All About the Polo Shirt
Sportswear is defined as clothing for men and women that are composed of separate pieces from khaki
pants and sports jackets to polo shirts and tennis skirts that can be combined in a variety of outfits that
meet the dress code for both active and casual wear. 班服設計
History of the Polo Shirt
The shirt's design has its roots in the athletic pursuit of tennis - although polo players as well as golfers
have also long incorporated them into their sportswear regimen.
Rene Lacoste was a French 7-time Grand Slam champion who became tired of the uncomfortable tennis
whites that were the tradition tennis dress code. He designed a short-sleeved loosely-knit pique cotton
shirt with an un-starched, flat protruding collar, buttoned placket and a longer shirt tail in the back that
came to be known as the tennis tail. His use of the now ubiquitous crocodile logo to mark his shirts
earned him the nickname "the Crocodile". The Lacoste brand began mass-producing the design in the
Polo players soon caught on and began using this new design in their own uniforms. The term "polo
shirt" was formerly used to describe the long-sleeved shirt that was the common dress code for polo
players. The already popular term was then used by people to describe the new polo shirt starting in the
1950s even though the design was first used by tennis players back in the 20s.
Other designers like Ralph Lauren with his Polo Sport created their own versions of the polo shirt. Ralph
Lauren's fashion line includes the long-sleeve polo shirt, perfect for casual dress code layering in colder
Traditional Design of a Polo Shirt
The polo shirt has a very simple and traditional design that is rarely tampered with by those in the
manufacturing business. If it isn't broken, why fix it?
It's basic design consists of a body with a round collar and short sleeves. It has no more than three
buttons evenly spaced from the collarbone down and two small slits at the sides for ease of move