In 1972, when he designed his original Polo shirt, Ralph Lauren—who had long drawn inspiration from the heritage and glamour of polo—was inspired not by the sport of kings but by the art of living. The shirt he created was made to be worn, in all of life’s moments, and in any setting, from beach to city sidewalk. It was conceived and crafted to stand the test of time, to get better with age. And it would help define the best of American style, both at home and abroad, and from one generation to the next.
the perfect fit
Timeless, original, never out of style. It’s called classic for a reason.
Size medium: 28½" front length, 29½" back length, 22" chest
A sleeker take on the Classic Fit,
with a trimmer silhouette and shorter length.
Size medium: 27" front length, 28" back length, 20½" chest.
Our shortest, trimmest fit, with high armholes and a slimmer sleeve.
Size medium: 27" length (front and back), 19" chest.
CRAFTED, NOT MADE
Each mother-of-pearl button on every Polo shirt is meticulously cross-stitched in place.
The shirts signature rib-knit collar and armbands are meticulously constructed to resist stretching; a specially designed placket enables a flat, clean appearance.
The iconic Polo pony is itself a feat of craftsmanship, requiring a full 982 stitches to create.
BETTER WITH AGE