Co-Founder & CEO, Y.CO The Yacht Company
"As the co-founder of a yachting company, I travel around the world to meet our clients and came across the Niccolò P. brand when searching for something that is versatile enough to be worn in different situations. Ultimately our business deals in leisure and holidays – not assets and accounts. You’d never wear a suit on a yacht, just as our clients wouldn’t if they were checking into a 5* resort. I love the idea of a polo shirt that is smart enough to wear to meet clients, yet casual and comfortable enough to wear when relaxing on board in warm climates. The attention to detail in the shirts is amazing – the quality of the cotton means they hardly crease, and I love the collars which never lose their shape.
It was when I received my first polo shirt, however, that I knew that Niccolò P. shares our company’s commitment to lasting relationships and sensational service. It arrived perfectly packaged with a hand-written note from founder Pascal Keane, which was an amazing touch. Working in the maritime industry, I’m conscious that the ocean and environment is our biggest stakeholder, and I love the fact that the polos are made using only natural materials that are sourced responsibly in small batches by European suppliers, making them as sustainable as they are stylish."
"When I first discovered Niccolò P. I was attracted by the concept of a polo shirt that can be worn under a sport coat. When travelling I like to be comfortable and wrinkle free however I always like to take a jacket with me to wear to restaurants and evening events. What this used to mean is that I’d either have to travel with a separate suit bag and do without the jacket on the plane, or head to the airport wearing a more informal, unstructured jacket over a t-shirt. Regular shirts are just too uncomfortable and constrictive on a long-haul flight.
Niccolò P.’s collars stand firm and don’t become subsumed by a jacket, meaning that they appear almost shirt-like when worn even with more structured pieces. I can now look elegant whilst travelling, wear my formal jackets during trips and not have to worry about getting shirts ironed whilst on holiday.
The collars are just the tip of the iceberg, I’m a real sucker for small details and love the crow’s foot stitching on the mother-of-pearl buttons. The use of innovative, natural fabrics also means that I can look good in even the hottest of climates and not worry about creasing or perspiration. I also can’t say enough good things about the contemporary fit: Niccolò P. is the only brand whose polos I’ve never had to get altered, they’re a 'straight' cut - perfect for anyone who likes to stay in reasonable shape.
Having discussed some of the products which will be rolled out over the next few seasons, I’m very excited to see what the future brings."