Order Standard by 2 p.m. ET 12/19 for 12/24 delivery. Standard $25+ orders ship free
Create a free account to check out faster, store multiple shipping addresses, view and track your orders in your account, and much more.
Please enter your password to continue.
Up until the 1920s, professional tennis players played their matches in flannel trousers, button-down shirts, and ties. This restrictive dress code came to an end in 1926, when a young star named Rene Lacoste won the U.S. Open wearing a certain short-sleeve cotton shirt of his own design. Lacoste went on to mass-market his creation, emblazoning each of his shirts with a small crocodile logo on the left breast. Today, the polo shirt, as it is known, is a remarkable versatile garment, appropriate for sports, leisure, and casual business settings. Here are a few of the style icons who have made the famous pique collar their own.
An angel-faced Clint Eastwood metes out vigilante justice in a polo-shirt-and-sport-coat combo.
Photo: Hulton Archive/ Getty Images
A young Sir Sidney Poitier looks regal in a tucked-in polo and pants.
Photo: The New York Times
It’s not enough to say that he was the Ryan Gosling of his day. Paul Newman was the guy who defined being a guy. Here he is in The Hustler.
Photo: Getty Images/Hulton Archive
Arnold Palmer reminds us that the term "golf clothes" wasn't always pejorative.
Photo: LIFE Magazine
JFK, in a polo shirt, on a sailboat: Good ol' postwar American optimism, personified.
Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Trade in your faded, stretched-out number for a clean, fitted one from Joe Fresh.
Sign up for Birchbox Man to get the latest and greatest in grooming and lifestyle direct to your door. Join now.