THE HISTORY OF THE POLO [that you should NEVER repeat]
The polo shirt made its first known appearance in the late 19th century by British polo players in India. It was a heavy coarse cotton long sleeve that was extraordinarily impractical… except some had technical details including reinforced side vent gussets to prevent ripping. Later, the polo attire was adopted by the game of tennis, which makes perfect sense, as Tennis is basically Polo without horses.
Just after the 1st decade of the 21st century, Descendant of Thieves kept to the strict heritage of the polo, bringing back historically accurate aesthetics including the forgotten side gussets. Then they went rogue and added a hidden flash of color under the collar and sleeve hems so it could be worn in multiple ways by flipping the cuffs and/or collar. They then removed all branding from the chest so you were NOT forced to advertise the brand… The Nerve! I suppose the upside was it allowed us all to keep Descendant of Thieves a secret and out of the hands of the masses.