How To Fold A Polo Shirt

How To Fold A Polo Shirt

Whether you're packing for a trip, decluttering your closet, or simply looking to preserve the life of your favourite polos, mastering the art of folding can make all the difference.

In this blog, I'll walk you through an easy step-by-step guide for how to fold a polo shirt, sharing neat folding methods and simple shirt folding tips.

More importantly you'll find the best fitting polo shirts right here at Tapered Menswear.

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Is It Better To Fold Or Hang Polo Shirts?

When it comes to the preservation of your polo shirts, understanding the best way to fold a polo tee is crucial. I recommend Folding to prevent stretching or distortion, a common issue when hanging, especially in the shoulder area.

Heavyweight polos are particularly susceptible to losing their shape due to the heft of the fabric pulling down on the garment when hung. 

You'll often find when you go into a store that polo shirts are folded up. Retailers do this for a good reason.

It provides a neat, square shape that's easily stackable and showcases the shirts appealingly without misshaping them and keeping them professional.

How Do You Fold A Polo Step By Step

Perfecting the art of folding your polo shirt not only keeps creases at bay but also helps to maintain a neat and organised wardrobe.


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Let's dive into a step-by-step polo shirt folding tutorial:

Step 1: Lay the Shirt Flat

Start by laying your polo shirt face down on a flat surface. Smooth out any wrinkles or creases with your hands to ensure the shirt is completely flat.

Step 2: Fold the Sleeves

Take one sleeve and fold it in towards the center of the shirt. The edge of the sleeve should line up with the collar. Repeat this step with the other sleeve, ensuring both sleeves are neatly folded in and the shirt now resembles a rectangle.

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Step 3: Fold the Shirt in Half Vertically

Grab one side of the shirt and fold it towards the center, then do the same with the other side. Your polo should now be in a narrow, vertical rectangle. Make sure the edges are aligned for a neat fold.

Step 4: Fold Horizontally

Finally, fold the shirt horizontally. You can fold it into thirds or in half, depending on your storage preference or the size of the drawer/shelf where it will be placed. If folding into thirds, bring the bottom up a third of the way, then fold the top down over it.

Step 5: Adjust and Store

Make any final adjustments to ensure the fold is neat and even. Your polo shirt is now compactly folded and ready to be stored in your drawer or on a shelf, saving space and keeping it wrinkle-free.


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Tips for Perfect Folding:

As you fold, make it a habit to smooth out the fabric, minimising wrinkles and ensuring a crisp finish.

If you're packing for a trip, consider rolling your polo shirts instead of folding them. This can save space in your luggage and reduce creases, keeping your shirts looking fresh upon arrival.

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How To Fold Polo Collar

To fold a polo collar neatly, start by buttoning the top button to maintain its shape. Lay the shirt flat, face down. Fold the collar down as it would naturally sit when worn.

This preserves the collar's structure and prevents creases.


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How To Roll A Polo Shirt

Begin by placing your polo shirt face-up on a flat surface. Fold the hem upwards about 10cm to set the base for a snug roll.

Next, bring each sleeve towards the shirt's centre in a symmetrical fashion, ensuring a neat overlap. 

Now roll the polo top from the collar downwards to the hem you've folded up. Aim for consistent pressure along the length of the shirt to maintain a uniform roll.

Rolling may make minor creases. But, they're usually small and vanish when the shirt is worn and warmed by body heat.

It's definitely a small trade-off for the convenience and space efficiency provided. 

How to Fold Polo Shirts for Travel

When preparing polo shirts for travel, consider rolling them to save space and minimize wrinkles. Start by laying the shirt flat and buttoning up any buttons. Fold the sleeves inward and smooth out any creases.

Next, fold the shirt in half vertically, aligning the shoulders. Instead of folding again, roll the shirt from the bottom up, creating a compact cylinder. This method not only maximizes luggage space but also helps keep your polos looking fresh and ready to wear upon arrival.

Best Fitting Polo Shirts For Men - Tapered Menswear 

Now you know how to fold a polo shirt. Perhaps one of the bigger questions you should ask is how should your polo fit?


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Here at Tapered Menswear we stand as an exemplary brand, championing the essence of fit. 

Call us biased, but we believe that our Tapered Fit Polo Shirts are the best form fitting ones out there.

With our polos, you’ll never have to worry about that ill-fitting loose look. Our polos are cut with a v-taper shape so that you don’t have that unnecessary amount of fabric pooling at the waist.

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Polo shirts fitted at the shoulders, biceps and chest too, which sits well on the body, so that you can get the most confident wear out our fitted polo, while flattering those areas.

As an added bonus, we have no logo plastered on the front - let your form do the talking.

As with any fit polo shirt, comfort is paramount. Our best fitting polos are made with 100% super soft heavy-weight cotton that stretches and moulds to your shape. You’ll never feel uncomfortable, but your polo will always stay in shape.

If you’re ready to switch up your fit the best fitting polo shirt on the market, then check out the Tapered Menswear performance polos.


Our revolutionary cut provides a 10" drop from chest to waist.

Fully fitted in chest and shoulders whilst tapering sharply down, giving a tailored look. No more bagginess in the waist.


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Closely Fitted At Biceps

Moulds to your arm and cut to the optimal length to emphasises the bicep peak.


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Stretch Cotton

Super soft, breathable and allows complete freedom of movement.


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Perfect for formal occasions. 

With our non obtrusive logo stitched subtly on the waist makes our TAPERED Fit Shirt ideal for formal occasions.

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Tapered Fit polo shirts are the true solution to your polo shirt fitting problem.