The polo shirt’s roots are in tennis but it has certainly evolved a long way from there. Although the look of the shirt is still virtually the same, the application is far broader. Polo shirts have been adopted by golfers as their official shirt. However sports aren’t the only place we see this shirt now. Polos make for the best casual shirts, especially through the spring and summer. They are one step above a t-shirt and a good deal more sophisticated. You can wear a polo casually with shorts or even under a suit jacket to dress it up. This makes the polo shirt another one of those versatile, go to items that are a key piece in any guy’s closet.
The style characteristics of a polo shirt are unique and incorporate a few key details. Polos are normally knitted rather than woven and their more popular fabrics are pique cotton, silk, merino wool and synthetics. They typically have a two or three button placket.
If sports are your thing, try a polo from the Boss Green collection. Their Pro Collection is made up of bright, cool looking polos that work well both on and off the course. With new Nano Tech blended fabrics, cottons that repel water and UV sunlight; these are not the golf shirts of old.
If you want something you are not going to necessarily play a round in, and fashion is a little more what you had in mind, companies like Nanibon and Victorinox offer great stylish polos for casual work attire or for play. Put a funky Nanibon polo on for a summer night out and you will be sure to draw some good attention.