When it’s warm out, you have to find a way to shed the long sleeves. No where is that more difficult than in the office.
Your best bet is always going to be the polo shirt.
Short sleeve button ups always seem to lean towards either “Dwight Shrute” or “18 year old Urban Outfitters employee,” and t-shirts are only an option in the most casual of workplaces.
We’ve put together a list of what we consider the best polos for men.
Our #1 Choice
Uniqlo Airism Polo
Top 5 Best Polos For Men
Let’s start with the classic. A favorite of young achievers and cookout dads everywhere, Ralph Lauren’s polo offers a very versatile line of business casual wear. While many people prefer the relaxed look for their colored shirts, that doesn’t fly in the fashion world. We chose this model because it combines a universal name brand with a modern cut. Offered in a wide array of colors, this (these) shirt(s) can play a major role in your closet this Summer. Pair it with khakis for the preppy look, or dark slacks for the serious professional.
The Lacoste polo makes an excellent casual Friday choice. They do offer a few slimmer cut options, but they hardly compare to either previous brand. Go with a basic, classic fit, and you’ll be happy this Summer.
If you need something somewhere in between the Ralph Lauren and Lacoste, J.Crew has your back. The Pique Polo from J.Crew features the familiar cuff and collar accents, but tones them down. For use as an acceptable work AND play shirt, the lined cuffs can’t be beat. Another plus to this shirt is the lack of branding. There’s nothing wrong with name brands, but often the name associated with the product is treated as more important than the product itself. There is no breast logo as is so common.
If you’re pressed for funds this season, consider something low budget from H&M. They offer a good selection of basic polos, which are good enough for any business casual event. Offered in a variety of colors, this shirt has everything but the logo.