Friday, September 25, 2015

let's play polo: let's go shopping!

So where does one purchase a yellow polo? Obviously if you already have one, you're all set! If you don't and/or if you're buying for a friend or family member(s) to accompany you on October 10th, here are some suggestions:
  1. Online: lots of options online if you do a simple search for something like "where to buy yellow polo shirt". I'm seeing some solid examples from Adidas, Land's End, Nike, Ralph Lauren, and department store options such as Land's End via JCPenney. You can also find a lot of these options on Amazon.
  2. To that end you can also actually go shopping. This isn't something I have a lot of time for, especially with two kids in tow at most times, but I hear it's still done. A mall with both department stores like Macy's or Sears and clothing retailers like H&M are probably your best bet. And there's always Target. The downside here is you may spend a fair amount of time searching for a specifically yellow polo shirt (vs. just buying one online). Anecdotally speaking, I was at UNIQLO recently and while they had polo shirts, I saw zero yellow ones.
  3. Make the rounds to your local thrift stores - consignment shops, Goodwill, etc. - to try to find something used.
  4. Vintage!
Image courtesy of FachyFlash on Etsy - link in suggestion #4, above.

I hope that helps. If you have suggestions, share them in the comments or on the event's Facebook page.

Friday, September 11, 2015

let's play polo: hijacking hashtags

One side-effect of this project that I'm really enjoying is using social media hashtags already used for something else. #letsplaypolo is used by people actually playing polo! Imagine that.

The more people participate, the more interesting this little side-effect will be. Join along on the event's Facebook page and share with your friends. I'm personally planning on "attending" (October 10th at any museum/gallery of your choice - take pictures!) with at least one other family so there will potentially be 9 of us in yellow polos. I can't wait.

PS - more on where to get your yellow polo in a near-future post! Stay tuned...