The polo shirt is a spring/summer wardrobe staple for most guys. But just like “most guys,” it tends to err on the side of being somewhat staid and “normal” – that is, an often solid-colored pique cotton item that is a bit of a wardrobe no-brainer that kinda goes with everything.
More modern polos however, incorporate graphics, patterns, prints, unusual fabrics, or left-of-center stripes, thereby giving this easy-to-wear casual shirt a bit more fashion oomph. Just a tad flashier than their traditional cousins, these new takes on an old style are also incredibly easy to wear and will add an oh-so-subtle splash to your warm weather wardrobe.
Here are 18 of my favorite–and still relatively muted polos– currently available for purchase….
TERRY POLO IN TOWEL FABRIC BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH $48
SWEEP COTTON/CASHMERE POLO BY BILLY REID $195
ORIGINAL FIT INDIGO PRINT POLO SHIRT BY BROOKS BROTHERS $79.50
“1818” PENNANT PIQUE POLO SHIRT BY BROOKS BROTHERS RED FLEECE $49.50
GEOMETRIC MOTIF COTTON PIQUE POLO SHIRT WITH CHECK PLACKET BY BURBERRY $250
DUKE PALM-PRINT LIGHT JERSEY POLO BY DEVEREUX $80
PARADISE POLO WITH GRADIENT PALM PRINT BY DEVEREUX $85
MADE IN FRANCE REGULAR FIT STRIPE COTTON PIQUE POLO BY LACOSTE $165
ROBERT GEORGE IRREGULAR STRIPE POLO SHIRT BY LACOSTE $125
REGULAR FIT POLKA DOT PETIT PIQUE POLO BY LACOSTE LIVE! $115
HANMER SPRINGS COTTON SPORTS FIT POLO BY RODD & GUNN $99.50
NORRINGTON POLO IN SLUB JERSEY WITH WAVY PRINT BY RODD & GUNN $79.50
SLIM FIT MICRO PRINT POLO BY TOMMY HILFIGER $89.50
SLIM FIT PIQUE STRIPE POLO BY TOMMY HILFIGER $79.50
MAYS KNIT PIMA COTTON POLO BY ZACHARY PRELL $128
PAUCI KNIT PIMA COTTON POLO BY ZACHARY PRELL $128
CHEQUERBOARD COLLAR PIQUE POLO BY FRED PERRY $95
TONAL CHEQUERBOARD PRINT PIQUE POLO BY FRED PERRY $125