You Can Now Remove the Polo Pony from the Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt!

It’s almost shock and awe here at The Prepatorium, truly it is. What you see below is the way one stops acting as a free billboard for the Ralph Lauren companies.

Polo Ralph Lauren Country Club Stretch Polo Create Your Own PromotionPolo Ralph Lauren Create yOur Own Skinny Polo

Polo Ralph Lauren Make Your Own Polo

The ‘Create Your Own Polo’ promotion is sheer brilliance.The majority of the details are obvious: you select the style of the shirt, the color, and then the fun begins. Are you sitting down? Good. You now have options. On a Polo brand polo shirt. Actual choices, and they start with this (the source of so much pain and agony for The Princess): the Polo-playing pony that has come to symbolize the Ralph Lauren Polo brand.

Polo Ralph Lauren Create Your Own Polo

But, here is the good news of the day – the guy on the horse galloping across your bazooms can now be removed from the chest. Note we did not say that complete polo purging was an available option, as it is not. Total eradication is not currently available, however, the choice you have is simply this: if you would like to get him off your chest (so to speak) and put your own initials on that location, you may! You can even select the thread color for the embroidery, as shown below.

Polo Ralph Lauren Create Your Own Polo

Of course, there is the lingering issue of the man…on the horse… and where his new home will be… on the shirt you are considering acquiring for the approximate sum of $79. If you select the embroidered monogram at the chest, then the matching pony is re-located to the hem. If you elect to keep the Polo logo, then it stays where it is and another kind of logo (yes, you now have the addition of second brand marking) is placed at the hem. It consists of Mr. Lauren’s initials and the year the shirt was manufactured, presumably to imbue it with a collectible or possibly vintage feel down the road; we have an example below..

Polo Ralph Lauren Create Your Own CYO Initials & Year

The Princess recognizes she may have been the last individual on the planet to discover the “Create Your Own” Collection, but to enlighten any other lost souls who may not have known of the promotion, here they are: the Create Your Own Hat, and Create Your Own Oxford Shirt for Men. There is also the Create your Own Silk Tie Boys 2-7, and Create your Own Silk Tie Boys 8-20 program, with lots of fun colors and motifs.

Polo Ralph Lauren Boys 2-7 Create Your Own Silk Tie

Boys Create Your Own Silk TieBoys 2-7 Ralph Lauren Create your Own Tie


We would presume they are fiendishly popular, although some may balk at the prices. We leave with you images of a few of the hats as TP might have them done.

Polo Ralph Lauren Create Your Own HatPolo Ralph Lauren Create Your Own Hat

BTW, don’t forget the Free Shipping Promotion if you are purchasing more than one Polo.

Polo Ralph Lauren Free shipping

We wish warm and wonderful, bright and sunny weekends for all! Toodles!



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11 responses to “You Can Now Remove the Polo Pony from the Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt!

  1. its really interesting 🙂

    a kiss!

  2. I have one of those! I have the initials where the pony usually is and then the pony is on the bottom, corner. It doesn’t fit as well as my other polos (a little loose) but I love wearing it on the airplane/on road trips.

  3. I think this is really interesting that you can order the shirt without the horse. I was wearing a polo today and, it may be kind of tacky of me, I think I would feel jilted without the little horse. I guess if I would rather have Brooks Brothers with a monogram or no logo instead of Ralph Lauren….since I equate dressy with no logo and with BB and I think casual with logo and RL. Not sure that makes any sense, but Princess I did think of you yesterday. I had to buy new frames for my glasses. I got prescription sunglasses too. I ended up with Banana Republic and Kate Sprade frames. There were some D&G as well as Fendi frames with giant, garish logos! I will post photos in about a week when they arrive.

  4. Count on Kate to be ahead of the crowd! That’s odd tho’, about the fit. And Lipstick’s thoughts about feeling jilted and the distinction between dressy and casual are fascinating. I guess if I thought about it, the RL Polo comes in a pima cotton, while the Brooks fabric is still a mesh, not a ‘smooth’ cotton like the polo. That’s interesting. FRankly the softer cotton has always been more comfortable to me… but then, what else would you expect from a Princess? (Grin)
    The sunglass thing can be such a nightmare…I *can’t* wait to see your pics… there’s a story about the current pair that I have; it’s much too long to put here so maybe I’ll put it in the blog.

  5. Thanks for visiting my site preppy princess! On the RL logoing – I agree with lipstick, it wouldn’t feel quite right to be wearing an RL polo without the pony! RL is possibly the only ‘logoed’ clothing I feel comfortable wearing , as the logo is quite discreet but still subtley emblematic of this classic brand. Certain logos and branding in the UK has become quite associated with counterfeit goods and the ‘chav’ phenomenon – poor Burberry has fallen victim to this, so you have to be careful. I do own one Burberry piece, a large, simple red bag almost a holdall), but the logo badge is very tiny. Hope this doesn’t make me dound like a reverse snob!

  6. Love it! Sign me up for logo free wonderfulness! 😉

  7. I want the TP hat – black with the pink!

  8. KK

    I have never seen this before either. LOVE it!! The price is high but so sooo tempting with the color/thread choices. Who am I kidding? I am so ordering one. Or three!

  9. I think this is the excellent collection of dresses. I like it.

  10. kate

    you all should tell the priceof the hat

  11. Anonymous

    i didnt noe that you can now remove the horse from the polo
    wow now you would never know that the polo is fake or not

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