Polos play a fine line between office-appropriate shirt, everyday T-shirt, and elegant top. And every wardrobe should have a polo or two to grab and throw on and into your bag for a worst-case scenario second shirt (food stains—I’m talking about food stains). And you should upgrade your polo options with breathable, comfortable, and versatile ones. To help you navigate the many polos out there, we rounded up some that we loved wearing and other top-rated options.
Under Armour Men's Tech Golf Polo Shirt
This 100% polyester polo from activewear giant Under Armour wicks moisture and dries quickly. It also sports a 4.6-star average rating from more than 500 reviewers and is a bit easier on the wallet.
Outdoor Voices ClubKnit Polo
Yes, a polo shirt can be athleisure. It should come as no surprise that Outdoor Voices, one of our favorite athleisure brands, makes a killer one. The ClubKnit Polo is sweat wicking and has underarm paneling for both airflow and mobility. You’ll love this polo so much you’ll need more than one.
Banana Republic’s performance pique fabric is front and center in this polo, which you can get in more than a dozen colors. Its moisture-wicking, anti-odor and anti-microbial properties are designed to help keep you fresh all day.
Faherty Reserve Linen Polo
Faherty is a summer basics go-to for me and their linen polo can’t be missed. It’s made from an incredibly airy linen and cotton blend that has detail and character, along with subtle styling and very clean details.
Buck Mason Polo
My favorite T-Shirt brand makes a polo shirt, and let me just say, it’s excellent. They are slim-fitting and made from a sueded cotton that is extremely soft and will keep you cool during the summer heat.
The MicroAir is extremely lightweight, leaving you feeling like you’re barely wearing anything. The 4-way stretching, quick-drying polo is sustainably made from beechwood trees. Its ultra-fine fibers are comprised of 55% micro polyester, 40% micro modal, and 5% elastane. If you live in a muggy area, this is a no-brainer. It does run a touch long for us short folks so keep that in mind if it matters to you.
Jerzees Men’s Spotshield Polo
This is a great summer basic. It comes in plenty of different colors and the spot shield fabric repels water as well as oil based spills that might occur.
Nike Men's Dry Victory Golf Polo
You know your polo is quality when Nike’s brand is stamped on it. This polo comes in dozens of colors and sizes and is made out of 100% recycled polyester and Nike’s Dri-FIT technology means it wicks moisture and dries quickly.
Carhartt Men’s Workwear Pocket Henley Shirt
This might not be a “polo” in the strictest sense, since it doesn’t have a collar, but it’s comfortable, breathable, and perfect for summer. Just don’t plan on wearing it anywhere that a collar might be required.
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