The Golf Shirt. The Tennis Shirt. The Polo Shirt. All different sports; one single shirt. Worn by Rene Lacoste (recognize that name?) at the 1926 U.S. Open (often cited as it’s debut), the polo shirt has had quite a long history. The crocodile emblem debuted one year later in 1927 after Rene was coined “The Crocodile” by the American press.
From that point on, this shirt has become an essential staple in just about every man’s wardrobe every decade since. In 1972, Ralph Lauren (another name you are sure to recognize) intoduced the "Polo" shirt into his collection of the same name, further establishing it as a staple of the all-American man.
So take a look through these picks, and get inspired to rock one with shorts, khakis, or a pair of jeans. Just please, do not pop the collar. That’s not as cool as you may think.