Uniqlo has quickly become a go-to for wardrobe basics in recent years, with the Japanese high street retailer continuing to expand its high quality yet reasonably priced product ranges season after season.
For summer 2015, the brand has announced new additions to its polo shirt offering, adding fresh designs and innovative technical fabric options to its widely acclaimed line-up.
Dry EX Polo Shirts
A selection of Dry EX Polo Shirts, which “blur the boundary between sport and casualwear”, leads the SS15 collection, blending advanced sportswear functionality with the timeless polo shirt silhouette.
Each piece harnesses Uniqlo’s Dry EX technology, which quickly absorbs and diffuses moisture, ensuring cool and comfortable wear all day long:
Joining the Dry Ex design is the Dry Light EX Polo Shirt, which is 20 per cent lighter than its predecessors.
Worn by tennis players and Uniqlo Global Brand Ambassadors Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori on the court and in the brand’s campaigns, the simple new style would look just as great teamed with jersey shorts for a workout as it does worn with sharp chinos for drinks at the weekend:
Smart Polo Shirts
Sporting styles aside, Uniqlo has also revealed a new and improved version of its signature Dry Pique Polo Shirt. The brand has paid close attention to the finer details this season, tweaking the collar of the men’s design so it sits more neatly under a jacket:
This smarter aesthetic extends to another new addition: the Shirt Collar Polo. Designed with the working environment in mind, Uniqlo has added a selection of traditional shirting collars to the classic polo silhouette, creating a versatile piece that’ll take you directly from your desk to casual after work drinks.
With button-down, regular and semi-wide collars on offer, you’re sure to find an option that fits your style preferences:
Uniqlo x Michael Bastian
Rounding off the new range is the latest instalment from American designer Michael Bastian. Having first teamed up with the Japanese brand in 2013, Bastian’s designs for Uniqlo are some of the most highly anticipated and sought-after on the high street each season, with collections always selling out quickly.
Spring/summer 2015 sees the design talent return to Uniqlo for a third time, launching another capsule line of preppy, retro-inspired polo shirts, in addition to a new range of vests and T-shirts.
Looking to the sky for inspiration, playful motifs of airplanes and clouds, as well as the designer’s signature stripe patterns, have been applied to a wide range of slim-fit styles:
Uniqlo’s new polo shirt range can be found online and in stores across the UK now, with prices starting at £14.90 for the Dry EX and Shirt Collar polo shirts.