How to dress for polo season
Polo is a sport that Dubai has really embraced, and its season runs from October until April. During that time there are a number of competitions and tournaments, with the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series taking place at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club and Desert Palm hosting the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge. There are many others, but you don’t need to play polo or even understand the rules to enjoy these events, as the glamorous social side takes just as much precedence.
It can also be a chance to try a stylish yet comfortable dress code, suited to the warm outdoors. Take a look at some of the offerings at the Polo Ralph Lauren store in Jumeirah’s City Walk to get more of an idea.
Traditionally, men’s clothing for polo has consisted of a smart shirt, a blazer and either trousers or chinos, but these days a smart casual look is acceptable, with some opting for a fitted polo shirt and some smart, well cut jeans – a white pair is popular.
The trick is to err to the smarter side of whichever outfit you choose, so always finish the look with a leather belt and a good pair of brogues or desert boots. Don’t be afraid to experiment either, perhaps pairing a tweed jacket with trousers or adding a brightly-coloured bow tie. Also gauge it in terms of the importance of the match you are watching – for a season finale, it might be best to aim for as smart as possible, for example.
Polo Ralph Lauren carries a range of suitable clothing to perfect the outfit you need. The polo shirts even come in a range of styles, with classic, slim and custom fit. Plus, once you have mastered your smart casual look, it will be perfect for Friday brunch the following weekend.
Polo Ralph Lauren at City Walk is open daily 10am-10pm.