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10 Stylish Polo Shirts That Are Lad Proof

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1 of 10|Thom Browne|Chest Pocket Polo Shirt - $411 - BUY
2 of 10|Polo Ralph Lauren|Embroidered Logo Polo Shirt - $126 - BUY
3 of 10|Paul Smith|Men's Navy Cotton-Piqué Polo Shirt With 'Artist Stripe' Placket - $240 - BUY
4 of 10|Lanvin|Band Collar Polo Collar - $322 - BUY
5 of 10|Lacoste|Cotton-Piqué Polo Shirt - $102 - BUY
6 of 10|Dunhill|Mulberry Silk And Cotton-Blend Polo Shirt - $266 - BUY
7 of 10|Canali|Slim-Fit Contrast-Tipped Cotton-Piqué Polo Shirt - $211 - BUY
8 of 10|Ermenegildo Zegna|Cotton-piqué polo shirt - $341 - BUY
9 of 10|Fred Perry|Slim Fit Polo With Twin Tipped In White - $99 - BUY
10 of 10|Alexander McQueen|Slim-Fit Embroidered Cotton-Piqué Polo Shirt - $334.43 - BUY

Getting dressed is hard work (sometimes). Like me, you’ve probably had a day where a t-shirt isn’t on the money. A button-up, on the other hand, is sometimes too much work on your fingers – especially after five days in a row at the office. Who needs arthritis in their 20s or 30s? You need your hands in good shape for holding beers and high-fiving your mates.

Enter the highly-underrated, often-scorned, polo shirt. Polo shirts were originally conceived as active-wear for tennis players. Now, you can find just about anyone in a polo shirt; from slightly-pissed dads at a Sunday BBQ, to British punks who take themselves too seriously.

Don’t let its respective proprietors scare you off though. Wearing a polo won’t, strange as it seems, turn you into a fifty-year-old bank manager or a skinhead. In fact, a polo is often the crucial ingredient to an outfit that needs to be dressed-up, without screaming ‘it’s my first day at the office’. It works equally well with a pair of chino shorts, or a linen suit. With a polo, you can navigate the difficult terrain between casual and formal without doing lasting harm to your cortisol levels.

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This is a selection of polo shirts that are worth your time, and (some of) your money. Even if you only get one – you won’t any longer be the guy that pushes his luck with the same Brooks Brothers button-down he got for Christmas three years ago.

Just don’t pop the collar (please).

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