Polo shirts allow you to go to any event feeling effortlessly stylish, day or night. However, they need to be looked after to keep their best and this takes a certain amount of after care.
A John Smedley Sea Island Cotton polo shirt is a wardrobe staple for every man. A polo is a great shirt alternative, whether long or short sleeved due to its versatility to an outfit.
How To Wash Your Cotton Polo Shirts
John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton knitwear can be washed on a more robust 40°c cotton cycle, where necessary, but we recommend using a 30°c cycle to help protect the environment. Wash dark and light colours separately and inside out, and for optimum results opt for the especially formulated John Smedley Cotton wash and Clothing Spray.
How To Dry Your Cotton Polo Shirts
Wherever possible, try to dry your garments flat, re-shaping and ironing inside-out whilst slightly damp, using a medium temperature on the iron. A great tip is to lay your polo flat on a laundry rack in the bathroom while you take a shower to steam your garment to help de-wrinkle. Do not tumble dry your John Smedley Sea Island Cotton.
How To Fold Your Cotton Polo Shirts
Follow these simple steps for a crease and wrinkle free John Smedley Sea Island Cotton polo shirt in your wardrobe:
- Make sure all your buttons are done to the top of the shirt and your polo is face down on a flat surface.
- Take the right side of the polo and fold it towards the centre of the shirt. Make sure the sleeve nearly touches the seam of the left handed sleeve and the double the sleeve back so that it touches the crease you made.
- Now it is time to take the left sleeve and fold over the right sleeve so that you have a repeat of what you have already done for the right side.
- Take the bottom of the polo and fold halfway to the top of the shirt.
- Fold one more time towards the collar. The bottom of the polo should be touching the shoulder area.
- Now turn the polo shirt over to the front and you will have a perfectly folded neat polo shirt, free from wrinkling.
How To Store Your Cotton Polo Shirts
Clean your garments before storing, as moths are attracted to body oils and dirt and not the actual fibre. Try some natural ways to combat moth attacks, by using cloves, lavender, rosemary, thyme, orange peel or cedar, but never in direct contact with the garment – simply tie up in gauze or a handkerchief.