Say hello to Ralph Lauren's newest limited-edition polo
The hits just keep on coming from Ralph Lauren's series of limited-edition polo shirts. We've already seen some strong offerings that took cues from sources ranging from post-WWII souvenir jackets to exploring the upper reaches of New York state, and now we've got one that looks to a very Polo design inspiration: classic collegiate style.
Specifically, the new 'Collegiate Polo' gets its design DNA from letterman sweaters and jackets from the '50s and '60s.
You can see it in the sweeping font of the logo on the chest, plus smaller details like the reinforced shoulders and the cleverly hidden stripe detailing on the collar.
But there's also a nod to early '90s Polo in there—the tiger patch is essentially Ralph Lauren's in-house mascot, and it made its first appearance on a Polo jacket back in 1993.
For some guys, a patch-emblazoned varsity jacket might be a little too much to handle. But a polo shirt? That's a whole lot easier to work into your wardrobe.
It's also, as it turns out, something we recommend you do and do quickly. Like its predecessors, this shirt is only available in limited quantities and all but guaranteed to sell out. Don't sleep.
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