A crucial element of the modern man’s wardrobe is the humble polo shirt. Effortlessly bridging the smart-casual divide between shirting and t-shirts, the polo is a must have style that can be dressed up or worn casually. We’ve selected some of the best polos for AW 14 – whether you’re after sporty and casual or chic and smart – we’ve got the perfect style for you.

Polo shirts started life as a sporting uniform. In the late 1800’s British troops in India created the short sleeved style with a button down collar to give them maximum flexibility when playing polo. From horseback to high street, the style has gone from strength to strength and is now a must have fashion item.

The look’s sports heritage is still clear to see and this season we’ve got lots of athletic inspired pieces. Channel a relaxed and casual look in these sports styled polo shirts from top labels such as Adidas, Barbour, Ellesse and Sergio Tachinni. With more styles expected soon from Fila and Sergio Tacchini Xile have a formidable team lined up for AW 14.

If you prefer a more formal shirt then we have options as well. Dress to impress this Winter with smarter long sleeved polo shirts. This is a key trend for AW 14 and is hugely versatile. Wear these styles casually or dress them up with a blazer and fitted jeans.

If you’re looking for something a bit different altogether than stand out from the crowd with contrast collar polos. These design led styles are a great alternative; contrasting colours and fabrics are used in the construction of the collar to create a bold style statement. Brilliant for layering, these shirts will look great with lightweight knits and outerwear.

We’ve selected just a few of the amazing styles that are online and instore now. If you’re looking to treat yourself then browse all polo shirts.