I’ll be honest with you, polo t-shirts have always seemed to me like you aren’t even trying. Besides the number of people who’ll basically look good regardless of whether they drape a curtain across themselves or go naked, for the mere masses, polos seem extremely difficult to nail. Their sprawling collar lines, solid colored body and cigarette-shaped sleeves only seem to accentuate a small shoulder, flabby arms and love handles. Therefore, I always assumed you wore polos when you weren’t even trying to look good.
That is, until I came across this.
The Giorgio Armani Navy & White Intarsia Logo Long Sleeve Polo.
Actually it’s a long-sleeved polo, made of cotton blended with silk – a combination that ensures comfort while enhancing the richness of the attire. What I love about it best, however, is the fact that it isn’t a solid-colored polo, rather it’s colorblocked in navy and white, and the “blocks* of navy are juxtaposed cleverly at the sides so as to add a trimmed shape to your body and hide those love handles, while the tonal long sleeves also add length and flow to your body. Who wouldn’t like that!
Further detailed with a rib knit spread collar, cuffs, and hem, the only “embellishment” on this polo is the intarsia-knit logo in black at the front, which is still extremely sober and versatile, making this polo a truly versatile piece in any guy’s wardrobe. Although it appears black, it’s actually a color called Midnight Blue, which hits that sweet spot in the shade chart where it appears elegantly blue in the light and noir everyplace else.