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The 15+ Best Men’s Polo Shirts for Men in 2022
What happens when a 1970s clothing comeback meets dad-dressing and sportswear trends? You get polo shirts back. It’s the perfect compromise between a collared shirt and a T-shirt, smart enough to wear with a suit and casual enough to wear with shorts. Which is also beneficial if you’re still working from home and want to look casual but more professional on Zoom calls.
Polo shirts have always felt like school tennis class, not sexy. Functional rather than enjoyable. This season, polo shirts are popular among several style tribes and designers. With larger-than-life collars, zingy designs, and colors that would suit Timothee Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name, polos are more adaptable and vibrant than ever.
Thus, 2023 polos should be worn as far from PE class as feasible. Slip a bold logoed model under your best tracksuit, flip one of those enormous collars over the lapels of your suit, dress it up with loose trousers and loafers, unbutton all the way, and let your gold chain shine bright in the full glare of your laptop’s camera. Buy Teeanime‘s best.
Sunspel is a British business that specialises at minimalistic elegance, designing simple yet luxury clothes such as the iconic Riviera polo. This short-sleeved polo, famously worn by Daniel Craig as 007 in Casino Royale, is cut from a lightweight cotton mesh and is available in twenty-two colorful colors. The traditional Bond-approved navy blue is, of course, our choice.
Reiss’ collections are a lesson in exquisite minimalism, so it’s no surprise that they include a few scrumptious polos. This North polo is a good example, made from mercerised cotton for a superior finish, while the contrasting trims offer dimension and panache.
3. POLO RALPH LAUREN
Polos aren’t just for flaunting biceps. Polo Ralph Lauren’s long-sleeved selection features the oh-so-classic embroidered Polo Player emblem against a rich navy background, preserving all the quality and detail of its original 1970s polo designs, albeit with a somewhat more contemporary, office-to-date-night-friendly twist.
If you’re seeking for some common ground with the MCU’s performers (including Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland, and Chris Evans, to mention a few), the shortest route is through Percival. The Nedry knit, the newest polo on Percival’s star-studded scene, has a retro aura and is as close to a style cheat sheet as you’re likely to find.
Whereas old-school Burberry was known by its dizzying assortment of patterns, Riccardo Tisci’s tenure at the helm has seen the British heritage brand embrace a “less is more” design approach. This polo rewards those who look intently in a midnight black colour contrasted solely by the modest flash of Vintage Check that lurks behind its buttoned closure.
Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go – and when it comes to simplicity, nothing beats a pristine white polo. Allsaint’s Reform polo is a traditional take on a menswear staple, made of lightweight, breathable cotton and cut for a thin fit.
With its striking paisley-patterned, jacquard-knit polo, this Amiri polo is here to spice up your collection. Amiri’s affinity for bandana-esque designs is a reoccurring brand motif that pairs beautifully with the label’s distinctive distressed denim.
8. HAWES & CURTIS
This fitted zip-neck polo by Hawes & Curtis is a cozy way to show off your summer gym gains while transitioning to your Autumn/Winter outfit without covering those hard-worked biceps.
9. JW ANDERSON X POL ANGLADA
JW Anderson’s SS22 collection features surrealist watercolour paintings by Catalan artist Pol Anglada on rugby jerseys. This pink polo has an oversized cut with exaggerated dropping shoulders and a chiseled and mouth-guarded rugby player on the front.
If you’re no longer interested in pique, you can switch out a regular polo for an autumn-ready knit one. This classic polo is made from organic cotton and has a loose, Parisian-style fit. It comes in a versatile grey color that’s easy to style—just add tailored pants and your favorite Chelsea boots.
11. FRED PERRY
Fred Perry was started by a three-time Wimbledon champion in 1952. Since then, the brand has grown to make sporty menswear staples with a cool, street-smart vibe. Obviously, the brand is best known for its polo shirts, but here, it updates a classic with a zip-up high neck, which goes against what we expect from an everyday piece.
With its crisp design and contrasting elements, this Gucci polo shirt is both sporty and classy in equal measure. This garment is finished with an interlocking G stripe that runs down each sleeve, a direct nod to both Gucci’s Cruise 2020 collection and throwback tracksuit design. £550. gucci.com
While all polo shirts have a tennis-whites flavor to them, no brand achieves it better than Lacoste. René Lacoste, dubbed “the Crocodile” by the press, founded the company by wearing hand-sewn crocodiles on his sports jacket, producing a symbol that would go on to become the core theme of his world-renowned label. This polo is made of cotton piqué in a crocodile-esque khaki green and proudly displays the patch. £62.50. lacoste.com
Sometimes, the simplest clothing choices are the ones that stand out the most. Prada’s version of the polo has a rich navy blue color and a white embroidered logo on the chest. It is elegant and simple, with a touch of Mod style.
15. UNIQLO U
This knitted short-sleeve polo from Uniqlo U, in a delicate ecru tone, has an uniquely polished European style, giving a precise yet pared-bared perspective to your new-season combinations. It’s stylish, inexpensive, and will go with anything in your closet.
The stylings of Jackson Polock meet polo shirts in this imaginative spin on a Lyle & Scott staple. The splatter print of this polo by a luxurious British lifestyle company famed for its polo expertise will not be confused with an old rag you threw on to redecorate your living room, instead upgrading the staple to a head-turning summer statement.
15. LYLE & SCOTT
This creative take on the Lyle & Scott classic combines the style of Jackson Pollock with polo shirts. A luxury British lifestyle brand known for its polo skills, this one’s splatter print won’t be mistaken for an old rag you threw on to change the look of your living room. Instead, it turns the classic piece into a summer statement that will turn heads.
If you’re looking for a classic, summer-ready polo shirt, go no further than Barbour. Although they are best known for their wax jackets, the Barbour Beacon collection offers high-quality, fashionable clothing for everyone. Because of the heavy cotton structure, this polo shirt is built to last.