I can still recall the precise moment when the polo neck sweater, having spent decades in the style doldrums (I’m looking at you, Jerry Leadbetter), reclaimed its place in the “cool” corner of men’s fashion.

It was when the posters for the 24th James Bond film appeared in 2015, featuring Daniel Craig, brooding and buff in a black N Peal polo neck, accessorised with brown leather gun holster, the word “Spectre” emblazoned across his torso.

It was a nod to Bonds past – Roger Moore, Sean Connery and George Lazenby had all been members of the polo set – but its re-emergence on the 21st century spy confirmed once again that this garment could be dynamic and sexy. Since then, its evolution as a more…

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