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How to Rock a Polo | 4 Ways to Style & Wear a Men's Polo Shirt

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The polo shirt is a men's style staple and business casual essential. Some viewers think Alpha hasn't given the polo enough love! True, he hasn't always been a 'lover' of the polo, but he's changed his opinion to a degree. His personal style evolution has taken a turn toward classic menswear including the polo.  In this video men's style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM, AaronMarino, and Pete & Pedro is giving the polo shirt lots of love by showing you how to wear them.

When Alpha is talking polo, he's talking about the 'style' not the 'brand'. And not all polos are created equally. Alpha doesn't like the polo made out of piqued cotton, because after about three washes the collar is whacked, the sleeves are stretched-out, and the shirt body shrinks up super bad. They suck 'real bad'! Tasso Elba (Macy's), Banana Republic, and Ministry of Supply are Alpha's picks.

Four Acceptable Ways to Wear a Polo

  1. Shorts - plain white polo with flat-front shorts either tucked or untucked with flip flops, driving mocs, or boat shoes
  2. Jeans - dark wash jeans, white polo, slip on loafers
  3. Business casual 1.0 - fit of shirt and chinos both need amazing! If not, you'll look like Sloppy Stan. The pants should fit you perfectly as well as the shirt.
  4. Business casual 2.0 - The black polo is simple and sexy to combine with slacks or pants for a dinner date, bar, or business meeting.

 

Fit, Fabric, and Function

It boils down to fit, fabric, and function! Fit? The polo shirt needs to fit you properly: snug through the chest, shoulder region, and arm; if tight through the body, it's too small. Fabric? The polos that Alpha wears are made out of a nicer cotton and refined fabric such as the Ministry of Supply polo shirt that Alpha is wearing. Function? He's also wearing their chinos which are like athletic pants but look like slacks. They are comfortable, easy to move in, and keep you cool. Ministry of Supply has all of the basics: tees, pants, jackets, dress shirts. The quality is excellent.

Pete and Pedro

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