Polka dots inevitably conjure the past; there’s definitely a nostalgia associated with polka dots, think of the 1950’s and 1960’s, and with the rise of vintage, the revive of polka dot mania. A classic shirt adorned with polka dots ensured the mods of the era were able to make the perfect transition from season to season. The ability to give outfits a lift, at times you would see a contrasting collar and button on the pocket considered fine design detail to every classic button down shirt.
Polka dots have a unique ability to straddle a range of occasions from highly formal to playful and casual, and as such, they are a must-have in every man’s wardrobe. If chosen and combined correctly, polka dots will add lots of class and elegance to your look. Pay attention to the right match in patterns, make sure that the colours harmonise and are not in conflict with one another.
Because your shirt is doing most of the talking, you don't want to overpower the rest of your look with more pattern and colour. If you've opted for black, then keep the rest of your look fairly neutral with a simple pair of trousers and shoes. It’s as blokey as Beckham and just a black shirt with dots. Shout to the masses: “I’m a man. I wear polka dots. I’m not ashamed”.
Discover our range of vintage style polka dot long sleeve shirts for men, designed to give you that timeless 1960s style. Relco London are the leaders in mod-retro fashion, and all shirts are styled to match the exact look of your favourite sixties icons. So look no further than our spotted shirt collection.