Polo Ralph Lauren is the latest brand to follow the limited release model with the launch of its limited edition polo collection. The program is comprised of a selection of five collectible polo shirts, one of which will be released every month through November. Each style is a unique take of the classic Polo that is steeped in its storied heritage.
Kicking things off is the Tour Jacket Polo ($225), inspired by the customized souvenir bomber jackets worn by U.S. soldiers serving in the Pacific during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The black and green shirt features intricate embroidery on the back of the bases scattered throughout the Hawaiian Islands were servicemen were stationed, along with their favorite spots to unwind in while on leave. Interwoven with this military map are eagles and tigers—motifs commonly found on the souvenir jackets produced in Japan and Asia during this period—as well as a block print version of Polo Ralph Lauren’s iconic logo.