The whole point of piqué is its breathable structure, achieved via special dobby looms that allow the warp threads to be raised and lowered to create minute geometric patterns in the fabric. But most piqué available today is too thin and cheaply made to showcase this. This substantial version from Portugal is a different story. It’s got real weight, and the subtly raised, honeycomb threads give it the unique tactility missing from your everyday polo shirt. It remains highly breathable, and the ultradry hand makes it a versatile piece in between seasons.