The polo shirt is an essential summer wardrobe piece. Mr and Mrs Stitch’s favourite polo is from Psycho Bunny. This American brand uses the best pima cotton to create a range of quality polos in a variety of colours. Some of these polos have placket trims and each has the distinct bunny skull and cross bones logo.
The Italian brand Circolo also has a range of polos which are made from their signature stretch cotton and offer a dressy, more grown up garment which works well underneath one of their soft, unstructured jackets.
The knitted polo is another trend which is popular at the moment with both Paul Smith and Thomas Maine showcasing them. These fine gauge cotton and merino knits are again dressier than the traditional pique polos and can easily be dressed up and worn under a jacket as an alternative to a shirt.
As the name suggests this garment came into existence when polo players began to wear a buttoned down short sleeved version with jodhpurs for horse related activities. Today the polo shirt has become a staple garment and forms part of most clothing brands spring summer collection.
As with most garments technological advances have seen the polo shirt evolve. Stretch cotton versions from, for example, Circolo has made them even more comfortable to wear whilst the finer gauge means that they are smarter than the original pique types.