Thanks to companies like Criquet, obsessives like me have something over which to obsess. Yes, after 2 full years I am still obsessed with polo shirts and it appears that it won’t be ending anytime soon. In general, it’s not that polo shirts are getting any better, but Criquet polo shirts, definitely are. Billy Nachman and Hobson Brown, the cofounders of Criquet Shirts, have a lifetime of experience with polo shirts and their company is the crown jewel of that experience and their life-long pursuit of the perfect polo.
The pursuit of the perfect polo is why I have such faith in Criquet and the shirts they make. Somewhere in my head, at least as far as polo shirts go, we share this common interest. If you, too, share that interest, even a little bit, you are going to want to know more about Criquet Shirts.
Criquet has perfected the polo. Instead of straying from its somewhat posh origin, Criquet charges forward and owns it proudly. Be it now proclaimed that Criquet is the king of the polo shirt domain.
Why the king? Comfort, mostly. The light jersey of the Criquet shirt, which is, of course, 100% organic cotton, hangs just so within the finite constraints of what we’ve come to accept as a shirt shape. Think of this fit in terms of the best fitting T-shirt you’ve ever worn and you’ll know what I am going on about. Criquet shirts are trim fitting exactly where they should be while still being long and loose enough to preempt any sort of untoward exposure or, god forbid, clinging.
As my obsession with this sort of shirt continues to evolve, one area that is of constant scrutiny is the collar. Polo shirt collars come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. I like to think that I have seen them all, but I suppose it is possible that I have not. For now, however, the it is pretty clear that Criquet has attached the right collar to the right shirt. They are as good a match as there ever was. As with the overall design aesthetic of Criquet Shirts, what’s old is new again. These collars feature stubby collar stays made out of recycled plastic so no matter what that cranky washing machine does to the collar, it can always be forced back into shape with a couple stays.
Lastly, Criquet Shirts are sized slightly different than all the other shirts in your closet unless you happen to be the actual Brooks Brothers. Whereas I am usually in between an XL and an XXL with polo shirts, with Criquet I am solidly in XL territory. Whether this is vanity sizing or not, I could care less, it’s just nice to find a shirt that fits perfectly right off the rack and the Criquet polo is exactly that.
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**Full disclosure: These shirts were provided at no cost for editorial consideration, to think otherwise would be silly.