There’s just something about a knitted polo that just screams pure refinement. It’s the kind of piece that you’d find in the wardrobes of some of menswear’s elite, because not only does it have all the formalities of a classic dress shirt, it’s also got the casualness of a traditional tee, making it the best of both worlds. Something else that makes a knitted polo so good is its sheer versatility. Of course, you can wear it by itself while you’re chilling on a yacht on the French Riviera, but you can also layer it with a tailored blazer, some nice chinos, and absolutely any shoe. The possibilities are truly endless.

But something else that is endless is just how many knitted polos there are out there. As it stands, there are thousands and thousands of different designs, styles, and silhouettes, so choosing the perfect one for you is no easy feat. So, in this guide by OPUMO, we’re showing off some of our favourite pieces by some of our favourite brands. From small independent labels to international fashion houses, there’s bound to be one here that suits your personal aesthetic, and more importantly, your budget. So, stop what you’re doing and check them out right now.

Where to buy the best knitted polo for men

Wax London

Inspired by the beautiful city in southern Italy, the Naples Polo from Wax London is everything that you need and nothing that you don’t. Released as part of the British brand’s Spring Summer 2024 collection, this is decorated with an engineered vertical rib knit. Wax London has also improved essential details such as the collar shaping and placket for a more elevated finish. There are currently five different colourways to choose from, but the ecru is probably the best of the bunch.

The Resort Co

If you’re searching for a knitted polo that’s soft, breathable, and extremely comfortable, The Resort Co has exactly what you’re looking for. Lovingly handcrafted in the brand’s factories in Portugal, it’s made from organic cotton that’s 100% GOTS certified. A pair of horn buttons are stitched around the collar for sartorial look, and ribbed hems and seams keep this piece perfectly in place at all times.


At this point, Velasca is probably most well-known for its excellent derbies and laced boots, but that doesn’t mean you should overlook the Milanese company’s knitted polo range. The Ostana is one of its bestsellers and it’s quite easy to see why. Launched as part of its Spring Summer 2024 collection, it’s produced using one of the finest cottons out there, which only grows in certain parts of the world. It’s also available in a slew of different colours and sizes so you’ll definitely be able to find one that complements your vibe.


You just can’t talk about the greatest knitted polo without giving Aurélien’s version a special shout out. Made for summer, it’s cut for a comfortable fit and is knitted from some of the finest Egyptian cotton in the world, meaning it drapes over your shoulders and your chest effortlessly. Astonishingly, there are a total of 14 colour combinations to choose from. And, even more astonishingly, it’s incredibly well-priced considering what you get.

Billy Reid

Billy Reid has been making knitted polo shirts for some of the most famous guys in the world for the past two decades. So while you may never be able to act like them or sing like them or be like them, at least you’ll have the same wardrobe as them. This particular piece, which is named the Pique Pensacola Polo, is a mainstay in the eponymous label’s collection. First introduced all the way back in 2002, not much has changed about it since. It’s crafted from the same ultra-soft organic Pima cotton. It’s detailed with the same woven undercollar. And it’s finished with the same heirloom ribbon stripe. This is a truly iconic piece of menswear.


Closed knows exactly what it’s doing when it comes to great essentials, and this has been made abundantly clear with this awesome polo. Knitted from a fine and light cotton mix yarn, it’s clean, it’s minimal, and it’s super simple. Sizes are already beginning to sell out, so if you see yours, you should probably snap it up before someone else does that for you – don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Artknit Studios

We have adored Artknit Studios since the very beginning, and if you don’t have any pieces from the Alessandro Lovisetto-helmed imprint, this Crochet Polo is a solid start. Painted in a deep blue navy hue, it’s made from a blend of European Flax Linen and organic cotton, resulting in a relaxed fit that also feels incredibly soft to the touch. The brand is also extremely transparent when it comes to its pricing, so you’re getting a lot more than you bargained for here.

Luca Faloni

And last but not least, we just can’t talk about the best knitted polo for men without bringing up this one from Luca Faloni. Since the very beginning, this brand has been known for its magnificent polos, and this is one of the best ones that money can buy. With a 100% cotton build, mother of pearl buttons, and a rounded bottom hemline, this is as good as it gets. On top of that, it comes in seven different sizes and nine different colourways, and each of these are dyed using the label’s signature tinto-capo process, meaning no two pieces will look exactly the same to one another.

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