Launched in 1972 in 24 colors, the original polo shirt is destined to become a classic, an icon. During the same time, Ralph Lauren’s career is taking off as he presented his first Ralph Lauren Women’s Collection. The Ralph Lauren Boutique on Rodeo Drive has been open for a year and is doing well, menswear is selling at Neiman Marcus and Ralph Lauren receives the Coty Award in 1970 for menswear.
Everything is aligned for the business to take off – and it did. Today the company is publicly traded, an aspirational global brand and continues to expand.
The Iconic Polo Shirt stands the test of time, is available in all colors, many styles depending on your preference, and a more tailored version for women.
The Classic Polo Shirt remains my favorite owning red, white, black, brown, khaki and they show little to no wear and tear. It is by far the most comfortable casual shirt I have owned.
We salute Ralph Lauren and The Iconic Polo Shirt.
Ralph Lauren Polo Classic Fit Mesh, $85
Iconic relaxed-fit polo made of durable, breathable cotton mesh and finished with Ralph Lauren’s signature embroidered pony. Fits true to size; Ribbed polo collar, applied two-button placket, short sleeves with ribbed armbands, tennis tail; Size medium has a 28.5″ front body length, 30.5″ back body length and a 9″ sleeve length; Cotton; Machine wash; Imported