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Polo Shirt

1990 (made)
Place of origin

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

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Piqué knitted cotton
Brief description
Polo shirt of knitted black cotton, designed by Ralph Lauren, United States, 1990
Physical description
Polo shirt of knitted black cotton. With short sleeves and a Ralph Lauren emblem in red.
Gallery label
POLO SHIRT Designed by Ralph Lauren (American) - Polo, USA Black cotton pique 1990 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)
Credit line
Given by the manufacturer
Object history
Registered File number 1990/675.
Accession number

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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