Originally designed in the ’20s by René Lacoste as a sportier alternative to the classic button-down shirt, the polo shirt has been a spring staple in menswear for quite some time. Though brands such as Lacoste and Fred Perry have long been providing classic polos, streetwear and luxury labels alike are now releasing more contemporary designs for the fashion-forward crowds.
SS19 sees fashion brands such as Tibi and Daniel W. Fletcher offering see-through mesh and bowling-inspired versions, respectively. Meanwhile, streetwear brand Stüssy has released a polo shirt featuring printed African masks, and Issey Miyake‘s latest collection includes a wrinkled, rainbow-colored number.
For those looking to add an eye-catching polo shirt to their spring wardrobe, here we’ve brought you some of our favorite short- and long-sleeved polo shirts available online — sourced from SSENSE, Farfetch, Caliroots, and even resale platform Stadium Goods.
Along with the aforementioned highlights, our selection includes an all-black oversized piqué polo shirt by Thom Browne, a ’60s-inspired striped polo from GmbH, and even a blast from the past — Palace‘s rugby-style shirt from SS18, which we’re still very much into for Spring ’19.