A polo can be the lazy man's dress shirt—or the fancy man's t-shirt.

Either way, polo shirts play an important role in every man's wardrobe. With summer winding down, wearing a t-shirt to work because it's "so hot outside" will likely no longer be an acceptable excuse. But since it can still get pretty toasty, even into October, you need something that can play the part of a dressed-up shirt while still being as easy and lightweight as your favorite tee. The perfect polo will always be the best way to solve such a problem.

Wear it with shorts on the weekend or throw a jacket over it for drinks after work. The polo can, and should, cover a lot of ground. Here are 10 great polos that you should buy now, and wear will into the fall months.