How To Wear a Polo Shirt
Polo shirts have been a mainstay in the wardrobes of both men and women around the world. However, not everyone who owns polo shirts know how to wear them correctly. So, here’s a quick guide on how to rock a polo shirt and look awesome doing it.
“Whether you’re heading to the mall on a weekend or meeting a client for business, you won’t go wrong with a polo shirt.”
Polo shirts are one of the most popular pieces of apparel in the world today, simply because they offer the simplicity and comfort of a t-shirt, and the formality of a button-up piece. In other words, it’s a hybrid apparel that is extremely versatile. Whether you’re heading to the mall on a weekend or meeting a client for business, you won’t go wrong with a polo shirt.
Now, how do you wear a polo shirt correctly?
GETTING THE FIT RIGHT
Polo shirts have a very specific fit. So it’s important to remember these points:
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The sleeves of the polo shirt should end at the mid-bicep and fit snugly. The sleeves shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. If you can fit two or three fingers between your arm and the fabric, then the size is perfect. Women may opt for shorter sleeves, but the rules above still apply.
Your polo shirt should end at around your hips. Too long and it’ll make you look shabby; too tight and you won’t be able to tuck your polo shirt into your pants. If your polo shirt comes with a back that is longer than the front, then it should always be tucked in.
“There’s no right or wrong to this, but do note that the buttons play a huge role in determining how you look in a polo shirt!”
PAIR IT WELL
Because polo shirts are so versatile, you can pair them with other garments and still look terrific.
A polo shirt can be a great substitute for a shirt, even when you intend to put on a blazer. Just keep in mind that the blazer should be light and unstructured to prevent a “heavy” and “overwhelming” look. Also, always ensure that your blazer is not squashing the collar of your polo shirt!
Trousers & Chinos
Trousers and chinos play very well with polo shirts because these garments create a well balanced look. The structured characteristic of a trousers or chinos serve as an excellent abstract to the unstructured nature of a polo shirt. Top this look off with a pair of trainers and you are good to check in to the office on a Friday!
CHECK YOUR BUTTONS
For women, it’s perfectly fine to fasten all the buttons of your polo shirt. For men, it’s advisable to use only half of the buttons. If you’d like to go for a ‘geeky’ look, feel free to use all the buttons of your polo shirt. There’s no right or wrong to this, but do note that the buttons play a huge role in determining how you look in a polo shirt!
Image : Unsplash“Popped collars serve no purpose other than telling people that you have not grown out of puberty and have no idea how to dress yourself.”
If you do not want to be arrested by the fashion police and have all your mates laugh at you, stay away from these “styles”.
This is one of the most common and unsightly ‘polo shirt offences’ in Malaysia. Popped collars serve no purpose other than telling people that you have not grown out of puberty and have no idea how to dress yourself. Do not do this!
No, wearing a polo shirt on top of another polo shirt is not “cool”. In fact, it makes you look ridiculous and needless to say, it’s extremely uncomfortable when done in a tropical country.