A polo shirt has been a staple in the menswear universe for well, ever.
Seriously—we’re talking since it first appeared during matches in the mid-1800s and was reinvented by both John E. Brooks.
a Brooks Brother legacy, in 1896 and Jean René Lacoste (yes, that one) in 1933, who reimagined the pique cotton short-sleeve style as we know it today for tennis matches.
Why polo anyway?
A shirt is one of the most versatile shirts any man can own.
It’s an ideal summer staple, but how should it fit, what should it be made of and where are the best places to buy the shirts? Every gentleman should have at least a few shirts in his wardrobe.
Finding the right Polo
Even though a shirt is a wardrobe staple, it can be difficult to find the right cut, fabric, and combinations to take advantage of all style possibilities this unique shirt presents.
In our guide, we take a look at every element of the shirt, starting with its long and venerable history so you will look your best in the heat.
The fabulous thing about the polo shirt is that it suits ALL body types – enhancing the parts that you like to showcase yet subtly disguising the parts that you may be less keen on.
A shirt always fits well (unless it’s way too big) and lends itself well to layering up with other items, such as a sweater or blazer. Plus, there’s a real range of choices to suit all budgets.
From designer to the high street, there’s a polo shirt out there for everyone, if you know where to look.