The Polo Jumper
- True to the original style
- Durable organic dry cotton
- Tailored fit made in Portugal
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Summer Layering At Its Finest
As ideal as a thrown-on, as it is on its own.
Making limp polos a thing of the past
The collar doesn’t hold up
The fit’s too loose
They stretch and never find their original fit
The Fabric isn’t breathable
The ultimate summer garment
In tall cotton
It’s our first ever 100% cotton jumper. Growing cotton can be a strain on the environment, so we opted for an organic yarn for the garment’s body to take a weight off the planet’s shoulders.
The yarn is a “cotton dry”, which means the thread’s twisted a few times so it stays true to form, durability is key you say. It also means it has a smooth, warm and, yes, dry feel, which makes it perfect for those unpredictable summer evenings.
Thanks to the Milano stitch, we've not only delivered a Polo Jumper that boasts a denser weave than the norm, but one that's more durable and breathable than most too. Traditional Italian methods never grow old do they? Like a well-made Espresso, a Margherita pizza or Andrea Pirlo swinging a 50-yard diagonal. They just get it right.
A collar that stands tall
A collar can really make or break a Polo Jumper, which is why we've taken the utmost care in crafting ours to perfection. Say goodbye to limp and lacklustre collars, and instead welcome in a sleek Milano collar, hand-linked for the ultimate finish.
Let it breathe
You told us that comfort is paramount when it comes to the Polo Jumper, so we opted for a 3-button opening and a regular hem. You'll be happy to feel the breeze blowing through this garment on those particularly hot days as it's quite a nice feeling if we're being honest.
The perfect fit
Tailored to perfection, our Polo Jumper offers up a straight and classic fit, as it should be. Crafted with 450g of durable ”dry cotton”, it not only fits right but sits right too. No hanging on your lumps and bumps, just pure unadulterated Polo Jumper.
Stay in shape
All too often, when you find that jumper that fits nicely and looks the part, nothing quite slashes through one's heart like the feeling of pulling it out of the washing machine to find it's gone all skew-whiff. Luckily, with our Polo Jumper, cold wash at 30°C and that won't happen. That's one less thing to worry about.
A European adventure
Utilising high-quality long fibre cotton, our Polo Jumper was then spun and dyed by EmilCottoni in Italy before embarking to the South West corner of Europe for a build of the highest order. No one quite makes knitwear like the Portuguese do, and the job that our friends at Lipimalhas did on the Polo Jumper is no exception.
Versatility is key
An all-day BBQ turns into early evening drinks around your friend's new and quite fancy chiminea, and you need a garment that serves both environments equally as well, enter the Polo Jumper. Perfect working alone as it is a part of a team. A renaissance garment.
A smooth Polo Jumper not one of Granny’s itchy knits.
What goes into making your Polo Jumper.
The materials and final garment have travelled a total of 12 509 km (7773 miles) from field to doormat.
Production of raw materials
Cooperative farming India
Spinning of raw material
Environmental certification: OEKO-TEX Standard 100, BCI, GRS and an extra certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.
Social certification : SMETA
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 Jumper we produce expressed in everyday activities that we can all easily relate to. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
Equivalent to 128 kms travelled by car.
Equivalent to 3 showers lasting 5 min each.
Equivalent to 38 hours heating (in average appartment).
Bring in the colours
Nothing goes better with everything than this classic.
Deliveries & exchanges
We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* incuding 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.
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.