After being forced to home confinement due to restrictions, you must be eager to go out and be seen. Of course, the inner fashionista in you would love to be seen in something stylish. It must be something that elevates the ordinary to the extraordinary. So instead of drab shirts, upgrade to polo shirts.
Today, you can wear a polo shirt in practically every situation. Polo shirts have become the chosen shirt for uniforms in various industries, ranging from tennis courts to country club and office environments.
A polo shirt can be found everywhere, from blue-collar professionals who wish to look more distinguished or men looking for a casual yet stylish look.
It is particularly less constricting in a temperate climate like Australia.
Polo shirt dos and don’ts
1. ‘Do not layer’ polo shirt
A well-fitting shirt should not hang on your frame. Therefore, it must not leave room for another shirt underneath.
2. Fitted but not tight
You should obtain a larger size if you can’t get a finger between your arm and your sleeve. A smaller size should be used when there is a lot of slack.
A polo shirt of high quality is made from lightweight materials such as cotton. Therefore, they should be able to drape comfortably over your body without revealing too much of your figure.
3. Consider your height when buying a shirt
In most cases, make sure the end of your untucked polo shirt does not extend any farther than around halfway down your bum. Non-tucked shirts tend to crumple and might look untidy, while untucked shirts will throw off your proportions when worn open.
In addition, if you intend to wear your polo shirt untucked, avoid wearing uneven shirt ends.
4. Do not pop your shirt collar
Times have changed. Wearing your collar up is no longer fashionable, and the trend will not be revived soon. If you use sunscreen for neck protection, you won’t have to worry about putting it on in the first place.
Wearing your collar up at night is similar to wearing sunglasses during the day. Unfortunately, there are things that only the young and inexperienced can pull off.
5. Try to avoid large logos
Discretion is priced even in shirts. The more sedate and less out there the logo, the better for the entire look of the shirt.
6. Do not wear a polo shirt under a blazer
Although the soft collar does not lay flat, some men believe that they appear good when wearing a polo shirt and jacket together. However, a blazer and dress shirt will always look better together.
As a result, you should skip the polo and go straight to the dress shirt.
How a polo shirt should fit
Ideally, polo shirts should have a narrow fit and fitted sleeves that reach midway between the shoulder and the elbow.
While it is necessary to have it fitted, you do not want it to be too tight. You’re fashionably right if you can easily stick a finger between the shirt sleeve and your skin.
When unbuttoned, the neckline should be seen just below the breast area.
Consider shoulder seam placement against the shoulder bone, just as it would be on a dress shirt. The sleeves should come down about half of the way up to your biceps, depending on your height.
Anything shorter appears to be vintage, while anything longer appears too trendy. In an ideal situation, the sleeve should be extremely slim.