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Polos & T-Shirts

Discover our selection of timeless and classic men's t-shirts and men’s polo shirts made from the highest quality natural materials such as cotton, linen and merino wool. A polo shirt with short sleeves is the ultimate in casual wear and it works for most everyday events: from a golf shirt to brunch with friends or just a casual day at home.

What is the difference between a t-shirt and a polo shirt?

A classic polo shirt for men is a cross between a short-sleeved top and a shirt. Polos have a soft collar and are made from a woven material, so they are breathable yet smart. Stenströms has polos in linen, cotton and terry cotton.


What colour polo shirt or t-shirt should I choose?

Polo shirts and t-shirts are classic and stylish day-to-day pieces that every man should have in his wardrobe. When it comes to colours, you can choose freely because it is a casual piece, so choose the colour that reflects your feelings and mood. If you're looking to dress up a polo shirt, stick to muted colours like navy blue or black. If you're feeling adventurous, try pink, orange or even aqua.


How should a polo shirt fit?

Choose a size that gives a slightly loose fit. Choosing a polo shirt that’s tight will look too small, and a size too big will look baggy. You should be able to move around freely without the polo shirt pulling or bunching up. A good guideline is to look at the shoulder seam, which should lie where your shoulder ends and your arm begins. The sleeve length looks best if it ends midway between your elbow and shoulder.


When can you wear a polo shirt?

Polo shirts are casual pieces that are perhaps most commonly worn in the summer and are suitable for almost any occasion when you want to dress casually or comfortably. Polo shirts make great golf shirts – wear one with a pair of shorts or chinos and you're ready for a day on the golf course. Polo shirts are also ideal for occasions when you feel that a t-shirt is too casual, and a shirt is too formal. Need a shirt instead?


Can you wear a polo shirt for exercising?

Polo shirts make great workout clothes and are perfect for the gym, golf course or tennis. Choose a plain polo shirt with a sporty look, such as a grey polo with a stripe on the collar and cuffs. It is important to separate the polo shirts you use for exercise from those you use for more dressy occasions.


What can you wear with a polo shirt?

A polo shirt is perfect when a regular t-shirt feels too simple, but a shirt feels too formal. A classic, casual combination is to wear your polo shirt with jeans and white trainers. A knitted jumper, sweatshirt or hoodie also works well. See all our jumpers here. 


How to style your t-shirt

Classic t-shirts are a wardrobe essential and can be combined with most bottoms for a casual look. Use cotton tees under other clothes, such as shirts, vests or hoodies and sweatshirts. If you want an extra layer under a shirt, a thin t-shirt can work well. Jackets & Blazers


What material is a polo shirt made from?

Polo shirts are traditionally made from a fabric called piqué, from the French word which describes how the fabric is woven. They are usually made from cotton, which is also the most comfortable fabric as it is breathable and feels good against your skin.


How do you wash polo shirts?

Follow the instructions on the label. Reshape the collar when wet, then hang up to dry to reduce the risk of creases and the need to iron your polo shirt.

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