Polo shirts. You’ve probably got a wardrobe full of them in every colour under the rainbow. They are, after all, an essential that work for everything from weekend drinks to office Casual Fridays and even wear well on the sports court.
But we’re willing to bet you have yet to invest in a long-sleeve polo shirt. We get it. At first the idea sounds strange but, in reality, a long-sleeve polo shirt is essentially just a minimalist rugby shirt - another staple your closet is likely stacked with. So from breathable designs for warm spring days to knitted versions ideal for cool evenings, here are the best long-sleeved polo shirts to buy now…
Artknit Studios knit polo
If you have yet to discover Italian knitwear brand Artknit Studios then allow us to introduce you. Founded in 2018 with a mission to make luxury everyday essentials, it takes the finest fabrics, wool and production techniques and turns them into minimalist wonders that will take your wardrobe to the next level. Made from 100% fine merino wool, this long-sleeve knitted polo is light enough to layer but offers exceptional warmth.
Luca Faloni Brera Polo Shirt
There’s insouciant Italian style stitched into every fibre of Luca Faloni’s fabrics. This, a particularly soft polo, the Brera, is crafted in Northern Italy from resistant, soft and breathable cotton pique. You’ve got all the Faloni hallmarks — the mother-of-pearl buttons, one piece collar and shirt cuffs — and an unrivalled level of versatility. Wear it under a blazer or down to the beach…
Sunspel Riviera polo
A long-sleeve take on the iconic polo designed for Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale, this design from British brand Sunspel is made from a breathable cotton mesh making it ideal for all-day wear. Cut with a flattering slim silhouette, it also features a patch pocket and cuff sleeves as elegant finishing touches.
Polo Ralph Lauren polo shirt
During its 50 years in business, Ralph Lauren has become known as the go-to for a great polo shirt. Few and far between are the people who can’t identify its famous horse logo on sight, after all. So who better to turn to for your first long-sleeve polo shirt? We’re particularly fond of this slim-fit mesh design which also comes in a fetching shade of dark green.
De Petrillo wool polo shirt
Falling somewhere between a classic polo shirt and a lightweight summer knit, this elegant design from family-run Neapolitan brand De Petrillo - is as finely constructed as it is simple. Made from extra fine merino wool, pair with anything from jeans and an over shirt to tailored trousers and a blazer.
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