June
9
2014
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Long-Sleeved

A dressier version of the traditional polo, this long-sleeved style is made from a cotton blended with silk and wool for a substantial feel.

$135 by Gant

Evolution of a Classic

The
Polo Shirt

Bless the polo shirt. When the summer heat makes it hard to give a shit about dressing well, you can easily throw on one of these collared cotton shirts and look like you've put in a little effort to step up your game. Of course, the noble polo has come a long way in the last eight decades. Today's best styles feature sharper collars, better fabrics and smarter fits. Little things that separate the shirts from the pack of plain polos out there. After all, when you're not wearing much, you want each piece to be unique, right?

Spread Collar

Kent Wang's signature spread collar polos are crafted from soft pique cotton with a slim fit and finished with mother of peal buttons.

$65 by Kent Wang

Printed

Crafted from French cotton terry that's been dyed with true indigo, this floral-printed style is washed to mimic years of wear.

$125 by Ralph Lauren

Button-Down

Enhanced with quick-dry properties and available in six colors, this polo has a deep placket and button-down collar.

$15 by Uniqlo

Pajama Style

Channel your inner Gosling with this lightweight cotton-blend polo with vintage-inspired contrast pajama piping at the collar, pocket and sleeve cuffs.

$70 by Club Monaco

 
  •  
    Anatomy of a Classic: Breaking down the history and attributes of the first polo shirt,
    invented by French tennis legend Rene Lacoste.
 

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