No matter how you plan to spend your summer this year, you need to add a linen polo or two (or three, or four) to your wardrobe right now. The go-to piece for every guy as soon as the mercury begins to rise, they come in thousands of different designs, fabrics, and styles. But while variety is, indeed, the spice of life (a quote by legendary English poet William Cowper), sometimes choice can be overwhelming. And if that sounds like something that you’re going through right now, then you’ve come to the right place.

In this guide by OPUMO, we’ll be checking out some of our favourite linen polo shirts out there. From small independent labels to international fashion houses, there’s bound to be one here that matches your personality, your aesthetic, and most importantly, your budget. Some of these are already beginning to sell out, so make sure you grab them before it’s too late. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

The best linen polo shirts for men

Artknit Studios

To kick things off, we have to talk about the very appropriately named Linen Cotton Short Sleeve Shirt by Artknit Studios. Boasting an eco-friendly flax and organic cotton composition, it’s soft, it’s lightweight, and it’s the perfect addition to your summer outfits. It also comes in a bunch of other colour options, but the military green version is speaking to us the most.


There’s just no way we can talk about the greatest linen polo shirts out there without giving the Sapphire by Aurélien a special shoutout. Cut from a beautiful linen jersey, it’s a cool, breathable option for those stuffier days. If you’re thinking of adding it to your summer rotation, we’d recommend going for one size smaller as, generally speaking, it fits quite large.


If you’re searching for a linen polo that you can rely on this season, Closed is one of the first places that you should look. World-renowned for its industry-leading menswear, the German label’s knitted polo shirt is made from a soft linen-cotton yarn and features an intricate waffle texture that’s very unique. Both the cuffs and hem have also been ribbed for added comfort.

The Resort Co

Whether you’re heading into your office in London or spending a week gallivanting in the French Riviera, The Resort Co’s got your back. Tailored from the finest Irish lightweight linen, it’s known for its crisp texture, durability, and natural breathability. It also comes in a bunch of different sizes, so you’ll definitely be able to find one that fits you perfectly and effortlessly.


Of course, we have to talk about The Cuban Collar Linen from LESTRANGE. Over the past couple of years, the London-based label has been working hard carving out the ultimate wardrobe for men, containing all the pieces that you need and nothing that you don’t. This is one of them. It’s one of the brand’s most popular pieces to date, and it’s easy to see why.

Luca Faloni

Even though Luca Faloni is a pretty new brand, especially when you compare it to some of the other Italian clothing companies out there, they’re doing absolutely everything right, and it shows with the Elba Polo. Lovingly handmade by some of the most talented artisans in Northern Italy, it’s incredibly soft. It also comes in nine different colour options so you can mix and match.

Billy Reid

Unless you’ve been living under a big rock over the past couple of years, you’d know that Billy Reid has long been the go-to label for some of Hollywood’s elite. Why? Well, just check out the Banks Shirt for example. While it might look like a classic linen polo from a distance, there’s actually a lot more to it than meets the eye. Essentially, it’s casual luxury at its finest.


When you think of Velasca you probably think of its amazing Oxfords and loafers, but that doesn’t mean you should overlook its linen polo game. Take a look at the Specchia, for instance. It’s definitely on the more expensive side of the spectrum, but when you look at every single stitch and every single thread, you’ll immediately realise that it’s completely worth it.


WAHTS is famous for its awesome coats and jackets, but its linen polo shirts? Yes, they’re next level too. The Nelson is one of the best in the business. Inspired by vintage pieces, it’s been given a sporty makeover that will, no doubt, elevate your summer wardrobe. It’s also extremely well-priced considering what you get.

Ripa Ripa

And last but not least, we just can’t write a guide about the best linen polo shirts without mentioning the Ripa Ripa Polo Vomero Sabbia. Boasting a loose and straight fit, this has been meticulously handcrafted in Napoli and fitted with a quartet of horn buttons across the collar. If you’re thinking of adding it to your wardrobe this season, we’d recommend going for your normal size.

Up next, essential summer shirts every man needs.