Which Polo Shirt?

Which Polo Shirt



Polo shirts come in many different shapes and sizes as well as several material options and vary in price considerably. They also come in unisex and female fits.
Choosing the right polo shirt for your staff and organisation becomes quite a difficult decision if you don’t get the right advice.

We have explained the key areas you need to consider below.


What are the polo shirts being used for?

Are they going to be used in a clean environment?

Or are they going to be used for an active, hot environment?

Or are they being used as a gift?

All these things need to be considered when choosing the right polo shirt for your requirements.


Embroidered logos

We advise embroidery for low coverage logos.
This is the best option to maintain low costs and high perceived value.

Printed logos

If your logo is a larger area, we advise screen or transfer print depending on the number of colours in your logo.


Would you prefer regular polycotton or 100% polyester?


100% cotton polo shirts are rarely used in the work environment.
We only usually use 100% cotton for corporate gifts as they are washed far less frequently and have a softer feel to them.

Polycotton is the ‘traditional’ material for polo shirts.
Very practical and of great value. However, this material will lose its colour quicker than a 100% polyester polo if it’s washed 2-3 times per week, depending on your staff uniform allocation.

100% Polyester material will not fade or shrink in the wash.
The smooth material is the more modern material used in warm or active environments. It also promotes the moisture-wicking effect from the skin which is very popular with leisure centres and health clubs.


Normally, a staff member would get 3 polos. One to wear, one in the wash and one spare. If you are very generous, you would supply 4 or 5.
Obviously, this depends on whether they are full or part-time. Part-time staff are usually provided with less.

We hope this helps.
For more information and advice please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fast, efficient & well managed service

Taylor Made Designs provide a full ‘end-to-end’ uniform management service. From design, manufacture, storage and then fulfilment to our 125 leisure centres across the UK. The online e-store and reporting services have ensured a fast, efficient and well managed service which we have been so pleased with, we have recently extended our agreement for a further 2 years.

Places Leisure

Very pleased

We want our staff to wear their uniforms with pride and for customers to easily identify staff members because of our corporate colours. We have enjoyed working with Taylor Made Designs and are very pleased with the quality and support they have provided.

Stewarts Garden Centres

Outstanding support

Absolutely love working with Taylor Made Designs, and the outstanding support, service and delivery provided! Should be everyone’s first stop for workplace uniform!

Bluereef Aquariums

Friendly, flexible & efficient service

Taylor Made Designs have been our main uniform and PPE supplier for the past year and offer a friendly, flexible and efficient service. Ed and his team are always on hand to answer any queries and their guidance and expertise has been invaluable in order to deliver first class service on-board our existing ships and whilst establishing uniform requirements for our new ship coming out this year.

SAGA Cruises

Efficient & professional

We really enjoy working with Taylor Made Designs, they are efficient and professional throughout and always help us meet demands with realistic delivery times. Our account manager has been fab! Gerry is always there to answer our queries and help get us the best deal and worked with us to manage our uniform needs perfectly

Ribby Hall Village

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