When you are thinking about what you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer, the Polo shirt should be near the top of your list. After this winter, everyone is dying to shed the coats and sweaters for something lighter in fabric weight and in colors that are uplifting to the spirit. The Polo shirt is a great transition piece if worn under spring jackets or cardigan sweaters, until it is warm enough to be worn on its own.
Polo shirts are essentials in your closets because there are situation of dressing where a plain, crew neck t-shirt is just too casual. The Polo shirt gives you the option to still enjoy the comfort of a casual shirt, but is dressed up with the point collar and the button placket. You can put a Polo with a pair of pleated shorts and flip-flops, or pair it with crisp linen trousers and a great pair of leather oxfords for two different looks.
Some fantastic Polo shirts can be found at Sears. For those of us who are old enough to remember “Sears and Roebuck”, they have a Roebuck and Co. Young Men’s Polo Shirt that is constructed of the iconic “pique” cotton knit, has a fold-over collar with a two-button neck closure, and a fitted cut with a split hem for comfort. It comes in several different colors and the best part is that it is on sale right now for $14.99, instead of $30.00 through 3/28!
Another brand of Polo shirt that can be found at Sears is the Covington Men’s Polo Shirt that comes in a classic, relaxed fit and a myriad of energizing colors to brighten up your Spring and Summer. This one is in a cotton blend, but still has the pique finish, the classic collar and button neck. It is also on sale for an astounding $12.99, so it is a great time to stock up!
Lastly, is another popular brand of Polo is the U.S. Polo Assn. Men’s Interlock Polo Shirt. This particular one is cut a little slimmer in the body and has more of a shorter cap-like sleeve, but still has the traditional styling of the Polo. It would be a great pop of color alone, or under a neutral jacket. Get your for $14.99 through March 28th also!
A polo shirt is a classic piece of attire which has not only spanned the generations but has also stood the test of time. A polo shirt is in essence a cross between a shirt and a t-shirt. It provides a smart but casual look, and provides great protection and comfort with its collar design. In general they come with either a two button or a three button placket. Due to their versatile nature, being both suitable for smart and casual occasions, they have become incredibly popular. Today there are dozens of brands that produce polo shirts, but three of the most prominent designer brands that stand out above the rest include Penguin, Lyle and Scott and Ralph Lauren. Here we discuss the polo shirt range of these three stalwarts of mens fashion.
Lyle and Scott
Lyle & Scott is a design house that has literally been around for centuries. The company was founded in 1874, in a place called Harwick, which is in the borderland of Scotland. According to their website’s timeline, they have had the rich history of partnering with Christian Dior in 1954 for a cashmere collection, having dressed the Ryder Cup Team in 1981, modernizing their collections in 2001, and launching their Lyle & Scott Vintage line in 2003. Finally, they have been promoting their brand since 2010 with their online store in the UK, Germany, France, and Sweden. Lyle & Scott also currently have a flagship store in London, which carries men’s and women’s sportswear, outerwear, shoes, and accessories.
Lyle & Scott have taken their experience over the years and inspirations from different eras, combining both to design for the modern man. For example, they have taken the “forever popular” polo shirt and styled it with the color blocking trend by having the body one solid color, then contrasting the collar, sleeves, and pockets in completely different colors. Even though color blocking is a popular trend for 2012, this shirt has a decidedly vintage appeal. Lyle & Scott really make the polo their own with the details of the two-tone sleeves, starkly contrasting chest pockets, and eagle logo.