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    Polo Universe

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    This year, Harry Rosen achieved its ambitious goal of offering a choice of polos for every occasion and every kind of physique.


    The variety of fits and textures – not to mention colours – is legion. Here are just five examples, each one from a different label. From the top: Gran Sasso is a third-generation knitwear company from Italy’s Abruzzo region. Made from mercerized cotton, the supremely comfortable fabric has a subtle sheen to it; we like it so much, we’ve added more colours to last year’s collection. Raffi calls its fabric “aqua cotton” because it has such a fluid hand, so smooth and cool to the touch. Hartford started out in Connecticut but is now based in Paris, where its designers give a very French spin to American preppy classics. Soft-washed and easy to wear, this shirt reminds us of the French Riviera. This season, our Lacoste polos come in the classic L1212 fit (that green croc logo is the tell), cut a little more generously than some. A Paul & Shark polo with broad, cheerful stripes always looks great, with or without a jacket.


    (top to bottom)


    Gran Sasso, $225;


    Raffi, $125;


    Hartford, $175;


    Lacoste, $98;


    Paul & Shark, $285.