The dress code is smart-casual which can mean many things. Start with a great shirt and wear tucked into stone chinos with a slim, tan belt and chocolatey loafers. Otherwise, a printed, short sleeve shirt – even a Cuban collar one – can look great with tapered trousers and chunky brogues or sleek leather loafers. Think the shirt you’d wear to a festival but outfitted a whole lot smarter.
Summer suiting is another great way to go. Seersucker, linen and hopsack are all breathable so look for these fabrics.
Loose, relaxed fits are very much on-trend. If you’ve just got ground tickets, try a loose, linen two-piece with a white t-shirt or neutral polo shirt. In a hospitality venue where a collared shirt is a necessity, try a lightweight suit cropped to just above the ankle to show off summery-yet-smart espadrilles. If you’re feeling daring, opt for wide-leg trousers with a linen shirt tucked in and black leather sliders – the style spectators will applaud.
Sunglasses are an absolute must (no one likes squinting at the best of times). Ties are optional so instead pop a patterned pocket square in your jacket pocket. But if you do don a tie, a slim shape and a mellow hue, like a forest green, will look smart yet relaxed.
When the mercury rises, rolled up sleeves look crisper than a shirt that’s unbuttoned too far - definitely don’t feel the need to swelter in your jacket. A jacket casually slung over one shoulder says easy sophistication – just remember to take out your wallet to avoid any slipping-out-of-pocket mishaps.
There you have it. Polo may be a historic game but dressing for it, that’s a modern day coup.