Discover the selection of Project X Paris polo shirts for men. A wide choice of styles, colours and materials. Polos with typos, plain or checked, it is the trend of the season.
If you're looking for a top that's classy but not formal, the polo shirt is for you. It will dress you up at work as well as in an afternoon with friends. Tasteful in all circumstances, whether it's with a pair of trousers, denim and sneakers or shorts, the polo shirt gives an elegant, stylish and trendy look to even street wear.
The history of polo
The polo shirt was originally a sports garment created for the practice of the sport of polo. It was inspired by the shirts worn by polo players in India in the early 20th century. The model as we know it today was democratized in 1926 thanks to the collaboration between the tennis player René Lacoste and the industrialist André Gillier. This unisex top became a symbol of sportswear chic. The street style profiles also adopt it for its classy and casual side.
What makes a good polo shirt?
· Short sleeves
With a polo shirt with ribbed sleeves, the garment is still comfortable but much more fitted at the end of the sleeves to keep it in place. For slim, muscular bodies, the polo is ideal as it moulds to the shape of the muscles without having to go down a size to make them visible.
· The folded collar
The collar was originally used to protect tennis players from the sun. It is now rarely used for this purpose. It adds style. Buttoned up, it gives a chic look, and partially open, it gives a relaxed look.
· The collar closure
The closure of a polo shirt is crucial. It can give a classic or a more modern look to the polo. A zip closure gives a contemporary feel to the garment and is ideal for urban wear, while buttons are preferred for a more formal look with a jacket over it.