In 1896, John Brooks invented the original "button-down shirt"
inspired by the English polo players.
The button-down shirt became a staple of American fashion
in the 20th Century and the ancestor of the modern polo shirt.
THE FIRST POLO WAS BORN ON THE TENNIS COURT
The first polo ever was actually designed for tennis, with a green alligator as the logo.
At the 1926 U.S. Open, a tennis player brought the first polo to the field; white,
short-sleeved, made of piqué cotton with the protruding flat collar,
buttons and the back longer than the front.
WHY DO WE CALL THEM POLO?
Originally, polo players wore thick long-sleeved shirts, typically in Oxford cotton, with a buttoned collar.
John Brooks invented the button-down shirt; however, these shirts were not ideal for polo, so the players promptly adopted the tennis polo, once they became aware of it during the 1930s.
SINCE 1972, MALO MAKES THE POLO A SOPHISTICATED MUST-HAVE
The light cashmere polo can replace the shirt for elegance.
The cotton ones experience different fineness and weights.
Malo has been studying silhouette, proportions and details for 50 years to make it
a small masterpiece of craftsmanship.
The historical looms do the magic.
There is a world behind every polo shirt: stitches, patterns, collars,
sleeves, ribs, drops... It is a constant study.
The necks of our polo shirts are lowered and shaped, it takes dedication
and care to realize them. This method is refined and allows us to avoid any waste that might come with the classic sewing machine.
To John Brooks we owe the invention of the polo shirt,
to Malo his sublimation in a timeless garment.
MADE IN MALO POLO
Essential for all occasions,
perfect combination of tradition and modernity
Subsequently, it became an essential garment in every wardrobe for its practicality and versatility.
Even today, its timeless charm beats the fashion trends.
Whether in fine Makò Cotton or light Cashmere, the Malo polo is a precious and delicate passe-partout.
Each polo is designed with small unique details; the hand finishes, the mother-of-pearl buttons that enrich some models, the attention to the choice of yarns and many small artisanal secrets.
All of this makes our polo shirts a must-have for Spring.
Versatile, to be matched with simplicity.
A garment so light and comfortable that it looks like a second skin.
Epitome of the wisdom of our craftsmen.