Is it easier to hit a killer forehand shot when you wear the polo shirt?

 

You can start to play when you are 5 years old and still play when you are 70 years old!! Yes, it is tennis; which I personally love to play and enjoy a lot! When you watch the games you can notice white is the dominating color for the tennis outfit but you can see all other bright colored shirts and outfits as well!! But there is one significant outfit style that all the players usually prefer and it is the “Polo Shirt’!

 

laura-robson Rafael Nadal forehand topspin shot at contact

 

You can just put on your polo shirt when you go to a hot brunch spot or when you have a get together and you want something comfy but stylish as well! From tennis players to our wardrobe? How come??

Let’s go back to 1920’s!

Frenchman René Lacoste was a superstar tennis player. In 1926 and 1927, he was ranked number one in the world, and during his tennis career, but he found the attire associated with the sport restrictive. Tennis whites, as they were called, consisted of a white, long-sleeved button-down shirt, long pants and a tie. It was a lot of clothing to wear when racing to the net to make an overhead shot.

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“One day I noticed my friend the Marquis wearing his polo shirt on the court,” remembers René. ” It was so practical, in fact, that René commissioned an English tailor to whip up a few shirts in both cotton and wool. “Soon everyone was wearing them” !!!

women tennis early Wimbledon Lacoste Austin

 

Over the years, the shirt and its iconic logo spawned many imitators and admirers. Designers and brands  have taken to embroidering animals onto polo shirts: ponies  (Ralph Lauren), marlins (Tommy Bahama), eagles (American Eagle), and even the crocodile itself!

 

2010 Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge - Closing Day - Arrivalsprenses

And today polo shirts is simply part of our lives being stylish, trend, comfy and cool!!

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