We delve into our collections to find the best polo shirts…
The polo shirt is so called due to its heritage with the classic country game, but the true inventor of the universally popular design is disputed to this day. In the 1950s the polo shirt went from only been seen on the polo pitch and tennis court, to an item that could be found in fashion magazines as a staple in a man’s wardrobe. No longer exclusively sporting attire, we’ve taken a look at our polo shirt collection to find the stand out pieces that your wardrobe can’t be without…
Plain Men’s Polo Shirts
Chances are you’ve donned dozens of polo shirts in your time, but the simple design is iconic, easy to wear, and flattering, so if it isn’t broke, why fix it? The humble polo shirt is available in a range of colours here at Outdoor and Country, and our favourites are all crafted from 100% cotton. We love the contrast collar and cuff tippings of this Aquascutum polo shirt, but our favourite feature has to be the signature club check under the collar and down the placket. For a bolder statement, go for a bright shade, like this Barbour Sports Polo in red, or brighter still with this slim fitting Lime Green Joules number!
Striped Men’s Polo Shirts
A classic striped polo is a great way to brighten up your weekend wear. If you’re after a traditional look, then this GANT Rugger Striped Polo is perfect for a laid back weekend look with jeans and a hoody. For a more fashion-forward look, this slim fitting Barbour International Polo Shirt features a half and half striped design in a sophisticated monochrome which creates a sleek, broad figure and will look great with a pair of dark jeans. If you love stripes but fancy something a little different, then the Barbour Glenbury Polo Shirt has a unique design which gives off a fantastic woven effect.
Patterned Men’s Polo Shirts
A vintage inspired patterned polo shirt is a must-have if you’re looking for an on-trend yet classic design. From polka-dots to paisley, there’s something to satisfy every discerning follower of fashion. Our number one choice is the Barbour Spittal shirt which is the perfect fusion of the Barbour heritage and contemporary styling. The simple print on the Barbour Paisley Print Polo Shirt is great for giving a subtle touch of interest to an everyday outfit, and is available in two colour ways. The red and navy shades of this Barbour Beacon polo shirt really adds to the coastal feel, so we think this shirt would be great teamed up with some bright shorts for beach days.
Athletic Men’s Polo Shirts
Harking back to the design’s sporting heritage, these athletic style shirts are perfect for a preppy look or even with jeans and plimsolls for a traditional summery look. For a shirt that will take you right through the seasons, we love the Crew Numbers Polo Shirt in this rich berry shade. A bold red is great for a sporty weekend look, and this Musto Trice Polo Shirt will look fantastic layered under a gilet to really set of the sailing style. Our stand out men’s polo shirt from the athletic styles however has to be the Joules Kingsfield Classic Fit Polo Shirt: the large embroidered emblem and contrast colour sleeves showcase the classic Joules attention to detail and pays perfect homage to the design’s history.
See all of our men’s polo shirts here.