Men's Polo Shirts
Polo shirts strike the perfect balance between casual comfort and professional elegance : the wearer sports half-length short sleeves while retaining a placket of buttons and a collar . You've undoubtedly seen them around, as they've become a fixture in almost all arenas of life: the workplace , as a sports uniform , and as stylish public outerwear . "Polos ," if you're a fan of brevity, are knit shirts well known for coming in myriad colours , and they often boast stripes both thick and thin , horizontal and vertical. In fact, there's almost no end to the combinations of colour and patterns you can find gracing the likes of a polo shirt . Maybe that's why they're so popular , and so easy and fun to incorporate into your wardrobe!
History of the Polo Shirt
The polo shirt isn't just the result of polo matches. In fact, there are other sports that lend their name to this article of clothing: specifically, golf and tennis. It was tennis players who first popularized this garment as a uniform. Rene Lacoste, a champion tennis player and future designer, was fed up with the restrictive, hot, and cumbersome button-up "tennis whites" that had been the normal garb for competitive play. He came up with a compromise: a short-sleeved, soft-collared, light-weight, polo that was more accommodating to competitive play. It remained white, and the original incarnations had "tails," so it retained a lot of its professional distinction. Soon, the eponymous polo became a wardrobe staple, and everyday citizens worldwide were adapting polo shirts into their repertoire. Gone were the days of, in essence, playing sports in full suits, and born was the now ubiquitous polo tee shirt !