WORDS BY JOSEPH FURNESS
There's a pony or two in every discerning dresser’s wardrobe, but we still question ourselves every time we shop for a new Polo Ralph flex. Why? Chiefly because of the array of cuts available – from Tailored Fit to Custom Slim Fit – are all designed for different purposes and preferences.
So what are the sizing nuances between each style? To help you take the guesswork out of shopping, read our Polo Ralph Lauren size guide to discover the right fit for you. We promise it’ll prove a more riveting read than our returns form.
Polo Ralph Lauren Shirt Sizing
Classic Fit Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren’s Classic Fit is the brand’s most generous, which makes it ideal for everyday occasions — including, but not limited to, coffee catch-ups, BBQs and weekend dates. It’s cut to be roomier than other fits and offers a fuller sleeve, providing the wearer with ample space for flexibility and enough material to pull off the untucked look.
Slim Fit Shirt
As the name implies, Polo Ralph Lauren’s Slim Fit shirts offer a skinnier fit than the Classic — especially at the waist. With its fitted sleeves and higher armholes, the Slim Fit is best reserved for work, weddings, garden parties and other events that require a smart(er) dress code.
Custom Fit Shirt
Polo Ralph’s Custom Fit shirt ticks the smart-casual box. The slim-ish silhouette combines the relaxed look of the Classic with the constructed tailoring of the Slim to create a silhouette that works for nights out, birthdays, BBQs and dinner dates.
Tailored Fit Shirt
If there's a silhouette to reserve for grand celebrations, formal events and pivotal meetings, it’s the Tailored Fit. The slimmer design of the Tailored perfectly contours to the body, offering the illusion it’s been tailored to the wearer’s frame.
Big and Tall Fit Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren’s Big and Tall Fits offer larger, longer sizes of the brand’s shirt silhouettes. So, no matter your body type, there’s a shirt option suitable for every occasion.
Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt Sizing
Classic Fit Polo Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren’s Classic Fit polo shirt has a slightly loose cut, which makes it a perfect go-to for day-to-day wear and relaxed weekends. It has lower armholes and offers a spacious sleeve that falls close to the elbow.
Slim Fit Polo Shirt
The Slim Fit polo shirt is, unsurprisingly, the brand’s tightest polo silhouette. From top to bottom, the Slim relies on the wearer’s physique to dictate its shape, which makes it more appropriate than the Classic for dressier affairs.
Custom Slim Fit Polo Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren’s Custom Slim Fit is a neat take on the iconic Ralph Lauren polo. The trimmer silhouette — popularly styled with smart chinos or jeans to social events — is tight around the bicep and tailored through the waist to complement the wearer’s figure.
Tailored Fit Polo Shirt
The Tailored Fit Polo Shirt is a tapered silhouette designed to sit perfectly on the wearer’s body, making it ideal for everything from weekend activities to non-strenuous sports. The Tailored Fit is popular with those looking for a polo that looks presentable both tucked in and tucked out and can be worn with elegance from day to night.
Big and Tall Fit Polo Shirt
As mentioned above, Polo Ralph Lauren’s Big and Tall collection offers longer, larger versions of the different Polo tee styles, giving individuals of all shapes and sizes the opportunity to choose their favourite fit.
Polo Ralph Lauren T-Shirt Sizing
Classic Fit T-Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren’s Classic Fit T-shirt is an all-rounder, with its commodious design featuring spacious sleeves. It’s a real wardrobe staple that’s available in countless colours and works with almost anything.
Custom Slim Fit T-Shirt
Fitted from top to bottom, Polo Ralph Lauren’s Custom Slim Fit T-shirt silhouette stays close to the body to offer a sleek look that looks great on its own and layered underneath something warmer. Ergo, the Custom Slim Fit is essential all year round.
Big and Tall Fit T-Shirt
Once again, Polo Ralph Lauren’s Big and Tall collection ensures that those who require larger sizes can pick between the two T-shirt styles.
Polo Ralph Lauren Jacket Sizing
Regular Fit Jacket
A Regular Fit jacket from Polo Ralph Lauren will accommodate room for your winter knitwear and feel fab over a tee in summer. All you need to do is purchase yours in your true size.
Slim Fit Jacket
A Polo Ralph Lauren Slim Fit jacket will smoothen out your look as it is a garment designed with no excess material. If you’re someone who enjoys sporting multiple layers under your jacket, you may want to consider sizing up when choosing Slim Fit.
Big and Tall Fit Jacket
Ralph Lauren’s Big and Tall Fit Jackets are essentially Regular Fit jackets made for – you guessed it – big and tall people. Bearing this in mind, you shouldn’t need to worry about sizing up or down.
Ralph Lauren Trouser Sizing
Classic Fit Trousers
Polo Ralph Lauren’s Classic Fit Trousers are a happy medium: they’re not fitted like Slim Fit Trousers, but not at all loose like Relaxed fit Trousers. They simply sit at the waist and leave a sensible amount of room throughout the leg. As you can imagine, this fit is terrific for weekdays in the office and evening plans.
Slim Fit Trousers
A pair of Polo Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Trousers sits low at the waist and is close-fitting throughout the leg. Suitable for occasions with a smart casual dress code, a pair of Slim Fit Trousers marries well with tees, shirts, sweatshirts, jumpers and more.
Relaxed Fit Trousers
Sitting at or just below the waist, Polo Ralph Lauren Relaxed Fit trousers offer a generous amount of room throughout the leg. The laid back feel is practically perfect for dress-down Fridays and weekend days out.
Big and Tall Fit Trousers
Struggle to find trousers that fit you properly? Perhaps Ralph Lauren Polos’ Big and Tall Fit Trousers will change things for you. Fortunately there are all kinds of Big and Tall styles – from cargos to corduroys to chinos.
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Polo Ralph Lauren Sizing Chart