The polo shirt has not only become a staple requirement in most men’s wardrobes but, over time, has also earned its place as a fashion classic. You would be hard pressed to find a man who doesn’t own at least three or four of these comfortable and versatile pieces. Smart and sporty, this stylish clothing piece is infinitely versatile, which is why it can be your ultimate ally during this scorching heat of summer. But you have to keep in mind that wearing polo t-shirt with style can create an impression and at the same time a minimum mistake can ruin your whole concept of styling. ‘GROOVE’ is here to remind you the points that you should consider before wearing a polo t-shirt.
Which fabric suits which body?
Polo shirts suit all shapes and sizes. But it’s also necessary to consider the type of material the shirt is made from before making your selection. Pique cotton shirts are made with a cotton yarn with a slight ribbing in it. Thus they are best suited if you have a wider physique. If you are a little less body conscious, then cotton and cotton blend polo shirts are the perfect choice. This kind of material is softer and more comfortable than pique cotton. As a general rule, it’s better to stick to the plain polo shirt when you are first trying them out and perhaps to also experiment with more muted colours. White, black, navy and grey will offer you the most versatility as they work with most skin tones and body types. In other cases apart from the wide range of coloured polo shirts you can go with stripes and patterns. It is better to choose a colour that complements rather than clashes with your skin tone or hair colour.
In or out – that’s the question!
When it comes to tucking in or hanging out, there are some very simple rules to follow. If you are sporting your polo without a jacket, don’t tuck your shirt into your pants. It really doesn’t work! If you are wearing a jacket with the polo underneath, then you could tuck in the front part of the shirt just a little so that it partially covers your belt. This looks stylish because it breaks up the look without overdoing things. When it comes to logos, then small is beautiful.
Collars and pockets
The small matter of collars and pockets is crucial in your choice because it can make all the difference to the overall look. Polo shirt collars tend to be soft or tailored more like a shirt. Soft collars do tend to curl up at the edges, so you may wish to opt for a collar with an additional lining sewn in, which helps the collar to lie flat. Polo shirts with pockets tend to look saggy. Plus, the pocket itself is pretty useless as a practical addition because anything you put inside it will be visible and potentially pull the shirt out of shape. As a general rule of thumb, go for a smooth fronted polo with no pockets.
A polo t-shirt is fit for all occasions and timings. Whether you are a seasoned polo shirt aficionado or more of a first timer, you need to keep certain things in mind before wearing it.