Summer is already knocking at our doors and after you have hopefully learned how polo shirts came into existence, it is right the time that we set you up with some classic polo styles flawlessly donned by some iconic men who have championed the garment over the years.
The Polo Shirt is a simple but timeless piece of clothing. You can easily dress this up or down, just by adding or playing with some key pieces to complement it. With its distinctive collar, mother-of-pearl buttons and breathable fabric, the polo shirt is a staple of every gentleman’s wardrobe.
Whether the temperature rises or drops, find out below how to wear your polo shirt following the example of some men who have left a mark in the history of men’s elegance and style.
- Casual but refined
- The classic combination
- Sportsman attire
CASUAL BUT REFINED
When it comes to refined style, “the king of cool” could do no wrong. Steve McQueen could wear almost anything he wanted. Because of his innate swagger and confidence he pulled off everything he wanted to wear, whether it was a polo with light colored pants or a crew-neck sweater over a dark polo shirt. We should always learn the lesson from him and wear the classics with confidence, but remember, never pop that collar.
THE CLASSIC COMBINATION
James Bond played by (L-R) Sean Connery in Dr No. and Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.
We could say that the polo has been a landmark of the gentleman par excellence among the secret agents in the early years of the James Bond saga. For some years it gave way to the tuxedo mania until Daniel Craig brought it back wearing this simple yet elegant navy polo complemented by some tan khakis, an all-around classic that never goes out of fashion. This is actually the first time Bond has donned a polo shirt since Thunderball, where Sean Connery rocked it just as well as Craig. Check out TFM Navy Blue Polo Shirt.
Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, three of the best players that golf courts have ever witnessed.
Polo shirts are just as great when it comes to playing sport and still feeling a bit more polished on your day off from your business attire. Arnold Palmer, or ‘The King’ as he’s affectionately known was a star of the course, often credited for bringing his personal brand of cool to the links.
You would be ready to walk in the clubhouse in a stylish way for a brunch or a refreshing drink after your eighteenth hole.
At the end of the day, having a few well-fitting polo shirts in your wardrobe—in everyday neutrals as well as those colors that always seem to get you compliments—will instantly create an array of new outfits for you to wear in the warm season. Whether it’s about breaking free from your stuffy button-down in the zoom office meeting or just looking plain cool at an event or beach party, there are plenty of opportunities to reach for one.
Pulling it off in a modern way is about getting inspired from the past, if you opt for the classic polo style you can never go wrong. Check the TFM Sartorial Polo collection keeping in mind every occasion and a timeless color palette to create your own iconic looks for many years to come.