The case AGAINST wearing a polo under a blazer: If you’re hooked on Wurkin stiffs, there’s no way you can be a proponent of the polo/blazer combo. If you demand a collar that doesn’t pancake under your jackets, then you’re going to go nuts trying to keep a polo’s collar anything but smushed under a sportcoat or blazer. The look also flies in the face of purpose-based-layering. If it’s too hot to wear long sleeves, why are you now wearing a polo under another layer that happens to have sleeves attached to it? It’s just so easy to mess up, and the alternative of wearing a button up shirt of some sort underneath just looks so much better. That, and with a polo’s short sleeves, you’ll never get that nice 1/4″ of shirt cuff showing at your wrists.
The case FOR wearing a polo under a blazer: Admittedly, there are a ton of ways to not do this right. Don’t wear a traditionally structured, office-ready wool blazer over a polo. You want a blazer that’s way more relaxed than some yacht club deal. Keep the colors on both the blazer and polo light and summery, and steer clear of dark monochrome combos. Don’t button that top button either, or you’ll look like some weekend sports anchor who just came in from the field, realized he left a dress shirt at home, and did his best with a borrowed sport coat from one of the reporters. Oh, and whatever you do, don’t pop your collar, and like your hands and feet on a roller coaster, keep the points of your collar inside the lapels.
Your turn guys. Are you 100% button up with a blazer? Or do you sometimes go with a polo when wearing a sport coat? Leave it all below. Jacket up top: Original Penguin Dubbsy Jacket – $150.75 w/ OPGRTMN33OFF. Usually $255. Code is from right over here. Jacket looks a little short in the drop? Haven’t seen it in person. 100% cotton.