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Polo shirt

Polo shirt

  • Place of origin:

    United States (designed)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ralph Lauren (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Piqué knitted cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the manufacturer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Polo shirt of knitted black cotton. With short sleeves and a Ralph Lauren emblem in red.

Place of Origin

United States (designed)


1990 (made)


Ralph Lauren (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Piqué knitted cotton

Object history note

Registered File number 1990/675.

Descriptive line

Polo shirt of knitted black cotton, designed by Ralph Lauren, United States, 1990

Labels and date

Designed by Ralph Lauren (American) - Polo, USA
Black cotton pique

In 1968 Ralph Lauren launched his hugely successful menswear line "Polo by Ralph Lauren", named after a sport that conjured up visions of aristocratic good living and old money.

His clothing has world-wide appeal, combining English taste with American dash. His talent lies in his ability to rework traditional shapes and materials in a way that is wearable and new. His understated style and casual chic is unfussy and intrinsically American. He was one of the first to produce "designer sportswear"

This Ralph Lauren polo shirt in black cotton piqué, with the authoritative "polo" logo in red, is one example of Mr Lauren's ability to re-create a time-honoured classic.

Given by Ralph Lauren
T.197-1990 [1990]


Cotton (textile); Piqué




Men's clothes; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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