Good, Better, Best: Custom Polo Shirts

Good Better Best - Custom Polo Shirts from NYFifth

Good, Better, Best — What is it? It’s a ranking system for our custom polo shirts. At NYFifth, we offer a wide variety of performance polo shirts for custom embroidery and screen printing. Not sure which custom polo shirt to choose from for corporate event, golf course, or team uniforming? We have ranked our polo shirts with three categories below! We determine what goes in each category by pricing, quality, performance, color selection, etc.

Good: Gildan, Port Authority

“Good” polo shirts are for promotional products, tradeshow events, uniforming for any group. Offers a wide variety of colors at a low price point. The quality is still good but not the best. Gildan and Port Authority provide a wide selection of good-quality and affordable polo shirts.


Gildan Custom Polo Shirts from NYFifth
Gildan provides a variety of blank t-shirts, performance sport shirts, sweatshirts that cost efficient without sacrificing quality and comfort. With 143 different colors to choose from, Gildan offers the largest palette in the industry, and more opportunities to express yourself in color. They offer unisex, men, women and youth sizing to fit the whole family. Gildan dugs into the details that made their sport shirts a cut above, and upgraded key features to guarantee that they wear as nicely on the inside as they do on the outside. Below is Gildan sport shirt collection:

  • Gildan Performance – Stay-cool moisture-wicking and anti-microbial protection in an active fit.
  • Gildan Premium Cotton – Preshrunk ring spun pique essential feel-good casual style.
  • Gildan Ultra Cotton – The essential sport shirt in a classic fit and perfect weight for everyday wear.
  • Gildan DryBlend – Classic fit with moisture-wicking to keep you dry and comfortable.

The price of Gildan’s shirts at NYFifth range from $7.00 to $10.00 (from the tier pricing of 1-11 pieces) that won’t break the bank! If you’re looking to purchase dependable, quality, and inexpensive polo shirts, Gildan sport shirts will definitely do the job. Here is the best selling polo shirt from Gildan:

Gildan 8800 DryBlend Sport Shirt from NYFifth

This Gildan 8800 DryBlend Sport Shirt is made with 6 oz., 50/50 cotton/poly jersey knit that retains its color and shape washing after washing. DryBlend technology delivers moisture-wicking properties keeping  you dry and comfortable. The price points is $7.35, and the sizing runs from S – 5XL. There are 27 colors to choose from. It’s also available in youth (8800B) and pocket (8900) style.


Port Authority Custom Polo Shirts from NYFifth
The Port Authority brand offers top quality, classic corporate and business apparel to keep your team looking professional and polished. Our number one seller here at is our Port Authority polo shirts! They’re versatile, come in a variety of styles, colors, sizes, and always have corresponding men and women’s matching styles. The price of Port Authority polo shirts at NYFifth range from $10.00 to $30.00 (from the tier pricing of 1-11 pieces). If you’re going to see more details about Port Authority polo shirt collection, please look at our previous blog Port Authority Polo Shirts Review. Here is the Port Authority best selling polo shirt:
Port Authority K500 Silk Touch Polo from NYFifth
An enduring favorite, the Port Authority K500 Silk Touch Polo is anything but ordinary. Made with 5-ounce, 65/35 poly/cotton pique, with superior wrinkle and shrink resistance, a silky soft hand and an incredible range of styles, this silk touch polo is a first-rate choice for uniforming just about any group. The price points is $11.98, and it runs all the way from XS – 6XL. Comes in 37 colors, this custom silk touch polo is perfect for promoting your brand! It’s also available in women (L500), youth (Y500), long sleeve (K500LS) and pocket (K500P) style. Looking to get more details? Please click the video below.


Better: Cutter & Buck, Sport-Tek

“Better” polo shirts is a step up from the good polo shirts as it is better quality but the price point is a little bit more expensive. These polo shirts are made for performance purposes as they wick moisture, provide UV protection, and have side vents for breathability. Cutter & Buck and Sport-Tek are great brands for you to choose better performance polo shirts.


Cutter Buck Custom Polo Shirts from NYFifth
Known worldwide for its high quality activewear, outerwear, and signature golf collection, CUTTER & BUCK transalates seamlessly from the office to the golf course! They create a wide selection of premium, high-performance golf polo shirts that look just as good on the course as it does in the conference room. Their CB DryTec fabric is specifically designed to be waterproof and breathable, which means this is the perfect material to have on when you’re out on the golf course or the water. Here is the most popular polo shirt from Cutter & Buck:

CUTTER BUCK MCK00291 Mens CB DryTec Polo

This CUTTER & BUCK MCK00291 Men’s CB DryTec Genre Polo is made of 100% Polyester. Its CB DryTec and moisture wicking fabric help you keep dry and comfortable, and the UV protection of 45+ protects your body from the sunshine on the golf course. It also features square texture fabric, self-fabric collar, 3-button placket, angled forward shoulder seam, open sleeves, side panels seams, straight hem, side vents, CB logo buttons, and CB pennant embroidery at left sleeve hem. The price points is $29.98, and the sizing runs from S – 3XL. There are 31 colors to choose from. It’s also available in women (LCK02289) style.


Sport Tek Custom Polo Shirts from NYFifth
On the field or in the stands, recruit Sport-Tek today to outfit your team. Sport-Tek combines classic comfort with innovative fabrications to create a collection of high-energy styles that are perfect for athletes or for casual wear. Thousands of teams, fans, and groups trust Sport-Tek for the finest imprintable apparel designed to enhance athletic performance. Each game-changing style empowers you to perform with confidence not only on the field or in the gym, but everywhere you play.

Sport-Tek offers a wide variety of performance sport shirts for men, women and youth. Designed for athletes at every level, Sport-Tek’s polo shirt collection including Sport-Wick, Posicharge, Dri-Mesh, Dry Zone and Contender is bound to keep you perform better. Here is the best Sport-Tek performance polo:
Sport Tek ST650 Micropique Sport-Wick Polo from NYFifth
This Sport-Tek ST650 Micropique Sport-Wick Polo is a smooth micropique polo that wicks moisture and resist snags keeping you dry and comfortable. It’s made of 3.8-ounce, 100% polyester tricot. It also features double-needle stitching throughout, tag-free label, taped neck, set-in, open hem sleeves, armhole accent and side vents. The price points is $17.58, and it runs all the way from XS – 6XL. There are 18 colors to choose from. It’s also available in women (LST650), long sleeve (ST657), pocket (ST651) and tall (TST650) style.


Best: Adidas, Nike, Under Armour

“Best” of the best goes to the top brands such as Adidas, Nike and Under Armour. Tried and tested, these brands make some of the best performance polo shirts for corporate uniforming and adding a professional touch to your brand. Each brand has innovative fabric technology (such as Nike’s Dri-Fit and Adidas Cliamacool technology, to make sure your body stays cool throughout the day. Although they are on the pricey side (at $$$) compared to the the other brands mentioned, pairing your logo with a well-known brand can also give your team the professional look and trustworthy feel with your customers.


Adidas Custom Polo Shirts from NYFifth
A global leader in golf footwear and apparel, adidas Golf creates equipment engineered to improve golf performance. Most of our adidas golf polo shirts feature a ClimaCool technology , which is designed to provide athletes with ventilation and moisture control. The fabric used in ClimaCool shirts pulls sweat away from the body and increases micro-ventilation through strategically placed panels. Our adidas golf shirt collection includes ClimaLite, Performance, ClimaCool, Cotton Blend, and more. Here is our best adidas golf shirt:

Adidas A130 Mens ClimaLite Basic Pique Polo from NYFifth

Stay cool and comfortable when the temperature rises with ADIDAS A130 Men’s ClimaLite Basic Pique Polo. Made of 4.3 oz., 100% polyester pique, this golf polo shirt wicks moisture away keeping you dry and comfortable, and the UPF 25+ protection protects your body from the sunshine on the golf course. Contrast color listed refers to adidas performance heat transfer logo on right sleeve. The price points is $26.46, and the sizing runs from S – 3XL. There are 18 colors to choose from. It’s also available in women (A131) style.


Nike Custom Polo Shirts from NYFifth
Nike is one of the leading sporting apparel company in the world. They design and manufacture a variety of performance wear and accessories for running, training, and outdoor sports activities. The Nike polo shirts available at NYFifth are made with the same Dri-FIT technology to keep you cool and comfortable all through the day. Please Note: All of Nike apparel and accessories at cannot be purchased in blank. Here is the best Nike polo shirt for custom embroidery:
Nike Golf 266998 Tech Sport Dri FIT Polo from NYFifth
This Nike Golf 266998 Tech Sport Dri-FIT Polo is built from Dri-FIT fabric keeping you cool and dry. It’s made of 4-ounce, 100% polyester. The stitch-trimmed gussets make a distinctive statement and allow for easy movement. It features a self-fabric collar, three-button placket and open hem sleeves. The contrast Swoosh design trademark is embroidered on the left sleeve. The price points is $35.98, and the sizing runs from XS – 4XL. There are 7 colors to choose from.


Under Armour Custom Polo Shirts from NYFifth
Under Armour is a new player in the market, and they are quickly catching up and growing in stature. Under Armour outfits athletes with the most technologically advanced custom apparel and accessories for athletes and for atheleisure. Under Armour custom polo shirts are made with soft anti-pick, anti-pill fabric or HeatGear® fabric. Under Armour’s HeatGear® fabric not only wicks moisture, but also regulates body temperature so you feel cooler, drier and lighter. Please Note: All of Under Armour products at must be sold decorated. Here is the best custom Under Armour polo shirt:
Under Armour 1261172 Mens Corp Performance Polo from NYFifth
With smooth, soft anti-pick, anti-pill fabric, this Under Armour 1261172 Men’s Corp Performance Polo has a cleaner, snag-free finish. It’s made of 95% polyester, 5% elastane. Four-way stretch fabrication allows greater mobility in any direction. This custom performance polo can keep your body stay comfortable for the feature of anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes. The price points is $ 44.99, and the sizing runs from S – 4XL. There are ten classic colors in total. It’s also available in women (1261606) style.

Looking for custom performance polo shirt decorators? We can be your sport shirt decorators as well as we provide imprinting services as well! We strive for customer satisfaction, as well as offer bulk discounts and fast turn around. For a free quote, talk to a friendly customer representative today at (877) 695-9722 or email us your inquiry at