Percival’s designs have garnered more than a few celebrity fans in its relatively short lifespan thanks to its notable knits and breezy linen suits. It would seem that the Marvel Avengers all get their style superpowers from the same source: Percival: Sebastian Stan, Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Chris Evans. Captain America’s pick? Percival’s Impressionist short-sleeve polo.
Worn by Evans at a premiere in Los Angeles earlier this year, the Impressionist polo went on to sell out in just a matter of hours once the MCU’s star’s pics had done the rounds online. Why exactly? Well, because this Percival knit polo shirt encapsulates what the brand does so well. It balances a clean-cut, sharp silhouette with color—the kind that is easily incorporated into an otherwise muted wardrobe.
Now, thanks to the glut of Black Friday-related sales, this often out-of-stock superstar shirt, plus plenty of other headline-grabbing polos and other A-list knit short-sleeve shirts are at their lowest prices ever—a full 60% (!!!) off. But the head-turning discounts are only around for 24 hours. If we were you, we wouldn’t sit around for very long. Here’s the link, and you’re welcome.
Of course, there’s more to this piece than just being a pretty polo. Influenced by renaissance painting styles, the strokes of unmixed primary colors are stitched to simulate the look and feel of reflected light, hence the product name ‘Impressionist’. Fittingly, it also makes a rather good impression—and can hold its own in holiday wardrobes and, as Evans has proved, on the red carpet, too.
When it comes to styling, we’d recommend keeping things poised and simple à la Captain America himself with a pair of sharp, tailored trousers (Chris’ are Todd Snyder, but any pair will do) and shining silver jewelry. Oh, and as if you needed any more convincing, it looks like The Rock will also be adding this piece to his collection of Percival go-tos very soon… Maybe you’ll see him in line for the Black Friday sale?
This story was originally published on British GQ with the headline, “Good news: Chris Evans’ best-selling Percival polo is in the Black Friday sale”.