The humble polo is one of summer's most versatile shirts.
At its most basic, it's little more than a T-shirt with a collar. At its best, it's a style statement brimming with different colors and fabrics.
Whichever route you go, stock up on a few polos this season, and your neck will never look out of place, whether you're lounging poolside or going out to dinner. These are 10 great polos to wear now.
With roots that date back to the 1950s French Riviera and extend to Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, this is one heavy-hitting polo. Available in a wide variety of colors, you could just wear this and call it a day. Sunspel, $160
This full-button jacquard-patterned polo has retro style for days. Leave it open for a more casual look, or enlist those buttons when you want to dress things up. Tie Bar, $60
This sun-faded slub polo is casual and effortless, with an extra soft, lived-in look. Bonobos, $65
Should your evening evolve into a '70s poolside soiree, in the Mediterranean, you want to be ready. This ensures that. Dandy del Mar, $189
This cotton jersey polo is sueded for softness and washed for a lived-in feel. Pair it with jeans and go about your day. Buck Mason, $68
Hemp is not just for recreational consumption. It also goes into shirts, like this hemp-cotton blend that merges comfort with performance and comes in multiple colors. Huckberry, $58
The Pensacola Polo is a Billy Reid classic that's been adorning torsos for more than two decades. This season's version comes in springy new colors, and you can expect thoughtful details like ribbon stitching at the pocket. Billy Reid, $90
It's performance-inspired activewear, but a polo. For you, that means four-way stretch, moisture-wicking, UPF 30 fabric that protects you from the sun and stays cool during golf, tennis or vigorous patio lunches. Vuori, $78
Premium-weight organic cotton gives this polo a luxurious feel, but the relaxed fit and dropped shoulders keep things casual. Everlane, $65
Simple, stylish, affordable. That describes this multi-color collection of solid polos. Uniqlo, $30