There’s a saying that, everything old is new again! Well, no one is calling the polo style shirts with a fabric waistline old, but their origins go back as far as the late 1950s. During that time we were being influenced by the 007 and I Spy television series where the lead actors looked amazingly stylish in the polo styled shirts that could be easily worn with a suit or minus the jacket.
The original Banlon Polo was in fact made using synthetic fibers, according to GQ which gave it the fitted waist and look that worked perfectly with suiting and slim-fitted and well tailored pants. The latest version of the polo comes in a variety of colors, textures, patterns, but without the original synthetic fiber waistband. The updated version is indeed a very stylish version that compliments the narrow-fitted suiting of 2015. GQ refers to this particular style of polo shirting as the “Retro” because of its 1960s roots.
A number of designers have created their own interpretation of the Retro and multiple collections have included this timeless classic. I was so inspired I purchased a couple myself to give it a try. In this case absolutely take my word for it, but also check out the amazing versions of the Retro shown below. I’m sure you’d agree that this fantastic shirt belongs in every well-dressed man’s wardrobe.
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