How to wear a polo shirt today

The polo shirt was based around sporting, the "polo" shirt itself was originally made for polo players as a team uniform.


The originals were made longer at the back to keep the seat of the player covered whilst swinging for the ball.


Another shorter more relaxed version was made through tennis by Rene Lacoste, who thought the current tennis attire was too "stiff".


Polo shirts are mainly made from a pique-woven cotton but of course, other versions have been made since in cashmere, wool and poly.


Style-wise as suiting and tailoring become more relaxed in the sense that we don't need to wear a suit and be in corporate work-mode, polo's have become a great alternative to a shirt.


Due to this becoming more and more "trendy" newer (old) styles and versions have resurfaced with a modern twist.


Some are losing the buttons entirely and been knitted in soft luxury cotton/cashmere or merino wool, whilst others have a one-piece collar and a more tailored finish.


When incorporating polos into your own wardrobe and style, the same rule applies as shirting.


Work within your natural colour palette, think of the polo as a more casual approach to your outfit, these are an all-year-round option and a staple.


So think about the long and short sleeve versions, with the appropriate fabric for the season.