With the Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo happening this weekend, I thought it would be good timing to share some tips and advice on what would be deemed appropriate attire for such an affair.
Polo, the game of Kings, was once quite a conservative and traditional affair, but trust us Australians to take a more relaxed approach to centuries old sport. We certainly have a knack of making things light heard and fun, and the Portsea Polo certainly lives up to that. Expect to see a lot of colour and a lot of skin, we may not have the best summers in the world but we know how to make the most of them.
Men generally wear tailored shorts, or chinos with an open collared shirt and sports jacket. Of course this is weather dependent, but it’s a good place to start. Sports jackets should be less structured and embellished a little as to set it a part from a lounge suit jacket or a business suit. Loafers or sand shoes are the best options footwear wise and by all means, accessorise; sunglasses and head wear are absolutely called for.
Here are a few garments that I have been working on for the Polo aficionado. I have been working with mostly cotton and linen fabrics for their comfort, texture and drape. I have also added made to measure tailored shorts, custom linen blend polo shirts and tailored chinos to my repertoire. I believe they are the perfect addition to any man’s wardrobe which bridge the gap between formal and casual wear. I am also loving the more relaxed side of bespoke tailoring, where fit is still important but not as structured.
If you would like to view my selection of samples or learn more about the category I call Lifestyle Tailoring, please follow this link to arrange a time.