The polo shirt and how to wear it

The polo shirt and how to wear it

Halfway between a T-shirt and a dress shirt, the polo shirt has been one of the pillars of smart casual style for almost a century, constantly evolving without losing its noble descent


polo shirt is almost like a dogma: there is no questioning it, it simply exists in its discreet and constant way, a reassuring presence in your wardrobe, a security blanket that you can throw on at the very last minute over a pair of trousers without ever, ever looking of feeling too scruffy.

René Lacoste

For its providential existence we must thank the world of sports, and particularly tennis, where the polo was born and bred before entering the fashion realm.
The first famous polo shirt is the one worn by French tennis champion René Lacoste, who was tired of playing in a long-sleeved shirt with a starched collar. And although it’s hard to tell if it was this idea that helped him win him the 1926 U.S. Open championship, what we know for sure is that ​​deconstructing and rethinking the shirt by hybridizing it with a T-shirt is something that made history.
After inspiring another famous tennis player who was soon to become a brand - Fred Perry - the lucky tennis shirt prompted the creativity of a talented New York fashion designer - Ralph Lipshitz, a.k.a. Ralph Lauren - who would once and for all officially all rename it "polo shirt", replacing the iconic Lacoste crocodile embroidery with the of a polo player logo.
Why polo? Because even the "Sport of Kings" had long since abandoned the rigidity of the Oxford shirt to embrace the comfort of this lightweight shirt with a soft collar and short sleeves, contributing even more to ennobling its image.
Fred Perry
The Polo Shirt According To Zanone

Sophisticated With An Edge: The Polo Shirt According To Zanone

Loosely inspired by the sporty-chic style of 1950s knitted polo shirts, often worn on golf courses or while driving sports cars, the Zanone polo shirt blends vintage references - from the contrasting details to the gently iridescent two-tone pique stitch - with an ultralight and naturally stretch cotton that feels great on the skin.
Polo Zanone details

How to wear it

With denim or cotton five pocket trousers to elevate a casual look.

In a smart casual version combined with chinos and a sport jacket.

With a dash of creativity as shown above: over a dress shirt to replace your sweater.

Disclosure pursuant to Art. 13, Legislative Decree 196/03: Personal data acquired will be processed in paper and electronic format for sending promotional communications and business newsletters. The nature of the transfer of its data is: optional, where a denial will prevent the provision of the service in question. Such data will be processed by internal staff, released only to authorised personnel, and will not be disseminated. With respect to the data provided, you may exercise the rights provided for in Article 7, by sending a special written request to the support@slowear.com e-mail address for the kind attention of the Data Processing Officer. The data controller is Slowear SpA, being located at 15/17 Via Fornace, Mira (Venice).