Woman in cropped white Polo shirt standing near fire escape


Find your fit, color, and style

In 1972, when he designed his original Polo shirt, Ralph Lauren—who had long drawn inspiration from the heritage and glamour of polo—was inspired not by the sport of kings but by the art of living. The shirt he created was made to be worn, in all of life’s moments, and in any setting, from beach to city sidewalk. It was conceived and crafted to stand the test of time, to get better with age. And it would help define the best of American style, both at home and abroad, and from one generation to the next.

Explore our guide below to find your own version of Ralph’s iconic Polo shirt


  • classic
  • slim


Close-up of Polo shirt buttoned placket

Each mother-of-pearl button on every Polo shirt is meticulously cross-stitched in place

Close-up of Polo shirt collar

The shirt’s signature rib-knit collar and armbands are designed to resist stretching; a specially constructed placket enables a flat, clean appearance

Close-up of signature embroidered pony

The iconic Polo Pony is itself a feat of craftsmanship, requiring a full 982 stitches to create


Photograph of vintage weathered green Polo shirt on trunk
Each of our five signature fabrics is crafted to become more comfortable, more personal, with time and wear
Swatch of red cotton mesh fabric

Cotton Mesh

The original. Highly breathable, with a textured look and a soft feel

Swatch of green stretch mesh fabric

Stretch Mesh

Added elasticity for a more comfortable fit

Swatch of orange Pima Soft-Touch fabric


Made from luxe cotton interlock, with an ultrasoft finish

Swatch of light blue featherweight mesh fabric

Featherweight Mesh

As the name implies, it’s our most lightweight option

Swatch of navy Performance fabric


A moisture-wicking blend, with a hint of elastane for extra mobility

create your own

Choose from a slew of hues. Add a signature monogram, patch, or embroidery. An icon of American style, customized just for you

Navy Polo shirt and different customization options

“To me, the polo player has elegance and imagination. It embodies sophisticated luxury and a timeless style.”

Ralph Lauren
Greyscale image of polo match