This Father’s Day, the new lineup of stylish polo shirts is a summer must-have. A polo shirt gives purpose – conveying a sense of taste and presentation. In the summer, men want to feel attractive knowing what looks good and feels right. The collared knit polo pairs well with most summer apparel and will make dad feel pulled- together both at home and work. The good news is that during office hours, it is sharp enough to wear with a suit or sports jacket. And during leisure time, it is casual enough to wear with summer pants and shorts.
Since the late 19th century, it’s easy to see why polo shirts have been an iconic emblematic American staple. The item’s versatility works well with a summer wardrobe from the boardroom to the golf course. The right summer polo shirt is an acknowledgment of how a man wants to look and feel. While style is a classic example of why men like to wear polos, under examination, there are many codes and nuances that can discreetly show a man’s individuality.
What’s more, this season fresh codes have been adopted by an abundance of menswear brands that have reinterpreted the polo that breathes new life into the classic menswear item. In summer 2022, you’ll find that polos have a fresh new look and feel to them with additives such as stronger collars, additional buttons, and high-performance fabrics.
To ensure that dad looks sharp this Father’s Day, I’ve rounded up a handful of the best polos this season has to offer– from the classic pique polos to high-performance options, add a few of these stylish men’s polo shirts and you can see why polos are the best gift you can give dad the Father’s day!
The STEFANO RICCI three-button polo harnesses the impeccable softness of a pure silk composition. The classic silhouette is accentuated by a sleek button neckline and half-length sleeves, making this a sophisticated staple of commanding force. This Father’s Day, gift a status symbol of refinement. The STEFANO RICCI three-button polo: $1000.
POTRO Stemming from a brand built on Latino heritage, a new chapter is born in menswear. POTRO reigns supreme with great style and a strong influence on Latino culture in the USA. While all polo shirts have new vibes to them, no brand does it like POTRO. The prewash cotton polo lends a softness to a durable polo shirt. The Polo is made with comfort while being fitted through the sleeves and chest. Available in a variety of rich colors as well as conservative hues this is a great gift for every dad’s summer wardrobe. The concept of the brand will become path-breaking in men’s fashion when worn by consumers who set out to make their mark.
This piece twists a classic polo shape with a futuristic LV signature. The 3D prism-shaped logo is hand-stitched on the front, on a cotton pique fabric base. Crafted in a regular fit, the piece also includes a knitted jacquard detail on the collar and sleeves. Approx. Price: $820
Available at Select Louis Vuitton Stores. 866.VUITTON www.LouisVuitton.com
Ascot Chang’s Navy Polo features an Italian one-piece collar that exudes casual yet refined elegance. Made in an extra breathable open weave knit, this polo is the perfect Father’s Day gift for that upcoming summer vacation on the Amalfi coast. https://us.ascotchang.com/collections/polos/products/navy-blue-polo-shirt
Get a flawless look and unparalleled performance: made using a high-tech fabric, this cotton piquet polo shirt is every businessman’s new best friend. The fabrics used for Balance are treated with a natural mineral compound that reflects the wearer’s body heat back to the skin, helping to relax and support well-being. $625
Bioceramic treatment cotton piquet polo shirt
Dads are particularly hard to shop for, and if you’re a last-minute shopper the millions of gift guides out the on the world wide web can all get merged together. Sometimes simple is better and this Hermès Polo takes the cake, less is more. But don’t let the simple silhouette fool you. The prewash cotton gives the polo a softness and the little “H” insignia on the pocket is what sets this polo apart from all regular polos. This is a guaranteed staple for every dad’s closet. Hermès
In 16 colors, there’s no better gift for any Father this year than a classic pique polo shirt from Paul Stuart. An easy essential for any wardrobe, perfect on its own, or as the base for a fun sweater on top or even a sports jacket the classic polo will take you to any occasion in style.
Retail is $85
The new “Eden Secret Garden” Men’s Collection offers vibrant colored floral prints mixed with animal prints and fine embroidery. This collection is full of unique and eccentric pieces that are full of personality. This 100% wool polo shirt with DG embroidery is the perfect gift for Father’s Day.
Price $1,095 Wool polo-shirt with DG embroidery in Black for Men | Dolce&Gabbana® (dolcegabbana.com)
Composed of the finest cotton and embossed with Ferragamo’s signature jacquard gancini, this pique polo is the perfect gift for any dad. Whether paired with jeans for an off-duty outfit or worn with chinos for an elevated, date night, this polo is the ultimate source of luxury for that special guy in your life. Give your dad the gift of Ferragamo, and show him how much you really care! $590
Gancini polo – Ready to wear – Men – Salvatore Ferragamo US
Available at Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques nationwide. www.Ferragamo.com
Logo Polo Shirt. $350
A staple in every father’s wardrobe, the polo gets an update with sleek metal detailing and a zip collar. Contrast cuff and edge details in black create a casual sartorial statement that is at once easy to wear and style forward.
$375 USD. Men’s Off White D POLO WITH ZIP | dunhill UK
Fair Harbor -This Father’s Day, whether you’re planning for a night out or trying to keep it casual, Fair Harbor has the perfect shirt for you. Their Ozone Performance Polo has seven different colorways and patterns that can match anything and elevate your wardrobe. This quick-drying and 4-way stretch fabric will help you be able to do it all. Fair Harbor makes sure to create products that not only look good but help protect our planet. With just this shirt, it is made from 9 recycled plastic bottles, creating this comfortable and recycled polyester material.
$72.00 Ozone Performance Polo
Allstar polo. The leading luxury Italian sportswear brand Chervò has the perfect outfit for every dad out there. The brand recently launched its latest Spring/Summer 22’ collection and is excited to help keep dad in style this year. Combining timeless elegance with on-trend design, the collection features vibrant colors of summer with cool yellows and calming blues. The Allstar polo is the perfect pick for dad because of its soft and lightweight stretch jersey yarn fabric. The polo also has Sunblock treatment – to protect from UV rays – and Dry Matic technology – to ensure a refreshing effect. Pro-Golfer Johannes Veerman on the DP World Tour is the newest dad you can find wearing Chervò on and off the course.
The Barbour Lirst Polo Shirt is crafted from 100% cotton for a premium feel while retaining essential functionality. With a tartan trim under the placket, this polo shirt boasts an uncompromising style.
Alps & Meters
Perhaps the most traditional piece of sports equipment ever created, the Polo shirt has been a staple of the Gentleman Skier’s wardrobe since the late 1800s when its presence migrated to the mountains from the posh courts of exclusive tennis clubs and the green grass of private polo grounds. A new luxury sportswear essential, Alps & Meters’ Touring Polo draws upon the innovative intentions of the original polos of the past while offering athletes, supporters, and enthusiasts a contemporary wardrobe outlet by which to express their passion for American alpine excellence. $140
Men’s Lightweight Merino Polo Shirt Inspired by Ski Touring – Alps & Meters (alpsandmeters.com)
Damaschino Polo’s from UNTUCKit are a great Father’s Day gift ready for any event as they are wrinkle-free, easy to clean, and can match any outfit. The fit is a slim silhouette that falls shorter than the signature woven shirt to complement layered items, molds to the body to create a flattering shape, and their polos are made of 100% cotton. It’s a versatile piece that can be dressed up and dressed down for any event on this special occasion.
$78.00 Wrinkle-Free Damaschino Polo
For the interaction with A.P.C., Louise Trotter, Lacoste’s Artistic Director worked with Jean and Judith Touitou to design playful pieces in which the famous crocodile encircles the A.P.C. logo. This collab resulted in essential sportswear pieces with military references dear to A.P.C. and a 90s touch in terms of colors and volumes.
Words by Joseph DeAcetis