The Riviera Polo Shirt is made from our, warp knit cotton fabric invented in the 1950s by Peter Hill, the grandson of the company’s founder. Unsatisfied with the pique polo shirts that were available at the time, he sought to create a version that would be cool and comfortable to wear in the hot summer sun of the Riviera. He drew on the knowledge of the local industry to develop a fabric on lace making machines that was soft, light and breathable.
The entire Riviera polo shirt – including the collar and the single chest pocket – is made from the mesh fabric. The result is a polo that has an understated, practical feel without decoration or showiness. In essence, the Riviera polo is a shirt that is just as suitable for a man of action as it is for a man of style.
In Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig wears several Sunspel shirts. Lindy Hemming explains why:
“There have been so many different characters in film and theatre that I have dressed in Sunspel vests, t-shirts and underwear because they are classic, timeless and beautifully made. This time, dressing Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, I thought that it would be a perfect collaboration of quality and Britishness to ask Sunspel to create all his t-shirts, polo shirts and underwear, which they duly did so excellently. He looks very sexy and happy in their clothing.”Lindy Hemming
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We worked with Lindy Hemming again in 2011 when she was in involved with the exhibition ‘Designing 007: Fifty years of Bond Style’ at London’s Barbican. Read More.