• A grand ensemble for the ‘game of kings’

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    Guests comfortably clad in the high- quality Italian brand enjoy a day under the sun as they participate in the ‘divot stamping,’ a long-standing polo tradition that allows guests to walk on the field to step on mounds of earth torn up during the game

    Guests comfortably clad in the high- quality Italian brand enjoy a day under the sun as they participate in the ‘divot stamping,’ a long-standing polo tradition that allows guests to walk on the field to step on mounds of earth torn up during the game

    Dubbed as “the game of kings,” polo is a sport that originated in the Middle East as early as 6th century BC. Known as a training game for the king’s guards or elite troops, polo later on evolved into a national sport played by noble men and women all over the world.

    To match the majestic sport of polo, Filipinos now revel on a brand made to withstand such rigorous activities with grace and style. Making its debut in the Philippines, the luxurious Italian sportswear Paul and Shark made its grand entrance in the country through a polo cup at the Manila Polo Club in Makati City.

    “The Paul and Shark DNA is steeped not only in quality and luxury, but in sports such as yachting, sailing and polo. The sportsman or woman who appreciates comfort, cut, timeless style, durability, quality and advanced textiles knows that he or she can don a nice pique shirt atop a horse in a high-octane polo match or while swinging a club on the greens,” said Gabriele Boschi, the chief executive officer of Brand Gateway, the exclusive distributor of the brand in the Philippines.

    Filipino polo player Santi Elizalde is as classy as ever in his Paul and Shark shirt

    Filipino polo player Santi Elizalde is as classy as ever in his Paul and Shark shirt

    With guests ranging from celebrities, the diplomatic corps, and Philippine high society in their blue, red or white luxe sportswear, the Paul and Shark Polo Cup successfully hosted an afternoon of splendid company, gastronomic offerings, and intense sports excitement all in one tent.

    “The quality-discerning gent or lady can appreciate the atmosphere with their perfect go-to apparel, best for playing on the field or lounging and relaxing that comes afterward at an exclusive club,” said Boschi.

    The luxury lifestyle sportswear is available worldwide in over 500 stores, and carried in exclusive shopping havens such as Milan’s Via Montenapoleone, Paris’ Faubourg Saint Honoré, New York’s Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive, Hong Kong’s Canton Road, and now in Manila’s Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City.

    What started as a knitting mill from a small town just outside Varese, Italy, the high-end Italian brand has evolved into becoming one of the most sought-after quality sports apparel that offers collections for men and women. Accessories such as bags, belts and caps are also available to complete the overall sports look.

    With years of experience, the brand combines the elements of the world known “Made in Italy” quality together with hi-tech savvy materials, keeping sports-minded individuals comfortable while out on the field or sailing the seas.

    Originally made for yachting, the luxe wear now offers sportswear for skiing, golf, and of course, polo, as well as other sports that require an ensemble of comfort and style.

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