Size guide: How do Ralph Lauren polo shirts fit?

Iconic, must-have pieces in the world of ready-to-wear. Launched in 1972, the American-style icons offered with great color palettes are elaborated with high-quality materials.


The creator of Polo Ralph Lauren himself said that this polo shirt is simply a beautiful garment and that the presence of the polo player’s logo is for him a symbol of his journey and success.


Today, there are many different models of these famous polo shirts. That’s why, after our article "Size Guide: How to Size Ralph Lauren?" which went over the generalities of the brand, we offer you our little tips in which you can guide you to choose the model of polo that best suits your morphology in order to have optimal comfort.

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How to measure the Slim fit?

Let’s talk about the slim fit, which offers a slightly tight fit in the sleeves, torso and waist. Presenting a rather sporty look, the brand’s slim fit polo shirt shows modernity in its cut and especially thanks to a stretch fabric.


And you should know that this same size segmentation can be found across other men's products. Visit our "Size Guide: How Ralph Lauren Shirts Fit" to learn more.


It was the first polo model of the American label and therefore a classic that represents the sport of Polo. That’s why there are a lot of Polo sport models in this collection. There are also many rugby shirts in striped jersey. Most of these polo shirts offer a traditional design to give a stylish or vintage look depending on the model. How do you measure the classic fit? There is also the classic fit, which is considered the opposite of the slim fit. Indeed, it has a wider dimension and therefore a more Americanized and classic look. It was the first polo model of the American label and therefore a classic that represents the sport of Polo. That's why there are a lot of Polo sport models in this collection. There are also many rugby shirts in striped jersey. Most of these polo shirts offer a traditional design to give a stylish or vintage look depending on the model.


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How do you measure the custom fit?

Finally, let’s talk about the custom fit. It’s kind of like the in between of the Classic fit and the Slim fit, where the fit is neither too wide nor too slim. Many models feature the Polo Bear logo, which is a fun symbol of Polo Ralph Lauren launched in 1991.


There are also the Brazil, the USA, and Russia slim fit polo shirts that represent the different countries mentioned above. Other men’s styles also have traditional designs similar to the Classic fits such as the Pique Fitted Polos that feature Polo sport visuals with graphic representations of Polo matches, or with the triple pony logo with their classic collar.


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Ralph Lauren has also developed different collections to expand its range, including the Purple label and the Pink Pony series.


Purple Label polo shirts

Purple label polo shirts are part of Polo Ralph Lauren’s high fashion pieces, and offer the highest quality of textiles. The visuals are unique and out of the ordinary compared to the classic collections of the American label. For the majority of these menswear pieces, the elegant colors, fabric material and Polo bear logos have been redesigned and brought to the forefront for an unparalleled insertion into the high fashion environment.



Here, Polo Ralph Lauren has set the bar very high to develop ready-to-wear pieces of unparalleled restraint in order to represent its line of high-end clothing in the best way.


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Pink Pony Polo Shirts

The Pink Pony polo collection features the label’s logo in a pink color. It then offers the Pink Pony fitted polo, the Pink Pony tie-dye polo, and even a customizable polo. Twenty-five percent of the price is then directly donated to the association that fights against cancer.



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How to make your measurements?

Let’s move on to the measurements. It is essential to follow our advice in order to have the best size adapted to your morphology and to obtain a better comfort. Get a tape and we will go step by step through the different measurements to take.


XS S M L XL XXL
Poitrine 78,7-86,4 88,9-94 106,7-114,3 116,8-121,9 116,8-121,9 124,5-132,1
Cou 35,6 35,6-36,8 40,6-41,9 43,2-44,5 43,2-44,5 45,7-47
Manche 81,3-82,6 81,3-83,8 86,4-88,9 88,9-91,4 91,4-94 94-96,5
Tour de Taille 66-71,1 71,1-76,2 88,9-96,5 101,6-106,7 101,6-106,7 109,2-114,3


  • Neck: Wrap the ribbon around your neck, making sure to leave an inch between the two.
  • Chest: Wrap the tape around the widest part of your chest and shoulder blades while lowering your arms as you measure.
  • Waist: Measure around your waist at your belly button.
  • Sleeve: Fold your arm 90 degrees to your hip and lay your tape from the middle of your neck down your arm to your wrist.

Now compare your results with those on the Polo Ralph Lauren chart, and choose what fits you.
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