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    Five ways to wear

    Style — 12 June 2017

    Five ways to wear:
    A polo shirt

    Brummell's Five Ways To Wear showcases classic wardrobe pieces and demonstrates how to style them for different effects. This issue Ralph Lauren styles a classic polo shirt

    In the US, the game of polo is associated with the type of British sporting style that influenced Stateside preppy dressing. Ralph Lauren was inspired by the shirts worn by top players, who preferred turned-over collars that stayed down during play, and so developed an item that has become a staple of his collections and a regular in the wardrobes of those whose idea of riding may not go beyond a spin on a bicycle. The polo shirt’s popularity stems from its versatility. More casual than a formal shirt, smarter than a T-shirt, it is the perfect summer top. Lauren’s signature rib-knit collar and armbands resist stretching and taping reinforces the shoulders and neckline. As well as coming in no less than 85 colours, Lauren has introduced a weathered mesh version in which the original breathable, soft, textured cotton fabric is washed to give a relaxed, timeworn look from the start.

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    Five ways to wear the polo shirt with Ralph Lauren

    Cotton mix jacket, £315; weathered mesh polo shirt, £75; cotton mix trousers, £170

    Five ways to wear the polo shirt with Ralph Lauren

    Twill coat, £599; weathered mesh polo shirt, £75; slim straight jeans, £109

    Five ways to wear the polo shirt with Ralph Lauren

    Cotton mix jacket, £595; weathered mesh polo shirt, £75; cotton slim fit trousers, £109; leather belt, £49; sunglasses, £111

    Five ways to wear the polo shirt with Ralph Lauren

    Weathered mesh polo shirt, £75; cotton slim fit trousers, £109; leather belt, £45; leather duffel bag, £515

    Five ways to wear the polo shirt with Ralph Lauren

    Cashmere cable knit sweater, £399; weathered mesh polo shirt, £75

     

    Five ways to wear

    Photography:  Roger Rich

    Fashion director: Jo Levin

    Photo assistant: Matt Foxley

    Fashion assistant: Marina Hambro

    Hair: Jason Crozier at Stella Creative using Fudge Professional from CrozNest

    Model: James Granstrom at MOT Models

    Polo Ralph Lauren,
    169-173 Regent Street, London, W1B 5TQ
    020 7113 7400