Here we have a couple of pages from a Robert Elms article in the Arena magazine
during the Summer of 1990.
Interestingly the Polo is rated out of 10 for quality and it seems that 20 years later
not much has changed. A recent thread on the 80s Casuals forum highlighted the two Polos of consistent high quality as being Ralph Lauren and Lacoste. Both received 10/10 in the Arena ratings.
As Elms states the Polo shirt is a ubiquitous classic and an everyday staple in the casual wardrobe, but as seems apparent not just any make will do.