Best Men’s Polo Shirts AW18

Posted: 10/10/2018 @ 15:06PM

There’s a polo shirt to fit every man’s personal style but with a bewildering choice out there you could be forgiven for being confused. Don’t worry, here at Atom Retro, we’ve picked out some of this season’s Best Men’s Polo Shirts from top brands including Pretty Green, John Smedley and Fila Vintage.

With its roots on the tennis court, the Polo Shirt is a wardrobe basic that epitomises versatility. Polo shirts have long been a favourite among sportsmen, but the style and comfort of the polo shirt enabled it to make the transition from the court to the street. In the 1960s Mods adopted the polo as part of the uniform of their subculture, wearing classic Fred Perry polo shirts under a Harrington jacket, with slim fit trousers and loafers.  

The 70s Mod Revival, 80s Casuals subculture and 90s Britpop era, ensured that the men’s polo shirt was never far from the forefront of British fashion.  Every emerging sub-culture sparked fresh surge in the popularity of the polo shirt. This Autumn/Winter, retro men’s polo shirts are back in fresh new styles and seasonal colours. Shop the full list of our Best Men’s Polo Shirts here or check out the highlights below:

Classic Black Polo: 

Every man should have some basic pieces in his wardrobe, and a black polo shirt is certainly one of them. Invest in a Fred Perry black polo shirt and you’ll never look back. This retro classic is just effortlessly cool, what more can we say?

Knitted Polo Shirt: 

The knitted polo shirt channels a cool 50s Americana vibe, think Jude Law in The Talented Mr Ripley or Ray Liotta in Goodfellas. Make this garment the focal point of your outfit; choose a fine knit polo with bold, vertical stripes or colour blocks. Gabicci do a great range of knitted polos for this season.

Mod/Ska Polo Shirt: 

The Mod Polo Shirt remains popular to this day, with brands such as Ben Sherman, Merc and Gabicci creating great new styles and colourways each season. Look out for Mod features such as tipped collars, slim fit and subtle branding. We love this Mod checkerboard design by Ska And Soul.


Sporty Polo Shirt: 

Recapture the 80s casuals look with a Sporty Polo Shirt. As sporting icons go, few can claim to be as stylish as Bjorn Borg. You can capture his aesthetic with a Fila BB1 polo shirt. Don’t worry if tennis isn’t your game, this polo shirt makes for a great casualwear look with relaxed fit jeans and retro trainers.

Best For Quality: 

If you want to invest in a quality garment we strongly recommend the John Smedley polo shirt. The wine and camel colour palette of the John Smedley ‘Nailsea’ polo is firmly on trend this season. Made from finest Merino wool, with 60s Mod tipping this men’s polo exudes style and confidence.

Long-Sleeved Polo:

A stylish alternative to the turtle-neck, the Long-Sleeved Polo Shirt looks equally good dressed up or down. Choose a neutral colour and Mod detailing, such as the Crawdaddy black polo shirt by Madcap England, and you’ll have a retro classic that really stands the test of time.

Polo Cardigan:

The Polo Cardigan is a great Autumn/Winter piece that combines style and comfort. Worn by Small Faces frontman, Steve Marriott, the polo cardigan is a menswear must-have. Choose a solid colour for versatility or stripes for a retro statement. We love this racing striped Pretty Green cardigan, but move fast if you want one of these, they’re selling like hot cakes!

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