The rebellious history of the polo neck

The rebellious history of the polo neck


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Every winter, we notice how many people bring out their turtlenecks as a staple item in their wardrobe. The polo neck or turtleneck is not only one of the more gender-neutral fashion items, but it also creates a bold fashion statement across different cultures without trying too hard. In the medieval times, a lot of knights wore chainmail resulting in frequent chaffing, the polo neck was created as protective gear to prevent that and went on to become a coveted design for Kings and Queens in the mid-1600s. Let’s check out the timeline of its rise in popularity as a symbol of strength.


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