SERIES by Bodega presents the latest installment of BodegaVision highlighting the 1992 Stadium Collection, featuring reproductions of classic pieces and new designs inspired by the original, 1992 designs. Polo’s legend is dreamed in rolling country hills but lived in city streets across America. As part of the Series by Bodega Polo Stadium ’92 release, we spoke with contemporary creatives, Post, The Cool Kids, and Jordan Page, who also happen to be longtime Polo enthusiasts, as they reflected on their fandom and how it has influenced their own creative output.
One of the main reasons that this Great Gatsby-esque mythologizing of the American Upper Class remains such a cultural touchstone in the country’s cultural imagination is the vision of Ralph Lauren. Since launching the Polo label in 1967, the iconic designer’s work has come to define classic, American style.
It scarcely needs pointing out, but the audience for the Ralph Lauren Polo label extends far beyond the pool of customers who can identify several different nautical knots by sight. Anyone who has turned on television, thumbed through a magazine, or just walked down a street during the past three decades will recognize Polo as an apparently unlikely style fixture in any urban landscape. It’s a world far removed from the stables and croquet lawns of high society, but Polo is an absolute streetwear essential.