Come rain or shine, the men’s polo shirt is an enduring classic that no gentleman should be without. Ideal for endless occasions, it offers a wealth of styling options and perfectly bridges the gap between smart and casual. To ensure you always look your best, we’ve put together three ways to wear the iconic menswear must-have.
Whether you’re heading for two weeks in the Maldives or simply taking a summer stroll down South Bank, choosing shorts to partner your favourite polo shirt will prove a prudent choice. Not only will you guarantee all-day comfort, but you’ll create a look that keeps you feeling cool and looking effortlessly suave.
With a Jacket
Running out of ideas for dress-down Friday? Swapping your formal shirt for a polo top works especially well for smart-casual events. Be careful of your jacket choice however, as if you go too fancy, you’ll run the risk of sartorial disaster. Instead, keep things relaxed with a linen jacket or unstructured blazer, and pair these with timeless leather Chelsea boots.
A favourite of style icons from Steve McQueen to Paul Newman, this go-to combination is one that every man should have in his repertoire. For a fail-safe look that will be admired by many, we suggesting opting for a classic white polo shirt and pairing it with our navy flat front chinos. To finish things off, espadrilles or smart trainers would work particularly well.
While we may have listed three of the most effective ways to wear a polo shirt, these are not the only ways this summer staple can be employed. To get the most out of your garment, experiment and you’ll soon find new and interesting ways to integrate it into your existing wardrobe.