Your favorite shirt – we all have one. That go-to shirt we dawn for any and every occasion, and wear as often as we can. In that shirt, our wit seems sharper and jokes sound funnier. You know that shirt, right?
Well, for Hobson & Billy, the laid-back Austin, Texas based duo behind Criquet Shirts, that elusive perfect polo didn’t exist. They found themselves ransacking their grandfather’s closets in search of the stylish vintage polos of the past. But rather than throw in the towel on their search, they did what any two business-minded enterprising gents would, and set out to create their vision of the perfect shirt.
And I’m here to deliver an urgent message: they nailed it. (Read on to see why – oh, and for that 20% discount code on your next Criquet order!)
Criquet has introduced a fresh perspective to the classic country club style, drawing inspiration from rare vintage store treasures and the iconic shirts of the past, made popular by golf’s greats (think: Nicklaus, Palmer, and Seve, to name a few).
Though Criquet Shirts does so much more than just golf polos, The Player’s Shirt is the cornerstone of their lineup. And while the designs are inspired by that classic old-school flare, these shirts are a far cry from the polyester shirts of the ’60s and ’70s. Let’s take a closer look at what The Players Shirt is all about.
The Players Shirt
The Players Shirt puts a modern take on a classic design, boasting locally sourced 100% organic cotton that’s the epitome of soft, and crazy comfortable to boot. Cricket is all about doing thing “the right way” — hence the organic cotton used in all it’s Players Shirts. The lightweight polo features a unique 4-button placket (just like those old-school gems), chest pocket (featuring the ultra-cool Criquet logo), and an always crisp pinpoint collar.
Always crisp? Yup, no bacon collar here. Criquet had the idea to add removable collar stays into their Players Shirt (yeah the same ones in your pinpoint-collar button downs — uhh, genius), meaning you’ll never have to worry about your collar while you’re on the go. Colors like Augusta Green, Brushwood and You’re My Boy Blue (shown below) shed some light on the enviable sense of humor these guys bring to the table.
Add the optional slim fit for us trim guys, and the versatility to be worn for your weekend 18, at a backyard BBQ with the bros, or under a blazer for dinner and drinks, and the search ends here for the perfect shirt. Damn these shirts are good.
Prep your current favorite shirt for the news — there’s a new sheriff in town. Cricket’s Players shirt will be your new go-to favorite polo in no time.
Be sure to use code THEDAPPERDRIVE at checkout to receive 20% off you next Criquet Shirts order. Hurry, offer ends 11/24/2016.
If you’re digging The Player’s Shirt and begging for more, you’re in luck — Criquet Shirts has an entire lineup of vintage inspired apparel. We’ll explore all of their great pieces on the blog next week! Don’t want to miss it? Sign-up to receive our updates here.