Washing Instructions For a Polo Shirt
Washing a polo shirt isn’t all that difficult, especially for cotton polos. Lacoste recommends simply machine washing your polo on a 30° short cycle, with no fabric softener (as it can damage the natural fibres of the shirt), and don’t mix bold and light colours, obviously. That’s straight from the crocodile’s mouth, and if anyone knows polo shirts, they do.
Percival’s Pullover Polo Shirts are 100% cotton — the good stuff. Not all polos are 100% cotton, though. So here are some handy tips that apply to all polo shirts:
1. Turn your polo shirt inside out to avoid any damage to embroidery.
2. Pop the collar to avoid the dreaded collar curl.
3. Fasten the buttons all the way to the collar to help negate stretching or deformity of shape.
4. Use relatively cold washing temperatures. We don’t want shrunken polos — you’re not the Arctic Monkeys and it’s not 2007. If you’re reading this and you do happen to be in Arctic Monkeys, it’s still not 2007 — the point still stands.
5. Don’t use a strong detergent. Fading should be reserved for your back and sides and your barber, not your polo shirts.
Machine wash vs hand wash
Honestly, just machine wash your polos if you can. The temperature of the wash is more difficult to control with hand washing, and that’s our main concern here. You can dry clean a polo if you want to but there’s really no need. Your polo shirts will do just fine in a machine wash as long as you follow our useful tips above.
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