I start to sound like my dad when I talk about how OCD and picky I am with Shirt material and how it feels when I wear it. The littlest things can make me hate a shirt in a heartbeat.
If it’s a shade too long where it looks bad untucked or too short where one wrong dryer cycle can turn it into a belly flasher. If the collar flails out too stiff or too crinkled for an iron to fix forget about it.
So here comes this Golf shirt from RECOVER brands, and one of the main things they tout is– it’s made from 8 RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES. Like the Poland Spring bottles I chuck in the recycling bin day in and day out.
Amazing to think that they can be used to make a shirt, but it also made me a little skeptical as to how it would effect the quality of a shirt they’ll charge $39 for.
Holy Moses though was I surprised by how great of a golf Polo this is. There’s no logo on these shirts, save a chest pocket. But you could easily slap on an Under Armor emblem or a Nike swoosh, bump up the price 20-30 more dollars and I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
I love everything about this shirt, from the feel, to the lightness and most of all its breathability. A blend of recycled cotton and recycled plastic makes this a very simple polo that you can wear not just on the golf course but really for almost any occasion.
It has a custom fit look and feel where it’s not too bulky or too tight. Most important to me, since I tend to like collared shirts untucked, is that this polo seems to be designed very well so it can look good both tucked or untucked. There’s a nice triangle cutout on the sides at the bottom of the shirt which makes it look nice untucked over pair of pants or shorts.
Now up here in Massachusetts I’m in the doldrums of some bitter cold winter days so one thing I would be curious about is how this holds up through perspiration on hot weather days as well as a few passes through the wash machine. The durability is really the only concept I can’t speak to when reviewing this.
But one thing is for sure, for $39 and a superb eco-friendly mission, you can’t go wrong with getting a few of these in different colors and checking off some wardrobe needs for your golf attire and everyday warm weather apparel.