A classic polo shirt is an essential part of every man's wardrobe and the ideal piece for those occasions where a shirt is just too smart and a t-shirt won't quite cut it.
Here at Cruise we have a huge range of designer polo's online for you to choose from.
A key figure responsible for the style of the polo shirt is French tennis legend Jean Rene Lacoste. Most give him the credit of inventing the modern polo shirt as we know it.
Tennis attire was highly impractical, in the early 1900's tennis whites were long sleeved button up shirts that were usually worn with the sleeves rolled up complete with trousers and tie as high society fashion won over functionality in these days.
As tennis become more competitive, players began to look for ways of getting an edge.
Lacoste used his status as world number one and set about to design an alternative that fit the requirements exactly. Using a breathable woven cotton which had durability and short practical sleeve the polo shirt was an instant hit.
Lacoste first wore this shirt in 1926 US open championship which he won.
By 1953 the company was producing shirts in a variety of colours to cover the demand and was sold only in high end department stores on Madison Avenue.
We are thankful the polo is now part of an every day casual look.
Polo's are the masters of versatility. Classic white, layered up with a thin knit or blazer- is ideal for spring. Wear it alone for a relaxed look, team with denim jeans or chinos and some new trainers.
Slim, custom or classic fit what more could you need? The only problem now is which brand do you choose? Read on to see our favourites, no matter what you're looking for, we've got the polo for you.
Blow the budget and really treat yourself.
Lacoste for that original classic polo look.
Fancy something a bit different? Boss Green offer a great range of fashion forward prints and detailing.
Don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and try a bright pop of colour this season!
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