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Preppy Hour: 9 Go-To Shops for Polo Shirts in Manila

We see owls, penguins, crocodiles, eagles and more.
Preppy Hour: 9 Go-To Shops for Polo Shirts in Manila We see owls, penguins, crocodiles, eagles and more.

Why does everything the French do have to be so chic? The pique shirt - so classic, how will we ever get over them? - are basically polo tops made of pique cotton. Coming a long way from their beginnings on the tennis court. modern versions run the gamut of sporty to preppy, and with whatever animal logo you feel like owning. Scroll down to see our go-to shops for the collared shirts in the metro.

LACOSTE

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Talk tennis or pique shirts and the first brand that would come to mind would definitely be Lacoste. Hey, just because it’s dad’s fave doesn’t mean he’s the only one who can wear them.

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MEMO

#TheOwlHasLanded! Memo just launched a line of polos in different prints, colorful tipping, and a unique gingham check inside the collar. A cool pick both for you and your beau.

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UNIQLO

From basic shirts to polos, Uniqlo is still our go-to shop for anything shirt related. Aside from black, white, and blue, the Japanese brand also has cute polkas and stripes that you can button all the way up or pair with a printed skirt to turn into a Harajuku cutie.

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PENSHOPPE

Want to hoard the style? Then you better head to Penshoppe because they have loads of pique shirts that come in a wide array of prints and hues.

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS

Need a shirt for the next Ateneo game? No brand fits the job better than AEO. But seriously speaking, if you want a bunch of the classic top in colors that go as far as neon green and pinks, check out the Eagle’s racks.

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RALPH LAUREN

Now if horses and polo are more your thing, then sport some RL, with your collar popped like a true prepster. While you’re at it, match ‘em with your pearls and high pony.

Style Bible tip: The modern way to wear them now is a size bigger, tucked into your jeans.

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LE COQ SPORTIF

You can rely on French brands to give us an ample supply of pique shirts. The brand that literally translates to "Athletic Rooster," included.

ORIGINAL PENGUIN

Penguins are not only adorbs, but the brand also tweaked their pique via various materials and clean lines that can be seen from the neck tape to the outer placket (a.k.a the buttoned area).

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FRED PERRY

Fred Perry says table tennis is still tennis. If you have a thing for collars then their signature twin-tippled shirts await you.  

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