If you’re going to the beach, no one will fault you for wearing a tank top or a faded white t-shirt. But why not live a little? Summer has passed, and the opportunity to flex your elite warm-weather taste is a terrible thing to waste. Standing out from the pack is a worthy goal. Copying a shirt will help you do just that while keep you cozy and dry after low tide? That’s what we call a no-brainer. So, if you don’t own a polo shirt yet, use this as an excuse to correct that mistake, STAT.
At first glance, the ruffled polo shirt looks formal, the kind of shirt you’ll find stressed from the salt water and the little kids kicking the sand. But you don’t have to look closely at all of that to realize that it’s basically a scarf that serves as something more dressy. In other words, it’s exactly the stylish, beach-ready articulation you can rock anywhere right now, no matter how far you stray from the boardwalk. And if you’re tired of peeling off a soaked shirt at the end of your daily commute, its sponge-like quality will serve you equally well. Trade in your swimsuit and sandals for linen trousers and loafers and act like Bond is trying to erase the memories of his career before reluctantly returning to His Majesty’s service.
Some of the best on the market come in classic colors, to be sure, but there’s also a whole spectrum of rainbow-worthy colors to choose from, plus plenty of prints and textures. (If you want a classic tennis star look, buy a version with collar and cuffs.) The only thing you really need to worry about, other than an SPF boost? Convince your buddy to reacquaint himself with one of their pique partners when September arrives.
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