Stylish Men’s Polo Shirts to Sport for Any Occasion This Spring

It's more than just a spring fling.

stylish men's polo shirts 2018
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This iconic menswear shirt has been a style staple for longer than you probably realize. When thinking about the short-sleeve shirt, certain brands come to mind — Lacoste, Fred Perry, and Ralph Lauren all had a hand in making the modern polo shirt popular, and they’re still making the best ones you’ll want to score this season.

While the polo shirt made it big in everyday menswear back in the ‘80s, the sportsman shirt you know today was really a tennis shirt created by René Lacoste. Using the most popular polo shirt fabric (cotton piqué), Lacoste ditched the button-down tennis whites used back in the ‘20s after being sick of rolling up his sleeves. The Lacoste tennis shirt was short-sleeved and had a “tennis tail” that added a few centimeters to the back, and it quickly became popular with polo players as well. Fred Perry (another tennis player) soon became Lacoste’s competition off the court with his own tennis shirts. Jump a few decades forward to the ‘70s when Ralph Lauren created his polo logo, and his polo shirt became the big seller in the ‘80s to the country club and WASP-set.

All three brands still make stellar options of polo shirts, and they’re far from basic. From interesting fabric choices to playful prints, you’ll want to make the polo shirt a staple of your warm-weather wardrobe every year. Check out the best options from these key polo shirt players and other brands.

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Uniqlo
Uniqlo Men's Dry Pique Printed Short-Sleeve Polo Shirt
$14.90

This affordable option is not only stylish with its polka-dot print, but it'll also keep you dry even on the hottest of days. For less than $20, Uniqlo’s piqué polo shirt has fabric with special DRY technology that’ll quickly absorb any sweat without a trace of pit stains. 

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H&M
H&M Slim-Fit Polo Shirt for Men
$12.99

Think pink with your snazzy polo shirt! The hottest color in menswear this season is the perfect pop of color to pair with your neutral wardrobe and even rock under a blazer. For such an affordable price, it’s the perfect way to try a major trend. 

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Fred Perry by Raf Simons
Fred Perry by Raf Simons Men's Contrast Collar Pique Shirt
$112.00

An unexpected detail takes your ordinary polo to the next level, like this Fred Perry by Raf Simons stunner with vinyl-tape detail on the collar! The sleek and chic look makes this polo shirt perfect to rock on a warm-weather evening or at your 9-to-5 for an alternative to the oxford shirt. 

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The Kooples
The Kooples Men's All-Over Print Polo Shirt
$72.00

Florals for spring might not be groundbreaking, but finding a stylish band-collared polo in this blue floral-print is like nothing on the market. With peacocking season quickly approaching, step outside of your style comfort zone with a masculine-yet-stylish polo that makes a major style statement. 

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All Saints Brace Polo Shirt
All Saints
All Saints Brace Polo Shirt

$70.00

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Slim, sleek, and oh so soft, All Saints’ Brace polo is a safe bet for a polo shirt that any man will look great in. The carbon brushed cotton feels seriously soft and comfortable to wear from your 9-to-5 till happy hour, while the hidden-button detail and slim-fit are perfect for looking effortlessly cool.

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Orlebar Brown
Orlebar Brown Deep Sea Towelling Resort Polo Shirt for Men
$5.60

Wrap yourself in a polo that feels like a super soft beach towel. Orlebar Brown’s Deep Sea Towelling Resort Polo is made of terry toweling cotton that adds some cool texture to your outfit. With a tailored fit and no buttons, it’ll give you a sharp look with a carefree, cool attitude.

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Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren Men's Slim-Fit Washed-Cotton Pique Shirt
$85.00

A polo shirt that gets better the more you wear it? Yes, please! This Polo Ralph Lauren polo shirt has the lived-in look, without the effort of wearing it out (though wearing it on repeat can only make it cooler!). 

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J.Crew
J.Crew Cotton-Jersey Polo Shirt for Men
$60.00

The retro rugby-style polo shirt is a trend this season that’s made for any Sunday Funday with the boys. In 100% cotton, this shirt is comfy, machine-washable, and cut in a relaxed fit that’s great for your chill days off. Give your ratty college football shirt a breather and bust out this bad boy for a slightly more fashionable way to celebrate the weekend.

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David Hart
David Hart Men’s Short-Sleeve Birdseye Polo Shirt
$150.12

Go with a Mad Men look in this retro-inspired polo from CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist David Hart. This merino wool checker-printed shirt has a great close-to-body fit and flattering vertical blue lines on the torso to make you look longer and leaner. Channel a dapper Mr. Draper by pairing it with slim-fit slacks for a polished-yet-casual office look.

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Lacoste
Lacoste Live Men’s Regular Fit Graffiti Pique Polo Shirt
Polos $120.00

Far from the country club look this shirt style is known for, Lacoste gives their polo a streetwear twist with a graphic graffiti print. Sticking to black and white makes this bold polo choice perfect to pair with any basic bottoms, while still looking fashion-forward.

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