How to wear a polo shirt

polo shirts from Samuel Windsor

Polo shirts are a versatile option that can be dressed up or down
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Invented by Jean René Lacoste in the 1920s, the polo shirt was designed as a practical alternative to the starched long sleeved shirts tennis players traditionally wore on court. Fast forward a century, and polo shirts are now a wardrobe staple that perfectly bridges the gap between smart and casual. Here’s how to ace the fit, colour and fabric of your polo shirt – game, set and match. 

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How to survive the office Xmas party

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Christmas parties can be a great chance to network
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Are you looking forward to this year’s staff Christmas party? Or does the thought of mixing alcohol with office politics leave you cold? Either way, we’re here to help with our guide to how to dress for your office bash which, whether you love it or loathe it, is an excellent opportunity to shine in front of the boss. Continue reading

Stylish summer ‘Mod’ style

Make a statement with an outfit based around a yellow summer boating blazer from Samuel Windsor

Make a statement with an outfit based around our yellow summer boating blazer
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Summer boating blazers originated from public school rowing teams, but it was the mods who brought the colourful striped blazer into the fashion underground. Now, decades later, this standout clothing item is hitting the mainstream. 

The summer blazer is sophisticated, smart, and yet still retains a hint of the rebelliousness that made it the jacket of choice for members of The Who, The Yardbirds, and The Rolling Stones. Here’s how to pull off the look and stand out from the crowd this summer.
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