Sifting through GQ reminded me just how important a polo shirt can be to a man’s closet. It is a key go-to piece and it is nearly impossible to find a man who does not own a polo shirt or have one in his closet. But the real question at hand happens to be is he wearing it right?
The beauty of polo shirts is that they are good for literally every occasion. They can be dressed down, and super casual or dressed up with suits and blazers. That’s exactly why most of us own a couple.
The article took the opinion of some elite fashion stylists/designers for tips to discover the best way to wear the polo. So, you can still be an individual, having your own style, but these are ways to guide you into making good choices when you’re shopping or ready to purchase.
I agree with a lot of the tips. We all know a polo should be a well fitted shirt. Not too tight, especially in the midsection. Also, it shouldn’t be too long, the shirt should flirt around your belt line, no longer. Oh, and for all the gym lovers, be sure to check the sleeves. The polo shirt is not for you show the biceps you may have spent all summer gaining, half the bicep is a pretty good indicator on keeping the sleeves at an appropriate length.
I think that’s it for the strict guidelines of wearing this classic shirt. Some tips I had never thought about were ideas like having a reference. There is nothing wrong with looking through magazines and replicating the way you see a shirt worn. And, when in doubt, you can always head over to a tailor and make some slight adjustments to be certain the shirt is catered to your needs, physically.
All in all, the polo shirt will always be a classic staple in mens fashion. There are so many designs, brands, and style of the polo shirt these days, so don’t be afraid to feel them out. We’ve got great options for a reason, so fill your closet with shirts that do things for every occasion, and don’t forget to consider the fabric.