The classic and half-open polo shirt is short-sleeved or long-sleeved and has a collar and 2-4 buttons on the neckline. Polo shirts are popular with both men and women, especially as sporty and chic summer clothing.
Classification of the polo shirt category
The polo shirt originally comes from the field of sports and was mainly worn in tennis or golf. The classic 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 the French tennis player René Lacoste, who also made his nickname “Crocodile” a trademark by sewing a small dark green crocodile on the left side of the chest on each shirt. When designing his shirts, the Frenchman used cotton pique, an airy, cotton-like fabric, which is characterized in particular by alternating raised and recessed areas and thus appears as quilted (piqué).
The polo shirt, originally from the sports industry, has firmly established itself as a casual shirt and is equally popular with men and women.
Designs and possible combinations
It offers a multitude of combinations with other items of clothing for both sides.
- Solid colors
- in pastel shades or
- Bright colors,
Men can also wear polo shirts
- sporty with jeans or shorts
- Classic with wool pants or
- as a fashionable alternative to a shirt under a suit
But the polo shirt is just as universal and practical in the field of women’s fashion and can therefore be used appropriately in the professional wardrobe as well as in casual clothing.