Rizzoli and Ralph Lauren's upcoming book takes a look back at the history of the iconic Polo Shirt

A 544-page tribute to one of the most iconic pieces of clothing ever made.
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Ralph Lauren's Polo Shirt

You could go on and on about how iconic the Polo shirt is but Rizzoli went straight to the source to walk you through the history of one of the most ubiquitous pieces of clothing in the history of modern fashion. 

"The Polo shirt is to Ralph Lauren what the Swoosh is to Nike, what Mickey Mouse is to Disney, or what the Empire State Building is to New York. Whether worn layered with the collar popped up, open and untucked, or dressed up under an elegant suit jacket, the Polo shirt embodies the optimism and confidence of American style. An astute observer of culture and style once declared that the shirt is "the most democratic of garments, as ubiquitous as a pair of jeans."

Featuring a gallery of iconic stars and celebrities from the worlds of fashion, sports, politics, film, music, and even royalty--everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio and Spike Lee to Bill Clinton, to Pharrell Williams and Venus Williams-- as well as everyday people around the world who have made the Polo their personal canvas for self-expression, and who share their stories about important moments their Polos have played in their lives, The Polo Shirt is a fascinating look at the enduring cultural cool of a wardrobe classic.

Also included are the full range of colors, styles, and fits the shirt has been produced in during its more than fifty-year history. From the classic white to the weathered Polo, from the striped Polo to the U.S. Olympic, U.S. Open and Wimbledon Championship collaborations, this comprehensive 544-page catalog celebrates the full range and history of the Polo, making it a collector's dream."

Available this April.

$36, amazon.com

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