Let’s be honest, the key to looking your best in the summer is a chiseled bod. After all, the weather gets so damn hot, clothes can become an afterthought. But when fall rolls around and temperatures begin to drop, it’s time to spend some of your hard-earned dollars to amp up your wardrobe with the right layering equation of cool clothes for smart style. But then you look at your bank statement—ouch. Summer was expensive and the holidays are coming, so what’s a guy to do?
That’s why we’d like to bring you attention to Ryan Reynolds’ recent New York Comic Con look—and no, it wasn’t his Deadpool costume. The long-sleeve knit polo has the comfort of a lightweight sweater, the collar to go from day-to-night, and the ability to replace your Oxford button down for added warmth during the cold weather season. Ilaria Urbinati—Reynold’s stylist—explained the power of the knit polo to Men’s Health a couple months ago when discussing how men can dress to flatter their body type.
“On an athletic build, if you size down your polo shirt, you’re going to look amazing,” said Urbinati. “It”ll look great on the shoulders with a bit of stretch and stay fitted everywhere else. Most of my clients these days prefer the woven polo over a button-down shirt for the most comfort. COS is one of my go-to brands for a great knit polo shirt.”
It’s no wonder Reynolds chose to sport a COS long-sleeve knit polo for his appearance at New York Comic Con this past Friday to promote Free Guy. The thin knit hugged his shoulders, biceps, and pecs, but provided comfort throughout the busy day of panels and greeting fans. Though the event is a tad more casual than a red carpet premiere, Ryan looks sharp, without looking too stiff.
For a versatile polo shirt that retails for less than $100, the cost-per-wear value makes it a great deal to don for all fall occasions. From office hours under your go-to blazer, to evenings out under your leather jacket, this fall style staple will become your new secret style weapon and save you time when deciding what to wear in the morning.
With long-sleeve knit polos at every price point, any guy can easily elevate his style and show off his gym gains this fall. Deadpool might save the day, but Reynolds just saved your tight budget.