RL Style Guide

RL Classics - The Polo Shirt

Since its introduction in 1972, the Ralph Lauren polo shirt has become a lasting icon of the preppy culture and lifestyle. Debuted that year in 24 signature colors and a single fit, the polo has come a long way in style and design, though the original remains true to fit and form. Today, 40 years later, Ralph Lauren proudly introduces new colors and limited edition styles each season for the whole family.

RL Classics - The Polo Shirt
RL Classics - The Polo Shirt

Before Ralph Lauren made the polo shirt a wardrobe staple for men and women, it was the favored uniform of polo players because its short, turned-over collar stayed down during play. It was actually in honor of the polo lifestyle that the brand’s original logo was created. From there, our version of the shirt was a natural extension.

Sparking a revolution in smart, casual dressing, our polo pairs just as easily with your favorite jeans as it does with chinos and skirts. Offered in three distinctive fits for men, women, children and even baby, ours is a polo that spans generations as an unmistakable sign of style and quality.

RL Classics - The Polo Shirt
RL Classics - The Polo Shirt
RL Classics - The Polo Shirt

The design features an uneven vented hem that’s longer in back than in the front, so the shirt stays tucked in when you want it to. The special rib-knit collar and cuffs are characteristic of traditional polo construction but resist the waviness that can develop after repeated washings in lesser-quality shirts. The result is a perfectly proportioned polo that will last a lifetime.

RL Classics - The Polo Shirt

With its rich heritage and thoroughly modern appeal, the polo is not only a Ralph Lauren classic, it is also part of the Polo Ralph Lauren identity and is as timeless as the brand that revolutionized it.