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Buying work uniform can be a nightmare, so I wanted to share with you my top 5 tips that I share with all my customers...

1 - Always choose a poly-cotton polo shirt

Why? Well... A poly-cotton blended polo gives you the best of both worlds, it has the cotton which gives the natural feel but has the durability of the man-made fibre. Polyester helps the polo keep it's colour & shape, which makes your polo shirts last longer! Our top 3 reccomended polos are all poly-cotton.

2 - Think about your brand

What colours make up your logo? Is there a polo shirt colour that will really elevate your logo & make you stand out? It's easy to plonk your logo on a black polo, but is it really the message you're trying to portray to your potential clients? Our Asquith & Fox AQ015 poly-cotton polos have 25 vibrant colours to choose from. 

3 - How do you like your clothes to fit?

Polo shirts come in 2 main fits, a standard fit & a fitted fashion-fit. You tend to find the premium garments such as our Asqutih & Fox polos the AQ015 are more fitted, which is perfect for officewear, but may not suit staff in a factory. Our basic Pro polo is the RX101 which is perfect for tradesmen working on-site.

Pro RTX polo RX101                                     Asquith & Fox polo AQ015

4 - What's the point of these polo shirts?

Are these polo shirts being purchased for everyday workwear or for a one-off event? Do you want to put a logo or strapline on the back of them? My rule of thumb is, if it's for an event or you're a tradesman - then putting a vinyl logo on the back may be a great idea! If you're working in a professional office and are wearing these on a day-to-day basis, it may not be as necessary to have vinyl on the back.

These Asquith & Fox AQ015 polos for Dance Flix work well with the vinyl on the back for when they're out & about filming.

5 - Print or embroidery on a polo?

My general rule is left chest embroidery on the front, vinyl print on the back & vinyl or embroidery on the arms. If you have a large embroidery on the back of a polo shirt it could itch & make you feel sweaty when the backing rubs against you. Polos tend to be a more professional garment so embroidery is usually used.

For expert advice on purchasing polo shirts for you & your team - get in touch:

Email - info@giraffe-graphics.co.uk

Pick up the phone - 01246 766770

Make an appointment to come and see our polo shirt samples, fabric swatches & get an expert opinion!