10 of the Best Men’s Polo Shirts for Summer

When looking in your wardrobe during the summer months, it will likely be filled with tees and polos if you’re anything like us here at Coolector HQ and having recently taken a look at some of the best men’s T-shirt brands, we’re now turning our attention to the polos. Luckily there is no shortage of options when it comes to finding awesome polo shirts for your summer wardrobe rotation and they are a versatile and stylish piece of apparel that never go out of fashion.

Check out our pick of 10 of the best men’s polo shirts for summer below:

Flint & Tinder Supima Air Knit Polo Shirt – $58

Flint and Tinder offer some of softest, best-fitting polo shirts you’ll ever encounter, bar none. Why, exactly? Well, the Flint and Tinder Supima Air Knit Polo ($58) starts with 100-percent Supima cotton, which is buttery-smooth against the skin with a satin-like feel (but with none of the shine). In addition to this it has a baby jersey knit, which boasts a breezy weave that ensures this fabric is perfectly suited for hot summer days. It’s also cut and sewn in the U.S. for classic Made-in-America quality. Available in a wide array of different colours, you can’t go wrong with a black or white polo to anchor your warm-weather wardrobe. ($58)

Criquet Player’s Shirt – $79

If you value comfort and softness in your polo shirts this summer, the Player’s Shirt from Texan brand, Criquet Shirts, will be entirely impossible to ignore. The Player’s Shirt is available in a number of different colours so you’ll be sure to find one that matches your fashion tastes and the level of comfort on offer is off the charts. This 100% Organic Cotton Jersey is designed in Austin, Texas, and made in Peru and it is a slimmed down 4-button placket piece that is a contemporary take on a what has long been a design classic. A definite favourite of ours at Coolector HQ. ($79)

Wellen Hemp Polo Shirt – $58

There aren’t many better than the guys at Wellen when it comes to delivering a heady blend of hemp and cotton for the ridiculously comfy and stylish Wellen Hemp Polo Shirt ($58). Supremely soft against the skin and still sufficiently robust for a week out at sea (the heritage of the material), it’s as appropriate at the barbecue as it is for a casual date night. It has a comfortable fit that you’re going to love this summer which allows plenty of freedom of movement without making you look like a sail. Due to its unique fabric, its dyes come off the line faded to perfection, so even on your first wear, no one will know you just clipped the tag. ($58)

Howlin Mr. Fantasy Polo Shirt – $108

We love small-batch brands here at Coolector HQ because they typically deliver better results whether it comes to bourbon whiskey or this awesome looking Howlin Mr.Fantasy Polo Shirt ($108). It has been exceptionally well crafted in boutique factories around Belgium, and when you slip one on the quality of the craftsmanship is immediately apparent. The cotton and polyester blend is light as a feather, and yet its understated texture separates it from the standard sport shirt. When headed abroad for the summer or a long weekend with the in-laws, this is an easy—and easy-wearing—choice. ($108)

OAS Terry Towel Polo Shirt – $99

Much the same as that luxurious bathrobe from the five-star hotel you still wish had found its way into your luggage for the trip home, the OAS Terry Towel Polo Shirt ($99) is just as soft and comfortable (albeit much less incriminating). Each one is crafted from 100-percent terry towel fabric, which makes this super cool polo shirt the ideal cut for the casual man with a relaxed vibe who prefers spending time at the beach or by the pool. Buttonless and super absorbent, it’s designed to be slipped on minutes out of the shower, pool, river, lake, or ocean. The patch chest pocket is the perfect size to slip in a pair of sunglasses so you’re never without on your way to the tiki bar. ($99)

Free Fly Flex Polo – $60

Boasting a traditional three-button and free collar polo design, with performance capabilities, the Free Fly Flex Polo Shirt ($60) will be one of the first ones you’re reaching for when you head out the door this summer. It has a lightweight bamboo fabric that provides insulation and temperature regulation, mobility, and coverage. The four-way stretch delivers unparalleled movability and it is naturally insulating will keep your body cool in the heat and comfortable in cold. These Free Fly Flex Polos have moisture-wicking technology helps the henley dry quickly. ($60)

Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Polo Shirt – $88

One of the most technically impressive pieces in our line up, the Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Polo Shirt ($88) is billed as the ideal all-day shirt which has been cleverly designed in order to keep you cool and provide unrestricted mobility. It boasts a mesh construction for breathability and lightweight feel and has sweat-wicking and odor reducing technology to keep you cool and confident whatever adventures you find yourself on this summer. It is finished off with a polo collar and three-button placket for a polished look. ($88)

Rhone Apparel Delta Polo Shirt – $62

Made with Polartec® Delta™ fabric which has been engineered with unique surface constructions that prolong the body’s natural cooling ability, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more accomplished offering than the Rhone Apparel Delta Polo Shirt ($62) this summer. Its GoldFusion technology fights odours and it has a raglan sleeve with articulated shoulder for increased range of motion. This classy looking polo has side vents with polyurethane reinforcements and flatlock stitching for chafe-free seams. ($62)

Bridge & Burn Gary Blue Polo Shirt – $108

A unique and effortlessly cool alternative to the classic button-up or polo, the Gary Blue Polo Shirt from Bridge & Burn ($108) has a laid back vibe that’ll keep things light and easy. Made from a clean cotton fabric that looks dressed up enough for business casual situations, but the casual popover styling makes it equally great for a Sunday afternoon game of golf or relaxing with friends at the local bar. Keep things simple with a pair of jeans and white sneakers or dress it up with a nice pair of chinos. Finally, a collared shirt you can feel comfortable in throughout the day – from work-time to playtime. ($108)

Samurai “Spirit of Samurai” Polo Shirt – $69

This 100% cotton Spirit of Samurai Polo Shirt ($69) is crafted from Japanese 6.7oz loopwheeled knitting fabric for a superior level of comfort. Each one of these polos is made in Japan and is so smooth to the touch that you’ll never want to take it off again. With time the fabric will age to a soft, comfy feel. They take their design inspiration from vintage polos, and this Spirit of the Samurai Polo sits in balance on the front chest. With large urea buttons, and slim fit, this is a super easy to wear item. ($69)

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.