt began selling internationally and quickly to athletes and fans around the world. Looking for new opportunities, Lacoste realized he could sell more shirts if he created various designs, and so shirts of different colors began to be sold which gave way to the modern trend of bold polo shirts. Sold only in fine menswear and department stores, the polo shirt was now considered a staple in any well-dressed man’s wardrobe.
By 1933, Lacoste started his company, and the polo shirt began selling internationally and quickly to athletes and fans around the world. Looking for new opportunities, Lacoste realized he could sell more shirts if he created various designs, and so shirts of different colors began to be sold which gave way to the modern trend of bold polo shirts. Sold only in fine menswear and department stores, the polo shirt was now considered a staple in any well-dressed man’s wardrobe.

Lacoste & The U.S. Open 1926

Realizing that the polo shirt could have multiple uses, especially due to its wind resistant collar, tennis great Rene Lacoste designed the modern polo shirt as we know it today. He realized that one benefit it could have was removing the sleeves; an idea he got from rolling up the starched sleeves of his long-sleeved white tennis shirt. He also wanted a shirt without buttons as the tennis shirts of the 1920s commonly had, so he removed those and was left with a short sleeved shirt that could be slipped on over the head. To make the shirt easier to wear, he invented the tennis tail which allowed the back of the shirt to be slightly longer than the front and therefore more comfortable to tuck in and keep in place during a heated match. He also adopted an innovative knit called pique cotton that allowed the shirt to be machine-knitted which made it far more durable and lightweight. Despite not creating this technology, it is that added benefit that caused the Lacoste line of polo shirts to become instantly famous. Trying to figure out a logo to allow his brand to become easily recognizable, he took advantage of his nickname “The Crocodile” which he got from his unusually long nose. He created the Lacoste crocodile logo and placed a small ironed-on logo on each shirt. Wearing his shirt proudly to the 1926 US Open, he won it and immediately the shirt became a staple in tennis wear and active wear around the world. Immediately the polo world took notice and adopted the same shirts for use in their game. Paying homage to where Lacoste got the idea, he opted to name them polo shirts rather than tennis shirts. The button down collar was no more, and polo players liked the woven shirts because the comfortable, yet sturdy collar could be popped up allowing them more protection from sunburns.

French tennis players Rene Lacoste and Suzanne Lenglen in play during the mixed doubles.

The Polo Horse Appears

As the roaring twenties hit, a designer and polo player named Lewis Lacey began introducing a new lighter-weight polo shirt with an embroidered picture of a polo player on the breast in his store in the Buenos Aires.

Brooks Brothers Brings The Polo Shirt To The U.S.

During a trip to England at the end of the 1800s, John E. Brooks, heir to the American Brooks Brothers haberdasher attended a polo game and noticed the button down collars on the shirts of the polo players. Thinking it was a brilliant idea, he brought back the idea to his grandfather, and they began to introduce a new dress shirt with a button-down collar that we know of today as the button down dress shirt. Despite the idea and design of the polo shirt progressing, Brooks Brothers still maintains that they created the original polo shirt.

Polo Ralph Lauren Ad 1975

Monday 29 June 2015

Lacoste & Indian

While its history is uncertain, most believe it was originally developed as its known today back in the latter part of the roaring twenties by Rene Lacoste. However, historians have also charted it as far back as the mid-1800s in Manipur, India. Allegedly, soldiers with the British Army witnessed a polo match by locals and took it upon themselves to open the very first polo club in the world where the sport grew in popularity throughout India. At the time, most of them wore long-sleeved shirts made of thick cotton with broad collars but due to the heat and discomfort, they began attaching buttons to the shirt collar to prevent them from flapping in their face as the horses galloped. As they returned to Britain, they brought with the game of polo that was introduced to England in 1862.

Do you think football jersey should be brand as  a universal fashion t shirt just like this polo sport shit?
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The Ultimate Polo Shirt Guide

I and my team desynme are bringing to you the One of the most versatile shirts any man can own, taking you through the guild on a daily digest of the polo. The Polo Shirt is an ideal summer staple that every gentleman should have at least a few of in his closet.From sporting attire to leisurewear, polo shirts can be paired with many wardrobe items such as shorts, seersucker or Madras.. An exceptionally flexible shirt, it is predominantly worn in the warmer summer months due to its short sleeves and breathability. Perfect for the preppy gentleman, it is a common sight on golf courses, tennis courts, beaches and around town for leisurely strolls through the shops.

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Sunday 28 June 2015

Dress well, feel good and live good

I say fashion is comfort , you find your confidence when you are in comfort with you wear, size's is not a barrier when it comes to fashion it just measurements, there's no limit to what you can do with what you put on when you have a great body and all the curvy when you blessed with the boat back and front, why not flaunt it with a nice and slick design? You  should be more proud of your looks. when nest you shop, check out for cocky to surprise  your spouses.
Have a wonderful Sunday 

Ideal shoe

Invest in a superb pair of shoes – If it's one thing that women will notice, it's your shoes. Especially how clean and sharp they look. It's easy to wash and press the rest of your clothes to keep them looking new, but most guys disregard their shoes. Show that you're a man of taste by getting a great pair of shoes and keeping them in pristine condition.
These are the creative designs of one of the finest indigenous show creator in the Nigeria fashion stores Mr philus brown, catch up with them at philusfootwear.mywapblog.com

Saturday 27 June 2015

Awesome plain shirt

Fashion Tees with logos – When you're going around with a big logo on your shirt, you risk looking like a walking billboard. Lose the lame Coca-Cola shirt and go for a classic v or round neck tee or something artsy. There's just something about a plain t-shirt (especially if the colour suits your skin) that spells simple sophisticated. You have to try it to know for yourself

Style tips

Pay attention to your supporting pieces - Some sweaters are lean and others are big and chunky. The first rule of thumb is that your top and bottom halves need to match. If you're wearing a big, chunky, rugged fisherman knit sweater, your bottom needs to be rugged, too. Don't wear a fisherman's sweater with a beautiful silk-and-wool suit pant

Happy weekend wonderful people

Friday 26 June 2015

Perfect Hand stitches

 When it comes to shirts and tailored clothing, it's fairly easy to spot hand-stitching.  Although machines can do a pretty good job faking it, there are a few things that can lead to an informed guess like the backside of the stitch, the irregularity of the purl, and the overall care put into it. Feels good to good, mere looking at feels like me owning one for myself, so when going to shop something like this,the colour is very crucial and what colour of pant you want to rhyme  on it
#TGIF,have a lovely weekend ahead

Thursday 25 June 2015

Wedding Expo malta& fashion fair Amsterdam conference

Thursday, 25th of June 2015 was the day simpli international had their conference at the southern sun Hotel ikoyi Lagos. Where we met some of the official and panellist of the conference like Mr Bruno Eke of wedding expo Malta, Mrs Tope Alabi ibile vougues, Mr Paul Ogunedo among others, where they talk about taking fashion public in the sense that a day will come that an average Nigeria will go to a boutique to purchase a local made dress instead of the usual prada or Versace. Simpli International is a platform that promotes African brand, especially the Nigeria fashion brand, with the successful launch of the maiden edition of the wedding expo Malta in 2014, positive connection through vibrant visitors and different business services were  created.
This year the wedding expo Malta & fashion fair Amsterdam present two of the finest events in two countries, providing a bigger synergy of all fashion and tourism, which is going to happen on the 17th & 18th October, runway show @ the prestigious Hilton Malta and 24th &25th October, exhibition, runway show grand gala in Holland .Visit www.simpliinternational.com/expo to get details on program schedules.
Continuous service rendered on the spot and referrals made on both exhibition floors where all needs are met. With an effective meet of 1000 visitors, an estimated target of 3000 buyers is expected this year. 50000 people are over 100 brands in the first six months, making contact post event.
This top fashion expo commences in Malta and concludes in Amsterdam with guests such as the about to wed, wedding parties, meeting with vendors from across the wedding industry and a wide range of fashion businesses in attendance.
Among the designers that showcase their brands are
Ibile voyages
Ken Royale
King couture
Bubuz voyages