A discussion with a tee obsessive the other day (not the drinking kind), lead me onto thoughts of polo shirts and whether or not fashion has been able to divulge away from the typical looking types we are all so familiar with. It is time to be a little bit out there and less colour shy (don’t worry, neon colours are still not the way forward for men) but instead a good polo sometimes has the ability to redefine your look.
Henri Lloyd Jeans Co have launched a SS11 bold polo collection, keeping in line with their preppy style. With a variety of striped styles and an interesting colour pallet of pinks, blues and greens (do not judge just yet) they are a great way to inject a bit of life into your wardrobe without you needing to be dressed head to toe in block colours. Henri Lloyd have managed to keep in line with traditional style tops yet have completely reformed the look that always appeared suitable for a classic sport. And it doesn’t just stop there; the polo is the perfect way to layer a look– something Inhale Fashion has encouraged in the past. It can be worn over a tee and underneath a lightweight jacket giving your outfit depth and in this case colour. For a smarter look, team with a cotton blazer for summer appeal and smart trousers.
Often, it is difficult to step outside that comfort zone but as brands and designers evolve themselves, as do your ideas about what you like and would wear now. Casual does not always mean the opposite of a suit as there are ways of achieving a casual look that still appears presentable. It is about finding that middle way that allows you to find a style that you can wear every day in most situations; opt for a bright polo and see what it does for you and whilst on the subject, it is worth checking out: