I think we can all agree that everyone likes their collars to stay up and not slouch down. And there’s just something about a shock of bright white surrounded by contrasting cloth. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of the white crew neck undershirt under the too bulky sport-shirt look. But white on dark contrast is part of what makes the combination of a well cut suit and bright white shirt look so sharp.
Gap’s newest edition to their line of polos is something that I’m surprised hasn’t shown up earlier. Heathered fabric for the base, and a streamlined but still sturdy rugby collar up top. No unnecessary pocket keeps it streamlined. I don’t even like traditional long sleeve rugbys, but there’s something about this polo. It’s casual all the way and won’t replace the Express Signature Polo at the top of my list, but… just under $30 is pretty tempting for this particular laid back summer shirt.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but the charcoal or navy would look pretty good with a pair of shorts or casual chinos, brown belt, brown leather strap chronograph, and white sneakers or driving mocs on a warm and easy summer evening. Wouldn’t it?