August 29, 2012
Façonnable’s Summer Sports Collection Stretch Cotton Polo Shirts – Why was only water polo and not ‘conventional’ polo being played in the 2012 Olympics?
Façonnable’s Summer Sports Collection Stretch Cotton Polo Shirts
When tennis ace Rafael Nadal walked onto the Monte-Carlo Master Series dressed head to toe in Façonnable it confirmed that in exuding luxury and comfort, Façonnable is a favourite choice of clothing for sports men and women.
With the Euro football championships being held in Poland and the Olympic Games taking place in London, being the hosts to two of the world’s biggest sporting events, all eyes have been on Europe during summer 2012.
With such a vibrant and important sports scene taking place this summer in Europe, Façonnable’s summer sports collection has certainly excelled itself in the desirability stakes.
One particularly stylish and popular item of the Façonnable summer sports collection is its stretch cotton polo shirt. Combining a muscular athleticism with a classic ‘public school boy’ look, this classic polo shirt reveals a subtle glimmer of Façonnable’s French heritage with an French flag emblem and red and blue thin stripes on the sleeves and collar, set against dazzling white.
This breathable, comfortable and highly stylish polo shirt is proving to be popular amongst polo players and haute couture fashion enthusiasts alike –
But why was only water polo and not ‘conventional’ polo played in the 2012 Olympics?
Whereas water polo is one of the longest running team Olympic sports, having been played in every Olympics since 1900, ‘conventional’ polo is not an Olympic sport.
Polo was in actual fact an Olympic sport up from 1900 until 1936, when for reasons only known to the Olympic Committee of the era it was abandoned from the Olympic programme.
When Team USA first donned its 2012 Olympic uniform, featuring some decidedly ‘un-American’ accents, including a crowned heraldic lion on the buttons and neck ties and a French-inspired blue berets, and a “Polo Pony” logo, the uniform was widely criticised with mocking shouts that ‘Polo isn’t even an Olympic event!’
As polo enthusiasts across the world cry for the game to be reinstated as an Olympic sport, perhaps the designers of Team USA’s 2012 Olympic uniform should have been more influenced by Façonnable’s summer sports collection.