The Apollo Polo is among Ministry of Supply’s best sellers and one of the most popular pieces in their collection.
The polo shirt is a timeless garment that deserves a spot in every stylish man’s closet. Ministry of Supply puts a spin on the everyday classic.
This Apollo Polo review covers how the shirt feels, how it fits, what I really like about it, polo details and similar polos I recommend.
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Ministry of Supply Apollo Polo Review
Ministry of Supply’s Apollo Polo isn’t your standard, run-of-the-mill knitted shirt. It packs a punch with features that’ll be hard to find anywhere else.
Believe it or not, this polo has NASA-grade temperature regulation and is 19x’s more breathable than a standard cotton pique knit. I guess we’re ready to go to the moon? (heh) In addition to breathability and temp. regulation, the polo is wrinkle resistant and more elevated than your standard polo shirt.
How Does The Shirt Feel?
The Ministry of Supply Apollo Polo is made with a breathable sweat-wicking pique knit that helps to keep you cool when it’s hot. I got the brushed variant of the shirt which has a softer feel than the recycled version.
The 57% polyester, 43% PCM-infused Polyester (PCM fibers aid in a more breathable fabric) blend is super soft and wears comfortably cool on the skin even during those hot summer months.
Fun Fact: PCM (Phase Change Materials) is a textile that absorbs excess body heat when too much is created and releases it again to the body when needed. This influences the microclimate on the skin by actively and dynamically balancing your body temperature to reduce sweating.
It features a soft yet firm collar with built in collar stays. While I personally like the clean structure that shirt stays give the collar; however, they’re not removable and so I’m afraid that they may warp in the wash. I guess I’ll find out soon enough. It’s also nice that there’s no tag behind the collar. Tagless collars are much more comfortable than tags that will itch your neck all day long.
How Does The Shirt Fit?
As for the fit, the polo wears quite nicely on my 5’6″, 135lbs frame. There’s a clean drape, and it’s not too tight or too loose. The sleeves are ribbed at the end and so it hugs my biceps snugly, albeit a bit on the shorter side. I’d prefer if the sleeve was about a half inch longer to hit around mid-bicep.
Additionally, the shirt length is nearly spot on. I’d say it runs about a centimeter long, but I do like that it has a more modern straight bottom hem as opposed to a classic polo hem where the back vent is longer than the front. This makes the Apollo Polo perfect to be worn untucked.
Overall the Apollo Polo is relatively slim fitting and looks fantastic on guys with a slightly muscular build. They recommend to size up if you are between sizes.
What I Really Like About The Apollo Polo
There are a few of things that I really like about the Apollo Polo.
- The polyester blend is super breathable and lightweight
- The fit is spot on, not too tight, not too loose or too long—just right
- Has a structured collar that elevates the overall shirt’s aesthetic
- The previous generation comes in versatile, classic colors of navy, black, white, various shades of blue and various shades of gray (sure to be added to the new polos in time)
Quick note: If you’re enjoying this Ministry of Supply Apollo Polo Review, then you’ll probably like this Banana Republic Luxe Touch Polo Review too.
Apollo Polo Details
My Size: XS (I’m 5’6″, 135 lbs. for reference)
- Temperature regulating Phase Change Material
- Breathable, sweat-wicking pique knit
- Wrinkle resistant
- 3 button placket
- Ribbed sleeve
- Soft collar w/built in stays
- Brushed variants have a softer, fleecy hand feel
- 57% Polyester, 43% PCM-infused Polyester
- Recycled: 54% Recycled Polyester, 46% PCM-infused Polyester
- Made by Blue Wave in Fuzhou, China or Magictex in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
How To Care For It
Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Your body heat naturally relaxes wrinkles; use a cool iron if needed.
Similar Products I Recommend
Check out these similar products that I recommend.
- Banana Republic Luxury-Touch Performance Polo – $54 (read the review here)
- Ash & Erie Pique Daily Polo – $68 (learn more here)
- Under 5’10 Pique Polo Shirt – $50 (learn more here)
- Everlane Performance Polo – $50 (read the review here)
- Bonobos Jetsetter Performance Polo – $69
Before You Leave
Check out some of the other Ministry of Supply products I’ve reviewed.
- Ministry of Supply Aero Zero Dress Shirt – $128
- Ministry of Supply Kinetic Pant – $148
- Ministry of Supply Responsive Tee – $38
- Ministry of Supply Chroma Denim – $148
- Ministry of Supply Merino Active Tee – $58
- Ministry of Supply Face Mask – $18
Do you have any go-to polo shirts?
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