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, $150
Fair Harbor is best known for swim trunks, but don't sleep on their other gear. The Ozone Performance Polo is great on the golf course or anywhere you require moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric with four-way stretch. Fair Harbor, $72
Should your evening evolve into a '70s poolside soiree, in the Mediterranean, you want to be ready. This ensures that. Dandy del Mar, $169
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, $58
This shirt is called the "Vacation Polo," and that's all you need to know. But should you require more, you can also know that it's made by UK-based Universal Works from relaxed 100% cotton, has a chest pocket and no buttons. End, $80
Simple, stylish, affordable. That describes this multi-color collection of solid polos. Uniqlo, $30
Imagine your favorite vintage sweater turned into a polo. This is that. And it's available in a variety of colors and styles. Bonobos, $69-$99
Billy Reid's classic Pensacola Polo has been reengineered for a roomier fit, with extra-soft organic cotton that's been garment-dyed for a lived-in look and feel. Billy Reid, $90
It's performance-inspired activewear, but a polo. For you, that means breathable pique mesh fabric that wicks sweat and stays cool during golf, tennis or vigorous patio lunches. Rhone, $88
This slub cotton polo feels like a T-shirt, but the collar lets people know you tried a bit harder than that. Alex Mill, $68