How to wear a polo shirt with style

There is no doubt that the polo shirt is a true and authentic men’s style staple, although it is true that it is also many women dare to use it (in the version made and designed especially for them, of course). However, despite this, it is true that there are some men who are not usually very fond of or enthusiastic about her.

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Perhaps this is related to different negative associations, in which the polo shirt -for example- is considered a more formal garment, in terms of uniform, either literally, as would happen with a pizza delivery man or a student elementary school, or metaphorically.

Despite this, many dressmakers agree that, in reality, the polo shirt deserves a little more love than it normally receives. Basically because it is a garment that is located between a T-shirt and a dress shirt, so it can be as formal as informal. In other words, it is a perfect garment for many day-to-day events that are not entirely formal, but they are not totally casual either.

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For example, it is an ideal garment for summer, to enjoy a barbecue in the garden or an idyllic walk on the beach, and it can be used both during the day and at night (although on this occasion, it will depend directly on the color that we are going to choose).

Even in terms of casual day-to-day wear, a cool, comfortable and perfectly breathable polo shirt is as useful as a simple t-shirt, except that it will be something more serious and why not? also professional. In any case, there is no doubt that it is a useful, quick and easy way to improve our style not only in summer, but also in spring and even in autumn if it is not too cold.

When it comes to combining a polo shirt, and also trying to do it with style, the reality is that there are not many tricks and it is not necessary to know too many technical details or be a true dressmaker with experience to achieve it.

It is essential, from the outset, to keep in mind what are the different materials with which the polo shirt is usually made, and also what you want to use it for. For example, there are polo shirts designed specifically for sports use, so while a polyester or cotton blend could be useful (although it is less breathable), a silk fabric could easily show sweat, even losing weight. the color as they get wet.

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It is also important to try to achieve the perfect fit with all garments. For example, it is not appropriate for the bottom hem to be past the pants pockets and the buttocks, no higher than the hips, but it should be long enough to be tucked inside the pants, and high enough short enough to wear without buttoning; indeed, without looking like a nightgown.

Should fit close to the body, snug but not too tight. For example, it might look good if it’s a little tighter on the arms and chest, but taper off at the waist.

Do you know the history of the polo shirt?

In its early days, tennis was considered an aristocratic sport, played in a kind of attire known as “tennis whites”, which consisted of wearing flannel pants, a dress shirt (with rolled up sleeves, all very comfortable and natural) and there were even players who wore a tie. Obviously, these garments did not lend themselves entirely well to practicing an outdoor sport, which is fundamentally characterized by being very active at times during the game.

So, René Lacoste, the seven-time Grand Slam winner, decided to do something about it and created what would be his own ideal tennis shirt. It was made of cotton, comfortable and breathable, and stood out for being a short-sleeved white shirt, without buttons, to only include three in the upper part of the neck. In addition, the neck stood out for being very soft. In short, Lacoste created a light and flexible shirt. Thus, he made his official debut in this jersey at the 1926 US Open, and gained enormously in both comfort and style.

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And, a year later, in 1927, Lacoste attached the now famous reptile logo to the chest of the shirt, as the player was nicknamed “the crocodile”. Finally, in 1933, the already retired player began to manufacture his garment for the great masses. And so, to this day.

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