Measurements and Sizing

Okay, you want the best shirt possible. Let's make sure it fits. 

You should measure your best fitting polo shirt in your closet and compare with the measurements below.  I hate returns because someone didn't take 2 minutes to get it right the first time. Polyester is a stretchy fabric, so your measurements may differ by 1/4". The denim shorts are going to shrink 1/2 inch in the waist if you dry it on high.  Let's get into the specifics on both polo shirts and shorts below.


Miami denim shorts


When I started the Vollaix project 3 years ago I had the vague idea of making denim tennis shorts one day by I didn't think it could work. The complexity, costs, and questionable functionality of the final product were concerning. At least three different companies had their own versions of these shorts 25 years ago. They were a product of the era, and remaking them might not prove popular. Since growing from our original line of 3 polo shirts introduced in March of 2015, we have been able to expand the line to include an assortment of other fine mens apparel.  Revisiting the idea of denim tennis shorts, I began to think seriously about how we could bring this to production and so we have.  Here's a breakdown of what we've done to make these work:

Fabric 
This is real denim. That means it's a thicker fabric than what you are used to on the court. Of note, this is not thin denim either. It's the regular stuff, just like your best pair of jeans and just like the originals. I will add that it is a soft (not stiff) denim that allows for movement on the court. It will shrink the first time you wash it.  Probably by 1/2 inch on the waist, up to 1".  Wash them before you consider returning them or altering them. I will be glad to cover the costs of returns to send out a new pair if you can cover the cost of sending them to me.

Fit
Again, these will shrink 1/2 inch or more upon washing and drying on high heat.  I have made the sizes based on having washed each several pairs in each size (S,M,L, and XL) on high heat at least three times to maximize the shrinkage.  If your shorts are snug right out of the package, don't dry them on high heat. The sizing range is narrow because I made them for the most common sizes 32-37. Production on a size 31 and 30 waist are currently underway.  Real denim has very little stretch across a waistband like these because it has a lot of  solid stitching.  A size small is likely best for someone who wears a pants size 32-33. For the mediums, they best fit a size 34 and a size 36 will wear a large. Finally a size 37 should wear a XL. You may be able to adapt to a smaller size by adjusting the buttons on the waistline. However, those buttons are more for aesthetics. I would like to say they have a functional value, but until the denim loosens up more upon a few extra washes, I would not rely on the waist side buttons to allow you to adjust for an entire waist size. I would recommend cutting off the button and sewing it closer to the side if it is a real problem.

Style
The short shorts era of the eighties and early nineties don't appear to be making a comeback. A 3 inch inseam isn't going to sell in today's market, but they have to be short to resemble the old school look. Having said that, I extended the inseam to 4.5 inches so no one looks ridiculous or feels self conscious about wearing them around the club. 
 
So here we are making these for 2017. No one else has touched this idea in years, nor have they ever made a quality product like ours. Will denim tennis shorts make a comeback? Time will tell, but we were the instigators. 


Polo shirts


Generation 1 includes the Black & White line, Court line, California, Everidge, Franz, Philippe, and Juin 09 89

Small: 

20 inches across the chest, side to side

27 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the front of the shirt

28 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the back of the shirt


Medium:

21 inches across the chest, side to side

27 3/4 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the front of the shirt

28 3/4 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the back of the shirt


Large:

22 3/4 inches across the chest, side to side

28 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the front of the shirt

29 1/2 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the back of the shirt


Extra Large:

24 1/2 inches across the chest, side to side

29 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the front of the shirt

30 1/2 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the back of the shirt



Generation 2 includes only two of the polos sold on the site, the Huey & SW19. These are smaller fitting, and you may notice that they have diagonal cut sleeves.

Small: 

18.75 inches across the chest, side to side

26 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the front of the shirt

28 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the back of the shirt


Medium:

19.5 inches across the chest, side to side

26 3/4 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the front of the shirt

28 3/4 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the back of the shirt


Large:

21 inches across the chest, side to side

27 1/4 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the front of the shirt

29 3/8 inches from the top of the tag in the back of the collar down to the back of the shirt


Championship Sweater Vest

Keep in mind these vests can easily stretch given their wool / acrylic material

Small 19 1/4" across chest, 25 1/2" top of back collar to bottom

Medium  20" across chest, 26 1/2" top of back collar to bottom

Large  21" across chest, 27" top of back collar to bottom

Extra Large  21.5" across chest, 27 1/2" top of back collar to bottom