Since the weather here in NYC has jumped from Winter right into a heat wave this Summer (cough cough global warming), I decided to switch up my daily outfit routine to work from the button-down shirts, to polo shirts in order to keep my “cool” and professionalism in the workplace. Sweating on the daily commute sucks, so moving to a lighter shirt was a no brainer. Enter, the classic polo shirt. Except with the polos I found, they aren’t the typical Ralph Lauren shirts many guys are accustomed to seeing with unflattering logos of a moose, eagle, or any other animal you can think of. Plus, polos can be very basic and lack the ability to give many guys the self expression they want in their outfit and/or style.
After some GQ inspiration, I found some awesome polo shirts by Banana Republic that were above the norm….in both comfort and in style that are too damn good for a round of 18 holes on the golf course. Beyond the the typical basic designs out on the market, these striped polos (and some neutrals) caught my eye the most. Why? They pair up and fit my body perfectly with my slim-fitted dress pants or the many types of chino pants I own giving me the ability to throw together a solid outfit very very quickly in the morning (and I wakeup 15 minutes before I have to leave for work). Plus, with striped polos, especially vertical stripes, they can go really great with a blazer thrown over top as well!
To see my polo selection and style, check out the photos below!
Hope you enjoyed the styles and feel free to leave a comment below on your favorite polo!