The 10 Essential Items to Buy from Ralph Lauren Right Now

The master of American style has your weekend wardrobe covered.

The master of American style does a lot of things perfectly. Chief among them: casual weekend wear. Don't get me wrong—I love their luxury Purple Label suits and their cool Polo Sport line of gymwear as much as the next guy. But there's something about the laid-back vibe of a summer weekend that simply beckons for something, anything, from Ralph Lauren in your get-up. I'm talking about slim-cut jogger pants, distressed white denim, and one cotton-nylon moto jacket that will inspire envy among even your most stylish friends. (Oh, and did I mention that whole polo thing?) Here are all items from His Ralphness that every man needs in his weekend duffel. And for more stylish options for this summer, check out the 35 best pairs of shorts for men.

The Polo Shirt

Ralph Lauren Polo shirt

Classic Weathered Mesh Polo

$85; buy now at Ralph Lauren

Your go-to shirt updated in muted colors and a new fabric: The pre-washed cotton takes away the "out of the shopping bag" stiffness.

The Crew neck Sweatshirt

2. The Crewneck Sweatshirt Ralph Lauren

Cotton Spa Terry Sweatshirt

$80; buy now at Ralph Lauren

This broken-in, lightweight, and ultra-soft layer is the answer for transitional weather.

The White Sneakers

3. The White Sneaker Ralph Lauren

Jeston Calfskin Sneaker

$109; buy now at Ralph Lauren

A warm-weather essential with throw back basketball styling. Pairs with any casual look and just gets better with age.

The Cashmere Sweater

4. The Cashmere Sweater Ralph Lauren

Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

$298; buy now at Ralph Lauren

Enjoy a dose of luxe in your off hours. The clean solid shoulder makes this number particularly distinctive.

The White Jean

5. The White Jean Ralph Lauren

Sullivan Slim-Fit Jean

$145; buy now at Ralph Lauren

These lightweight, slim fit jeans have the bonus of what a lot of other versions do not—specifically, subtle distressing and stretch for comfort.

The Oxford Shirt

6. The White Oxford Ralph Lauren

Cotton Oxford Western Shirt

$99; buy now at Ralph Lauren

A little Western style can go a long way. This is a modern take on a Ralph Lauren classic and brings the obvious prepster out of the Oxford shirt.

The Moto Jacket

7. The Moto Jacket Ralph Lauren

Water Repellent Moto Jacket

$495; buy now at Ralph Lauren

No need to give up your biker vibe when the warm weather discourages leather. Test drive this cotton nylon blend jacket for evenings when the temperature drops.

The Jogger

8. The Jogger Ralph Lauren

Double-Knit Jogger

$99; buy now at Ralph Lauren

Who would have predicted a while back that the once humble sweat pant would be elevated to an athleisure style essential. This version stands out for its sleek line and ultra soft knit fabric.

The Short

9. The Short Ralph Lauren

Classic Fit Polo Prepster

$65; buy now at Ralph Lauren

The familiar chino short gets a new lease when slightly shortened. The added bonus is a drawstring waist, just the right amount of stretch and classic fit comfort.

The Fragrance

10. The Fragrance Ralph Lauren

Polo Red Extreme

$59; buy now at Ralph Lauren

When it comes to the finishing touch, go big or stay home. Kick start your routine with this robust and masculine scent.

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