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205 THE NICER POLO

Color
Mendocino
Coronado
Malibu
Tahoe
Size

The Nicer Polo will easily become your new go-to for business meetings, golf, tennis or a night out. This timeless piece is made from the world’s finest (read: insanely soft) pima cotton and finished with contrast color styling at the neckline, chest pocket and side vents. With a more relaxed fit than our Athletic Polo, wear it tucked in or untucked for an effortlessly polished look.

Willy is cut for a slimmer fit so please order one size larger if a relaxed fit is desired.

  • Details
  • Anti-Microbial
    Moisture-Wicking
    UPF50 Protection
    63% Pima Cotton  |  37% Poly
    Made in California

  • Color
  • Coronado | Navy Blue Solid
    Malibu | Light Blue Solid
    Mendocino | Medium Gray Solid
    Tahoe | White Solid

  • Size & Fit
  • SIZE CHEST
    S 37”
    M 40”
    L 43”
    XL 46”
    XXL 49”
  • Care
  • Turn inside out, then machine wash cold with like colors. Tumble dry low. Non-chlorine bleach when needed.

  • Info
  • What Is the Willy California Nicer Polo?


    At Willy California we take the “Nicer” label very seriously. The Nicer Polo is the third item in this family to go with our Nicer Shorts and our Nicer Pants. As an athleisure brand, we believe the Nicer category is incredibly important as we seek to differentiate ourselves as a brand you can trust wherever your day takes you. The Nicer Polo is a polo that will stand up to any occasion from work, to dinner or golf. With elevated trims and subtle accents throughout the shirt, this is a style that will keep you looking sharp while still being super comfortable.


    Our Nicer Polo is one half step above our original polo, The Athletic Polo. While both shirts are crafted with the finest Pima Cotton, The Nicer Polo has a plaited finish to the fabric that gives it a smooth and hand-crafted look and feel. The Athletic Polo is also super nice with a knit technique that gives more texture to the shirt. The Nicer Polo, on the other hand, has a silky smooth feel and look that matches its elevated description.  This polo is also an inch longer than our Athletic Polo which allows it to be tucked in more securely when the untucked option is not the right path (see golf). 


    Why Is Willy California Nicer Polo So Amazing?


    The Nicer Polo is amazing because we once again nailed the complicated equation that marries comfort and style. When you start with Pima Cotton it’s actually hard to go wrong in terms of feel but we wanted a shirt that was perfect in every way. Attention to detail is one of the founding principles of Willy and the Nicer Polo is the poster child for us in this regard.


    Let’s start with the subtle color contrast in The Nicer Polo which adds the perfect amount of sizzle. The inside of the collar is the most visible place where this splash of color lives. A basic grey or navy polo can be boring, but with the right amount of our brilliant Malibu blue (light) in the perfect places, The Nicer Polo comes to life. We also added an accent with a single detailed stitch on the chest pocket that says handmade. Finally, we added the same level of detail to the side vent, just in cases anyone ever sees this subtle design feature. 


    The chest pocket in and of itself is an important, elevated component of the Nicer Polo. A pocket can be cumbersome and messy, but our chest pocket is clean and simple. First, our basic square design is traditional and does not dominate the front of the shirt in any way. Our chest pocket adds a level of sophistication that says the Nicer Polo means business. Or dinner, or golf…. We accented the pocket with a subtle half inch colorful stitch on the corner that calls just the right amount of attention to the pocket while whispering “this shirt is nice”. 


    Finally, our buttons on the Nicer Polo are from the very top shelf and custom made as you would expect from Willy. The color selection for the buttons is simple and tonal, so as not to draw too much attention. Buttons are critical as you want them to add to the sense of quiet confidence and elegance without jumping off the shirt and running around the room. Lesser polos often make the buttons flashy and ugly which distracts from the entire mission. When you take a closer look at our buttons on The Nicer Polo you will notice the beautiful yet subtle engraving of the word WILLY. Again, this does not jump off the shirt from ten feet away but is only visible on careful examination. This is the way details on a “nicer” shirt should always be - visible for the discerning eye but not distracting.  


    How to Use the Willy California Nicer Polo?


    The Nicer Polo is a third gear for your short sleeve shirt game. We make great comfortable tee shirts in a variety of styles for normal casual use. The Athletic Polo is that second gear when she says “can you please put on something with a collar” but you really just want to wear a tee. When you need that ultimate step, the Nicer Polo is made for those occasions. A dressed up look at the office, an important round of golf or a special dinner date - The Nicer Polo is made for you. 


    In the case of the Athletic Polo we said “this is not a golf polo”. The Athletic Polo is an inch shorter than the traditional golf polo and much better suited for being untucked and might not support a full shoulder turn on the first tee. The Nicer Polo is absolutely a golf polo with all of the moisture wicking and performance attributes that you would want for a day on links. But The Nicer Polo is not your typical baggy, synthetic golf polo that looks shiny and plastic.  Most of all, the Nicer Polo does not have a huge logo (or two) that dominates the shirt and makes you feel like a walking billboard and similar to every other guy in your group. The Nicer Polo has only our iconic W in the form of a subtle flag logo on the edge of the left sleeve. Simple, understated and super comfortable.


    The Nicer Polo is also an amazing layering item for a splash of color. Try our 502 Quarter Zip Pullover with our Malibu Nicer Polo underneath for the perfect office look or a nicer dinner when the weather is cooler. The fact that you have short sleeves underneath is not anyone’s business, you look professional and sharp. Or use the Nicer Polo to dress up our 501 Zip-up Hoodie for the perfect nice / street ensemble. Guys worry that the hoodies look too young, but when you layer the Nicer Polo with our 501 Zip-up Hoodie you will create a refined, curated package.


    When Should You Wear the Willy California Nicer Polo? 


    The Nicer Polo is the perfect style for those times when your favorite tee doesn’t meet the standard. When you need a little nicer look, throw on our Nicer Polo and your look is immediately elevated, polished and sharp. This is why we created the Nicer Polo. Guys actually prefer to wear tee shirts all day every day because tee shirts have always been the most comfortable piece of clothing in our drawer. This is where our Polo collection (Athletic and Nicer) started. Can we marry the comfort of your favorite tee with the stylistic attributes of a polo? We put everything we learned in making our great range of tee shirts (styles 101 through 105) into our Athletic Polo and added a collar to get you through the door. With the Nicer Polo, we added key design features to go up another level including a brilliantly smooth plaited finish and subtle pops of color in various places.  The result is a polo that has a handmade, polished look that will leave your friends saying “wow that’s a nice polo.” 


    The Nicer Polo is the perfect office look. With or without a layering item, this polo will keep you looking professional and in charge. The dinner date is another perfect Nicer Polo event. It’s amazing what adding a collar to your outfit does for your look. Colorful stitches in three key areas adds just the right amount of accent that says dressed up and stylish. They don’t have to know you are still feeling super comfortable and relaxed. 


    Where Can You Get The Willy California Nicer Polo? 


    Right now, you can only get Willy California Nicer Polo from our website. But by sending them directly to you, we’re giving you the highest quality product at the best possible price. Don’t let middlemen hold you back, get the most value for the best price directly from us. 


    But hey, we get it. You might not feel comfortable taking a risk like this. Let us make it easier on you: if for whatever reason you don’t like our Nicer Polo, just send it back. No questions and no hassle. You don’t have to explain, and we won’t make you jump through a bunch of hoops either. Our brand is all about taking the guesswork out of being a contemporary boss. Sending your polo back to us will just light a fire under us that will make us improve and perform all the better. That’s our promise. 


THE WILLY ADVANTAGE

Moisture Wicking

Performance Fabrics

Anti-Microbial

Comfort Guaranteed

Four-Way Stretch

Made in California

THE WILLY ADVANTAGE

Moisture Wicking

Performance Fabrics

Made in California

Anti-Microbial

Comfort Guaranteed

Four-Way Stretch

 
 

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