When we last visited with the boys from Atlantic Drift, we got to know a little about them. From my conversation with Nathan Propst, we found out that Atlantic Drift is a newcomer to the world of fashion, but a newcomer that has big plans and the undeniable willpower to fulfill those goals. Today though, I want to expand upon what we’ve already learned from AD and dive deeper into the product.
To help you in gaining just a bit more insight as to what you can expect from Atlantic Drift, I want to explain my experience with their shirts. Recently I received a short sleeve polo from Atlantic Drift and have since been putting it through the ringer. Before receiving it though, I informed Nathan that win-lose or draw, I would be telling the truth according to my feelings towards the shirt. He agreed without batting an eye.
My tests are probably just a bit more extreme than most and as I explain just what I’ve been doing you will understand why. You may also begin to understand that I have a touch of insanity as well, but that’s for another time.
My first test of the shirt was what I like to call The Dog Days test. Dog Days simulates what happens to most polo shirts that you wear for 18 holes of golf during the middle of August in the Texas Panhandle. Performing this test is simple. By putting the polo on, layering over the top of it with a nice thick hoodie, and going through the paces of one of my CrossFit workouts, I was able to cram four hours of grinding on the course into twenty-five minutes of pure CrossFit hell. Much to my surprise, the shirt was unfazed. With its blend of fine 96% Cotton and 4% Spandex, the shirt kept its shape extremely well while other polos would have been drooping around my ankles.
My next test was one that gave me a bit of worry. If this test didn’t turn out well, the shirt would be a total loss. By laundering the polo with the hottest water that my washing machine could muster and drying it on the highest setting available, surely I could shrink this thing and turn the placket into an incredibly wrinkly mess right? Wrong. I’m happy to say that the placket still looks brand new.
The last test that I performed was simple. Let’s see how it looks. In preparing for this article, I had planned on just snapping some pictures of myself in the shirt, but luckily for you I decided to go a different route. Thanks to Jaydon Deaver, a student at West Texas A&M University, you get to look at a much prettier model than me. You lucky dogs.
As you can plainly see, this test was passed with flying colors. Atlantic Drift offers their polo in several colors, but I have to say that my favorite by far is the pink, or Shrimp Tail as they call it. It’s so hard to find someone who can do pink right.
So that’s it. A special thank you to Jaydon and Atlantic Drift. The shirt stood up to the test and I am confident that you would be proud to wear an AD polo. With superior design and construction, I’m confident that the Propst boys have a winner on their hands. Come to think of it…you could be a winner as well.
After having my own experiences with this shirt and gaining a huge amount of respect for the Propst brothers, I wanted to offer all of you a chance to see for yourself just what you’ve been missing. So, without further ado, I am proud to announce the PHP X AD Polo Giveaway.
Next Thursday, one lucky person will win an Atlantic Drift polo in his or her choice of color and size. All you have to do is check out Atlantic Drift on Facebook, “like” their page, and leave me a comment here with your name. That will put you in the drawing where we will randomly select a winner next week.
Thank you for reading and good luck to everyone!