Three Ways to Wear

Polo Shirts and Trousers

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While you've probably got a polo shirt already, wearing it with smart trousers is likely to be a new experience. Here's three ways to wear it that'll have you channelling Brando (instead of a member of a country club Events Committee).

Be it fear of the unusual, or just plain laziness, the polo shirt and trousers is a look we rarely see. A simple mix of two classics, it's a look that you'll be kicking yourself for not trying earlier.

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The rules

Keep it slim. The trousers you bought because you weren't allowed to wear jeans at work probably won't be slim enough for the task, nor will they be of good enough quality (as is the case with most panic buys). You'd also be best advised to stay away from pinstripes, checks or any patterns that make the trousers too formal to be worn with a polo. You want to look like a louche man of laid back style, not someone who just ripped off his work shirt.

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Three ways to wear it

Casual Friday

On the upside: you have a dress down friday. The downside: you have to wear something that's still respectable enough to be worn at work that doesn't make you look like a spoilsport. Go for a light blue long sleeve like this Ralph Lauren version (£64, Oi Polloi) worn with these dark navy trousers (£225, Mr Porter) from Incotex. Team with a pair of dark brown shoes and you've got a perfectly stylish outfit.

Polo - oipolloi.com/ - £80 | Trousers - mrporter.com/ - £225

 

 

Date Night

Hot date? You'll need an outfit that says "I made an effort  - but not too much of an effort". And nothing says that like this Our Legacy polo shirt (£65, End) and these Steven Alan trousers (£235, Garbstore). Team with dark brown suede desert boots and you'll be (with) the belle of the ball in no time.

 

Polo - endclothing.co.uk/ - £65 | Trousers - couvertureandthegarbstore.com/ - £230

 

 

Out & About

Sometimes we just need an outfit to go about our daily business. Out doing your shopping and want to look the bees knees while doing it? We all do. This Paul Smith Jeans polo (£65, Triads) and these Oliver Spencer trousers (£159, Peggs and Son) are the perfect saturday walk around town outfit. Wear with some Jack Purcells for a laid back look that'll have you looking effortlessly cool.

 

Polo - triads.co.uk/ - £65 | Trousers - peggsandson.com/ - £159