The
Polo Shirt
GUIDE

Find your fit, color, and style

In 1972, when he designed his original Polo shirt, Ralph Lauren—who had long drawn inspiration from the heritage and glamour of polo—was inspired not by the sport of kings but by the art of living. The shirt he created was made to be worn, in all of life’s moments, and in any setting, from beach to city sidewalk. It was conceived and crafted to stand the test of time, to get better with age. And it would help define the best of American style, both at home and abroad, and from one generation to the next.

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CRAFTED, NOT MADE

Each mother-of-pearl button on every Polo shirt is meticulously cross-stitched in place. 

The shirts signature rib-knit collar and armbands are meticulously constructed to resist stretching; a specially designed placket enables a flat, clean appearance.

The iconic Polo pony is itself a feat of craftsmanship, requiring a full 982 stitches to create.

BETTER WITH AGE

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Each of our five signature fabrics is crafted to become more comfortable, more personal, with time and wear

COTTOM MESH

The original. Highly breathable, with a textured look and a soft feel.

STRETCH MESH

Added elasticity for a more comfortable fit

PIMA SOFT-TOUCH

Made from luxe Pima cotton, with an ultra-soft finish

FEATHERWEIGHT MESH

As the name implies, it’s our most lightweight option

PEFORMANCE

A moisture-wicking Pima blend, with a hint of elastane for extra mobility

“To me, the polo player has elegance and imagination. It embodies sophisticated luxury and a timeless style.”

Ralph Lauren