The Ralph Lauren polo shirt is a cultural symbol, an empirical exemplification of what is typically American informal elegance. From an aesthetic point of view, over time it has been adopted by a whole series of counter-cultural movements as a statement. Worn by practically everyone (U.S. presidents, athletes, artists, movie stars, rappers, etc.), in the course of more than 50 years of history, the Ralph Lauren polo shirt has taken on a timeless appeal and has become a classic in any self-respecting wardrobe.
To celebrate its history and legacy, Ralph Lauren released “Ralph Lauren’s POLO SHIRT”, a 544-page coffee table book, published by Rizzoli New York, that tells the story, cultural impact and aesthetic significance of the Ralph Lauren polo shirt thanks in part to a foreword by Ken Burns and an afterword by David Lauren.
More than 400 historical photographs, personal stories of illustrious personalities who tell of their relationship with Ralph Lauren polo, as well as historical insights into its origins and collaborations with such important events as the US Open, Wimbledon and the US Olympics.
“A hefty, stylish compendium of everything you ever wanted to know about Ralph Lauren’s timeless icon”, so the brand called the book, while its founder Ralph Lauren said: “It was never about a shirt, but a way of living”.
“Ralph Lauren’s POLO SHIRT” coffee table book is available online at the Ralph Lauren website and you can also choose the cover in the color you like.
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