Story of a timeless icon
Whether in fine cotton or cashmere,
the Malo polo is a precious and delicate passe-partout.
Each polo is designed with small, unique details; the hand finishing,
the mother of pearl buttons that enrich some models,
the attention to the choice of yarns and many small artisanal secrets.
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The first Polo was born on the tennis court
In 1896, John Brooks invented the original "button-down shirt" inspired by English polo players.
The button-down shirt became a staple of American fashion in the 20th century and ancestor of modern polo.
The first polo shirt ever was designed for tennis and wore a green alligator logo.
At the 1926 U.S. Open championship, a tennis player brings the first polo; white, short-sleeved, made of piqué cotton with a flat protruding collar, a buttoning and a longer back than the front.
Then why do we call it polo?
Originally polo players wore thick long-sleeved shirts, typically Oxford cotton, with a buttoned collar.
John Brooks invented the button-down shirt, however unsuitable for movements, so players promptly adopted tennis polo shirts once they became aware of it during the 1930s.
Since 1972, Malo Rende La Polo a sophisticated must-have
The light cashmere polo can replace the shirt for elegance. Those in cotton experience different fineness and weights. Malo has been studying silhouettes, proportions and details for 50 years to make it a small masterpiece of craftsmanship.
It is the historic frames that make the magic. There is a world behind every pole: stitches, models, collars, sleeves, ribs, drops... A constant study.
The necks of our polo shirts are lowered and shaped, it takes dedication and care to make them. This method is refined and allows us to avoid any waste of packaging that can be had with the classic overlock. To John Brooks we owe the invention of sports polo, to Malo his sublimation in a timeless garment.
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