As all of you might have already guessed, my casual style is unapologetically preppy. And therefore, indirectly, I absolutely love to stock up on clothes that reflect a nautical, polo, golf or university aesthetic – basically, the spirit of Americana style – something that the American brands do par excellence. I have already written volumes on nautical print shirts, pique cotton polos, linen shorts and pinstriped trousers, which oh-so-beautifully capture the essence of American preppy style.
I recently stepped into the Beverly Hills Polo Club store at Mumbai’s Infinity Mall to check out what was on offer. Let me begin by saying just how thrilled I was to see so many different clothes in my favourite colours – grey, navy blue, red, black and white.
The store has, as you would expect, a wide range of polo tees in different colours.
I was also particularly impressed by the selection of classic white button-down shirts. The white shirts have a discreet brand logo, designed in different colours, each with a matching pair of cotton trousers. So you could wear a white shirt with a sky blue logo, paired with chinos in the very same blue.
However, in this blogpost I’d like to focus on something that I discovered at the Beverly Hills Polo Club store. I have shied away from it in the past, but I have begun warming up to this season – I am talking about the ubiquitous pair of jersey shorts.
I decided to opt for the most tried and tested of all jersey colours – grey. I am not ashamed to say that I am obsessed with grey in my wardrobe. If you were to ask me what is my favourite colour combination of all, I’d probably say ‘grey and blue’ without batting an eyelid. So here goes. I tried on this pair of grey shorts with a classic navy polo. There’s isn’t much style innovation going on here, but hey, it is oh-so-cool!
I then decided to move away from the predictable confines of grey shorts to a pair of flaming red shorts, which, in my opinion, paired impeccably with a white polo.
Even when it comes to chinos, I don’t own too many bright coloured pairs, but I somehow have taken a liking to this soft jersey cotton fabric.
Stay tuned to Urban Eye for more updates on this season’s must-have pieces, trends as well as more store/collection reviews from your favourite brands. Stay stylish, boys!