I have always been a big fan of Ralph Lauren apparel, and none of their products ever disapointed me, from shoes, pants, tops, and scarfs. The classic polo is no exception to the rule, and a personal favourite of mine.
First of all, the quality is undoubtely the highest of its kind, the stitching is particularly strong at the cuffs and neck and the bottom hemline. Made of 100% cotton, this polo is made to last for years if you take proper care of it, and that is to either iron it after washing, or take it to the cleaners instead. Now keep in mind that due to the fact that is made of 100% cotton, the colors might start fading away after some time, this is absoluetely normal, and doesn't question the shirt's quality.
As for style, this shirt is made to make you look good, no matter what type of body you have: when I first started wearing the polo, I was a rather skinny guy, so I looked great in the skinny sized polos I had. Now after years of bodybuilding, I look twice better with the bigger sized polos that fit perfectly around my muscles Of course, there are a myriad of colors and combinations to chose from, ( if you order the shirt from the internet, be careful beacuse the colors don't always reflect the exact shade so you might get disapointed).
I agree the shirt might cost more than what you would normally get at a department store, but it is worth every penny spent it on it.