BOLAN - A POLO-NECK CHIC ENOUGH TO REPLACE THE BLACK TIE
Call it a polo-neck, turtleneck, or roll neck - it’s a fact that the roll-neck sweater is this season’s must-have addition to any man’s wardrobe.
Rakish bohemians would never be seen dead in a shirt and tie at a formal event. True sartorialists know that the slim-cut roll-neck can be worn instead of more traditional neck attire, and The Tailor Retailored, BOLAN sweater will take you from back tie dinner to after-party in the stir of a Martini!
Polo neck sweaters have historically acted as substitutes for the traditional collar and tie.
From the late 19th century polo neck sweaters were worn by sailors and athletes, the name is thought to originate from a similar necked jersey worn by polo players.
Since the middle of the 20th century black polo necks have been associated with philosophers, musicians, poets and glamorous cinema actors Marcello Mastroianni , Yves Montand and Alain Delon.
A polo necked sweater is masculine in its elegant simplicity. It moves with the body, accentuates the face and elongates the figure.