Tips : How to properly wear his polo ?
Our advice on polo shirts
A few faux pas to avoid :
The polo shirt is an extremely connoted that can quickly make you switch to a style "son to dad" or fake "bad boy".
Originally used to protect the neck from the sun, the neck wound is nowadays frowned upon, at your own risk...
The polo is a piece inspired sportswear, it must highlight your middle. Concretely, the piece should draw your shoulder line without molding, and recess should not be too large. The sleeve should fit snugly at the level of the biceps.
Avoid all fantasies ! No bright colors, stripes or logo supersize. Stay here on a sober colour and solid : white, grey melange and navy blue are excellent choices.
The material should be 100% natural, no exception allowed. The edges of the ribs must be sewn neatly and must not warp. Check the strength and regularity of the seams by serging.
Finally, pay special attention to the quality of the pass, which should be slightly stiff and thick. There's nothing worse than a v-neck polo which folds up !
WHICH MODEL TO CHOOSE ?
If the model popularized by Lacoste remains the market leader, many alternatives creator appeared. Some polo shirts more dressed, with a buttonhole in addition to deep and long sleeves, appeared in blouses and upscale designer as a Merchant Clothier, or G. Inglese.
WHAT MATERIAL TO CHOOSE ?
If the most used is the cotton pique in the entry-level, all subjects are allowed, including the chambray, linen,
silk and more wool merino !
THE ORIGINS OF POLO
This garment is typically French, the inventor is none other than the famous tennis player René Lacoste.
In the early 1920s, tennis is mainly a sport of belonging to the aristocratic, the players wear long-sleeved shirts.
Lacoste, then number one, invented a shirt with the sleeves and lapel shortened, as he reveals for the first time in 1926. The mesh of this piece, a jersey pique cotton, good sweat absorption, while being more lightweight and comfortable the shirts of the era.
Meeting an important success on the tennis courts, the polo shirt was popularized as a symbol of success in sports, enrolling in an aesthetics of sportswear chic tinged preppy.