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The Polo Ralph Lauren Ian is offered in sizes ranging from 7 to 13. The shoe runs slightly larger than regular measurements, so users are advised to order a pair at least a half size down. The casual sneaker does not provide much in the way of arch support, but there is enough lateral support, particularly from the leather and suede versions. A traditional lacing system keeps the shoe secure to the foot.
The Polo Ralph Lauren Ian’s sporty style can be interpreted many ways. The canvas and suede versions evoke more of a street-ready look that can be further emphasized by skinny jeans with turned up bottoms, a plain white tee, and a bomber jacket. Meanwhile, the leather model looks great with pants, a blazer, buttoned-up shirt, and tie. You can kick down the latter’s style a notch by replacing the pants with blue jeans instead.
The smooth style of the Polo Ralph Lauren Ian is the first thing that catches the eye. The minimalist and streamlined design brings the crisp canvas, fine leather, or beautiful suede upper material to the forefront. The blending of fabrics and tonal colors in the canvas version is especially striking while the rich tones in the suede and leather iterations make quite an impact.
The Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded in 1967 by renowned designer Ralph Lauren, the only designer ever to receive the four top honors from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Lauren first started off selling men’s ties under the Polo Ralph Lauren label before expanding the label to include a full line of tailored clothing. The brand has since gone on to be an international powerhouse, globally recognized for their quality products that also include home accessories, watches, and fragrances. Numerous other labels and sub-labels under the Ralph Lauren company have also launched since.
The Ian comes from the company’s flagship label and carries the distinctive Polo trademark of preppy aesthetic. In spite of the sporty design, the shoe still manages to look somewhat polished and ready for smart casual gatherings. The model comes in three variations which are leather, suede, and canvas.
- The Polo Ralph Lauren Ian features a stripe-detailed bumper cupsole, a removable insole, and the ubiquitous pony branding on the side.