Gambler Galore: Polo Ralph Lauren Re-Issue Their Iconic Casino Shirt
It first debuted in the 1992 and has been a cult classic ever since, but as of 9am GMT on February 13th, The Polo Ralph Lauren Casino shirt is finally being reissued, exclusively on The Polo phone app. A precursor of streetwear, the original shirts came with no heavy branding and marked a brief shift for Lauren away from logos to bold prints. Featuring a roulette wheel in the original red colourway, the ultra-rare, Casino shirts have gone down in style mythology after becoming a favourite with the taste-making 1990s Brooklyn shoplifting gang the Lo Lifes, who prided themselves in boosting the best limited edition Polo and Ralph Lauren pieces.
Many owners of Casino originals refuse to wear them on rainy or hot days so as to avoid sweating into their precious Polo collectibles. But now Lauren is giving a whole new generation the chance to dress fresh in – or flip – their re-issued Casino prints. The limited edition range of unisex shirts and matching shorts features green, blue and “1990s red” colourways. The iconic originals were limited to menswear, but this new drop also features a matching women’s jacket and pleated skirt. Set an alert.
The Polo Ralph Lauren re-issued ‘Casino’ capsule collection is available exclusively on The Polo app for both iPhone and Android from February 13th at 9am GMT.