The Misunderstood Basic — Polo Tees

Featuring Benjamin Barker’s Wool Silk Tennis Polo layered with Shimizu Breen Sports Jacket and pants.  *Only available in stores

Polo Tees are often overlooked and dismissed as a mere sports, uniform or ‘dad’ attire, it is a veritable fashion piece that deserves recognition beyond its conventional associations.


It may seem unassuming at first glance, but only true aficionados understand its subtle nuances.


Unlike its mass-produced counterparts, the authentic polo tee is crafted with care and precision, elevating it to the status of a timeless wardrobe staple. However, amidst its ubiquity, it has fallen victim to numerous misconceptions and styling blunders. 

Common mistakes when wearing polo tees

1. Cheap and Shapeless

The prevalence of cheap, ill-fitting polo tees has tarnished the reputation of this classic piece. Investing in quality craftsmanship and tailored fits can transform it from drab to debonair.


2. Misguided Casual Wear

While it exudes casual sophistication, pairing it with sloppy jeans or worn-out sneakers can detract from its inherent elegance. Opt for well-fitted trousers or chinos and polished footwear to elevate your polo ensemble.


3. Neglected Versatility

Beyond its association with golf courses and country clubs, it is a versatile wardrobe essential that can be styled for various occasions. 

Bring the iconic polos back this summer 

Featuring Benjamin Barker’s Wool Silk Tennis Polo layered with Shimizu Breen Sports Jacket and pants.  *Only available in stores
Benjamin Barker’s Wool Silk Tennis Polo layered with Shimizu Breen Sports Jacket. Composed of 75% Lambswool, 20% Nylon and 5% Spun Silk.

Benefits of Lambswool

1. Timeless Durability

Lambswool's remarkable resilience ensures the garment maintains its form and quality through countless wears and washes, promising enduring elegance.

Wool Silk Tennis Polo (Navy)
Wool Silk Tennis Polo (Navy) from Benjamin Barker

2. Adaptive Comfort

With its innate ability to regulate body temperature, lambswool ensures year-round comfort by keeping you cosy in chilly weather yet transfers heat and moisture away from the skin when it's warm, keeping you comfortably cool and dry.

Wool Silk Tennis Polo (Gray)
Wool Silk Tennis Polo (Gray) from Benjamin Barker

3. Sensitivity-Friendly

Its hypoallergenic nature and resistance to dust mites make lambswool a preferred choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies, offering a luxurious yet gentle option for everyday wear.

Wool Silk Tennis Polo (Black)
Wool Silk Tennis Polo (Black) from Benjamin Barker

Furthermore, by blending Spun Silk into the fabric, it heightens the garment's plushness and refinement, resulting in an unparalleled combination of luxury and comfort.

The Wool Silk Tennis Polo effortlessly transitions from weekday meetings to weekend outings, offering unparalleled comfort without compromising on style. Whether it's a business luncheon or a casual gathering with friends, it is a versatile essential for every wardrobe.


It is designed for the modern gentleman who appreciates quality craftsmanship. It is not just a garment but a statement of quiet luxury. 

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