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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
BTW, don’t forget the Free Shipping Promotion if you are purchasing more than one Polo.
We wish warm and wonderful, bright and sunny weekends for all! Toodles!