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May 23, 2021 2 min read

The iconic polo shirt has been a men's fashion staple since the mid-19th century. There's a reason they've remained so popular for so long: polo shirts are versatile, comfortable, and flattering to all body types. 

Whether you're looking to upgrade your wardrobe or want to get creative with the types of shirts you own, this article will be your guide. We'll show you just how versatile a polo shirt can be! Even if you don't see yourself as a preppy Lacoste type, there's a shirt for you out there. 

Finding the perfect polo doesn't have to be a challenge. This guide will take the hassle out of shirt shopping! 

Finding Your Perfect Polo Shirt 

Shopping for a polo shirt can be tricky. Some shirts are made of thick, stiff cotton that will leave you looking like a box. Others are too tapered, pinching and pulling in unflattering spots. 

Different shirts are right for everybody. When shopping, it's important to shop for your body type. Your polo shirt should fit snugly, but not be tight or restricting. 

Also, keep the material in mind. Many polo shirts are made with pique cotton, which can feel stiff at first. If you're looking for a shirt that will be soft against your skin from the get-go, seek out a cotton blend. 

Dress it Up...

Polo shirts are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing for a man. The collar, buttons, and possible chest embroidery add an air of sophistication. Some may say that the polo shirt is too casual for the office or a boardroom, but we disagree! 

When paired with khakis or dress pants, the polo is immediately sophisticated. Find a shirt with genuine mother-of-pearl buttons on the placket to impress. Go with a demure print or a solid color to portray your professionalism. 

When in doubt, throw on a blazer! Blazers elevate any outfit. You can even wear a blazer with jeans and a polo for that "Tech Startup CEO" look! 

...Or Dress it Down

The beauty of a polo shirt is that it fits comfortably. The right polo shirt will feel like a t-shirt against your skin. 

This makes polo shirts a natural choice for casual wear, as well. You can pair a polo with shorts for a Saturday at the brewery, or with jeans for date night. Reserve your bright, eye-catching patterned polos for casual occasions; you can have more fun with your fashion! 

Step Up Your Shirt Game

We hope this article taught you plenty of polo shirt trivia and smart shopping tricks. You can elevate your style just by adding a few polo shirts to your closet. Whether you chose pastels, stripes, or bright polo shirt colors, you'll look as handsome as ever. 

For more no-nonsense fashion advice for the modern man, follow our blog. At Platini, we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of men's fashion. Whether you're looking for jeans or a standout polo, Platini has something for you.