Editor’s Pick – Favourite Polo Shirts

Originally polo shirts were designed for tennis attire and were previously called ‘tennis whites’ and took the form on long-sleeved white button-up shirts, however René Lacoste, who was the French seven-time Grand Slam tennis champion , thought they were too stiff and restrictive for tennis, and rightly so! Therefore he designed a short-sleeved, loosely-knit pique cotton with an unstarched, flat collar, a buttoned placket, and small shirt-tail. He first wore this design at the 1926 U.S. Open championship. By the beginning of 1927, he placed a small crocodile emblem on the left breast of the shirt, et voila, the brand Lacoste was formed! Fast forward 88 years to today and polo shirts are a globally known design, featured in hundreds of brands collections and worn daily! The variation in fits, design and colours is incredible due to them not only being practical but also an iconic and fashionable garment. Here’s my favourite polo shirts from the Thomas Gun website I think you should have to ensure you polo shirt game is at its complete best:
  1. Sik Silk – Retro Zip Pique Polo in White and Navy

True to Sik Silks iconic style, they have taken a standard polo shirt and completely switched it up to make it beyond on trend whilst keeping it classy! It’s an essential to complete your ‘mod-style’ wardrobe. I would advise wearing it with pressed trousers, converse and a Harrington-style bomber jacket for that full on retro mod-look. Or if you wanted to update the outfit, wear it with a pair of light-wash skinny jeans or denim shorts, some white ankle socks and Nike Air Max 1s for the ultimate 21st Century style.sik silk 16
  1. Dirty Angels – Long Sleeved Maroon Polo

If you’re not really into that whole vintage/retro look then I would suggest this is the polo for you! It’s extremely versatile and will suit almost any personal style! It’s super easy to style for a Friday at the office – wear with solid black jeans (or trousers if the dress-code is super strict) and a pair of suede loafers. You could walk straight out of work, into a bar and onto the clubs a bit later on with no problem at all! However, if you’re after something a bit more casual, wear with light-wash black jeans/shorts or light blue jeans/shorts and trainers for a casual day to evening BBQ.dirty angels4
  1. Intense – Floral Polo in black

This polo is ideal for a guy who’s after the more commercial look, and is so so versatile! Day to night, smart to casual... this polo has every eventuality covered! Plus the floral design is a really nice to touch to what otherwise could be an overly simple polo shirt, and it doesn’t appear feminine at all! Go for that super stylish all-black look with solid black jeans and all black leather Converse. Or if you fancy something a bit more casual for a day-to-day look whilst running errands, going shopping or a day at the park with the lads then pair it with light blue shorts and white canvas trainers.intense1