The Easygoing Shirt You Don't Have, But Need Immediately
You Don't Have,
There's something really cool about a knit polo shirt. It's the closest thing there is to a "get out of jail card" when it comes to clothing. These soft styles, knit from cotton, linen or lightweight wool yarn give you an immediate rich looking, throwback vibe. Like there's a Rat Pack swagger knitted into each and every one. Decidedly more dressy than the standard cotton pique versions, these shirts have a luxe, worldly air to them—think The Talented Mr. Ripley or more recently, Call Me By Your Name—and can be worn with everything from chinos and shorts to a pair of equally right-now pleated pants (more on those coming soon). And if you don't want to wear a tie with your lightweight suit, these look particularly chill under a jacket. In short, they're as easy to pull on as your everyday T-shirt, but with their retro collars and soothing textures, they make for a one-step move to nail sophisticated warm weather style.
Hollywood stylists often have polo shirts tailored to ensure the perfect fit for their clients. If you love the shirt but the sleeves are a bit too long or the body could use a little slimming, take it to your tailor. For $10 - $20, you can look like a leading man.