7 Bold Designer Polos
The polo shirt, known for being safe and reliable, is no longer always a simple sartorial choice. Some of our most refined polos for spring come from the world’s top luxury designers, and offer unparalleled comfort and elegance, along with exuberant patterns and pops of colour. When René Lacoste introduced the first polo shirt, it was actually a reaction against the established tennis uniform of long-sleeve shirts –– one might say some of these designs are a bold step away from your classic piqué. But in the end, it’s all really about one thing: how good it makes you feel. Here are seven of our favourite designer polo shirts.
Cotton-Blend Paisley Polo, Ralph Lauren Purple Label
If you’re looking for ‘bold,’ then look no further than this sporty example of a polo shirt by Ralph Lauren Purple Label. Styled in an exciting blue and white paisley print designed exclusively for Ralph Lauren in collaboration with Italian mill Ratti, this polo (and matching shorts) makes for an eye-catching outfit to say the least. This beach-ready iteration of a polo shirt is woven from a French Terry cloth that is perfect for soaking up the summer sun.
Cotton Knit Polo, Paul&Shark
‘Bold’ doesn’t necessarily have to mean ‘busy’ - a style notion made quite apparent by Paul&Shark with their Cotton Knit Polo here. The dark navy base colour allows the contrasting white hoops to standout with great aplomb on this classy polo shirt, which also features finer details like a spread collar, three-button placket, and tapered ribbed-knit trimmings to hug your body in all the right places.
Printed Knit Cotton Polo, Etro
This vibrant yellow knit from Etro hits all the right marks when it comes to creating the perfect bold polo. It’s striking yet not attention-seeking, colourful yet not overwhelming, and relaxed yet not slouchy. Super soft to the touch and refined enough to dress up or down, this Printed Knit Cotton Polo by Etro is certainly going to be a summer mainstay for us.
Plaid Baroque Cotton Polo, Versace Jeans Couture
If we’re talking ‘prints,’ it’s hard to do better than this Plaid Baroque Cotton Polo by none other than Versace Jeans Couture – a brand that’s carved a reputation out of modernizing classic garments with exciting new ideas. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of Versace or just an admirer of this fun shirt, fly the flag for this iconic Italian brand by sporting their plaid baroque motif across yourself this summer.
Slim Fit Logo Cotton Polo, Polo Ralph Lauren
Stripes, hoops, colour-blocking – however you want to refer to the attractive pattern on this supple cotton mesh polo by Ralph Lauren’s namesake brand, Polo, the most important discussion surrounds whether or not you’ll have this shirt at your wardrobe’s disposal this summer. .
Piqué Cotton Polo, Loro Piana
Bright, ebullient, and the perfect complement to the summer sunshine, this pique cotton polo by Loro Piana is everything you’d want in a bold polo shirt for Spring/Summer. Crafted in Italy from pure cotton, this polo has an incredibly smooth and lightweight feel to it, which stands as the perfect canvas for its cheerful sunflower yellow colour.
Printed Stretch-Cotton Polo, PATRICK ASSARAF
From a distance, this printed polo from Canadian label PATRICK ASSARAF might not look especially bold, but up close this floral pinwheel pattern has no problem catching eyes and turning heads. Cut from an ultra-soft Pima cotton blended with a hint of stretch, this beautiful polo shirt is as undeniably comfortable as it is stylish.