In many ways, the polo shirt’s enduring popularity can be attributed to the same qualities that informed its initial design. It’s light and breathable, it carries a certain sporty, insouciant air that nods at it’s leisure-class roots. It’s notably adaptable by virtue of its collar, which lets it sit smartly under a blazer or suit jacket.
For our new Italian-made polos, we’ve channelled a little of The Talented Mr. Ripley’s inimitable Dickie Greenleaf - the patron saint of WASPy elegance if ever there was one. Rather than traditional cotton pique, we’ve used a soft cotton jersey, available both plain and with a subtle roped rib, giving them beautiful drape and a much softer, more luxurious handle. They’ve been designed to look completely at home with the usual suspects - denim, chinos, shorts in warmer weather - but with a dressier finish and a more robust collar shape that lets them sit smartly with a tailored trouser or under a jacket. However you choose to style yours, they’re a stylish and provably timeless pieces that will earn their place in your wardrobe with ease.