Don’t be jealous, but I spend the majority of my days in nothing more than a t-shirt and underwear since leaving the corporate world of finance over 2 1/2 years ago. Still, I like to upgrade my upper half when out to dinner, the theater or over my folks’ place for a family function. Yeah, I also pants-up when hittin’ the town…in case you were wondering or were a little nervous of meeting me in person someday.
In the warmer months, my preferred snazzy going-out top has been a bold blue Eddie Bauer polo shirt, a hold over from my day job days. It’s comfy, for sure, but has the annoying habit of washing up poorly. I’m talking specifically about the collar. It’s curly now. Kinda unsightly actually.
This is why when the good folks at Dads Central Consulting asked me to try out the New Lands’ End Mesh Polo I jumped at the chance.
I love love love my new Lavender Ice (that’s right) Mesh Polo Shirt. It looks great and feels great, laying nicely against my too-large chest, and stands up strong to my harsh laundering (cold wash/burn dry). Most importantly, the collar hasn’t turned into a plate of curly fries! It’s still as flat as it was out of the package. Sweet.
**Hey big guys, this is the smart casual shirt of your dreams. The XXL size is very forgiving in the way it lays across the chest and is extra roomy around the waist. I’d have guessed it was 3XL when I first tried it on. As a somewhat fashionable, overweight debonair gentleman, I often have trouble finding handsome gear for my large frame. So color me super impressed with the material, the feel and the comfort this new polo.**
Even though I don’t have to dress up during the work week, a polo shirt is still an essential part of my wardrobe. It’s a versatile piece of clothing that looks fantastic with cargo shorts, jeans, a bathing suit, underwear (!), anything really…if you’re really desperate you could even rock a polo with a pair of sweatpants (not recommended, just sayin’). The new Lands’ End Mesh Polo Shirts have a reasonable price point ($29.50-$34.50) making it a sweet gift for a dad, dad to be, grandpa, or any fella in your life. I’m giving one away (below) but if you can’t wait, head to Lands’ End right now to buy one on sale for 30% off (the sale ends today people!)
**********LANDS’ END MESH POLO GIVEAWAY**********
One (1) lucky reader is going to land and brand new Lands’ End Mesh Polo – color randomly selected / size of your choice! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me who the polo would be for, what color you’re hoping for (see all the cleverly named colors here), and why they deserve such snazzy new threads. Got it? Good. But wait, there’s more ways to enter this fine giveaway!
- Like the OWTK Facebook page (then leave an additional comment here telling me you Like OWTK on FB).
- Follow OWTK on Twitter (then leave an additional comment here telling me you are a follower).
- Tweet about this giveaway up to once per day (each tweet counts as a separate entry)! Simply cut & paste this bold text into your Twitter feed: I just entered to win a snazzy new Lands’ End Mesh Polo Shirt from @OWTK – http://owtk.com/?p=9410
All entries must be received by Thursday, June 16th @ 11:55pm ET. I’ll pick the winner the following day.
*I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of Lands’ End and received a polo shirt to facilitate my review, one to giveaway, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. As always, the opinions expressed above are unbiased and honest.