Creating a Business Casual Outfit with Polo Shirts

A business casual outfit is an essential part of any professional wardrobe. It can be used for both formal and informal occasions, and it’s perfect for those days when you need to look polished but don’t want to wear a mens suit. A polo shirt is a great option for a business casual outfit, and there are many different styles and colors to choose from.

Is a Polo Shirt considered to be Business Casual?

A Polo shirt is considered to be Business Casual - but it is not considered to be Formal Business Attire. There is a difference between these two, and so it's important to know these differences to know whether or not you can wear a polo shirt to the event that you are attending.

Business Formal

Business Formal you have to wear a suit, a tie, dress shoes etc. You can also get away with the shirt no tie look, or the shirt no tie and sneakers look. However, in general, for events such as job interviews, corporate dinners, conferences, and award events - you are going to want to wear business formal, where the standard is a suit, tie, and dress shoes.

Business Casual

Business casual, where it's acceptable to wear a polo shirt, is basically any business event that isn't business formal. An example would be a weekend networking event, or a retreat with your colleagues for bonding. Also a dinner with your colleagues, as long as it's not an incredibly formal dinner, you can wear a polo shirt.

The Best Business casual outfit

Our favorite business casual outfit is the following:

 

  • A polo shirt
  • A pair of dress pants
  • Sneakers or dress shoes
  • Optional blazer or sports jacket

 

For a more in-depth guide, here's a great way to make the best Business Casual outfit:

 

  1. Start with a dress shirt or blazer to give your outfit some structure.
  2. Add some slacks or chinos in a neutral color.
  3. Choose a polo shirt in a color that complements your dress shirt or blazer.
  4. Finish off the look with some dress shoes or loafers.

 

Let's focus first of all on a number of polo shirts that we would recommend for completing this outfit, the Italian designer brands which we're going to talk about are:

 

  1. Barba Napoli
  2. Brunello Cucinelli
  3. Cesare Attolini
  4. Kired
  5. Kiton
  6. Zilli

Barba Napoli Italian Designer Polo Shirts

Barba Napoli has been around for over 40 years, and during that time they've perfected the art of making high-quality menswear. Everything from the shirts to the suits are handcrafted with the utmost precision and attention to detail, ensuring that each item is a perfect fit for the wearer. Barba Napoli is synonymous with refined elegance and classical style, making it the perfect choice for anyone who wants to look their best.

Brunello Cucinelli Italian Designer Polo Shirts

Brunello Cucinelli is an Italian luxury clothing company focused on knitwear, founded by the eponymous designer in the late 1970s. The company is based in Solomeo, a restored 14th century hamlet near Perugia, and all of its clothing is made in Italy. Cucinelli's designs are known for their innovative use of colors and shapes, as well as for their respect for the employees who create them. His company has been praised for its human capitalist philosophy, which prioritizes the impact of business on people rather than on profits.

Cesare Attolini Italian Designer Polo Shirts

Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Green Cotton Cashmere Polo Green 000 Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Green Cotton Cashmere Polo Green 001
€500.00 Regular Price €840.00
Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Blue Cotton Cashmere Polo Blue 000 Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Blue Cotton Cashmere Polo Blue 001
€500.00 Regular Price €840.00
Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Multicolor cotton Polo Multicolor 000 Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Multicolor cotton Polo Multicolor 001
€450.00 Regular Price €750.00
Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Red Silk Polo Red 000 Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Red Silk Polo Red 001
€396.00 Regular Price €660.00
Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Blue Silk Polo Blue 000 Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Blue Silk Polo Blue 001
€396.00 Regular Price €660.00
Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Burgundy Silk Half Zip Polo Burgundy 000 Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Burgundy Silk Half Zip Polo Burgundy 001
€396.00 Regular Price €660.00
Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Multicolor Silk Polo Half Zip Multicolor 000 Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Multicolor Silk Polo Half Zip Multicolor 001
€396.00 Regular Price €660.00
Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Blue Silk Polo Blue 000 Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Blue Silk Polo Blue 001
€315.00 Regular Price €535.00
Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini White Cotton Polo White 000 Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini White Cotton Polo White 001
€360.00 Regular Price €600.00
Cesare Attolini CESARE ATTOLINI Blue White Cotton Polo Blue 000 Cesare Attolini CESARE ATTOLINI Blue White Cotton Polo Blue 001
€185.00 Regular Price €370.00
Cesare Attolini CESARE ATTOLINI Blue Wool Silk Polo Blue 000 Cesare Attolini CESARE ATTOLINI Blue Wool Silk Polo Blue 001
€310.00 Regular Price €620.00

Cesare Attolini strives for the perfect combination of luxury, quality and comfort in every piece of clothing they create. From the finest wool and cashmere to the most skilled craftsmen, Cesare Attolini is dedicated to creating the highest quality garments possible. Although mainly famous for their suit blazers and suits, they also create some of the highest quality general menswear items in the world. Including Polo Shirts!

Kired Italian Designer Polo Shirts

Kired Kired Green Cotton Polo Green 000 Kired Kired Green Cotton Polo Green 001
€87.50 Regular Price €175.00
Kired Kired Pink Cotton Polo Pink 000 Kired Kired Pink Cotton Polo Pink 001
€87.50 Regular Price €175.00
Kired Kired Green Cotton Polo Green 000 Kired Kired Green Cotton Polo Green 001
€87.50 Regular Price €175.00
Kired Kired Brown Cotton Polo Brown 000 Kired Kired Brown Cotton Polo Brown 001
€87.50 Regular Price €175.00
Kired Kired Blue Navy Cotton Polo Blue Navy 000 Kired Kired Blue Navy Cotton Polo Blue Navy 001
€87.50 Regular Price €175.00
Kired Kired Black Cotton Polo Black 000 Kired Kired Black Cotton Polo Black 001
€87.50 Regular Price €175.00
Kired Kired White Cotton Polo White 000 Kired Kired White Cotton Polo White 001
€87.50 Regular Price €175.00

Producing high-quality contemporary outerwear, Kired is a brand that takes its inspiration from the world of sport. With a focus on functionality and an eye for detail, all pieces are made to last, ensuring that you can stay warm and dry whatever the weather. Whether you're looking for a jacket to take on your next outdoor adventure or something smart to wear to the office, Kired has something for everyone.

Kiton Italian Designer Polo Shirts

Kiton Kiton Knt Blue Cotton Polo Blue 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Blue Cotton Polo Blue 001
€232.50 Regular Price €465.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Black Cotton Polo Black 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Black Cotton Polo Black 001
€232.50 Regular Price €465.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton EA Polo Gray 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton EA Polo Gray 001
€362.50 Regular Price €725.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton EA Polo Gray 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton EA Polo Gray 001
€362.50 Regular Price €725.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Blue Cotton Silk Polo Blue 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Blue Cotton Silk Polo Blue 001
€245.00 Regular Price €490.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton Silk Polo Gray 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton Silk Polo Gray 001
€240.00 Regular Price €480.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Brown Cotton Silk Polo Brown 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Brown Cotton Silk Polo Brown 001
€240.00 Regular Price €480.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Black Cotton Polo Black 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Black Cotton Polo Black 001
€232.50 Regular Price €465.00
Kiton Kiton Knt White Cotton Polo White 000 Kiton Kiton Knt White Cotton Polo White 001
€232.50 Regular Price €465.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Green Cotton Polo Green 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Green Cotton Polo Green 001
€370.00 Regular Price €740.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Black Cotton Polo Black 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Black Cotton Polo Black 001
€370.00 Regular Price €740.00
Kiton Kiton Knt White Cotton Polo White 000 Kiton Kiton Knt White Cotton Polo White 001
€370.00 Regular Price €740.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton Ea Polo Gray 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton Ea Polo Gray 001
€362.50 Regular Price €725.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton Ea Polo Gray 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton Ea Polo Gray 001
€362.50 Regular Price €725.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton Ea Polo Gray 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Gray Cotton Ea Polo Gray 001
€362.50 Regular Price €725.00
Kiton Kiton Knt Blue Cotton Silk Polo Blue 000 Kiton Kiton Knt Blue Cotton Silk Polo Blue 001
€245.00 Regular Price €490.00
Kiton Kiton Beige Silk Cotton Polo Beige 000 Kiton Kiton Beige Silk Cotton Polo Beige 001
€391.50 Regular Price €870.00
Kiton Kiton Blue Cotton Polo Blue 000 Kiton Kiton Blue Cotton Polo Blue 001
€317.50 Regular Price €635.00
Kiton Kiton Green Cotton Cashmere Polo Green 000 Kiton Kiton Green Cotton Cashmere Polo Green 001
€371.25 Regular Price €825.00
Kiton Kiton Beige Cotton Polo Beige 000 Kiton Kiton Beige Cotton Polo Beige 001
€312.50 Regular Price €625.00
Kiton Kiton Blue Silk Polo Blue 000 Kiton Kiton Blue Silk Polo Blue 001
€450.00 Regular Price €1,125.00
Kiton Kiton Blue Cotton Polo Blue 000 Kiton Kiton Blue Cotton Polo Blue 001