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Polo Size Guide to Find the Right Fit and Style for Everyone on Your Team

Customized polo shirts make excellent workplace uniforms or matching gifts for your team. However, your team members will only appreciate polo shirts that look good and feel comfortable, which requires giving them shirts that fit.

Since your team consists of people with different body types, figuring out the right size to get each member can be tricky. Ordering one size for everyone is out of the question because it could seem you are discriminating against your larger or smaller team members.

Fortunately, at Thread Logic, you can find high-quality polo shirts of all sizes from your favorite brands. All our product pages have a polo size guide or chart that simplifies picking the right size for each member of your team. Also, our complimentary custom embroidery services help you spend less on polo shirts personalized to represent your brand and unify your team.

How Do I Know What Size Polo to Buy?

Before buying polo shirts for your team, you should know your team members’ sizes. Once you have everyone’s sizes, you can place orders for the right size shirts, such as small, large, extra-large, and so on. You can select each shirt’s size while ordering online, but make sure you also check the product description to confirm if the shirt runs large, small, or true.

Shirts that run true will be a perfect fit. On the other hand, a medium-sized polo shirt that runs large will be roomier than one that runs true, while one that runs small will be a tighter fit. So, if a polo shirt runs large and you don’t want loose-fitting shirts for your team, order one that’s a size smaller than the team member’s actual size, and vice versa if the shirt runs small.

Besides style, a polo shirt’s fabric determines if it will run true, large, or small. Below are common polo fabrics and how they affect a shirt’s fit:

  • Cotton: Cotton polo shirts tend to run true to size with a bit of room, so you don’t have to worry about the shirt being restrictive if you get your actual size.
  • Polyester: Polyester polo shirts typically have a more relaxed fit, making them ideal for bigger people who prefer loose-fitting shirts.
  • DRI Fit/Performance: DRI Fit or performance fabric polo shirts run smaller, so you can expect a more fitted shirt if you order your actual size.
  • Cotton/Polyester Blend: Cotton/polyester blend polo shirts come in various styles, but they typically run true.

Finding the Right Size for Your Team

Our polo size guide would be incomplete if we didn’t talk about how to order polo shirts if you don’t know your team members’ sizes. If purchasing shirts in bulk, order a mix of 30% medium, 40% large, and 30% extra-large polo shirts. These are the most popular shirt sizes, and we recommend ordering more large shirts because it’s the most common shirt size.

However, while small individuals can make do with medium polo shirts, heavier individuals may need more than an XL polo shirt. So, identify how many of your team members need XX+ sizes and order the exact number of shirts they need. As we’ve mentioned, neglecting to get fitting shirts for your bigger team members may come across as discriminatory, which can damage team morale.

Our 4 Favorite Polo Shirts

NIKE Dry Essential Solid Polo

The NIKE Dry Essential Solid Polo is a top-quality shirt that drapes beautifully to deliver a smart and stylish fit. The shirt’s lightness and breathability make it perfect for summer. Also, the quick-drying Dri-FIT fabric wicks moisture to keep you sweat-free on hot days.

Core 365 Pinnacle Performance Long-Sleeve Pique Polo

The Core 365 Pinnacle Performance Long-Sleeve Pique Polo is for you if you prefer long sleeves. The lightweight polo shirt features a quality polyester pique fabric that wicks moisture and dries quickly to keep you sweat-free. You’ll also appreciate the soft fabric that prevents chafing and the wide variety of color options.

Port Authority Tall Silk Touch Polo with Pocket

The Port Authority Tall Silk Touch Polo looks like a traditional polo shirt but feels like luxury clothing. The luxurious feel comes from the shirt’s poly/cotton pique fabric that’s just as durable as it’s comfortable. Another reason we love this shirt is its wrinkle resistance, which lets you look dapper all day without the hassle of ironing.

Clique Ladies Spin Pique Polo

Is your team all-female? If so, try the Clique Ladies Spin Pique Polo. The slim-fit polo hugs the female figure in all the right places to help your team look its best. Besides having impressive aesthetics, this shirt gets top scores for durability and comfort. You’ll also love the variety of available colors, which include orange, purple, green, red, blue, and more.

Order Custom Embroidered Polo Shirts Today

Now that you’ve reached the end of our polo size guide, which shirts will you order? Regardless of the polo shirt sizes or styles you want, you can get it all at Thread Logic. We are the leading provider of custom embroidered polo shirts, and placing orders is as simple as picking shirts, uploading your embroidery design, and checking out.

You can order a few shirts or place a bulk order and take advantage of our quantity discounts. Are you ready to order custom embroidered polo shirts in various sizes? If so, contact us today to get started with your order.

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About Jeff Taxdahl

With over 20 years’ experience in embroidery and business ownership, Thread Logic owners Jeff and Wenda Taxdahl, and the Thread Logic team, know what it takes to make custom logo embroidered apparel that people are proud to wear.