Fashion conscious men who like to make a splash and a statement in their summer clothing choices need look no further than Bottega Veneta this year; their Shock Espresso cotton Piquet Polo Shirt is bound to get heads turning.
No, the designers over at BV didn’t have an accident with the red wine. Rather than go for the plain-white nautical look, they have opted instead for a bright and vibrant splatter painted front, which is reminiscent of influential American painter Jackson Pollock; a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Thus the piece makes a stunning addition to many man’s leisure collection.
The polo is slim fitting, so will particularly suit an athletic build. Due to the bright magenta colouring, it is a good idea to keep legwear stripped back and neutral in order to anchor it. Dark jeans are a good compliment, especially in shades of black, grey or deep navy. Use skinnys if you want to achieve a slightly more hipster look, or shorts if you want to go preppy (literally – you’ll look like an art student). I would personally advise against headwear, as the eye-catching splatter design is statement enough. Eyewear or shades are fine, but stick to dark frames.
You can order the Shock Espresso cotton Piquet Polo Shirt now from the Bottega Veneta website. It is available in sizes 48 to 52 and priced at £215, reduced from £430.