The classic and half-open polo shirt is short-sleeved or long-sleeved and has a collar and 2-4 buttons at the neckline. Polo shirts are popular with both men and women especially as sporty and chic summer clothing.
Classification of the category polo shirts
The polo shirt, originally came from the sports field and was worn here especially in tennis or golf. Classically, the polo shirt is a short-sleeved shirt with a ribbed collar and ribbed and elastic cuffs.
Origin and distribution
The polo shirt was first designed in 1933 by French tennis player René Lacoste, who also made his nickname “crocodile” a trademark at the same time by sewing a small dark green crocodile on each shirt on the left side of the chest. When designing his shirts, the Frenchman used cotton pique, an airy, cotton-like fabric, which is characterized in particular by alternately raised and recessed areas and thus appears as quilted (piqué).
Originally from the sports sector, the polo shirt has become firmly established as a casual shirt and is equally popular with both men and women.
Designs and combination options
It offers for both sides a variety of combinations with other garments.
- Solid colors
- in pastel shades or
- Bright colors,
Men can polo shirts either
- athletic to jeans or shorts
- classic with a wool pants or
- as a fashionable alternative to the shirt under a suit
But also in the field of women’s fashion, the polo shirt is just as universal and practical and thus finds both in the field of professional wardrobe and in leisure wear appropriate use.