You've heard me sing the praises of Lands' End polos in past articles.
Of the brands we've tried for school uniforms, they are the best of the best - soft, well-fitting, and able to withstand lots of washes all throughout the year.
If you've browsed the Lands' End website, you have probably noticed that the polos come in two different materials - interlock or mesh.
Interlock polos are made from 100% cotton and are incredibly soft. The material has a slight stretch and both of our girls like the lightweight and lush feel of the shirts. Not at all coarse or starchy. To wash, the instructions say to turn inside-out and wash warm normal with dark colors.
Lands' End describes the interlock polos like this, "The Interlock Polo is knit for a smooth surface quality — which when combined with yarns using high-quality cotton (like ours) - produce a very soft, cushiony feel."
Mesh polos are also 100% cotton, but the material feels very different. It's a coarser material with some texture - similar to other school uniform brands (Children's Place, etc). The cleaning instructions are the same as for the interlock polos. Some of the moms at my daughters' school have commented that the mesh polos tend to be more forgiving when it comes to stains.
According to Lands' End, "The Mesh Polo is knit for a much more textured feel that in many ways was one of Lands’ End’s historical 'sport' fabrics — it has lots of tiny holes which promote breathability."
Interlock polos are the clear favorite in our house because of how the material feels. They have also done a pretty decent job when it comes to stain-resistance.
Have you tried both interlock and mesh polos from Lands' End?
Which material "wins" in your house?