Polos Are Not Just For Golfing

Premium Staples For Your Closet
August 5, 2020
August 4, 2020
What We Considered

✓   Maximum comfort

✓   High-quality materials

✓   Worth investing in

Our Picks

✓   Made By Mantra - Most pattern choices

✓   Outerknown - Most unique fabrics 

✓   BYLT - Best for performance

Sometimes you have to put on more than a tee, but not quite a button-down. Polos can sometimes get a bad rep for being boxy and quite frankly, a bit uncool. You probably have yours chilling in the back of your closet just in case the boys decide to hit a few on the green. But as style evolves and brands have started making polos the way we actually want, it's time to start rethinking their place in our wardrobe. Meet a few of our top picks when it comes to finding the right polo for you. P.S. golf is one of the few covid-friendly sports so keep your distance and get out there.

Made By Mantra


Coined as the best polo on the planet, Made By Mantra has found a way to make your wardrobe staple breathable and sustainable. The trick to this polo was innovating with an understanding that the material should be comfortable but not too baggy. Meet the shirt you can wear virtually anywhere - from boating, rock climbing, late night hangs, and even zoom meetings.

The Facts

✓   Made from a sustainable materials

✓   A hidden sunglass holder

✓   Flattering slim fit

Brand Standards

✓   Carbon neutral polos

✓   Support World Wildlife’s Fund



Feel free to geek over Outerknown’s polos. You can choose from the Match, Nomadic, or the Hightide Terry, all made from organic cotton, recycled polyester, and/or hemp. The key is their ethically sourced fabric— not only is it incredibly soft but each shirt is made with significantly less water and no harmful chemicals.

The Facts

✓   Hemp, cotton, or recycled polyester

✓   Mother of Pearl or corozo (nut) buttons

✓   Extremely soft for all day wear

Brand Standards

✓   Sustainably sourced fabrics

✓   FLA Accredited



It’s easy to keep buying from a brand like BYLT thanks to their high quality, which means pieces that last longer. Their LUX polo fabric is cool-touch, wrinkle-free (you’ll save so much time from not ironing in the morning), and comes in regular and drop cut. Pick a classic plain polo or elevate your style with a sleek microdot collar

The Facts

✓   Athletic fit

✓   Solid and microdot options

✓   Cool touch and tight-knit

Brand Standards

✓   Transparent pricing

✓   Premium quality means less waste

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