August 23, 2011

Style Feature: The Classic Polo

As we get closer to fall, there are going to be the inevitable days that are hot in the afternoon and cool in the evening. In this post, I’ll show you how to take a polo shirt from day to night and everywhere in between.

1. A Day at the Park

Shirt by Lacoste Silver Collection; Shorts by Theory;
Shoes by Converse; Sunglasses by Bulgari.
Pairing a polo with shorts is a great way to step up your style from a simple t-shirt.

Extra Tip : Linen shorts add a nice summer touch while keeping you cool. More on this in an upcoming post.

Extra Tip II : The texture that these stripes give to the polo are a nice complement to the plaid in the shorts.

2. Dinner with Friends

Shirt by Lacoste Silver Collection; Sweater by The Men's Store
at Bloomingdale's; Denim by PPD; Boots by John Varvatos;
Watch by Bulova; Eyeglasses by Dolce & Gabbana.
The same polo can easily work for a casual dinner by pairing it with dark denim.

Extra Tip : On a particularly cool night, add a lightweight cotton sweater to give your look a little more depth.

Extra Tip II : When dressing up denim, keep the cut slim and the wash dark and simple.

3. A Night at the Theater

Shirt by Lacoste Silver Collection;  Jacket by Caffeine New York;
Denim by PPD; Boots by John Varvatos; Vintage scarf as pocket square;
Watch by Bulova; Eyeglasses by Dolce & Gabbana.
For a slightly more formal look, layer a polo under a jacket for a night out on the town.

Extra Tip : An easy way to bring some fun into your wardrobe is with a casual sport coat. The jersey on the collar is balanced by the peak lapels and tailored fit. I’ve dressed this jacket up and down and it always looks great.

Extra Tip IIPolo shirts come in a huge variety of different colors and fits. Add a pop of color to make your outfit stand out.

Extra Tip III : For an extra bit of style, try a full suit instead of just a jacket.

There are some great posts coming up including Part 2 in the Art of Fit Series, so check back soon.

Stay stylish,
- JJ


  1. Nice look. But please; at least 1/4" of cuff and polished shoes.

    1. Thanks for reading! 1/4" of cuff on what?