August 14, 2012
No one is sure when stick first met ball, but the game of polo has been around for over 2,500 years and is arguably the oldest team sport in history. First believed to have originated after the wild horse was domesticated by the tribes of Central Asia, polo was soon adopted as a training method for the King's cavalry as regiments spread through Asia Minor, China, and the Indian sub-continent. In the 1800's, British tea planters saw polo played in India but it was not until the 1850's that the British cavalry designed the first rules for polo. By the late 1870's, the game was as common in England as Yorkshire Pudding.
Esteemed American publisher James Gordon Bennett brought polo to New York in 1876. By the turn of the century, polo clubs were scattered across the East Coast. Further south, British pioneers in the Argentine pampas began playing polo when they weren't farming. The sport spread swiftly amongst the gauchos and in the late 1800's, polo clubs popped up in Argentina at lightning speed. The River Plate Polo Association was founded in 1892 and was the birthplace of what is today known as Asociación Argentina de Polo. Since then, Argentina has been widely-considered the professional polo mecca of the world.
Our Argentinean Polo is the uniform those skillful players brandish as they rip across the field through six chukkas. Authentic, comfortable, and one-of-a-kind.
Everyone has a favorite, a one-of-a-kind item they wear on special occasions - and not so special occasions. Tell me, what's yours?