All at Sea, in White

Whether you’re going to the Maldives or the Hamptons this Summer, make sure to throw in your basic white polo into your travel bag. It’s essential. Add pastels to the look for a cool, breezy style as you go for a stroll on the boardwalk.

And make sure to keep some space for colour in you bag. Check out our new polos in forest, teal, grape and pink.

– sb

The Lion, the Pony and Your Wardrobe

In the 19th Century, tennis players and polo players alike were quite dissatisfied with their sports garments. Disgruntled players often took the field wearing long sleeved, button-down shirts in unsuitable fabrics which hampered their agility, speed and flexibility. They must have also complained about how they didn’t feel ‘sporty’ enough.

Charlotte Cooper, English Tennis Player (1870-1966)

In the 1920’s, the 7-time Grand Slam tennis champion, ‘Crocodile’ or René Lacoste decided to get rid of the long sleeves and make the shirts in breathable piqué cotton. This shirt was now extremely wearable and comfortable. And it was ‘sporty’ and fashionable too.

The dissatisfied polo players heard about René’s fabulous tennis shirts and decided to wear them on the field. And before long, to René’s dismay perhaps, the tennis shirts were referred to as the “polo” shirt. And young Mr. Lauren literally capitalised this opportunity to create his 1972 clothing line, Polo. Today the tennis/polo shirt is also a cricket shirt, a golf shirt, sometimes a football shirt and it has entered your wardrobe too.

The Sher Singh polos are India and Cricket inspired. The details symbolise the union between the giant sport and the great heritage of the country. It derives from international styles but is proudly made in (and for) India.

– SB

City Snapshots

The whole cricket fever has also got us (more) interested in our cities and so some of us are planning a tour together. But before we do that, we asked some of our other colleagues who’ve already been there and done that.

“When I was in Bangalore a few years ago it was so green and fresh. I liked the fact that it was close to Mysore and I also liked the hotel we stayed at. I liked the snails there. They were very weird with their conical shells.”

“The food with all the chutneys! I can just eat them. I loved the temples – beautiful architecture. I loved the silk saris and it was fascinating to see how people personalised the Chennai diamonds by inscribing messages on them.”

“I like the fact that Delhi is a kind of place where you can remain unseen if you want or you can go out and meet everyone whenever you want. And there is so much variety in terms of food, places and people. You can go and watch a jazz concert or go partying at night.”

“I liked Kolkata because it’s really old and vintage with its little streets and archways. You can almost imagine the old British men and women walking around the city.”

“The thing about Mumbai is that you can’t miss the energy. I liked the feeling of being next to the sea. I liked the coast. But most importantly, I think I like Mumbai because of the people.”

– SB

Ways to Wear: Polos

Still wondering how to get the retro look from the 70’s and 80’s. How about a polo (or two) for your wardrobe?
A wardrobe staple back then, the classic polo has made its way back into your man’s wardrobe just right.
See how to wear yours with a different look each time.

Ways to Wear a Polo

  • Wear your polo with a flirty skirt or a pair of shorts with sneakers for a look that is edgy, yet playful.
  • Get a quirky style wearing the polo with printed lowers.
  • Go for a crisp look by styling the polo with your favourite skinnies.
  • Wear it tucked-in with a pencil skirt for an uber-sexy look.
Update your Spring wardrobe with Sher Singh.


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