Last Updated on May 14, 2018
Aldi clothing has been hit-or-miss with us. We’ve had decent success with a few things, including belts and slippers, but we’ve also had Aldi clothes in years past that haven’t held up as well. So it was with a little uncertainty that we tried one of Aldi’s men’s shirts.
Crane Men’s Golf Shirt is a 100% polyester performance shirt that runs as a Special Buy (ALDI Find), usually in the summer. At the time of this post, it runs $9.99, although we were fortunate enough to find it on clearance for $2.50. It comes in three sizes — M, L, and XL — corresponding to chest sizes of 38-40″, 42-44″, and 46-48″, respectively. As I have absolutely no idea what my chest size is — and because Aldi clothes sometimes run a little small — I went with the large, even though I usually wear mediums. In hindsight, medium might have been a little better, although the large isn’t too large.
There are no icons or embroidery on the outside of the shirt, so, no, you won’t be broadcasting that this is Aldi if you wear it. On the other hand, it doesn’t have much of anything on the inside of the shirt either … as in, no washing directions. Just the Crane logo and the size, so if you toss out the (recyclable) packaging before looking, you won’t have a reference on the shirt.
For posterity, here they are:
- Machine wash cold with like colors.
- Only non-chlorine bleach if needed.
- No fabric softeners.
- Tumble dry low.
- Remove promptly after wash.
- Cool iron if needed.
- Do not dry clean.
Simple enough, right?
The packaging also notes that the shirt is made in Bangladesh and has been tested for harmful substances through OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100, which I suppose is nice.
It’s actually a fairly comfortable shirt, all things considered. Like most outdoor performance shirts, it breathes well, and the polyester design means it dries quickly. I wouldn’t say it’s the best-looking polo I’ve ever owned, but it’s functional.
Unfortunately for me, the shirt I bought came with a small but noticeable snag in the front of it. Normally I’d return the thing to Aldi in that case, but given that I only paid $2.50, it would cost me as much in gas to drive it back as the shirt is worth, so I’ll probably just wear it only around the house or for more casual purposes.
You’re probably not going to win any photogenic awards on the PGA Tour, but the Crane Men’s Golf Shirt is a comfortable performance shirt that is well-suited to those times when you need a polo in the warm air. Ours, sadly, came with a small snag, so you might want to give yours a good look-over before tossing the packaging.