Style Manual

The modern man’s guide to dressing well every day

The polo shirt has come a long way from the tennis court. Now considered to be an essential item in any man’s wardrobe, you can wear the polo casually or at a smarter occasion. If you’re not sure on how to pull off this versatile piece, here are 3 simple ways to wear a polo shirt now.

Casual Day


Casual and comfortable, a polo shirt is a great throw-on-and-go item to keep you looking good. Best advice in the style department when it comes to casual dressing? Don’t complicate it. Stick to a lighter coloured shirt like a classic white and team with a pair of jeans or shorts and plimsolls or trainers. Sun shinning? Don’t forget to take a pair of sunglasses too!

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Smart Casual


If the dress code says smart casual, you can’t go far wrong by wearing a polo with chinos. After all, when the temperature rises and the sun shines, a polo shirt will ensure you still look smart without breaking a sweat. It’s a classic look that works well, especially if you choose a shirt in a darker colour such as navy or grey. A printed fabric can also lend itself to a more premium look as the eye will focus less on the fabric and more on the print. Pair with brogues or loafers to have your smart/casual style sorted.

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Smart Occasions

A jack of all trades, the knitted polo is a great alternative to a shirt for those smarter outings. Weightier, textured fabric is a sure-fire way to add richness to a more casual cut of shirt, and for a more formal look opt for longer sleeves and neutral colours when picking your polo. Pair with smart trousers and brogues or boat shoes to finish and remember to keep those buttons done up and collar popped down to keep your polo looking sophisticated.

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