Polo Ralph Lauren releases the fourth of its five exclusive men’s Polo shirts: the Collegiate.
The Ralph Lauren Polo shirt is one of the most popular and iconic pieces of menswear in the world… and now it gets a limited edition.
The first release (bottom) – the Tour Jacket Polo inspired by the customized bomber jackets worn by US soldiers in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s to commemorate tours of duty in Asia – was released in July and followed by three more limited edition versions.
Now the fourth shirt is available in David Jones Market St store, Sydney, from tomorrow until sold out. The Collegiate Polo is inspired by classic letterman jackets of the 1950s and ’60s, and reintroduces the iconic Ralph Lauren tiger patch. A distinctive design detail, the patch was often accompanied by the Latin phrase fortis tigrim, or “tiger strong”, and maintained a place as part of Polo’s designs in 1993.
Until November 2017, an exclusive limited edition Polo will be released, each paying homage to the design inspirations of the famous piece, from vintage collegiate and athletic apparel to rustic outdoors wear and utilitarian military design.
Each shirt is packaged in an exclusive mesh drawstring bag with a collectible hangtag that brings to life the inspiration behind each shirt.
Each exclusive shirt in the Limited Edition Polo Collection will also be available in limited quantities on RalphLauren.com, in global Polo Ralph Lauren flagship stores.