How two Texans perfected the polo: Meet Criquet
We felt like we could improve the old-school golf shirt that was popular back in the ’80s — what we saw our dads wearing. We loved the hard collars, the deep plackets, and the ability to wear it on its own or under a sport coat. It’s the Swiss Army Knife of polos. We improved on it with better fabric, better fit and smart details like our removable collar stays that keep collars looking fresh wash after wash.
Our long-sleeve Players Shirt might just be our most versatile piece. You can wear it as a layer piece, or you can wear it commando for an entirely different look. It's a perfect four-season shirt!
Old school cool.
We saw Luke wearing one of our shirts on Good Morning America. We were like “That’s cool!” And at the same time were like, “We need to get Luke some new shirts!” So, we got connected with Luke through a mutual friend. We all got along great and decided to work together. Luke personifies the brand we’re building: laid back, funny, smart and effortlessly stylish.
Queso, tacos and BBQ? Seriously, we love the culture of Texas. The music, the creativity, the mix of people, the friendliness, the outdoor culture. It all combines for an amazing place to live.
We welcome all types of guys who operate in all types of situations. Whether you are an investment banker in NYC, a musician in Nashville, or a tattoo artist in Austin, you can wear Criquet and feel good about the way you look and you how you feel.
Jack Nicklaus' 1986 Masters win was an iconic moment in golf history — a moment so big we named our yellow Players Shirt The ’86 in reverence to the classic shirt Jack wore that day.
We participated in the Summer Solstice Marathon of Golf at Bandon Dunes in 2011. Seventy two holes of golf in one day. Walking close to 24 miles. Start at 5:30am and finish at 8:30pm. And I can probably say with 100 percent confidence that I have hit more shots and lost more balls in one day at that resort than anyone else in the world.
In the Austin area, we love Lions Municipal Golf Course (save Muny!), Wolfdancer Resort at Lost Pines, Butler Pitch and Putt — and whenever we get invited, Austin Golf Club, Ben Crenshaw’s club.
Arnold Palmer. Steve McQueen. Frank Sintatra —BN Robert Redford. Seve Ballesteros. Tom Selleck —HB
Billy and I met in kindergarten at an all-boys school. Billy remembers me as the kid who had a lot of spontaneous nose bleeds. I remember Billy’s brother Jed, affectionately known as “Chet" after the a-hole brother in “Weird Science,” giving me dead arms. It was an immediate connection. —HB