Polo shirts and the equestrian sport
It seems quite obvious, but sometimes it's still hard to forget: Polo shirts were made for polo playing. And if you're not familiar with that: it's equestrian sport where players on horseback have to hit a ball with their wooden sticks - to put it in very basic terms. That sport is particularly popular in the United Kingdom, where even members of the royal family can often be found participating in a match. While the sport itself is already very old - some version of it already date back as far as the 6th century BC - the actual piece of clothing that we know as polo shirt has only been around since the 1920s. For a while, it was however used more for tennis and also known as tennis shirt. But nowadays, the polo shirt has become an absolute staple piece in the wardrobe of possibly any and every equestrian. There's so many colours, materials, prints and brands out there, everybody will surely find the perfect polo for them.
Don't confuse polo shirt with polo wraps though - both can be referred to as polos. A polo shirt goes on your body, a polo wrap is another name for bandages, aka leg protection for horses.
The style of polo shirts
Polo shirts usually have a very characteristic style. They have short sleeves, the classic collar that makes a polo shirt a polo shirt and a row of a few buttons at said collar. Most polos have a logo on the left side of the chest, though often you will also see bigger logos stretching across the entire chest. Collars, button row and hems are sometimes embellished with contrasting stripes or other details, adding a little pop to the otherwise often basic coloured shirts. But of course, there's also polo shirts with big, striking prints for those of us that prefer an eye-catching look.
Dutch brand HV Polo is most likely one of the most well-known polo shirt brands out there - though they also have a lot more to offer than just polos. Taking inspiration from the sport of polo, their creations are stylish, sporty and simply stunning. HV Polo also is the brand behind one of our favourite polo shirts: the HV Polo Favouritas EQ. This shirt is one of the absolute best-selling polo shirts ever. And as such, it's not only available in ladies sizes - you can also buy it for your baby (gotta start them young!) and there's also a male version for it.
Polo shirts at Epplejeck
Score a fancy new polo shirt at Epplejeck. You can easily shop from the comfort from your home, whenever you like. We're always open and ordering is super easy. And even though excitedly waiting for your package to arrive can also be fun, we try our very best to always get your package out within just a few days. Products can always be returned within 30 days of receiving them, so if something doesn't fit you always have a back-up plan.