In the late 1800s, the polo shirt made its first appearance in Manipur, India, and was worn by British polo players. In complete contrast to how they look today, the first polo shirt was a thick, full-sleeved, button-down cotton shirt. What differentiated it from a formal shirt were two buttons that helped secure the collar on to the shirt, thus preventing it from flapping around.
✔ A polo shirt layered with a sports jacket is a classic combo that came back into style a few seasons ago. It makes for an easy way to wear the polo shirt to a semi-formal occasion.
✔ A pastel polo shirt and knee-length cotton shorts are all you need to pack before you escape to a beach holiday.
✔ For a casual outing, wear a polo shirt with chinos during the day and swap the chinos with jeans in the evening.
✔ Blazers are a great way to add a formal touch to otherwise casual polo shirts. If you don’t want to settle for an ordinary formal blazer, a linen one is a good alternative.
Written By : Shirley Mistry