In a world of ever-changing fashions, polos remain a steadfast favourite. Here are the latest styles on the high street along with their imprint partners
Polos may have been around for what seems like forever, but they’re certainly not stuck stuck in some sartorial purgatory, waiting to be consigned to fashion hell. Just one look at the highly desirable Superdry Grindle Polo T Shirt in fluro pink is enough to convince anyone that the polo is a top fashion pick. Asquith & Fox’s neon pink Men’s Polo (AQ010) is a great match with its two-button placket and similar polycotton fabric.
Also offering a high-end look is Jigsaw with its Mercerized Cotton Jersey Polo Shirt with knitted collar and three-button placket. An ideal imprint match is Kustom Kit’s Jersey Knit Polo (KK402), which is also made from a 100% cotton jersey fabric and has a 1 x 1 rib flat knit collar.
Marks & Spencer has gone for sleek sophistication with its Savile Row Inspired Textured Polo Top that has, as the name suggests, been inspired by a Savile Row tailor, Richard James. This smart polo with three white buttons has a perfect partner in American Apparel’s Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Leisure Shirt with its matching pocket and smooth good looks.
The One Valley Polo Shirt from Edinburgh Woollen Mill is a good example of the current trend for bold graphics. One way to recreate this is to start with Sol’s Performer (01180), a 100% polyester piqué polo that can be sublimated.
For children, M&Co has created a fun, 100% cotton piqué polo that features both print and a badge for a great mixed media look. A good starting point for decorators is Henbury’s Kids Tipped 65/35 Pique Polo Shirt (H459), which, like the M&Co shirt, has tipping to the collar and cuffs.