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Preston Konrad

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Best Striped Shirts & Men's Polo Shirts

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Remember that Gap commercial about the ‘crazy stripes’ in the early 2000s? You know, the one will all of those hot girls and guys dancing around in striped sweaters to the tune of Love Train by the O-Jays. Oh, NOW you remember. Well, good thing to know is that stripes like that aren’t seen as so ‘crazy’ anymore. In fact, bold, bright stripes are pretty much everywhere lately. Socks, t-shirts, sweaters, even pants and vests have been striped. Get your inner rugby player on and try one of these great striped pieces on for size, or for stripe.

Get the best striped shirts for essentials for your wardrobe. These men's polo shirts feature the best casual shirts from J Crew, Ralph Lauren and other makers of great men's clothing.

Best Stripes for Men by Preston Konrad

The Best You Can Get

  • J.Crew Reeves-Stripe Pique Polo

    Preston says: Even though fall is here for the most part, short sleeves are still great for layering or for those random hot days of fall. This striped polo from J. Crew is made of a classic pique but is cut a little roomier in the body and in the sleeves which is great for layering over a Henley, button down, or even a long sleeved t-shirt. This also looks great worn under a sport coat with a V-neck sweater. Layer it up guys!

    • 100% cotton
    • Ribbed collar and cuffs
    • Machine wash
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Slim Custom Fit Crown Polo

    Preston says: Look like you’ve just had beers and a sandwich with Prince William himself with this great shirt from Polo. The bold red shirt is cut with a sporty contrasting navy blue stripe across the front, giving it that real polo player look. Signature crests and numbers on the sleeve also add to the refined British sportswear vibe. In staying authentic to the idea of snooty sportsmanship, the buttons are made of rubber like on a vintage rugby shirt, and the placket is double reinforced for durability. Since there happens to be a lot going on with this shirt, pair it with a slim jean or chino, don’t go overboard men.

    • Durable cotton
    • Slim fit
  • Rugby Ralph Lauren Striped Hooded Rugby

    Preston says: Find your inner Harvard athlete with this awesome piece from Rugby. Originating in Boston down the street from Harvard, this younger sibling to Polo Ralph Lauren specializes in Rugby shirts obviously, as well as preppy apparel with a young edge. This striped rugby is worn and distressed for a vintage collegiate look. The hood is made of a worn-in fleece while the body is durable striped cotton, with a logo/crest on the chest. Machine wash. The fit on this rugby is slim, so if you are planning on layering, over a shirt or long sleeve t-shirt, buy a size up.

    • Cotton body with contrast fleece hood
    • Collegiate inspired
  • Mossimo Washed Oxford Shirt – Salamander

    Preston says: A cotton oxford cloth shirt is a staple items of menswear and should be in every mans closet, multiple times. These shirts are mostly sold at high-end retail stores like Ralph Lauren, Ben Sherman, and Brooks Brothers. But nothing says you have to pay those prices. This version from Target is awesome. The cotton is washed for supreme comfort and the fit is tailored and slim. The cuffs have two-button closures and there is a pocket on the front left breast. Machine was and tumble dry low. This is a great alternative to the pricey oxfords, and for this low price, I will be mad at you if you don’t get at least two.

    • Athletic fit
    • 100% cotton
    • Matched color buttons
  • Paul Smith Multistripe Leather Bifold Wallet

    Preston says: Paul Smith is the king of striped accessories. Why not have a piece of the king? This wallet from PS is so cool. Think the traditional leather bifold wallet but on a drug trip. The outside of the wallet is covered in thin stripes of color including browns, blues, yellows, pinks, and reds. This wallet will grab some attention for sure. Now, it will grab even more attention if happens to be full.

    • Single Bifold
    • 8 slots for credit cards
    • Made in Italy

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  • Prada Stripe Belt with Logo Plaque Buckle

    Preston says: Take your old, striped, grosgrain belt from the 1980s, give it a few more stripes in rich fall colors, add black leather tips to the end and a signature lacquer Prada logo, and you have it! This belt is Prada’s version of the striped ribbon belt. The stripes are cool and masculine and are based in black. This belt is in high demand, so quantities may be limited when purchasing so get to buying! This belt looks killer with a pair of grey suit pants and a crisp button down shirt. Wear casually with a dark pair of shorts and a t-shirt.

    • 1.25” wide
    • Made in Italy
  • CO-OP Barneys New York Striped Zip Hoodie

    Preston says: Even though we’re entering fall, it’s important to think about the weight of the sweaters you purchase. Heavy is not always best unless worn alone. This lightweight zip-up hooded sweater is a great layering piece and is done in great bold stripes of black and grey. The hoodie zips up the front and is machine washable. This is perfect to wear under a motorcycle jacket or over a waffle knit long sleeved tee. I would say this hoodie looks best with denim and sneakers.

    • 100% cotton
    • Machine wash
  • Old Navy Black Skull Patterned Slip-On Shoes

    Preston says: Take a rebellious spin on preppy with these babies from Old Navy. The standard preppy slip-on shoe goes bad boy in black with skulls and stripes on it. The webbed canvas is covered in punk skulls with bold white stripes in between to reinforce that preppy feel to the shoes. The foot bed is cushioned for supreme comfort and the bottom is textured with the ON logo for extra traction. For this low price, your feet better have a pair of these on them mighty quick.

    • Available in sizes 8-13
    • 100% cotton with synthetic outsole
  • Fink 7 Dials Pinstripe Pant

    Preston says: This is a great pair of classic pinstripe pants that look great worn in a not-so-classic kind of way. Instead of wearing these with a typical dress shoe and button down shirt, pair them with a vintage t-shirt and a pair of slip on Vans sneakers. The fit is a classic five-pocket and runs true to size. The pant is 100% cotton and easy to care for by just throwing in your washing machine. Having a pant like this is a good way to ease of out wearing jeans everyday and subbing them for something new. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters.

    • Straight leg
    • Low rise
    • Button fly
  • Urban Outfitters Standard Bar Stripe Crew Sweater

    Preston says: If you feel like jumping on the trend of stripes but a rugby shirt is too athletic and reminds you of high school, then opt for one of these sweaters from Urban Outfitters. This fine gauge cotton crew neck comes in bold stripes of blues, grays, and even purple for you daring guys. The cuffs and hem are ribbed for that old-school feel. Pair this with some black jeans for a prep rocker look or with chino shorts for a Nantucket vibe.

    • Regular fit
    • 100% cotton
    • Machine wash

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Find the best striped shirts and join the craze. These men's polo shirts are perfect for casual day at work or a night out with the boys. Always the best price, these casual shirts feature short and long sleeved polo shirts from Ralph Lauren, Mossimo, Old Navy, Urban Outfitters and others, all at the best price.