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Men’s Fashion Advice – Top designer brands for Men’s Polo Shirts

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


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Men’s Fashion Spotlight: Lyle & 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.


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