Best Men's Polo Shirts

The 20 Best Men’s Polo Shirts

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It’s been a style choice that’s undergone a lot of changes through the years — from the brightly colored iterations of the ‘90s and ‘00s to its resurgence as a style favored by James Bond, so there’s a great case for stocking your wardrobe with one of the 20 best men’s polo shirts. It’s a summer style choice that can be both breezy and casual or dressed-up and refined.

Today’s best polos are cut slim, made with breathable, versatile fabrics and available in colors that are subtle, stylish and definitely not too bright or loud. A great polo shirt can upgrade your style where a simple T-shirt wouldn’t (although a slim-fitting T-shirt can even work with a suit nowadays); you can rock a polo on its own with chinos and white sneakers, or you can pair with pieces like your favorite pair of slim chino shorts. Grab one, grab two or grab all 20 — there’s plenty of time this summer to wear them on repeat.

Buck Mason Tennis Shirt

Buck Mason Tennis Shirt

If you thought your wardrobe had its fill of Buck Mason gear — from the brand’s essential denim to its perfectly fitted Oxford shirts and tough leather jackets — think again. The brand’s new Tennis Shirt is the polo you never knew you needed, what with the type of classic style that’ll be just as relevant decades from now as it is right now. Available in a range of easy-to-wear colors — we like the look of the Faded Black option — these are made with comfortable combed pique cotton and garment dyed for extra softness and style. – Buy It

Bonobos Classic Pique Polo

Bonobos Classic Pique Polo

With a strong expertise in crafting the kind of clothing you want to wear all the time, Bonobos has turned its attention to another summer essential — the polo shirt you need in your closet right now. Available in an array of striking colors (including cool options like Faded Burgundy and Olive), the Bonobos Classic Pique Polo is just that — a classic. Available in two fits, both reliably tailored for any body type — you could do worse than to pick up a handful of these polos to wear all summer. – Buy It

La Paz Leao Polo

La Paz Leao Polo

Just as easy to wear and easy to style as your favorite broken-in tee, the La Paz Leao Polo checks all the boxes you need when it comes to essential summer style. Made from soft, comfortable and summer-ready terry fabric, this navy polo is the sort of shirt to wear with slim chino shorts and white slip-on sneakers. The four-button placket also lends it a dressier feel than one might expect — team it with a khaki blazer, then ditch the jacket to head to happy hour. It really is as easy as that. – Buy It

Rag & Bone Standard Issue Polo Shirt

Rag & Bone Standard Issue Polo Shirt

If you normally think of staple pieces like slim black denim and minimal, slightly distressed tees when you think of Rag & Bone, start thinking of summer basics like your new favorite polo shirt instead. Crafted in a very cool and unique midnight blue cotton, this polo is simple yet stylish, and just the right option to wear with slim light wash denim and white leather sneakers. It’s also office-ready thanks to the tailored fit, and would look great with a navy blazer and breezy linen trousers. It’s everything you need in a polo, and then some. – Buy It

Lacoste 'White Croc' Piqué Polo Shirt

Lacoste ‘White Croc’ Piqué Polo

No roundup of men’s polos would be complete without a classic brand that really started it all. With its sportswear origins and classic styling potential, the White Croc Pique Polo from Lacoste is certainly a polo you need in your closet now. Wear it any which way you please — especially with slim grey denim and tan leather sneakers for unexpected yet versatile summer style. With durability built right in — along with a history of quality — Lacoste’s polos are entirely essential, and you’d do well to buy at least one this summer. – Buy It

Onia Shaun Slim-Fit Striped Polo Shirt

Onia Shaun Slim-Fit Striped Polo Shirt

Onia specializes in making the sort of clothing that screams essential summer style. From its lauded swimwear to well-crafted, soon-to-be staples like the Slim-Fit Striped Polo Shirt, the brand knows how to get the job done. The slub linen blend of what the brand calls a “meticulously constructed” polo should provide plenty of comfort and great looks all day long. As if that wasn’t enough, the unique, eye-catching and detailed charcoal-cream color combo is unlike plenty of polos on the market — that’s certainly why you need it in your closet. – Buy It

Oliver Spencer Hawthorn Polo Shirt

Oliver Spencer Hawthorn Polo Shirt

Made with one-of-a-kind, unexpected styling details — both in terms of color and fit — Oliver Spencer gets it right with the Hawthorn Polo, a neat, sharp addition to your summer wardrobe. For wearing with off-white chinos and tan sneakers, the Hawthorn Polo adds some sleek, dressy appeal to any look. A curved hem gives you the ability to wear this polo untucked with dark denim and leather loafers, and the button fastening at the collar adds some visual interest to what should be a new summer staple. Buying the Hawthorn Polo is a great way to start. – Buy It

J.Crew Garment-Dyed Polo Shirt

J.Crew Garment-Dyed Polo Shirt

If you’ve got your closet stocked up with J. Crew essentials — things like chambray shirting, washed denim and perfectly fitted chinos, it’d be a wise move to add a garment-dyed polo shirt to the mix. Featuring a reliable fit, a diverse array of excellent color options and a solid price, it’s a style move that simply can’t miss. Particularly when you match it up with classic menswear pieces — say, VANS sneakers and light wash denim — it’s going to work well for you. Very well, indeed. What are you waiting for? – Buy It

Acne Studios Falco Polo Shirt

Acne Studios Falco Polo Shirt

There are certain brands that consistently knock it out of the park when it comes to essential, minimal basics — and Acne Studios is one of them. Known for everything from dark denim to easy-to-wear, simply made crewneck sweaters, the Falco Polo Shirt deserves a spot on your shopping list, too. It’s investment-worthy when it comes to price — and yet the perfect styling potential and quality construction should make it an easy purchase. Wear this one with olive chinos and your favorite pair of trusty white canvas sneakers for style that’s easy and effective. – Buy It

Versace Trim-Fit Polo

Versace Trim-Fit Polo

If you normally associate Versace with items like tailoring and classic, luxurious outerwear, add another item to that list — and your shopping cart, preferably. In a trim fit (as the name implies), this Versace polo is bold yet easily wearable this summer (ideally on an outdoor patio sipping your favorite cocktail). How to get that eye-catching style you’d expect from a brand like Versace? Easy — pair this sharp,tailored and slick black cotton polo with sleek white denim and leather loafers for style that moves from day into night. – Buy It

Mack Weldon Vesper Polo

Mack Weldon Vesper Polo

Perhaps the best polo introduced this summer season comes from a brand who draws on style inspiration from 007 himself. The Vesper Polo — named for 007’s original martini — uses a micro-mesh fabric for extra breathability, and comes with modern details like a slim fit & a two-button collar that stands on its own underneath a suit or a lightweight summer jacket. It’s available in four neutral and very versatile colors — the navy shade would be ideal to rock as Bond does, with a pair of beige chinos and brown suede chukka boots in warm weather. It’s perfect secret agent, summer style made easy. – $68

Life/After/Denim Marco Polo in Light Grey

Life/After/Denim Marco Polo in Light Grey

Light grey might seem an unusual color in the midst of so many vibrant summer patterns and shades, but it’s the perfect choice for a vintage-inspired polo. The neutral color makes it all the more wearable, and draws the focus to the neat “johnny collar,” which features no buttons. That construction makes it extremely laidback yet still quite sharp. And the garment-dying process that this polo goes through is unlike lots of other polos on the market — it’ll fade over time with more wear, and that washing process already makes it more unique to start. Not too bad for one shirt, right? – $68

Good Man Brand Slub Stripe Polo

Good Man Brand Slub Stripe Polo

Paying a premium for a polo should get you great quality, and that’s exactly what you get when it comes to this slub stripe polo. It incorporates essential texture and a nice fabric weight, both of which work very well for summer. The brand says to polo’s fit is “made to move” — that means it moves with you and is made from breathable fabric. That’s a tremendous benefit for hot summer days of which there are plenty more still in store. And the neutral grey color would work well to tone down some slim red or navy chinos alongside a trusty pair of suede Oxfords for summer. – $76

Criquet Player's Shirt

Criquet Player’s Shirt

The Player’s Shirt from Criquet is yet another essential inspired by sporting days of old — namely, the original golf shirt. Yet, it takes a decidedly modern approach, with a trimmer fit, a sporty chest pocket and super soft, 100 percent organic cotton. Those factors blend together for a polo shirt that’s supremely stylish and easily wearable with light grey chinos, linen trousers or your favorite pair of swim trunks for a backyard cookout. Collar stays help the shirt stay crisp throughout the day, so you can certainly pair it with a suit for a laidback, unique yet put-together look at your next summer wedding. – $69

Sunspel Riviera Polo Shirt in Navy

Sunspel Riviera Polo Shirt in Navy

As if the above homage to the polo worn by James Bond wasn’t enough, this list wouldn’t be complete without the style pioneered by the secret agent in the groundbreaking film Casino Royale. The Riviera is a timeless classic, cut with a modern fit and a two-button collar for a breezy-yet-tailored feel. The Navy color is the same shade worn by 007 in the film, and while the price is definitely an investment, it’s one that’s worth making if you want to channel seriously killer style — that holds true if you’re heading to a casual patio date or out on the town. – $125

Grayers Marlowe Short Sleeve Pique Polo in White

Grayers Marlowe Short Sleeve Pique Polo in White

While expensive polos can be worth your time and money, sometimes, summer style just calls for the basics. Now, we’re talking basics that are well-done, well-priced and super-sharp, but reliable classics nonetheless. The Marlowe Polo from Grayers checks all these boxes, with a white color that’s continental and versatile. The fit is trim yet not too tight, making it a nice upgrade over a T-shirt without striking too fancy a note. This is the type of polo to team up with a brighter-colored pair of shorts or your favorite pair of light wash jeans, plus some suede chukka boots — it’s just that stylish and fun to wear. – $68

J. Crew Textured Cotton Polo Shirt

J. Crew Textured Cotton Polo Shirt

Stripes are always a welcome addition to any summer polo — they broaden your chest and shoulders, making you look like you’ve put in time in the gym even if your beach body isn’t quite ready yet. The navy-and-white combo is classic and supremely wearable. This is the polo to match up with a new khaki suit for an elevated take on office style, and it’s also the sort of polo you could wear during a casual stroll around town on the weekend. The price is very solid — as one would expect from J. Crew, and the styling potential is on-point. – $45

SWIMS Forno Hybrid Polo

SWIMS Forno Hybrid Polo

There are definite positives to reaching for polos that are more dressy and crisp in nature, and there are positives to reaching for polos that combine the best of both worlds — that is, a sharp look and breathable, performance-ready fabric. It blends a cotton top portion with a moisture-wicking, breathable bottom portion –that means it won’t get wet when you hop out of the water and throw it on. The navy color means it’ll tone down bright floral swim trunks or fit right in with slim khaki shorts at a backyard party. For $80, you get performance fabric and function with style that’s tough to beat. – $80

Todd Snyder Weathered Pocket Polo in Royal Navy

Todd Snyder Weathered Pocket Polo in Royal Navy

For a designer that draws a lot of his inspiration from military and sportswear classics, the polo makes sense when one considers its real-life sporting roots. The Weathered Pocket Polo updates that approach in a decidedly stylish way for modern times — the Royal Navy color is just the right shade to rock with a khaki suit, and it would also work well paired with some of the designer’s slim grey trousers. Of course, you could take it and rock it with your favorite pair of worn-in chino shorts, too. That’s the versatility of a great polo from one of America’s best designers. – $95

JackThreads Pique Polo

JackThreads Pique Polo

While other options on this list top at least $40, you can certainly snag two (or three) polos from JackThreads for the price of one. The pique polo shown here has unique styling details, a sport-inspired appeal and a nice, trim fit — all positives when shopping for your next polo. The longer tail helps to tuck it in, and that’s exactly what you want to do when it comes time to rock a polo. It’s a style to try out underneath a classic navy suit — the collar can be buttoned all the way to the top to switch up your look, or left open for breezy style. – $34

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