The polo shirt we know today has been part of the well-dressed man's wardrobe for over ninety years. The original polo shirt was created by Frenchman René Lacoste in 1933. Due to its fit and durability, it was the ideal choice for sports and outdoor pursuits. Polo shirts can be paired with jeans, or beige chinos or shorts, to create a timelessly stylish look, and a short sleeve polo is the ideal match for a pair of shorts on casual summer occasions.
When it comes to style, there is room in your wardrobe for several colours of polo shirt and, when it comes to fit, you should choose a polo shirt in the same way you would choose a casual shirt. Many men make the mistake of wearing polo shirts that are far too large, but, conversely, it is just as important that they are not too tight. Short sleeve variants are ideal for informal occasions, while long sleeve versions offer a markedly more casual way to wear a blazer. Tucked into a pair of high-waisted dress trousers with a front crease, a polo shirt makes for a particularly elegant smart-casual ensemble.