The Polo

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  • Breathable cotton piqué
  • Durable collar
  • Tailored fit, made in Portugal
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Seriously Sophisticated Sportswear

The Federer of the Polo world 

What you wanted from your Polo Shirt

1

A collar that’s not up to the task

2

A fit that’s too loose

3

Colours that fade fast

4

The garment quickly loses its shape

Game, Set and Match

Super sharp shape

Back in the early days of polos, these collared sports shirts were the height of sophistication—worn only by the world’s finest tennis racket wielders. You wanted us to take things back to this classy era, so we gave our Polo Shirt a refined, tailored shape. There’s still room to move, but it’s anything but big and baggy.

Pique practice

Our Polo Shirt is made from organic pique cotton. Weighing in at 250gms, it’s a touch heavier than most polos, giving our shirt a bit more of a substantial feel. And as it’s pique cotton, it’s still got that crisp, breathable feel you’d want in a polo. Great for sports, even greater for hot days doing absolutely nothing.

Tough stuff

Good news for fans of science, statistics and durable summer garb. Our pique cotton passed the all-important Martindale rub-test (yep, this is a real thing) with flying colours, scoring five-out-of-five. This means it’s reassuringly tough, and should hold up for a good few rotations of the sun (and a fair few spins in the washing machine too).

Long staple, long life

Along with missing the last train and being kicked in the shins whilst playing football, flimsy polo collars are one of life’s true woes. To make sure ours stayed firm, we made it from long-staple cotton. Not only is this stuff really tough, but it’s also super soft. Your neck will thank us.

Tennis elbows

We know what you’re thinking… “That collar sounds ideal, but what about the ribbed sleeve detail?” Well, we’re glad you asked—our sleeves feature 2.5cm ribbed hems so they sit just right on those arms of yours. The sleeves themselves are in pure Goldilocks territory too—they’re long enough to hide any unfortunate shoulder tattoos, without covering your elbows.

Room to move

Polos were designed with real sporting action in mind, so freedom and movement are pretty important. To aid in that department, we added a vented hem for a bit of added maneuverability. We know that not everyone who wears our Polo Shirt will be playing tennis in it, but still… it’s nice to move, isn’t it?

Two’s company

Ever since the dawn of time, mankind has argued over how many buttons a polo shirt should have. Some say two, some say three and some say 76. We went with two. When it comes to swanky sportswear like this, we think less is most definitely more.

Classic colours

We’ve all been there—stood blank-faced in the newsagents, dazzled by the hundreds of chocolate bars on offer, unable to make a decision. Buying a polo shirt can feel the same, so to side-step this situation, we just stuck with three tried-and-tested tennis-inspired tones that’ll always look good. 

Not just for tennis courts

Our Polo is sporty enough to be worn with shorts and some white trainers, but that refined shape means it won’t look out of place alongside chinos and a bottle of champagne. Extra points for anyone who wears there’s whilst sitting in the driver’s seat of a MK2 VW Polo, scoffing a packet of Polo mints from the petrol station.

Starting from Polo position

Traceability

Here are all the partners and suppliers we work with for our Polo and what goes into making them.

The materials and final garment have travelled a total of: 27,249 km (16,931 miles) from field to doormat.

Raw Material

Cooperative farming India

Environmental certification: Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Spinning

Kikani Exports India


Social certification: BCI
Environmental certification: OCS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and an extra certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Weaving

Eigui Portugal

Social certification : BSCI
Environmental certification : OEKO-TEX Standard 100

The same people who made our T-Shirt, Hoodie and Sweatshirt. This lot really know their stuff.

Dyeing

Gravotêxtil Portugal

Social certification: Greentowear
Environmental certification: OCS, RCS and an extra certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

The fabric was dyed by one of Eigui’s long-time partners nearby.

Finish

EIGUI Portugal

Social certification : BSCI
Environmental certification : OEKO-TEX Standard 100

Transport

Road Haulage.

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Polo expressed in everyday activities that we can all easily relate to. There’s no point hiding from it: 

7 kg

of CO2 emitted

Equivalent to 127 kms travelled by car.

348 L

water consumption

Equivalent to 5 showers lasting 5 min each. 

114 MJ

energy depletion

Equivalent to 39 hours heating (in average appartment).

Three tasteful tones

Navy

Ultra-reliable. Goes with everything.

Deliveries & exchanges

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy changes of size

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe, these are free. For countries in the rest of the world, we ask you to pay the return cost and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

Satisfied or your money back

It costs nothing to try

If you ever change your mind or the product doesn't meet your expectations when you receive it, all you have to do is send it back unworn and we'll refund you. Easy.

The team

Four of us started Asphalte back in 2016. With a few years of experience in fashion under our belts, we wanted to make clothes, but not just any old clothes. Well-made clothes, designed to last, using great materials and made in good conditions. The guys we wanted to kit were our mates, who liked clothes but who weren't willing to go all out on a pair of jeans. We send them a survey to find out what they expected from a brand. Their answers were so enlightening that we opened the questionnaires up to everyone. Best decision we ever made.

Since then, you've been at the start of every clothes we make. We ask for your opinion on a product before we get busy with the design process, and that's the way forward for us.

We're not here to reinvent the wheel. We're here to make your wardrobe classics with the best materials and the best manufacturers. Above all, we're here to make things simple, stuff that you'll still be able to wear in ten years' time.

Over the last 4 years, we've gradually put together the dream team to make it happen on a larger scale. Today, there are 40 of us working to make your favourite clothes, in a quality that was once reserved for a handful of men.

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