Polo shirts offer a timeless style that presents well in any semi-formal occasion. The natural cotton pique fabric drapes nicely on the body while providing structure to the shirt.
Today, we want to share a few office-friendly and comfortable polo shirts that we think you’ll love.
Let’s take a look.
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1. High Quality: Brooks Brothers Supima Cotton Polo Shirt
Since 1818 Brooks Brothers has been perfecting the art of making high-quality clothing for men. 200 years later, they continuously put out well-made clothes, as evident by their best-selling performance polo shirts. Relying on a soft and long-staple Supima cotton, the shirt will feel soft against your skin while still showcasing a sharp presentation.
Additionally, Brooks Brothers added a touch of spandex to the fabric increasing comfort when sitting down or stretching.
To ensure that it looks great on you, Brooks Brothers makes this best-selling polo shirt in three different fits, including extra slim, slim, and original. Lastly, the shirt has a performance treatment to reduce the pilling of lint.
2. Wrinkle-Resistant: Bonobos Jetsetter Performance Polo
Founded in 2007 and purchased by Walmart in 2017, Bonobos remains true to its roots in delivering quality menswear at an affordable price. The highly-rated Jettsetter Performance Polo is a top consideration if you want a clean and crisp presentation in your shirts.
Relying on a blend of 50% Pima cotton and 50% Drytex Acrylic, this shirt is equally breathable as it is durable. In addition, the mix of fabrics gives this shirt plenty of structure and will easily resist wrinkles whether it is hung or folded – no ironing is necessary here!
Available in slim and standard fits and sizes XS to 2XL, most men should have no problem slipping into the Bonobos Jetsetter Performance Polo.
3. For Tall Men: Banana Republic Organic Pique Polo
If you skew a bit taller, you may want to consider this polo by Banana Republic. Available in tall sizes and ranging from M to 2XL, the extended length will never be too short on even the tallest of men. For color choices, the selection is good – but not great. But what more than makes up for the limited color selection is the price. At $44.50, this polo is a steal.
To top it all off, this shirt was made from organic cotton fabric, lessening its impact on the environment during production.
4. For Shorter Men: Peter Manning James Polo Shirt
Founded in 2012 in New York City, NY, Peter Manning specializes in clothes for the ‘not-so-tall’ man. By focusing on narrower size ranges, you can confidently buy a polo shirt that looks incredibly sharp and doesn’t run too long.
Of course, given the specialty sizing, be sure to reference their size chart as they aren’t your standard small, medium, and large sizes you may be accustomed to.
Lastly, the shirts are made from a high-quality Pima cotton and elastane blend giving the shirts a slight bit of stretch to increase comfort further.
5. For the Road Warriors: Proof 72 Hour Merino Polo
If you’re on the road frequently for work, then you know it’s essential to wear a polo shirt that can withstand the rigors of travel. There is none better for the task than the Proof 72 Hour Merino polo. Given that it’s made from merino wool and nylon, this polo delivers a unique set of advantages.
Merino wool effectively regulates temperature, is naturally odor-resistant, and is exceptionally soft. On the other hand, Nylon gives this polo extra durability and will resist wrinkles.
Together you have a shirt that you can wear a few times between washing while still retaining a sharp appearance.
6. Most Comfortable: Mack Weldon DRYKNIT T-Shirt Polo
Mack Weldon knows a thing or two about comfort as evident in their best-selling men’s underwear we recently reviewed. By using the newly invented TransDry technology, the 100% cotton fabric manages moisture like no other polo on the market, allowing you to keep cool while retaining that sweat-free look. So whether you work demands that you are outside for an extended period or are in a high-stakes meeting, this shirt will never falter under pressure.
7. Clean Design: Everlane The Performance Polo
Everlane took the fashion industry by surprise in 2010 by being radically transparent in their clothes’ pricing and production process. While they continue to push the envelope on the corporate level, they stay true to their roots in delivering well-made menswear.
If you have a slim frame and are looking for a polo that’ll drape nicely on your body, consider The Performance Polo by Everlane. This 93% cotton pique and 7% spandex polo has been finely woven and expertly made. The brandless design paired with the hidden button pocket provides a streamlined appearance that isn’t cluttered with logos or buttons.
Unfortunately, fit variations are limited and are available in just a standard cut.
8. For Big Guys: Cutter & Buck Big & Tall CB DryTec Chelan Polo
If you have a large frame and want to make sure you still look great in the office, consider this polo shirt by Cutter & Buck. Specializing in big and tall sizes, their clothes will feel much more comfortable without causing restriction. Cutter & Buck can achieve this next-level comfort by using moisture-wicking fabric in the polo that’ll keep your skin cool and dry.
9. Work from Home: Faherty Reserve Pima Long-Sleeve Polo
While polos are commonly associated with summer wear, the Faherty Reserve Pima Long-Sleeve Polo is a top choice for those brisk winters when you are propped up in front of the computer attending Zoom meetings all day.
This comfortable long-sleeve polo will keep you cozy thanks to its reliance on the super-soft 100% cotton fabric. While the looser fit does convey a more relaxed look, it should still be appropriate for any remote meetings.
Faherty makes the long-sleeve polo in various colors and patterns, so you can find a few to work into your wardrobe effortlessly.
10. Made in the USA: Todd Snyder Tipped Montauk Polo
New York City-based designer Todd Snyder does an excellent job making wardrobe staples for the American man. But what’s more, is that many of their clothes are also made here in the USA.
One piece of clothing that caught our attention is this Tipped Montauk Polo. Made in Los Angeles, CA, this 100% cotton polo features distinct piping around the collar giving it a unique look.
The lightweight fabric is absent of any buttons along the placket but does feature a chest pocket. Fits are limited to a standard cut, but this polo is available in four neutral colors.
11. The Classic: Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Fit Mesh Polo Shirt
There is perhaps no name more synonymous with polos than Polo Ralph Lauren. So if you want that classic polo shirt but are uncertain with which one to get, start here. The polo features all the trademark features, including a 100% cotton pique fabric, a placket with two buttons, and side vents along the waist.
It’s a wardrobe staple for budding fashion enthusiasts.
12. Luxury: Tom Ford Cotton Pique Polo Shirt
With timeless designs and a signature style, American-born designer Tom Ford remains at the forefront of men’s fashion. So if putting down $300+ for a polo doesn’t bother you, and you want to look your very best in the boardroom, then take a look at the Tom Ford Cotton Pique Polo Shirt. It features a two-button placket, oversized ribbed cuffs around the arm openings, and mother-of-pearl button fastenings for a touch of sophistication.
13. Affordable: Uniqlo Men’s Dry-Ex Short-Sleeve Polo Shirt
Japan-based Uniqlo is one of the largest and most well-known fast fashion brands in the world. Their clothes are affordable yet well constructed. Consider the Uniqlo Dry-Ex Short-Sleeve Polo shirt if you want that classic polo look. Crafted from polyester and nylon, this ultra-durable shirt will be naturally moisture-wicking and wrinkle-resistant.
By relying on an artificial fabric design, it will always present well whether it’s your first or last meeting of the day. Moreover, it delivers exceptional value at $29.99 and is available in five standard colors.