Showing up in style at Polo events - What to wear


Fashion on the polo field side lines is an ideal opportunity to showcase your sartorial savvy. From accessories with historical ties to the sport, to pieces that can take you from chukkers to cocktails, Charley Larcombe sources clothes that make a statement.

Charley Larcombe 1/16/2023

The smart-casual dress code that an afternoon of polo-watching calls for can be a tough one to do well. Crumpled shirts or slovenly trousers are not going to pass muster on the side lines at Cowdray Park in England or in the clubhouse at Empire Polo Club in Palm Springs. Focus on classic styles and muted tones to ensure you stand out for all the right reasons.


The Loro Piana André Polo Shirt

For ultimate luxury, you cannot go far wrong with a piece from Loro Piana. The brand’s commitment to sourcing the very best materials and championing traditional, sustainable methods means you can truly feel good about what you’re wearing as well as looking great. For days when there is a slight breeze coming off the polo pitch, pick the long-sleeved, cotton denim André Polo Shirt. Made in Italy and inspired by 1950s tailoring, this is the forever classic piece everyone needs in their wardrobe.

Showing up in style at Polo events - What to wear

The Hurlingham Polo Wool Travel Jacket

Born from the very institution who wrote the rules of the game, Hurlingham Polo has since created a clothing brand that represents polo’s authentically British and absolutely international values. Therefore, a piece from this brand’s collection is as sartorially close to the sport as one can get. With an almost military, clean-cut design, the Wool Travel Jacket is a go-to when criss-crossing the globe from tournament to tournament. Alternatively, pair with a white T and relaxed fit navy pants for a pulled together look for once the sun dips low and it’s time to celebrate after a great match final.

Showing up in style at Polo events - What to wear

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar

In 1930, successful Swiss entrepreneur César de Trey was travelling through India where he met British cavalry officers who had recently taken up the sport of polo. These new acquaintances challenged him to source a watch that could withstand the gladiatorial nature of the sport, asking him to find a way to protect the glass and dial of their timepieces during matches. De Trey had the idea that the case could be flipped over and approached Jacques David LeCoultre, the Parisian firm of Jaeger SA and designer René-Alfred Chauvot to create a timepiece that would become one of the world’s most recognizable. Still intrinsically linked with the sport, a Reverso is the finishing touch.

Showing up in style at Polo events - What to wear

U.S. Polo Assn. White Label, White Jeans

A classic pair of straight cut jeans are the ideal foundation to build your look around. These whites – as the official jeans of polo professionals are often referred to – offer an easy silhouette that makes them an outfit staple for any spectator. Pair these classic, five-pocket jeans from U.S. Polo Assn. with a button down and a blazer, or with a smart polo shirt to take your style from chukker to chukker with ease.

Showing up in style at Polo events - What to wear

The Hurlingham Polo 1875 Jacquard Polo Shirt

Pulled off brilliantly by the likes of actors Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, the humble polo shirt is gracing many a press call or catwalk at the moment. This jacquard-style top from Hurlingham Polo 1875 with contrasting herringbone trim offers an elevated aesthetic while remaining comfortable and cool – literally the material is designed to be breathable and lightweight, so it's ideal for hot summer afternoons.

Showing up in style at Polo events - What to wear

The George Cleverley ‘Jason’ Chelsea Boot

The original incantation of this style of footwear was the design of Queen Victoria’s cobbler and made for riding, but they received their 'badge of cool' from the mods of the 60s when they became popular with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. To get your hands on a pair today, turn to bespoke shoemaker, George Cleverly. In its 100-plus-year history, this Mayfair-based brand has shod British aristocracy like Sir Winston Churchill and Hollywood royalty such as Humphrey Bogart – and, if you’re lucky, you too. Find yourself in London? Book an appointment at the store off Old Bond Street where customers can have their feet traced and made into wooden moulds – or lasts – for a one-of-a-kind pair.

Showing up in style at Polo events - What to wear

The Cartier CT0046S Sunglasses

Made with the signature Cartier Savoir-Faire, these stunning rimless sunglasses provide exquisite styling through timeless attention to detail and uncompromising artisanship. Made to stand out, these Cartier lenses are designed to make an impression. Perfectly in tune with polo and its legendary history, the CT0046S sunglasses align brilliantly with the sport’s heralded history and distinctive aesthetic. With this much opulence, there's simply no better frame to wear to the match.

Showing up in style at Polo events - What to wear

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