Back in 1992, Ralph Lauren introduced the Polo Sport collection for the first time. It was a major move, especially for the time: a luxury fashion brand bringing a full sportswear lineup into the mix. And it was a successful one, too, though the story of how Polo Sport became an icon is as much about the people as it is about the brand.
Polo Sport launched to capitalize on the fitness craze that seemingly everyone was swept up in during the late ’80s and early ’90s. But its true claim to fame, and the reason so many folks still think and talk about it today, didn’t come from aerobics junkies but the skate and hip-hop communities. The line became a status symbol, and the cult-like following it cultivated nearly three decades ago continues to this day, with fans trading and collecting archive pieces.
Now, those fans will have some new gear to get their hands on. Thursday, May 30 marks the relaunch of Polo Sport in the form of two limited-edition capsule collections: Polo Sport Denim and Polo Sport Silver. Both collections feature a mix of reissued originals and updated and remixed pieces that reference the history and legacy of Polo Sport.
On the Denim side of things, the collection will include a cap, a jacket, and utility jeans for both men and women. (There’s also a boyfriend shirt designed specifically for women.) All the pieces are made from denim—naturally—there’s a mix of reissues and updated pieces with small tweaks to the design to make them right for 2019.
The Silver collection is men’s-only, and includes outerwear—like the OG Polo Sport Silver jacket—plus accessories and pants. As with Denim, it’s a mix of old and new, but this time featuring reworked graphic motifs and an unapologetic color scheme of red, white, blue, and silver.
Both collections are available starting on May 30 in Ralph Lauren stores and on the Polo app (available on iTunes and Google Play), plus a series of specialty outlets like Fred Segal, Bodega, Grailed, and Opening Ceremony. If you’re in the market, don’t hesitate on your favorite picks—they’re not likely to be around for long.