The Shirt That'll Make You Feel Like The Star of Your Own Movie

im电竞官网-If there's any unexpected piece worth investing in during these odd times, it's the knit polo.

todd snyder knit polo

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The year of our style god, 2019, was a banner year for the knit polo. Sure, the silhouette had been coming off a recent hot streak, fueled in part by a more general appreciation for the period of time that remains its heyday, but few pundits could've predicted the MVP-level numbers it started putting up in the latter half of the season. Earlier in the year, the knit polo slowly started popping up on some of Hollywood's most prominent leading men, on and off the screen, before being enlisted by Martin Scorsese to enliven The Irishman, the director's epic three-plus-hour ode to the knitwear option that offered it so much screen time it deserves a secondary character credit on IMDb. Suddenly, the knit polo was theim电竞官网- story to discuss, dominating water-cooler conversations and early-morning radio talk shows alike—probably. At the very least, if you weren't cottoned-on to its meteoric rise, you were missing out.

To those watching closely, though, the style's resurgence came as little surprise. So gather round, young'uns, and listen up: Class is in session and Professor Todd Snyder is here to help you tackle any and all of your hang-ups when it comes to embracing the season's coolest swerve. Because if there's any slightly off-kilter piece worth investing in during these odd and in-between times, it's the knit polo. And Todd Snyder happens to make one of the very best versions around.

todd snyder knit polo

It's back and better than ever.

The knit polo packs a whole lot of retro appeal (without looking like a relic from an earlier era) by hearkening back to some halcyon time when dressing-down meant swapping a formal collared shirt for another, slightly less-formal collared shirt and then telling yourself this was as about as comfortable as you were going to get. (To be completely clear, that was, like, literally the only thing better about that time. Almost everything else, by every metric imaginable, was complete shit, but hot damn that era's casual-wear was straight heat.) The very best versions, like Todd Snyder's here, lean wholeheartedly into the throwback charm of the style but are tweaked ever-so-slightly, often by shrinking down the collar or slimming down the torso, to feel more in-line with the silhouettes of today.

SHOP $198, toddsnyder.com

todd snyder knit polo

It oozes with Old-Hollywood glamour.

The knit polo has always been a mainstay of classic cinema partly because it's so, well, cinematic. The style just seems to conjure up images of taking in some serious R&R in far-flung locales. Wearing one makes you feel like you're wiling the day away somewhere off the coast of the French Riviera, and if that's not a vibe we'd all like to actively cultivate a bit more in our day-to-day lives, I don't know what is. Ever since a young, bronzed Jude Law bummed around the beaches of Europe in The Talented Mr. Ripley wearing one, the style has been a perennial warm-weather moodboard staple, synonymous with an insouciance that inspires scores of designers to reinterpret the silhouette almost every spring. The knit polo so inimitably smacks of a certain casual elegance that even if the closest you've come to the Riviera is consistently mispronouncing the entrees at the upscale French spot down the street you'll still benefit from the proximity to its aura.

todd snyder knit polo

It's cut to flatter any figure.

im电竞官网-The knit polo is probably one of the most flattering tops you can add to your arsenal, and Todd Snyder's take on the style, made from an ultra-luxe cotton/silk blend using the finest Italian fabrics, is no exception. (It also doesn't hurt that the style's signature cut happens to be the easiest way to make a bicep pop, even if it's been months since you last touched a dumbbell.) Snyder's knit polo comes with a bunch of bonus features to add some instant visual interest to your outfit, including a rib stitch on the front body and contrast tipping, with a subtle red ticking stripe placed above it on the placket, collar, and cuffs. Plus, through some sort of unnamable feat of sorcery, the shirt always seems to hug your body exactly where you want it to while hiding any parts of your torso you might want to leave, ahem, slightly more to the imagination. And if that's not enough, the shirt's super-soft finish means you'll always look deceptively put-together on the fly, without sacrificing an ounce of the comfort you've become accustomed to.

SHOP $198, toddsnyder.com


Photography and prop styling by Allie Holloway

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